Brad and Suzanne Berry Family Hockey Endowment


Veteran coach and former National Hockey League defenseman Brad Berry was named head coach at North Dakota on May 18, 2015, becoming the 16th head coach in program history and the sixth former UND player to take the helm. 

Highly regarded within the hockey world as an outstanding recruiter and teacher, Berry boasts a wealth of coaching and playing experience at the professional, collegiate and international levels. 

In 2016, he became the first rookie head coach in NCAA men's ice hockey history to win a national championship. 

At every stop during his career, Berry has enhanced his reputation as a coach who develops National Hockey League defensemen. Several of his former UND pupils have reached NHL rosters. 

Berry himself was a standout defenseman as a player, first at UND where he collected 74 points (12 goals, 62 assists) in 112 games from 1983-86 under legendary head coach John “Gino” Gasparini. Berry also won a gold medal with Canada at the 1985 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship. 

A native of Bashaw, Alberta, Berry’s family includes his wife, Suzanne, daughters, Brianna and Brooke, and son, Bauer.

Coach Berry and his family have established the Brad & Suzanne Berry Family Endowment in support of scholarships for men's hockey student-athletes. 

As the cost of higher education continues to rise, UND Athletics is committed to supporting high-achieving students. You can help by making a gift to the Brad & Suzanne Berry Family Endowment.

The scholarship or scholarships will support UND men's hockey student-athletes.

Click here to support the Brad and Suzanne Berry Family Hockey Endowment


If you pay taxes in North Dakota, you may be eligible to take advantage of an additional tax credit on your gift. With a minimum $5,000 gift to the Brad and Suzanne Berry Family Hockey Endowment, you may benefit from both a federal tax deduction AND a North Dakota income tax credit equal to 40% of the charitable gift, thereby significantly reducing the net cost of giving. Ask your tax advisor for more information. 

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