- After winning six NBA championships in his final seven seasons with the Boston Celtics, "The Houdini of the Hardwood" brought his magic to the Heights, where he served as the Eagles' head coach for six seasons.
- Cousy compiled a 117-38 record at BC, including four 20-plus victory seasons. The 1968-69 season was the pinnacle of the Cousy era, as the Eagles went 24-4 and won 19 consecutive games, reaching the NIT finals.
- While at BC, Cousy brought in such talent as John Austin, Terry Driscoll, Billy Evans and Jim O'Brien, and his contributions brought new standards in hoop success to Chestnut Hill.
- Inducted into the Boston College Varsity Club Athletic Hall of Fame in 1970.