Charlie Holt assumed the head coaching position of the University of New Hampshire hockey team in the fall of 1968. Holt was named the Spencer T. Penrose Award winner, given to the best coach in the nation, three times in his 18-year career with UNH. Holt guided his Wildcats to the NCAA National tournament seven times, the “Frozen Four” four times and in 1974 the ECAC regular season championship. “Mr. UNH Hockey” was inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in 1997.