Wednesday, November 24, 2010
York signs five year extension with BC and called the "best coach in America"
Newton College's own historic coach Jerry York signed a five year contract extension to lock up his stay in Newton(not Boston) through the 2014-2015 seasons. This is all well and good considering he is a decent coach and I love to see him and Parker go and call each other friends in interviews while York is picking up our scraps *cough Vinny Saponari cough* and trying to use him to beat us next year in HE. I got a little heated when I first read this line so let me put the quote first from the article:
“Jerry York is the best collegiate hockey coach in America,” athletic director Gene DeFilippo said.
This is where I lost it. Like yeah yeah I know the athletic director is suppose to say something nice when they sign a coach to an extension but come on DeFlippo. This guy is such a douche it is ridiculous. I won't even get into his disputes with their other coaches(O'Brien, Jagodzinski, Al Skinner(aka Mr.Ed) because I don't have time for that nor does anyone with a life. This quote just is the perfect example of the arrogance of BC and their athletic program. Like yes he has won three national championships in his time at BC. I am not saying he is a bad coach but fucking Jack Parker is down the street in his 38th year on the bench with five national championships(three as head coach and two in the last years('71 and '72) behind the bench with legend Jack Kelley)in his pocket. DeFlippo just continues to assume BC is above all else. Fuck him and fuck choir boys. Parker is just one example of a coach who is just as good/better than York while also having the same amount of experience. Parker has a higher winning percentage as coach(.648 to .605). Of course I am going to defend Parker as the best coach in the game because I love him (in a no homo way of course). There are so many other great coaches currently in the game though. Here are a few to make my argument even more legitimate:
1. Rick Comley- Michigan St.- 768 wins, 37 years
2.Red Berenson- Michigan- for all 26 years, .669 winning percentage, 699 wins, 2 NCAA titles
3.Mike McShane- Norwich- 29 years .638 winning percentage,564 wins despite coaching Providence from '86 to '94, 29 years, 1 D-III championship
4.Don Lucia- Minnesota, .643 winning percentage, 23 years, 2 NCAA Titles
5. Bill Beaney-Middlebury- 30 years , .711 winning percentage, 8 D-III Championships
6. George Gwozdecky-Denver- 524 wins, .522 wins, 24 years, 2 NCAA Titles
These are all great coaches to go along with Parker's 3 titles, .648 winning percentage, 834 wins, 3-time NCAA coach of the year, 5 time Hockey East coach of the year, 30 NCAA Tournament games won, 7 HE tournament titles, 8 HE regular season titles, 21 Beanpot Titles... Also coached the following great players
1. Jim Craig 2. Mike Eruzione 3. Keith Tkachuk 4. Chris Drury 5. Matt Gilroy 6. Jay Pandolfo 7. Rick DiPietro 8. Ray Whitney 9. Tony Amonte
Shall I continue DeFlippio? Fuck you. York isn't the best coach in America right now. He is in the top 5 and probably the top two or three but is not the best. Get over yourself you arrogant piece of shit. We're going to destroy you in 9/10 days and shut you up ourselves.