With the 2016-17 campaign, Brett Berger will begin fourth year on the Adrian College coaching staff and his third full-season at the helm of the Bulldogs American Collegiate Hockey Association Women's Division 1 squad.
Berger took over the program in the middle of the 2013-14 season and promptly guided the team to its first ACHA tournament appearance and runner-up finish in the Central Collegiate Women's Hockey Association (CCWHA) Championship.
Berger's record with the program is 56-23-12 for a .681 winning percentage.
Last season, the Bulldogs reached new heights by winding up in the ACHA Semifinals where they lost a hard-fought 2-1 contest to Grand Valley State. Other highlights included a 1-0 upset of top-ranked Miami-Ohio on Oct. 18, No. 4 national ranking, juniors Jessie Rushing and Jess Fabbro earning ACHA All-National Tournament Second Team honors, three all-conference performers, senior Nichole Laflamme receiving the ACHA D-I Off-Ice MVP award and senior goalie Ellyn Stanton winning the ACHA D-I Women's Community Playmaker.
Berger has also served as the ACHA Men's Division 3 Gold head coach at Adrian, winning the school's first national championship in any sport in 2012. He also was an assistant for the ACHA Men's Division 1 team under head coach Dan Phelps in his previous stint at Adrian.
Berger spent time as a men's assistant coach at Neumann University for the NCAA Division III program between his stints at Adrian College.
Berger played high school hockey in New Jersey at Jonathan Dayton, where he became the school's all-time leader in point-scoring and assists. In his first year with the team, Berger was named the Star-Ledger Rookie of the Year. He served as the team captain during his junior and senior years, helping lead the Bulldogs to their first-ever conference championship by winning the Kelly Cup. He also claimed all-conference honors.
Berger earned his bachelor of science degree in sports management from Rutgers University, where he played for their ACHA Division I team. Throughout the years, Berger has worked closely with retired professional hockey players during summer camps and hockey clinics throughout the Tri-State area back East.