Assistant Hockey Coach Jim Logue Announces Retirement
June 28, 2013
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -- Longtime Boston College assistant hockey coach and former Eagle goaltender Jim Logue has announced his retirement from coaching after 20 years of service to his alma mater and 44 years in the profession, according to an announcement made by head coach Jerry York on Friday.
Logue, who starred in net for the Eagles from 1959-61, began his coaching tenure at Boston College in December 1993. Logue has worked closely with the program since.
"Jim Logue has been an invaluable resource to the program and our coaching staff for quite some time," York said. "He's a loyal servant of BC who has devoted a great deal of his life to his alma mater. We've also enjoyed a terrific run of success coaching together and I wish him the best in retirement."
All totaled, Logue was a member of coaching staffs that won nine Hockey East Tournament titles, six Hockey East regular-season championships, seven Beanpot titles and four national championships (2001, 2008, 2010 and 2012). He was an assistant coach on teams that advanced to 10 NCAA Championship Frozen Fours and eight national championship games.
Logue has worked closely with the Eagles' goaltenders, molding several into the most elite of the profession, including 11-year NHL veteran Scott Clemmensen, All-American Cory Schneider and two-time national champion John Muse.
Logue, who 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.
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 also 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.