When Boston University hired Jack Parker as its head hockey coach in 1973, Parker had a memorable chat with his ex-college coach about the position.
“When I got the job, my former coach Jack Kelley called me up and congratulated me,’’ said Parker. “I remember it like it was yesterday. I said, ‘Jack, I really appreciate that. I’ll be calling you for some help but I’ll tell you one thing, I won’t be on this job 10 years like you were.’ And I wasn’t.’’