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“So much for secrets,” Jack Parker said as he opened his press conference Monday. In a move that came as no surprise to any college hockey fan not living under a rock this weekend, Parker, on his 68th birthday, announced his retirement after 40 years as head coach at Boston University. “The question is why, and again, it’s time,” Parker told an assembled group that included numerous former coaches and players. “I’ve been coaching the team for 40 years, I’ve been a coach here for 44 years and I was a player here before that. So for 48 out of the last 49 years I’ve been reporting for duty for BU hockey, and that’s enough.” A man that would certainly be enshrined on the Mount Rushmore of college hockey, Parker has racked up 894 career victories since taking over at BU in 1973 — second among active coaches behind crosstown rival Jerry York of Boston College — to go along with seven Hockey East titles and three national championships. He’ll hope to add a few more trophies to the case at

Report: Jack Parker Will Announce Retirement After 40 Years As Boston University Head Coach

One of the pillars of college hockey is reportedly calling it a career. According to ESPN’s John Buccigross, Boston University head coach Jack Parker will announce his retirement Monday after four decades behind the Terriers bench. We've learned Jack Parker will announce his retirement tomorrow after 40 years as Head Coach of Boston University. #espn #cawlidgehawkey— John...

Parker retires after 40 years at BU

Boston University hockey coach Jack Parker is retiring after 40 years on a job in which he won almost 900 games and three national championships. Parker made the announcement at a news conference at the Agganis Arena, the sparkling hockey arena he helped build. BU has no football team, and its basketball program has always been secondary to the hockey team that is a perennial powerhouse...

Jack Parker Remembered As Coach, Father, Friend By Former Boston University Players (Video)

Jack Parker stressed several times during his retirement press conference that everyone he has coached and coached with during his four decades at Boston University is a part of his family. Several of his former players were on hand for that announcement Monday afternoon, and they echoed the legendary coach’s sentiments. “Hockey is a very close, close community, and BU hockey...

Jack Parker’s Legacy Will Be Defined by National Titles, Beanpot Success (Video)

When Boston University men’s hockey coach Jack Parker announces his retirement, which he is expected to do at a press conference at 3 p.m. on Monday, he will walk away from the game with one of the most impressive resumes in the history of collegiate hockey. During Parker’s 40-year tenure, the Terriers won three national titles, seven Hockey East championships, 21 Beanpot championships...

BU Hockey Legend Parker To Retire

Legendary Boston University hockey coach Jack Parker will announce his retirement Monday, on his 68th birthday, sources close to the program told ESPN. Parker, who has coached the Terriers for 40 seasons, has 894 career wins, won three national championships and led Boston to 24 NCAA hockey tournament berths, seven Hockey East titles and 21 Beanpot championships, the annual February...

End of an Era: BU’s Jack Parker to Retire

According to multiple sources, it has been reported that Boston University’s Mens Hockey Coach Jack Parker is to announce his retirement monday morning. Parker graduated from Catholic Memorial in 1964 and then went on to play four years with the Terriers (1965-1968) where the team went 77-22-4, won 3 Beanpot’s and reached the NCAA tourney twice (4th place in 1966, 2nd in 1967...

Jack Parkter Retires As Boston Univ. Hockey Coach

from USCHO, After 40 seasons, Boston University coach Jack Parker said he is leaving the program on his own terms. This season will be his last, Parker announced at a news conference Monday, one day after the news broke. “It’s been a great run,” Parker said Monday, his 68th birthday. “I’ve had a great time doing it.” Parker is in his 40th season as head...

Jack Parker’s Former Players Reiterate Coach’s Legacy, Impact of Teachings on Their Lives (Video)

“Institution” is a word often thrown around to describe legendary sports figures, but when it comes to longtime Boston University coach Jack Parker, the word seems apt. With the coach announcing his intention to retire at the end of this season, Boston Terriers past and present reached out to share their words of congratulations with the coach. NESN Nation’s Dan Duquette found...
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