RIT's Wayne Wilson has been named College Hockey News Coach of the Year. Wilson, who has been RIT's head coach for 25 years, has led the program through numerous transitions, taking it from Division III to Division I and achieving significant success along the way.

By the Numbers
  • RIT's head coach Wayne Wilson has a record of 461-314-80 in his 25 seasons.
  • RIT won the Atlantic regular-season championship in its first season in Division I and has won six regular-season titles and four postseason championships under Wilson's leadership.
Yes, But

Despite RIT's success, Wilson's coaching prowess is notable, especially considering the program's limited access to high-end players compared to blueblood programs.

State of Play
  • RIT dominated the Atlantic Hockey regular season for a second straight year and gave Boston University a tough time in the NCAAs.
  • Two of RIT's top players entered the transfer portal after losing to Boston University in the Sioux Falls Regional.
What's Next

RIT's continued success under Wilson's coaching and the impact of his leadership on the program's future are worth watching.

Bottom Line

Wayne Wilson's enduring dedication and success as RIT's head coach underscore his impactful influence on the program, positioning him as a standout figure in college hockey coaching.