BU hockey coach to announce retirement
BOSTON (WHDH) -- On what will be his 68th birthday, Jack Parker is ready to say goodbye to the program he's guided for the last four decades.
Boston University's hockey coach will announce his retirement tomorrow afternoon at Agganis Arena in what's truly the end of an era.
Parker, who's won 894 games and three national championships, will step away from the bench once the Terriers' season ends.
The "third-winningest coach" in college hockey history departs Commonwealth Avenue amid a bit of controversy in recent years.
Parker was stripped of his "Executive Athletic Director" title last year after two of his players were charged with sexual assault in a three-month span.
Still, the man who led BU to a record 24 NCAA tournament berths, was instrumental in building the program into a national powerhouse.
Parker’s Terriers are gearing up for the hockey east tournament.
They'll face Merrimack in the quarterfinals next weekend, in a postseason run that's shaping up to be an emotional farewell for one of the game's all-time greats.