Team o∞cially an­nounces 3-year ex­ten­sion for coach

The Denver Post - - SPORTS - By Daniel Boni­face Dan Boni­face: 303-954-1104, dboni­face@ den­ver­ or @daniel­boni­face

It’s of­fi­cial. The Rapids on Thurs­day an­nounced that coach Pablo Mas­troeni signed a three-year con­tract ex­ten­sion to re­main at the helm of the club through 2019.

“I ap­pre­ci­ate the trust and con­fi­dence demon­strated by the Kroenkes — and I’m ea­ger to get back to work to pre­pare for yet another suc­cess­ful campaign,” Mas­troeni, 40, said in a news re­lease. “With the help of my coach­ing staff, we have been able to trans­form the cul­ture of this or­ga­ni­za­tion and I’m very ex­cited about the di­rec­tion in which this club is headed.”

This year, Mas­troeni led the Rapids to their best reg­u­lar sea­son in fran­chise his­tory (15-6-13), set­ting records for most points (58), most points at home (39) and most wins at home (11), and the long­est sea­son un­beaten streak (15 games).

“Over the course of his man­age­rial ca­reer, Pablo has proven that he is one of the top young head coaches in this league,” Rapids pres­i­dent Tim Hinchey said in a news re­lease. “We are de­lighted with his on­go­ing de­vel­op­ment and the level of com­mit­ment that he has shown to­wards this or­ga­ni­za­tion. We’re look­ing for­ward to the con­tin­ued suc­cess of the club un­der his lead­er­ship.”

Mas­troeni’s record is 3239-31 in three sea­sons with Colorado. He holds club records as a player for most games and min­utes played.

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