December 21, 1948 |
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1975–1985||Watertown High School|
|1988–1990||New Hampshire (assistant)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|1997 Hockey East Regular Season Champion
1999 Hockey East Regular Season Champion
2002 Hockey East Regular Season Champion
2002 Hockey East Tournament Champion
2003 Hockey East Regular Season Champion
2003 Hockey East Tournament Champion
2007 Hockey East Regular Season Champion
2008 Hockey East Regular Season Champion
2010 Hockey East Regular Season Champion
|1991 Bob Kullen Coach of the Year Award
1997 Bob Kullen Coach of the Year Award
1999 Bob Kullen Coach of the Year Award
1999 Spencer Penrose Award
2002 Bob Kullen Coach of the Year Award
2007 Bob Kullen Coach of the Year Award
2007 Italian-American Hall of Fame
2009 New Hampshire Legends of Hockey
2010 Bob Kullen Coach of the Year Award
Dick Umile began attending New Hampshire in the fall of '68, sitting out his freshman year (as was common) and started playing for the Wildcats' as a Forward under legendary UNH coach Charlie Holt. Umile's playing career ended once he graduated in 1972 but he returned to the sport as the head coach for the Watertown Red Raiders in 1975 and rebuilt that unsuccessful team into a state champion within ten years. Umile was lured back into the college ranks by the newly appointed head coach at Providence, former UNH teammate Mike McShane, but only two years in, Umile resigned due to the stress the job was putting on his personal life.
A year later, while on vacation, Umile ran into Bob Kullen who was recovering from a recent heart transplant and was enticed to return to his alma mater as an assistant coach. Two seasons later, Kullen's health took a sudden turn for the worst and Umile was thrust into the head coaching position just prior to the 1990–91 season. The season soon became dedicated to Kullen when the former coach died on November 2 and the team responded by giving New Hampshire its first winning season in seven years. After the season, Umile was awarded with Hockey East's Coach of the Year Award, newly renamed in Bob Kullen Honor.
Though Kullen hadn't been forgotten, the Wildcats' became Umile's team the next season when they advanced to the NCAA tournament for the first time in a decade. four years later New Hampshire would win its first Hockey East Regular Season title, and its first conference title in 23 years, behind a then-record 28-win season. Two years later the Wildcats would post their first 30-win season and march all the way to the 1999 NCAA Championship Game before being defeated by conference rival Maine 3-2 in overtime. New Hampshire would continue to perform strongly under Umile and made it back to the title tilt four years later but were downed by Minnesota 5-1 in 2003.
Over the course of his 24 years at the helm, Umile has coached the Wildcats to 22 winning seasons, with twenty of them having at least 20 wins. He hold the school record for most statistical categories including Frozen Four appearances (4), NCAA Tournament appearances (18), consecutive tournament appearances (10), and Conference Regular Season Titles (7), and is the only coach in school history to provide conference tournament titles (2002 and 2003). For his efforts Umile has received the Bob Kullen Coach of the Year Award a record six times as well as the Spencer Penrose Award in 1999 and was named too both the Italian-American Hall of Fame (2007) and the New Hampshire Legends of Hockey (2009).
|New Hampshire Wildcats (Hockey East) (1990-91–present)|
|1990-91||New Hampshire||22-11-2||10-9-2||5th||Hockey East Quarterfinals|
|1991-92||New Hampshire||24-11-2||15-4-2||1st†||NCAA East Regional Quarterfinals|
|1992-93||New Hampshire||18-17-3||11-11-2||3rd||Hockey East Consolation Game (Loss)|
|1993-94||New Hampshire||25-12-3||13-9-2||3rd||NCAA East Regional Semifinals|
|1994-95||New Hampshire||22-10-4||14-6-4-0||3rd||NCAA East Regional Quarterfinals|
|1995-96||New Hampshire||12-18-4||8-12-4-1||6th||Hockey East Quarterfinals|
|1996-97||New Hampshire||28-11-0||18-6-0||t-1st||NCAA East Regional Quarterfinals|
|1997-98||New Hampshire||25-12-1||15-8-1||3rd||NCAA Frozen Four|
|1998-99||New Hampshire||31-7-3||18-3-3||1st||NCAA Runner-Up|
|1999-00||New Hampshire||23-9-6||13-5-6||2nd||NCAA West Regional Quarterfinals|
|2000-01||New Hampshire||21-12-6||13-8-5||4th||Hockey East Quarterfinals|
|2001-02||New Hampshire||30-7-3||17-4-3||1st||NCAA Frozen Four|
|2002-03||New Hampshire||28-8-6||15-5-4||1st||NCAA Runner-Up|
|2003-04||New Hampshire||20-15-6||10-8-6||4th||NCAA Northeast Regional Semifinals|
|2004-05||New Hampshire||26-11-5||15-5-4||t-2nd||NCAA Northeast Regional Final|
|2005-06||New Hampshire||20-13-7||14-7-6||4th||NCAA East Regional Semifinals|
|2006-07||New Hampshire||26-11-2||18-7-2||1st||NCAA Northeast Regional Semifinals|
|2007-08||New Hampshire||25-10-3||19-5-3||1st||NCAA West Regional Semifinals|
|2008-09||New Hampshire||20-13-5||15-8-4||3rd||NCAA Northeast Regional Final|
|2009-10||New Hampshire||18-14-7||15-6-6||1st||NCAA East Regional Final|
|2010-11||New Hampshire||22-11-6||17-6-4||2nd||NCAA Northeast Regional Final|
|2011-12||New Hampshire||15-19-3||11-14-2||6th||Hockey East Quarterfinals|
|2012-13||New Hampshire||19-11-7||13-8-6||t-3rd||NCAA Northeast Regional Final|
|2013-14||New Hampshire||21-17-1||11-9-0||t-4th||Hockey East Runner-Up|
National champion Postseason invitational champion
† Maine was required to forfeit 13 games after the conclusion of the season and subsequently dropped from 1st place to 3rd, though they are still considered league champions for the year
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- "Richard Umile". Watertown High School Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2014-07-12.
- "True to His School". Seacoast Online. 2002-04-03. Retrieved 2014-07-12.
- "Dick Umile Year-By-Year Coaching Record". USCHO.com. Retrieved 2014-07-12.
- "Robert A. Kullen '71". Bowdoid Polar Bears. Retrieved 2014-07-12.
- "NCAA Tournament". College Hockey Historical Archive. Retrieved 2014-07-12.
- "Hockey East Awards". College Hockey Historical Archive. Retrieved 2014-07-12.
- "NCAA Division I Awards". College Hockey Historical Archive. Retrieved 2014-07-12.
- "Dick Umile". New Hampshire Wildcats. Retrieved 2014-07-12.
- "2013-14 Hockey East Media Guide". Hockey East. Retrieved 2014-05-19.
- Dick Umile's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Dick Umile's career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- New Hampshire Hockey Hall of Fame bio
|Awards and achievements|
|Bob Kullen Coach of the Year Award
|Spencer Penrose Award