York, Boston College agree to extension through 2019-20 season

Jerry York has won five national championships, four with Boston College (photo: Melissa Wade).

Boston College coach Jerry York has agreed to a contract extension through the 2019-20 season, the school announced Thursday night.

York, 68, the all-time leading in coaching victories with 939, has four national championships in 19-plus seasons at his alma mater and five in his coaching career. He previously coached at Clarkson and Bowling Green.

He will be 74 when the extended contract runs out in 2020.

“I am very excited and proud to extend my contract here at Boston College,” York said in a news release. “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 became the all-time coaching wins leader last season, passing Ron Mason with his 925th win.

He led Boston College to national championships in 2001, 2008, 2010 and 2012, and won the title with Bowling Green in 1984.

“Jerry York is the most successful coach in the history of college hockey,” Boston College athletic director Brad Bates said in a release. “We are extraordinarily fortunate to have a leader and representative of his caliber continue to serve this great institution and his alma mater.”