According to the Lansing State Journal, legendary former Michigan State hockey coach and athletic director Ron Mason died early Monday morning at 76, a university spokesman has confirmed.

Mason led the Spartans to the 1986 NCAA national championship and was the winningest college hockey coach when he retired from coaching in 2002 with 924 wins over 36 seasons between Lake Superior, Bowling Green and MSU.

Mason was 635-270-69 in 23 seasons with the Spartans, leading MSU to the NCAA tournament 19 times.