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Boston College Hockey Receives $5 Million Gift To Endow Head Coaching Position

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Apr 7, 2012; Tampa, FL, USA; The Boston College Eagles celebrate after defeating the Ferris State Bulldogs 4-1 in the finals of the 2012 Frozen Four at Tampa Bay Times Forum. Mandatory Credit: Douglas Jones-US PRESSWIRE
Apr 7, 2012; Tampa, FL, USA; The Boston College Eagles celebrate after defeating the Ferris State Bulldogs 4-1 in the finals of the 2012 Frozen Four at Tampa Bay Times Forum. Mandatory Credit: Douglas Jones-US PRESSWIRE

The Boston College men's ice hockey team has received a $5 million gift from an anonymous donor to endow the head coaching position currently held by Jerry York. It's the largest gift ever in support of an Eagles athletics program and honors the greatest that is Coach York.

Not only is this the largest donation given to a BC athletics team, it's also the first of its kind in Hockey East. The donor cited a love of BC hockey, admiration for Coach York and his leadership and BC's commitment to academics and graduating its student-athletes.

A tremendous honor for Coach York, arguably the greatest Boston College coach of all time and one of the most successful coaches in all of NCAA sports.

"I am humbled and honored to lead a program where its alumni care so deeply about our commitment to excellence and developing our student-athletes as men and women for others," said York. "This gift signals that BC Hockey will continue to be competitive for years to come. It is certainly our hope that others will follow this lead and help BC Hockey to become fully endowed."

Congratulations Coach York on an extremely well-deserved honor. Here's to the next 913 wins and a successful National Championship title defense.

Go Eagles!