York Gets Contract Extension through 2020
CHN Staff Report
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. Boston College coach Jerry York has agreed to a contract extension through the 2019-20 season.
“Jerry York is the most successful coach in the history of college hockey,” BC athletic director Brad Bates said. “We are extraordinarily fortunate to have a leader and representative of his caliber continue to serve this great institution and his alma mater.”
York, the winningest coach in NCAA hockey history with 939 total victories, has 472 of those wins since returning to his alma mater. He has won five national championships, including four with Boston College.
“I am very excited and proud to extend my contract here at Boston College,” said York, who would be 74 years old when the contract expired. “As always, the focus of our program will be to graduate student-athletes and strive to add championships. The current state of Boston College hockey is strong and I envision it only getting stronger.”
York is in his 20th season at the helm of the Boston College hockey program and 42nd, overall. His coaching career started at Clarkson (1972-79 | 125-87-3) followed by a 15-year run at Bowling Green (1979-94 | 342-248-31) where he won his first national championship in 1984.
In both 2003-04 and 2010-11, York was selected as the Hockey East Coach of the Year. In 2003-04, York earned New England Coach of the Year laurels and in 2010, he was presented the Lester Patrick Trophy for his service to hockey in the United States.
York is a 1967 Boston College graduate and earned All-America first team and All-New England honors in 1966-67. He led the Eagles to a 60-26 record over his collegiate playing career, the 1965 Beanpot title and a second-place finish in the 1965 NCAA tournament.