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The Spencer Penrose Award is awarded yearly to the top coach in NCAA Division I men's ice hockey by the American Hockey Coaches Association.

The finalists for each year's award comprise the conference Coach of the Year winners from each Division I men's ice hockey conference, plus the coaches of the four Frozen Four teams.

Spencer Penrose was a philanthropist who helped construct the Broadmoor Hotel complex in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where the first ten college ice hockey championships were held.

Award winners [1]
Year Coach Team
1951 Edward Jeremiah Dartmouth
1952 Cheddy Thompson Colorado College
1953 John Mariucci Minnesota
1954 Vic Heyliger Michigan
1955 Ralph "Cooney" Weiland Harvard
1956 William Harrison Clarkson
1957 Jack Riley Army
1958 Harry Cleverly Boston University
1959 John "Snooks" Kelley Boston College
1960 Jack Riley Army
1961 Murray Armstrong Denver
1962 Jack Kelley Colby
1963 Tony Frasca Colorado College
1964 Tom Eccleston, Jr. Providence
1965 Jim Fullerton Brown
1966 Amo Bessone Michigan State
Len Ceglarski Clarkson
1967 Edward Jeremiah Dartmouth
1968 Ned Harkness Cornell
1969 Charlie Holt New Hampshire
1970 John Maclnnes Michigan Tech
1971 Ralph "Cooney" Weiland Harvard
1972 John "Snooks" Kelley Boston College
1973 Len Ceglarski Boston College
1974 Charlie Holt New Hampshire
1975 Jack Parker Boston University
1976 John Maclnnes Michigan Tech
1977 Jerry York Clarkson
1978 Jack Parker Boston University
1979 Charlie Holt New Hampshire
1980 Rick Comley Northern Michigan
1981 Bill O'Flaherty Clarkson
1982 Ferny Flaman Northeastern
1983 Bill Cleary Harvard
1984 Mike Sertich Minnesota-Duluth
1985 Len Ceglarski Boston College
1986 Ralph Backstrom Denver
1987 John "Gino" Gasparini North Dakota
1988 Frank Anzalone Lake Superior
1989 Joe Marsh St. Lawrence
1990 Terry Slater Colgate
1991 Rick Comley Northern Michigan
1992 Ron Mason Michigan State
1993 George Gwozdecky Miami
1994 Don Lucia Colorado College
1995 Shawn Walsh Maine
1996 Bruce Crowder UMass-Lowell
1997 Dean Blais North Dakota
1998 Tim Taylor Yale
1999 Richard Umile New Hampshire
2000 Joe Marsh St. Lawrence
2001 Dean Blais North Dakota
2002 Tim Whitehead Maine
2003 Bob Daniels Ferris State
2004 Scott Sandelin Minnesota-Duluth
2005 George Gwozdecky Denver
2006 Enrico Blasi Miami
2007 Jeff Jackson Notre Dame
2008 Red Berenson Michigan
2009 Jack Parker Boston University
2010 Wayne Wilson RIT
2011 Nate Leaman Union
2012 Bob Daniels Ferris State
2013 Norm Bazin UMass Lowell
2014 Rick Bennett Union
2015 Mike Hastings Minnesota State
2016 Rand Pecknold Quinnipiac
2017 Jim Montgomery Denver
2018 Jeff Jackson Notre Dame