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Lifetime Terrier retires

Tue., March 12, 2013

Jack Parker had been at Boston University about three years when, unable to convince his bosses to give him a raise, he decided to drive down to Yale to interview for the hockey coaching opening there. Before he could get to New Haven, he pulled off the road and canceled. “I knew very early on that this was the job for me,” Parker said on Monday, announcing his retirement after four decades on the Terriers bench in which he won 894 games, the third most in NCAA history, and three NCAA titles. “Forty-eight of the last 49 years I’ve been reporting for duty for BU hockey, and that’s enough,” said Parker, who also played for the Terriers and was an assistant coach for four years. “It’s been a great run, and I had a great time doing it.” – AP

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