Brad Frost

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Brad Frost
Sport(s) Ice hockey
Current position
Title Head Coach
Team Minnesota
Biographical details
Born Burlington, Ontario
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2007–Present Minnesota
Head coaching record
Overall 319–49–26
Accomplishments and honors

2012 NCAA National Championship
2013 NCAA National Championship
2015 NCAA National Championship
2016 NCAA National Championship
2009 WCHA Championship
2010 WCHA Championship
2013 WCHA Championship
2014 WCHA Championship

2015 WCHA Championship

Brad Frost is the current women's ice hockey head coach at the University of Minnesota. Since 2007, he has coached Minnesota to 4 NCAA Championships, 7 Frozen Four appearances, and 4 Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) post-season titles.

Personal life[edit]

Frost was raised in Burlington, Ontario. He graduated from Bethel University in 1996 with a bachelor's degree in Physical and Health Education. He played as a forward on the hockey team and served as team captain for two years. After graduation, he was an assistant coach for the Eagan (Minnesota) High School girls' team and then for the Bethel University men's team. In June 2001, Frost joined the coaching staff at the University of Minnesota as an assistant to Laura Halldorson. While working as an assistant coach, Minnesota won the NCAA Championships in 2004 and 2005.


Frost was appointed interim head coach upon Halldorson's retirement in August 2007.[1] He coached the team to a 27–7–4 record in the 2007–08 season and was voted WCHA Coach of the Year. His place as head coach was made permanent on April 16, 2008.[2][3] He coached Minnesota to 62 consecutive wins between February 18, 2012 and November 16, 2013. In that streak, Minnesota earned the 2012 NCAA title and had an undefeated season culminating in the 2013 NCAA title.[4] Minnesota lost in the 2014 NCAA Championship match, but won the 2015 and 2016 titles.

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Minnesota Golden Gophers (Western Collegiate Hockey Association) (2007–present)
2007-08 Minnesota 27–7–4 21–5–2 2nd NCAA First Round
2008-09 Minnesota 32–5–3 23–2–3 1st NCAA Frozen Four
2009-10 Minnesota 26–9–5 18–6–4 1st NCAA Frozen Four
2010-11 Minnesota 26–10–2 18–8–2 2nd NCAA First Round
2011-12 Minnesota 34–5–2 21–5–2 2nd NCAA Champions
2012-13 Minnesota 41–0–0 28–0–0 1st NCAA Champions
2013-14 Minnesota 38–2–1 26–1–1 1st NCAA Runner-Up
2014-15 Minnesota 34–3–4 22–2–4 1st NCAA Champions
2015-16 Minnesota 35–4–1 24–3–1 2nd NCAA Champions
2016-17 Minnesota 26-8-5 19-4-5 2nd NCAA Frozen Four
2017-18 Minnesota 24-11-3 13-8-3 3rd NCAA First Round
Minnesota: 343–60–29 209–41–26
Total: 343–60–29

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion


  1. ^ Gordon, Samuel (2013-12-04). "Building greatness from the bench". Minnesota Daily. Retrieved 2014-09-07.
  2. ^ Brothers, Bruce (2008-04-16). "Brad Frost hired as University of Minnesota women's hockey coach". Pioneer Press. Saint Paul. Retrieved 2014-09-07.
  3. ^ "Brad Frost Named University of Minnesota Women's Hockey Head Coach" (Press release). Minneapolis: University of Minnesota. Retrieved 2014-09-07.
  4. ^ Meyers, Naila-Jean (2013-03-26). "A Championship Won, and a Streak Extended". New York Times. Retrieved 2014-09-07.