Former Eagle goalie coached at Boston College for 20 years (1993-2013)
Associate head hockey coach honored by AHCA for career body of work
Former Eagle goaltender Jim Logue is in his 19th season as a coach at Boston College.
Logue, who starred in net for the Eagles from 1959-1961 and was awarded the 2011 Parker-York Award honoring contributions to New England Hockey, came to the Heights from Salem State where he served as an assistant coach for the 1991-92 and 1992-93 seasons.
Logue's tenure at Boston College didn't begin until December 1993, following a successful battle with leukemia. Diagnosed in September 1993 with Hairy Cell Leukemia, Logue entered St. Luke's Hospital in Houston, Texas. There he underwent 90 days of treatment using an innovative new drug to attack the illness. With the illness cured, Logue joined the coaching staff.
Logue has worked closely with the Eagles' goaltenders, molding several into elite goaltenders. Most notably Cory Schneider - the school's only first-team All-America goaltender. Schneider is the single-season record holder for shutouts (eight; 2005-06) and is the school's career leader in shutouts (15). In 1994, Logue watched Greg Taylor stonewall Harvard for the 2-1 Beanpot title victory. For his efforts, Taylor earned Beanpot MVP honors, as Logue himself had done in 1959. Logue also helped Scott Clemmensen (1998-2001) develop into one of college hockey's premier goaltenders. As a freshman, Clemmensen had established a NCAA regular-season record by holding opponents scoreless for 254:23. Clemmensen completed his college career as the school's career leader in wins (99) and shutouts (13), and the NCAA Tournament's career leader in wins (10) and saves (356).
Prior to his stint at Salem State, Logue was head coach at North Andover High School from 1980-1986. He also served two terms as assistant coach at Merrimack College -- from 1983-88 and from 1969-1978. While at Merrimack, Logue also served as a coach in the U.S. Olympic Program from 1972-1976.
The starting goaltender for the first game played in McHugh Forum (the Eagles' former home rink), Logue was a three-time All-East and All-New England selection (1959-1961) during his time at the Heights. His 2.17 goals against average in 1960-61 still ranks among the school's best.
Logue led the Eagles to Beanpot championships in 1959 and 1961, capturing Most Valuable Player honors for his performance in the 1959 tournament.
Logue was the goaltender on the 1968 U.S. Olympic squad. He recorded 65 saves versus the former Soviet Union in the Olympic Tournament.
A member of the Boston College Varsity Club Hall of Fame, Logue's hockey excellence was further recognized in 1999 when he was one of the initial three former players whose BC jersey was retired.
Jim and his wife Carina are the parents of five children. They reside in North Andover.