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Tom Serratore is an American college ice hockey coach. He has coached the Bemidji State Beavers men's ice hockey team since the 2001–02 season, taking over from Bob Peters.

Tom Serratore
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamBemidji State
Biographical details
BornColeraine, MN, USA
Playing career
1982–1984Mankato State
1985–1987Bemidji State
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1987–1991Brainerd High School (assistant)
1991–1993Henry Sibley High School
1993–1999St. Cloud State (assistant)
1999–2001Bemidji State (assistant)
2001–PresentBemidji State
Head coaching record
Overall297–287–84 (.507)
Accomplishments and honors
2004 CHA Regular Season Champion
2005 CHA Regular Season Champion
2005 CHA Tournament Champion
2006 CHA Tournament Champion
2008 CHA Regular Season Champion
2009 CHA Regular Season Champion
2009 CHA Tournament Champion
2010 CHA Regular Season Champion
2017 WCHA Regular Season Champion
2004 CHA Coach of the Year
2005 CHA Coach of the Year
2008 CHA Coach of the Year
2009 CHA Coach of the Year
2010 CHA Coach of the Year
Not to be confused with his nephew Tom Serratore (ice hockey, born 1989), an ice hockey player of the same name.


Serratore got his first taste of the college game as a player at Mankato State under Don Brose. He played two years for the Mavericks before transferring to Bemidji State to play for the powerhouse Beavers. Under the direction of Bob Peters Serratore arrived just in time to win a Division III National Title in 1986, following up his senior season as team captain.[1]

With his playing career over, Serratore turned to coaching, serving first as an assistant at Brainerd High School, then becoming a head coach at Henry Sibley High School before receiving an opportunity at the collegiate level as an assistant at St. Cloud State in 1993–94.[1] Serratore stayed with the Huskies under Craig Dahl for five seasons before returning to his alma mater[2] just as Bemidji State was joining the Division I ranks.[3] Serratore worked with his old coach for two seasons before Peters retired, allowing Serratore to take over for the legendary figure.

As head coach, Serratore quickly build the Beavers into a conference powerhouse, winning a regular season title in his third season and a conference title the following year.[4] It took a little longer for Serratore to lead Bemidji State to a NCAA Tournament win, but when he got one he didn't stop there, pushing the Beavers into the 2009 Frozen Four. Though the team's record has declined a bit since joining the WCHA, Serratore remains firmly in place behind the bench.

Personal lifeEdit

Tom Serratore is the brother of Air Force head coach Frank Serratore and is the uncle to Frank's son Tom Serratore. Tom is also a cousin to Robb Stauber.[2]

Head coaching recordEdit

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Bemidji State Beavers (College Hockey America) (2001–2010)
2001–02 Bemidji State 12–18–5 8–7–4 2nd CHA Semifinals
2002–03 Bemidji State 14–14–8 10–6–4 4th CHA Runner-Up
2003–04 Bemidji State 20–13–3 16–3–1 1st CHA Runner-Up
2004–05 Bemidji State 23–13–1 16–4–0 1st NCAA Northeast Regional Semifinals
2005–06 Bemidji State 20–14–3 12–7–1 t-2nd NCAA Midwest Regional Semifinals
2006–07 Bemidji State 14–14–5 9–6–5 2nd CHA Semifinals
2007–08 Bemidji State 17–16–3 13–4–3 1st CHA Runner-Up
2008–09 Bemidji State 20–16–1 12–5–1 1st NCAA Frozen Four
2009–10 Bemidji State 23–10–4 14–3–1 1st NCAA Midwest Regional Semifinals
Bemidji State: 163–128–33 110–45–20
Bemidji State Beavers (WCHA) (2010–present)
2010–11 Bemidji State 15–18–5 8–15–5 10th WCHA Semifinals
2011–12 Bemidji State 17–18–3 11–14–3 9th WCHA First Round
2012–13 Bemidji State 6–22–8 5–16–7 11th WCHA First Round
2013–14 Bemidji State 10–21–7 10–14–4 t-8th WCHA Quarterfinals
2014–15 Bemidji State 16–17–5 12–11–5 5th WCHA First Round
2015–16 Bemidji State 17–16–6 11–12–5 6th WCHA First Round
2016-17 Bemidji State 22–16–3 20–6–2 1st WCHA Semifinals
2017-18 Bemidji State 16–14–8 13–9–6 4th WCHA First Round
2018-19 Bemidji State 15–17–6 13–11–4 5th WCHA First Round
Bemidji State: 134–153–51 103–108–41
Total: 297–287–84

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion



  1. ^ a b "Tom Serratore". Bemidji State Beavers. Retrieved 2014-08-10.
  2. ^ a b "Tom Serratore". Elite Prospects. Retrieved 2014-08-10.
  3. ^ "Bemidji State Men's Hockey Team History". Retrieved 2014-08-10.
  4. ^ "Tom Serratore Year-by-Year Coaching Record". Retrieved 2014-08-10.
  5. ^ "2012–13 Bemidji State hockey media guide" (PDF). Bemidji State Beavers. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-08-12. Retrieved 2014-08-10.

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