Previews: 2014-15 Boston College Hockey Coaches


All anyone really ever needs to know about the Boston College coaching staff is that it includes Jerry York, but all the 2014-15 Boston College hockey coaches deserve to be featured.

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After all, they coach for an elite hockey program and are hoped to be the best of the best. These are the men who will hopefully help lead the Eagles to a national title in their hometown in April.

2014-15 Boston College Hockey Coaches:
Jerry York, head coach

Saint Jerry of Watertown is the winningest college hockey coach of all-time, now at 963 victories. All he has done along the way is:

  • Win five national championships (four at Boston College)
  • Win nine Hockey East Tournaments
  • Advance to the Frozen Four 11 times with the Eagles since 1998

This hockey program is so much of what Boston College’s others are not: a consistently elite national power. Jerry York has built a culture of winning and it’s because he’s a winner himself.

2014-15 Boston College Hockey Coaches:
Greg Brown, assistant head coach

Brown is a former player under Len Ceglarski (a very good one at that, having twice been a Hobey Baker finalist and Hockey East Player of the Year) who returned home to the Heights in 2004 after the conclusion of his playing career on defense. When Mike Cavanaugh left to become head coach at UConn, Brown moved up to the role of Jerry York’s top assistant.

As one might imagine, he plays a key role in coaching the defensemen.

2014-15 Boston College Hockey Coaches:
Mike Ayers, assistant

Ayers is a goaltending coach by trade who enters his second season on the Heights, having essentially filled the role left by longtime assistant Jim Logue, who retired in the summer of 2013.

A former New Hampshire Wildcat goalie, Ayers has extensive experience coaching on the international circuit. Before Boston College, Ayers was the goaltending coach for USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program while also coaching the US Under-18 team. He will return to international hockey for a brief time this season during the 2015 World Juniors.

2014-15 Boston College Hockey Coaches:
Marty McInnis, assistant

Another second-year coach, McInnis is a familiar face to hockey fans on the Heights. He was a teammate of Greg Brown in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and he was linemates with Hobey winner Dave Emma.

McInnis had a great career at Boston College, and went on to play for a dozen years in the National Hockey League. He came back to Boston College on a volunteer basis last year.