Boston College coach Jerry York has signed a new five-year contract with the school that runs through the 2005-2006 season.
“I believe that Jerry York is the premier college ice hockey coach in the country and all of us at Boston College are thrilled that Jerry will continue to direct our program,” said BC director of athletics Gene DeFilippo. “Jerry York is an outstanding example to his players both on and off the ice and his loyalty to Boston College is second to none.”
York led the Eagles to the 2001 NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Championship and Boston College has advanced to the NCAA Frozen Four in each of the past four seasons.
“Boston College is home to me and I am very happy to continue my coaching career at the school,” said York. “I am grateful to everyone at Boston College who has made the success of our program possible. It is truly a team effort here and I am very lucky to receive such wonderful support from our administration.”
York assumed the head coaching duties at Boston College, his alma mater, on June 15, 1994. The 2001-2001 campaign will be his 30th season as a head coach; he spent seven years (1972-79) at Clarkson and 15 years (1979-94) at Bowling Green. He won the NCAA Championship at Bowling Green in 1984.
York has also coached Boston College to the Hockey East Tournament title in three of the past four seasons (1998, 1999 and 2001).
He begins the 2001-02 season as college hockey’s sixth all-time winningest coach (fourth among active Division I coaches) with 626 wins.
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.