AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — Jerry York got his 1,000th career victory Friday night, becoming the first coach in NCAA Division I men’s hockey to reach the milestone.
York reached the mark with Boston College’s 8-0 win over Hockey East rival UMass. York, in his 44th season on the bench and 22nd at Boston College, has compiled a 1,000-595-108 record since his career began in 1972.
The 70-year-old York has led his teams to five national championships — one at Bowling Green and four at Boston College — and is one of only three NCAA coaches to win a title at multiple schools.
York is also the career leader in NCAA Tournament wins with 39.
In 2012, York secured his 925th career victory to pass Rob Mason and become the winningest coach in college hockey history.