York Agrees to Contract Extension Through 2019-20
Nov. 7, 2013
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Jerry York, the Schiller Family Head Hockey Coach, has agreed to a contract extension through the 2019-20 season as announced by Boston College Director of Athletics Brad Bates on Thursday evening.
“Jerry York is the most successful coach in the history of college hockey,” Bates said. “We are extraordinarily fortunate to have a leader and representative of his caliber continue to serve this great institution and his alma mater.”
York, the winningest coach in NCAA hockey history with 939 total victories, has accrued 472 wins since returning to The Heights and assuming the head coaching duties at BC on June 15, 1994.
“I am very excited and proud to extend my contract here at Boston College,” York said. “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 has guided the Eagles to the 2001, 2008, 2010 and 2012 NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Championships and advanced to the national title game in five of the last eight seasons. He is not only the active leader in all-time victories (939), but also in NCAA Tournament victories (37). In the last 16 seasons, York has led BC to 32 NCAA Tournament triumphs.
York is in his 20th season at the helm of the Boston College hockey program and 42nd, overall. His coaching career started at Clarkson (1972-79 | 125-87-3) followed by a 15-year run at Bowling Green (1979-94 | 342-248-31) where he won his first national championship in 1984.
He has coached BC to 10 NCAA Tournament “Frozen Four” berths (1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2012) and led the Eagles to nine Hockey East Tournament titles (1998, 1999, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012). In both 2003-04 and 2010-11, York was selected as the Hockey East Coach of the Year. In 2003-04, York earned New England Coach of the Year laurels and in 2010, he was presented the Lester Patrick Trophy for his service to hockey in the United States.
York is a 1967 Boston College graduate and earned All-America first team and All-New England honors in 1966-67. He led the Eagles to a 60-26 record over his collegiate playing career, the 1965 Beanpot title and a second-place finish in the 1965 NCAA tournament.