Ohio State extended the contract of one of its most successful coaches on Monday. Nadine Muzerall, a two-time national champion head coach for Ohio State women’s hockey, has signed an extension with the Buckeyes through the 2028-29 season.

“We are thrilled to extend Nadine’s contract and have her continue to lead our women’s hockey program. She has set a new standard for women’s hockey at Ohio State and in a short time shaped this program into a perennial national title contender. Not only has she developed great hockey players, but also excellent students and leaders off the ice. We are excited to see what’s to come for this program and its student-athletes under her continued leadership.”

Ohio State senior deputy athletic director Janine Oman said in a program press release.

Since Muzerall took over the program in 2016, Ohio State has an overall record of 195-73-19, making her the winningest head coach in program history. The Buckeyes have also won two national championships (2022 and 2024), two WCHA Final Faceoff titles (2020 and 2022), and two WCHA regular-season trophies (2023 and 2024) during her tenure. With these accomplishments, Muzerall has placed the Buckeyes among powerhouses like Clarkson, Minnesota, Minnesota-Duluth, and Wisconsin.

“It’s truly an honor to get to lead this program, and I want to thank Janine Oman and Gene Smith for trusting me with that responsibility. I am proud of what we’ve built here over the last eight seasons but know that there is still much for us to achieve as a program. I look forward to continuing to develop our program into one of the nation’s elite.”

Ohio State Women’s Hockey Coach Nadine Muzerall

Muzerall is a five-time WCHA Coach of the Year recipient and a five-time AHCA Coach of the Year finalist. In her tenure, she has guided nine skaters to All-American honors and 33 skaters to All-WCHA honors. Muzerall has also coached three Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award finalists: Emma Maltais, Sophie Jaques, and Jenn Gardiner. Jaques won the award in 2022-23.

Ohio State has also had tremendous success in the classroom under Muzerall. In each of the past four years, the school’s athletic department has awarded her program the “Varsity O Cup” for the highest GPA among large roster teams. Since 2016, Muzerall has had 31 players earn 58 ACHA All-American Scholar accolades and 42 players earn 87 WCHA Scholar-Athlete awards.