This week, Boston College’s Jerry York did something no other college hockey coach has done – win 1,000 games.
The Watertown native and resident was already the all-time winningest coach, but on Friday the Eagles wiped out UMass 8-0 in Amherst to claim #JY1K, as the Boston College Athletic Department has dubbed the accomplishment.
Boston College will celebrate York’s 1,000th win during JY1K Night 0n Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, before the game against New Hampshire.
York’s career record is 1,000-595-109 (.619) in 44 seasons after BC’s 3-3 tie with UConn on Saturday. A majority of his wins came at his alma mater but before returning to The Heights he coached at Bowling Green in Ohio and Clarkson in New York’s North Country. Here are his records at each school:
- Clarkson: 125-87-3
- Bowling Green: 342-248-31
- Boston College: 533-260-75
The fact that York’s milestone win came against UMass may not be a surprise. He has claimed more wins against the Minutemen than any other team – 44 and counting.