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Breaking: Leaman signs extension with Providence
Providence has signed Nate Leaman to a multi-year contract extension. Leaman was a finalist for the Boston College job and had interviewed with BC president Fr. William Leahy earlier this week.
We reported in recent newsletters that Leaman and Greg Brown both met with Leahy earlier this week. This move seemingly clears the path for Brown to become the next Boston College head coach.
“Providence has been my home for the last 11 years and I am thrilled to remain a Friar,” Leaman said. “I want to thank Father Sicard, Athletic Director Bob Driscoll, current Senior Associate Athletic Director and incoming Athletic Director Steve Napolillo for their everlasting support of the program. We are fortunate to be given the resources to compete at a high level each season and to play our home games at Schneider Arena – one of the best facilities in college hockey. I will always appreciate the support we have received. I’m really excited for next season and the team we are returning.”
Retaining Leaman will ultimately be one of the final big deals constructed by outgoing Providence AD Bob Driscoll, who is retiring next month. Leaman has been vocal about how much Driscoll’s support has meant to the Providence program during its rise over the last decade.
“We are delighted that Nate will continue to lead our men’s hockey program,” Driscoll said. “Over the past 11 years, Nate has made an incredible impact at the College – a national championship and six NCAA Tournament appearances are just a few of the reasons why he’s one of the top college hockey coaches in the country. Nate has been and continues to be the perfect fit for Providence College men’s hockey.”