Legendary Boston College head coach Jerry York announced his retirement on Wednesday afternoon.
York, 76, met with his coaches and players today to inform them of his decision which, he said, was based on a desire to travel more with his wife, Bobbie, play golf for the first time during a weekend in the fall,
spend more time with his family, and watch his two grandchildren play hockey, lacrosse, and soccer games in Pittsburgh.
"I have been thinking about the possibility of retiring during the past several weeks and it just seemed to me to be the right time to do so," said York. "I am so blessed to have been involved with Boston College these past 28 years and to have had the opportunity to coach so many wonderful student-athletes."
York was hired at Boston College in 1994 after coaching for 15 years at Bowling Green University (1979-1994) where he won the national championship in 1984. He began his head coaching career at Clarkson University at the age of 27, leading the Golden Knights from 1972-1979.
One of only three coaches in NCAA history to win an NCAA championship at two different schools, York led BC to the national title in 2001, 2008, 2010, and 2012. He is the all-time winningest coach in college hockey.
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