BC coach York agrees to contract extension

In his 20th year as head coach of the Boston College hockey program, Jerry York intends to stick around for a while longer.

York and BC have agreed to a contract extension that will run through the 2019-20 season.

"Jerry York is the most successful coach in the history of college hockey," BC athletic director Brad Bates said in a press release. "We are extraordinarily fortunate to have a leader and representative of his caliber continue to serve this great institution and his alma mater."

York, whose 939 total victories is an NCAA hockey record, has coached BC to 472 wins since 1994, including four national championships. Before that, he coached at Clarkson (1972-79) and Bowling Green (1979-94).

"I am very excited and proud to extend my contract here at Boston College," York said in the press release. "As always, the focus of our program will be to graduate student-athletes and strive to add championships. The current state of Boston College hockey is strong and I envision it only getting stronger."