Brad Frost
Brad  Frost

Head Coach

Alma Mater:
Bethel (1996)


Top-Three Border Battle Up Next

No. 3 Minnesota travels to No. 1 Wisconsin this weekend


Gophers Earn Road Sweep

Minnesota defeated Minnesota State, 2-1, in game two of this weekend's series to secure a WCHA sweep


Gophers Roll Past Mavericks, 11-1

Seven Gophers scored goals as Minnesota earned an 11-1 win over Minnesota State


Frost, Potomak Preview Minnesota State

Head coach Brad Frost and freshman Sarah Potomak met with the media before this weekend's series


Gophers Add Six for 2016-17

Head coach Brad Frost has announced the addition of six Gophers for next season


Hockey City Classic Feature

Relive the the Hockey City Classic with the Gopher women's hockey team.


Gophers vs North Dakota

WCHA Action

The 2015-16 season marks head coach Brad Frost's ninth season at the helm of Gopher women's hockey. In eight seasons as head coach, Frost has brought the program to the pinnacle of the collegiate hockey world by advancing to four-straight national championship games and winning three of the last four national crowns, including back-to-back titles in 2012 and 2013. After joining the program in 2001 as an assistant coach and later holding the interim head coach title during the 2007-08, Frost was named the program's second head coach on April 16, 2008.

With eight years of experience under his belt, the Bethel University graduate has guided the Gophers to three NCAA national championships, six NCAA Frozen Four appearances, five WCHA regular season titles and three WCHA Final Face-Off championships. Frost concluded the 2014-15 season with a career record of 258-41-21 (.839) and has not had a team finish lower than second in the WCHA.

Frost, who has won three national titles, is considered one of the best and most respected coaches in collegiate hockey. In his eight seasons, he has been named an AHCA Coach of the Year Finalist five times and has won the national honor twice (2013 and 2014). Frost has also been named WCHA Coach of the Year four times (2008, 2009, 2013 and 2014). Under his tutelage, the Gophers have accumulated five seasons with 30 or more wins. In 2013, Frost led the Gophers to the NCAA's first-ever perfect season (41-0-0).

Over the last eight years, Frost has coached some of the top talent not only in the nation but also in the world. He has seen seven players (Megan Bozek, Mira Jalosuo, Amanda Kessel, Gigi Marvin, Noora Räty, Anne Schleper and Lee Stecklein) represent their respective countries in the Olympics. He also aided the development of former Gophers and Olympians Natalie Darwitz, Kelly Stephens, Lyndsay Wall and Krissy Wendell while a Minnesota assistant coach. Frost has coached a total of 12 players to a combined 18 All-American honors. Among those All-Americans is 2013 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award winner Amanda Kessel. A total of nine Minnesota student-athletes have been named Top-10 Patty Kaz Finalists 15 times under Frost's tutelage.

1996 - 1999 (Eagan High School)
Girls' Hockey Assistant Coach
Girls' Volleyball Assistant Coach
1999 - 2000 (Bethel University)
Men's Hockey Assistant Coach
2001 - 2006 (Minnesota)
Women's Hockey Assistant Coach
2006 - 2007 (Minnesota)
Women's Hockey Associate Head Coach
2007 - present (Minnesota)
Women's Hockey Head Coach, 258-41-21 (.839)
2006 (Women's U-22 Team)
Assistant Coach
2008-09 (Women's National Team)
Assistant Coach
2009 - present (Girl's U-16/17)
Development Camp Coach
Bethel University, 1993-96
Team Captain (1995, 1996)
Team's Most Valuable Player (1994, 1995)
Team's Most Inspirational (1994, 1995)
Ranks Eighth on All-Time Career Scoring List
Four-time Letterwinner in Hockey
Two-time Letterwinner in Golf
Bethel University, 1996
B.A. Physical & Health Education
Aldershot High School (Burlington, Ont.), 1992

Under Frost's guidance, the Gophers have recorded a 3.0 or higher grade point average and increased the team's Academic Progress Rating (APR) each season. Minnesota has accumulated 86 WCHA All-Academic Team awards, 25 WCHA Scholar Athlete honorees and two WCHA Outstanding Student-Athlete of the Year award recipients (Gigi Marvin, 2009 and Kelly Terry, 2014) since Frost took reign.

Frost has served USA Hockey by working development camps and serving as a coach for various U.S. teams. In 2006, he was an assistant coach of the U.S. Under-22 Team, and from 2008-09, he was an assistant coach for the U.S. National Team.

Frost grew up in Burlington, Ontario, and attended Aldershot High School. After graduating from Aldershot, he decided to attend college at Bethel University, which is where his parents originally met. While at Bethel, he studied Physical & Health Education and was a two-sport athlete, competing in hockey and golf. Frost was a four-year letterwinner in hockey and completed his career ranked eighth on Bethel's career scoring list. In 1994 and 1995, he was voted the team's Most Valuable Player and Most Inspirational. He also captained the Royals his junior and senior seasons. At Bethel, Frost met his wife Dayna. They now reside in Cottage Grove, Minn., and have three sons: Micah, Jonah and Josiah.

"Coach Frost's knowledge of the game and the way he implements and relays this knowledge to his players is what sets him apart from other coaches I have had throughout my career. I have had many high level coaches throughout my career in hockey, and Brad Frost is by far one of the best! His practices were always well-planned, and he conducted himself professionally on and off the ice. I believe that he had a lot to do with making me the hockey player and person that I am today."
--Natalie Darwitz, former Gopher All-American and three-time U.S. Olympian

"Brad Frost was a great coach because he took the time to work with me on my individual game and was able to effectively convey systems and game plans to us as players. Brad was always supportive and a great leader for the team."
-- Kelly Stephens, former Minnesota team captain and two-time U.S. Olympian

"Brad Frost has been a part of this program for many years, and I believe he will continue the strong tradition that has been built at Minnesota. His experience, knowledge, and positive personality give him the tools to be successful, and I wish him all the best."
-- Former Minnesota women's hockey coach Laura Halldorson

Brad Frost's Coaching Record at Minnesota
Year Record WCHA Record WCHA Regular Season WCHA Postseason NCAA Postseason
2007-08 27-7-4 21-5-2 2nd Place 3rd Place NCAA Regionals
2008-09 32-5-3 23-2-3-2 WCHA Champions 2nd Place T-3rd Place
2009-10 26-9-5 18-6-4-3 WCHA Co-Champions 2nd Place NCAA Regionals
2010-11 26-10-2 18-8-2-1 T-2nd Place 2nd Place NCAA Regioinals
2011-12 34-5-2 21-5-2-1 2nd Place WCHA Champions NCAA Champions
2012-13 41-0-0 28-0-0-0 WCHA Champions WCHA Champions NCAA Champions
2013-14 38-2-1 26-1-1-0 WCHA Champions WCHA Champions NCAA Runners-Up
2014-15 34-3-4 22-2-4-2 WCHA Champions T-3rd Place NCAA Champions
Total 258-41-21 177-29-18-9 5 WCHA reg. season titles 3 WCHA titles 3 NCAA titles


WCHA Honors Cameranesi, Potomak


Gophers Dani Cameranesi and Sarah Potomak have been named WCHA Players of the Week.

Weekend Rewind: Gophers Sweep Mavericks


Take a look at reactions and coverage following the Gophers' road sweep over Minnesota State.

Top-Three Border Battle Up Next


No. 3 Minnesota travels to No. 1 Wisconsin for a WCHA series this Friday and Saturday.

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