Frank Serratore

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Frank Serratore
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamAir Force
ConferenceAtlantic Hockey
Record395–350–86 (.527)
Biographical details
Born (1957-08-24) August 24, 1957 (age 61)
Coleraine, Minnesota, USA
Playing career
1975–1977St. Paul Vulcans
1977–1979Western Michigan
1980–1982Bemidji State
1982Nashville South Stars
Position(s)Goaltender
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1982–1985Austin Mavericks
1985–1987Rochester Mustangs
1987–1989North Dakota (assistant)
1989–1990Omaha Lancers
1990–1994Denver
1994–1996Minnesota Moose
1997–PresentAir Force
2003US Under-17 Team
Head coaching record
Overall444–442–95 (.501)
Tournaments3–7
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
2007 Atlantic Hockey Tournament Champion
2008 Atlantic Hockey Tournament Champion
2009 Atlantic Hockey Regular Season Champion
2009 Atlantic Hockey Tournament Champion
2011 Atlantic Hockey Tournament Champion
2012 Atlantic Hockey Regular Season Champion
2012 Atlantic Hockey Tournament Champion
2017 Atlantic Hockey Tournament Champion
2018 Atlantic Hockey Tournament Champion
Awards
1984 USHL Coach of the Year
1985 USHL General Manager of the Year
1990 Omaha Sportscaster Sportsmen of the Year
1990 USHL General Manager of the Year

Frank Serratore (born August 24, 1957) is an American ice hockey coach, currently with the Air Force Falcons men's ice hockey team. He formerly coached professional hockey in the International Hockey League with the Minnesota Moose from 1994 to 1996.

Career[edit]

Serratore played two seasons with the St. Paul Vulcans of the Midwest Junior Hockey League and later joined the Western Michigan Broncos men's ice hockey program while earning his degree in physical education and athletic administration. He also had a short stint with the Nashville South Stars of the Central Hockey League in 1981–82.

Serratore began his coaching career in 1982 with the Austin Mavericks (later the Rochester Mustangs) of the United States Hockey League. After five successful seasons, he moved on become an assistant coach with the University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux for two seasons. He then returned to the USHL for one season as head coach and general manager of the Omaha Lancers. During his time in the USHL, Serratore won three league championships. In 1990, Serratore was hired as the head coach of the University of Denver Pioneers and spent four seasons behind their bench.

Serratore made the jump to professional hockey in 1994 when he was hired as the head coach and director of hockey operations of the Minnesota Moose, an expansion team in the International Hockey League. The Moose lasted only two seasons in Minnesota before relocating to Winnipeg, Manitoba. Serratore remained with the Manitoba Moose as director of hockey operations for one season, but Jean Perron was brought by the new ownership group to replace him as head coach.

Since 1997, Serratore has been the head coach of the Air Force Falcons men's hockey team. During his tenure, the Falcons have won five Atlantic Hockey conference championships. He is also part of USA Hockey's development program and coached the United States Under-17 team to a gold medal at the Five Nations Tournament in Sweden.

Personal life[edit]

Serratore is a native of Coleraine, Minnesota and a graduate of Greenway High School. He and his wife Carol reside in Colorado Springs, Colorado and have four children. His brother Tom coaches at Bemidji State University.

Awards[edit]

  • 1983–84 USHL Coach of the Year
  • 1984–85 USHL General Manager of the Year
  • 1990 Omaha Sportscaster Sportsmen of the Year
  • 1989–90 USHL General Manager of the Year

Coaching record[edit]

Amateur[1][edit]

Team Year Regular season Post season
G W L T OTL Pts Finish Result
Austin 1982–1983 48 23 23 2 0 48 4th in league
Austin 1983–1984 48 35 11 0 2 72 2nd in league
Austin 1984–1985 48 38 8 1 2 79 1st in league Won championship
Rochester 1985–1986 48 32 11 2 3 69 2nd in league
Rochester 1986–1988 48 37 9 0 2 76 1st in league Won championship
Omaha 1989–1990 48 36 11 0 1 73 1st in league Won championship
Totals 288 202 73 5 8 417

Professional[edit]

Team Year Regular season Post season
G W L T OTL Pts Finish Result
Minnesota 1994–1995 81 34 35 0 12 80 4th in Central Lost round 1
Minnesota 1995–1996 82 30 45 0 7 67 5th in Midwest DNQ
Totals 163 64 80 0 19 147

Collegiate[2][3][edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Denver Pioneers (WCHA) (1990–1994)
1990–91 Denver 6–30–2 5–25–2 9th
1991–92 Denver 9–25–2 8–22–2 9th
1992–93 Denver 19–17–2 15–15–2 6th WCHA First Round
1993–94 Denver 15–20–3 11–18–3 9th WCHA First Round
Denver: 49–92–9 39–80–9
Air Force Falcons (Division I Independent) (1997–1999)
1997–98 Air Force 15–19–0
1998–99 Air Force 15–19–2
Air Force: 30–38–2
Air Force Falcons (CHA) (1999–2006)
1999-00 Air Force 19–18–2 6–10–0 4th CHA Third Place Game (Loss)
2000–01 Air Force 16–17–4 8–10–2 4th CHA Third Place Game (Tie)
2001–02 Air Force 16–16–2 6–10–2 5th CHA Semifinals
2002–03 Air Force 10–24–3 2–15–3 6th CHA Quarterfinals
2003–04 Air Force 14–21–2 6–13–1 4th CHA Quarterfinals
2004–05 Air Force 14–19–3 5–14–1 5th CHA Semifinals
2005–06 Air Force 11–20–1 8–12–0 4th CHA Quarterfinals
Air Force: 100–135–17 41–94–9
Air Force Falcons (Atlantic Hockey) (2006–present)
2006–07 Air Force 19–16–5 16–10–5 5th NCAA West Regional Semifinals
2007–08 Air Force 21–12–6 14–9–5 3rd NCAA Northeast Regional Semifinals
2008–09 Air Force 28–11–2 20–6–2 t-1st NCAA East Regional Final
2009–10 Air Force 16–15–6 14–8–6 3rd Atlantic Hockey Semifinals
2010–11 Air Force 20–12–6 14–7–6 2nd NCAA East Regional Semifinals
2011–12 Air Force 21–11–7 15–6–6 1st NCAA Northeast Regional Semifinals
2012–13 Air Force 17–13–7 15–7–5 2nd Atlantic Hockey Quarterfinals
2013–14 Air Force 21–14–4 15–9–3 t-3rd Atlantic Hockey Quarterfinals
2014–15 Air Force 16–21–4 13–12–3 t-6th Atlantic Hockey Quarterfinals
2015–16 Air Force 20–12–5 16–7–5 t-2nd Atlantic Hockey Semifinals
2016-17 Air Force 27–10–5 19–6–3 2nd NCAA East Regional Finals
2017-18 Air Force 23–15–5 13–11–4 t-3rd NCAA West Regional Finals
2018-19 Air Force 16–15–5 14–10–4 3rd Atlantic Hockey Quarterfinals
Air Force: 265–177–67 198–108–57
Total: 444–442–95

      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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Frank Serratore". Hockey DB. Retrieved 2014-07-17.
  2. ^ "2013–14 Denver Hockey Media Guide" (PDF). Denver Pioneers. Retrieved 2014-07-17.
  3. ^ "2012–13 Air Force Hockey Media Guide". ISSUU.com. Retrieved 2014-07-17.

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Position created
Head Coach & General Manager of the Minnesota Moose
1994–1996
Succeeded by
Jean Perron
(Manitoba Moose)
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Derek Schooley
Atlantic Hockey Coach of the Year
2015–16
Succeeded by
Dave Smith