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 John Kelley
John Kelley

John "Snooks" Kelley '28

"Dean of American College Hockey Coaches"

- Head Coach of Hockey at Boston College for 36 years (1932-42 and 1946-72).

- First coach in collegiate hockey history to surpass 500 career victories (501-243-15) and led Boston College to its first national championship in 1949.

- Associated with the University for 60 years, his unbounded spirit and warmth touched every corner of the Boston College community.

- Inducted into the Boston College Varsity Club Athletic Hall of Fame in 1970.