David Quinn new BU head hockey coach
BOSTON (WHDH) -- It didn't take long for Boston University to find a successor to Jack Parker; the Terriers introduced David Quinn as their new head hockey coach Tuesday.
On Tuesday, Quinn stepped into his dream job as head coach of BU hockey two weeks after Parker announced his retirement.
“It’s such an unbelievable opportunity. And like I said, the job entails a lot more than just the x’s and o’s in coaching; it’s the relationships you build with your players,” Quinn said.
Quinn has built an impressive resume: a college assistant, a national team head coach, an AHL head coach, and currently, an assistant for the Colorado Avalanche.
“When the job opened up, I realized that certainly was something I was very interested in. I’ve moved a lot of places but it’s certainly nice to come home,” Quinn said.
Quinn was born in New England and is a former Terrier. Parker said he’s known Quinn was head coach material for some time.
“I knew he’d be a head coach in college hockey or a head coach in the NHL, depending on which route he took. I thought when he left to go to the NHL route that he’d wind up a head coach in the NHL, but he decided to get back into college hockey and obviously we’re tickled pink,” Parker said.
It’s not easy replacing a legend, but Quinn isn't thinking about filling Parker’s shoes.
“If I spend a lot of time trying to do that I’m going to drive myself crazy,” Quinn said.
Right now, he's just excited to be back on campus.