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Joe Augustine among elite Rhody coaches as he notches 500th hockey win

OK, Rhody sports fans, quick, name the most successful coaches in the history of the University of Rhode Island. If you named Frank Keaney, you made the easy choice. But some of you might look for other greats who coached basketball, football, track and field, soccer or even volleyball.

But if you confined your search to the records kept by the University’s Department of Athletics, you would have missed the accomplishments of a 24-year coach who has directed a nationally ranked squad every year of his tenure and who is on the cusp of capturing his 24th 20-win season.

The name Joe Augustine could only have been one of your choices if you have been a regular visitor to the Boss Arena or followed men’s ice hockey, a club sport at URI. Augustine nailed down his 500th win on...

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