This morning, Boston College announced that BC men’s ice hockey coach Jerry York has signed a contract extension that will keep him at BC through the 2021-22 season.
Coach York (the real G.O.A.T.) is the winningest coach in college hockey, with 1,063 career victories as a head coach. He is just 4 games shy of his 600th win at BC. He has led BC to 4 NCAA Championships (2001, 2008, 2010, 2012), and has 21 alumni playing in the NHL.
Despite the love that we all have for Coach York, there are some concerns about what this extension means for the men’s hockey program. The Eagles are in the midst of their worst season in a very, very long time, currently sitting at 10-13-3 overall. This is despite having some serious talent on the squad with Oliver Wahlstrom, David Cotton, Joe Woll, etc. BC is also almost certainly going to miss the NCAA Tournament for the third year in a row, barring a Hockey East Championship victory. Additionally, BC hasn’t won a Beanpot since 2016 or a Hockey East Championship since 2012.
We’ve got our fingers crossed that the past couple of years are just a blip, and we would hate to have to see Coach York leave the game with a losing season as his final, but this is definitely a choice by BC that warrants some questions.