Jerry York

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Jerry York
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamBoston College
ConferenceHockey East
Record600–315–86 (.642)
Biographical details
Born (1945-07-25) July 25, 1945 (age 73)
Watertown, Massachusetts
Playing career
1963–1967Boston College
Position(s)Center
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1972–1979Clarkson
1979–1994Bowling Green
1994–presentBoston College
Head coaching record
Overall1067-650-120 (.614)
Tournaments41-23-1 (.638)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
1984 NCAA Championship
2001 NCAA Championship
2008 NCAA Championship
2010 NCAA Championship
2012 NCAA Championship
ECAC Regular Season Championship (1977)
CCHA Regular Season Championship (1982, 1983, 1984, 1987)
CCHA Tournament Championship (1988)
Hockey East Regular Season Championship (2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018)
Hockey East Tournament Championship (1998, 1999, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012)
Beanpot Championship (2001, 2004, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016)
Awards
1977 Spencer Penrose Division I Coach of the Year
1982 CCHA Coach of the Year
2004 Hockey East Coach of the Year
2010 Lester Patrick Trophy
2011 Hockey East Coach of the Year
2014 Hockey East Coach of the Year
2018 Hockey East Coach of the Year

Jerry York (born July 25, 1945) is the men's ice hockey coach at Boston College. York is the winningest active coach in NCAA hockey, and leads the all-time list as the only Division I head coach with over 1,000 wins (as of 2018).[1][2] He has won the NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey title five times as a coach, at Bowling Green State University in 1984 and BC in 2001, 2008, 2010 and 2012 tying him with Murray Armstrong for second-most all-time behind only Vic Heyliger (6). York received the Spencer Penrose Trophy for being named Division I Coach of the Year in 1977.[3]

Background[edit]

The eighth of ten children, York is a "Double Eagle", having graduated from Boston College High School in 1963 and Boston College in 1967.[3][4]

Coaching career[edit]

York's coaching career began at Clarkson as an assistant coach. In the 1972 York became the head coach when he took over the job from Len Ceglarski who had accepted the head coaching job at BC.[5] York coached at Clarkson for 7 years, winning the ECAC regular season title in 1977.

In 1979 York moved from Clarkson to Bowling Green, taking over from Ron Mason.[5] In 15 seasons at the school, he compiled nine 20-win seasons, 4 CCHA regular season titles, 1 CCHA tournament title, 6 NCAA tournament appearances, and a national title in 1984.

York returned to his alma mater, Boston College, in 1994, and began rebuilding the program.[6] In the 1997–98 season, BC surprised the college hockey world by reaching the NCAA title game. In 23 years, York has led the Eagles to nine Hockey East regular season titles in 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017, nine Hockey East tournament titles in 1998, 1999, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, nine Beanpot titles in 2001, 2004, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, twelve NCAA tournament appearances, and four national titles[3] in 2001 by beating North Dakota, 2008 by beating Notre Dame, 2010 by beating Wisconsin and 2012 by beating Ferris State University. His 2001 title was BC's first national title since 1949, and only the second in the storied program's then 81-year history. York's BC teams have had twelve Frozen Four appearances in fifteen years from 1998 to 2016. During that span, BC has played in the National Championship Game eight times. BC lost four national title games to Michigan in 1998, to North Dakota in 2000, to Wisconsin in 2006, and to Michigan State in 2007.

On November 7, 2013, York signed a contract extension to stay as the head coach of Boston College through 2020, which would be his 46th season coaching and 26th at BC.[7]

During the 2014–15 season at Boston College, York passed legendary John "Snooks" Kelley, whom he played under as a student athlete, for most programs win all-time at Boston College. Kelley had 501 victories for the Eagles.

On January 22, 2016, York earned his 1000th career win as a head coach, becoming the first coach in NCAA Division I ice hockey history to reach this milestone.[8]

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Clarkson Golden Knights (ECAC Hockey) (1972–1979)
1972–73 Clarkson 18–15–0 11–9–0 T-6th ECAC Third Place Game (Win)
1973–74 Clarkson 12–14–1 9–11–1 9th
1974–75 Clarkson 13–15–1 9–9–1 8th ECAC Quarterfinals
1975–76 Clarkson 18–12–1 16–8–1 4th ECAC Quarterfinals
1976–77 Clarkson 26–8–0 19–4–0 1st ECAC Third Place Game (Loss)
1977–78 Clarkson 19–11–0 16–7–0 3rd ECAC Quarterfinals
1978–79 Clarkson 19–12–0 13–9–0 5th ECAC Quarterfinals
Clarkson: 125–87–3
Bowling Green Falcons (CCHA) (1979–1994)
1979–80 Bowling Green 16–20–2 9–11–0 4th CCHA Semifinals
1980–81 Bowling Green 13–24–2 10–12–0 4th CCHA Semifinals
1981–82 Bowling Green 27–13–2 20–7–1 1st NCAA Quarterfinals
1982–83 Bowling Green 28–8–4 24–5–3 1st CCHA Runner-Up
1983–84 Bowling Green 34–8–2 22–4–2 1st NCAA Champion
1984–85 Bowling Green 21–21–0 17–15–0 4th CCHA Consolation Game (Loss)
1985–86 Bowling Green 28–14–0 23–9–0 2nd CCHA Consolation Game (Win)
1986–87 Bowling Green 33–10–2 24–6–2 1st NCAA Quarterfinals
1987–88 Bowling Green 30–13–2 19–11–2 2nd NCAA Quarterfinals
1988–89 Bowling Green 26–18–3 15–14–3 5th NCAA First Round
1989–90 Bowling Green 25–17–2 20–10–2 3rd NCAA First Round
1990–91 Bowling Green 15–23–2 13–17–2 6th CCHA Quarterfinals
1991–92 Bowling Green 8–21–5 7–20–5 9th
1992–93 Bowling Green 19–21–1 12–7–1 7th CCHA Second Round
1993–94 Bowling Green 19–17–2 15–13–2 6th CCHA Second Round
Bowling Green: 342–248–31
Boston College Eagles (Hockey East) (1994–present)
1994–95 Boston College 11–22–2 8–14–2 8th Hockey East Play-In
1995–96 Boston College 16–17–3 12–10–2 5th Hockey East Quarterfinals
1996–97 Boston College 15–19–4 9–12–3 6th Hockey East Third Place Game (Tie)
1997–98 Boston College 28–9–5 15–5–4 2nd NCAA Runner-Up
1998–99 Boston College 27–12–4 15–7–2 3rd NCAA Frozen Four
1999–00 Boston College 29–12–1 15–8–1 3rd NCAA Runner-Up
2000–01 Boston College 33–8–2 17–5–2 1st NCAA Champion
2001–02 Boston College 18–18–2 10–13–1 6th Hockey East Quarterfinals
2002–03 Boston College 24–11–4 16–6–2 T-1st NCAA Regional Finals
2003–04 Boston College 29–9–4 17–4–3 1st NCAA Frozen Four
2004–05 Boston College 26–7–7 14–3–7 1st NCAA Regional Finals
2005–06 Boston College 26–13–3 17–8–2 2nd NCAA Runner-Up
2006–07 Boston College 29–12–1 18–8–1 2nd NCAA Runner-Up
2007–08 Boston College 25–11–8 11–9–7 4th NCAA Champion
2008–09 Boston College 18–14–5 11–11–5 6th Hockey East Semifinals
2009–10 Boston College 29–10–3 16–8–3 2nd NCAA Champion
2010–11 Boston College 30–8–1 20–6–1 1st NCAA Regional Semifinals
2011–12 Boston College 33–10–1 19–7–1 1st NCAA Champion
2012–13 Boston College 22–12–4 15–9–3 2nd NCAA Regional Semifinals
2013–14 Boston College 28–8–4 16–2–2 1st NCAA Frozen Four
2014–15 Boston College 21–14–3 12–7–3 T-2nd NCAA Regional Semifinals
2015–16 Boston College 28–8–5 15–2–5 T-1st NCAA Frozen Four
2016–17 Boston College 21–15–4 13–6–3 T-1st Hockey East Finals
2017–18 Boston College 20–14–3 18–6–0 1st Hockey East Semifinals
2018–19 Boston College 14–22–3 10–11–3 7th Hockey East Runner-Up
Boston College: 600–315–86
Total: 1067-650-120

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-ECAC Hockey Second Team 1966–67
AHCA East All-American 1966–67
ECAC Hockey All-Tournament Second Team 1967

Personal life[edit]

York is married to fellow Boston College graduate Bobbie (née O'Brien). They have two adult children.[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kloke, Joshua (January 22, 2016). "Boston College coach Jerry York becomes first in NCAA to 1,000 wins". Sports Illustrated.
  2. ^ Santaniello, Gary (April 6, 2016). "Coach Has Long Association With Boston College and Success". The New York Times.
  3. ^ a b c "Jerry York Profile". Boston College Eagles Official Athletic Site. Retrieved April 28, 2010.
  4. ^ "A special spirit". Boston College. November 29, 2017. Retrieved December 5, 2018.
  5. ^ a b Dave Hendrickson (December 4, 1996). "Jerry York: The Road to 500 Wins". USCHO.com. Retrieved April 28, 2010.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ Kevin Armstrong (February 4, 2009). "Jerry York creates hockey power at Boston College". SI.com. Retrieved April 28, 2010.
  7. ^ "York Agrees to Contract Extension Through 2019-20". Boston College Athletics. November 7, 2013.
  8. ^ Sullivan, Michael (January 22, 2016). "Jerry York Becomes First College Hockey Coach to Win 1,000 Games". The Heights.
  9. ^ "925 — Saluting College Hockey's Winningest Coach" (PDF). Boston College. January 2013.

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Doug Ferguson
NCAA Ice Hockey Scoring Champion
1966–67 (with Herb Wakabayashi)
Succeeded by
Delbert Dehate
Preceded by
John MacInnes
Spencer Penrose Award
1977–78
Succeeded by
Jack Parker
Preceded by
Rick Comley
CCHA Coach of the Year
1981–82
Succeeded by
Jerry Welsh
Preceded by
Don Cahoon
Mark Dennehy/Dick Umile
Norm Bazin
Norm Bazin
Bob Kullen Coach of the Year Award
2003–04
2010–11
2013–14
2017–18
Succeeded by
Jack Parker
Norm Bazin
David Quinn
Greg Carvel