Jack Parker’s career highlights

Jack Parker led the BU hockey team for parts of five decades.

Winslow Townson for the Boston Globe

Jack Parker led the BU hockey team for parts of five decades.

Jack Parker exits BU as one of the most accomplished hockey coaches in NCAA history. His 894 wins since 1973 are the most by a coach at one school in NCAA history, and he has led the Terriers to three national championships during his tenure.

Parker won an unprecedented 21 Beanpot titles, and collected 11 conference championships (four in the ECAC and seven in Hockey East). He also led BU to the NCAA tournament 24 times before the 2012-13 season.


Take a look back at some notable details and statistics from Parker’s career:


1966: Began three-year stint as a center for Boston University hockey. Was a member of three Beanpot championship teams and two teams that played in the NCAA tournament. Parker was a captain during his senior year.

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1968: Began coaching career at Medford High School

1969: Joined Boston University as an assistant coach

1973: Named head coach at Boston University


1974: Led BU to first of Beanpot-record 21 titles in his tenure.

1975: Named NCAA Coach of the Year

1978: Led BU to NCAA championship and named national Coach of the Year

1980: Sent four former BU players (Mike Eruzione, Dave Silk, Jack O’Callaghan, and Jim Craig) to gold medal-winning US Olympic team.

1995: Won first of six straight Beanpot championships. Also led BU to NCAA championship.

1995: Parker led the BU team through the on-ice paralysis of freshman Travis Roy. Parker hung Roy’s jersey at each of the team’s games that year.

1997: Flirted with Bruins open head coaching job, but ultimately opted to return to BU.

2009: Led BU to NCAA championship and named national Coach of the Year.

2012: After a series of off-ice incidents among his players, Parker came under fire after a school report detailed a “culture of sexual entitlement” on the hockey team.

2013: Led BU to a third-place finish in the Hockey East regular season in his final campaign behind the bench.

Career by decades

DecadeW-L-T (Pct.)NCAA titlesBeanpot titles
1970s154-53-4 (.739)13
1980s195-146-22 (.522)03
1990s268-95-32 (.718)18
2000s217-135-47 (.603)17
2010s77-57-13 (.568)00
Totals 321

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