Monday, March 25, 2013

Report: BU Set to Announce David Quinn as Next Head Coach

According to a tweet from NBC 7's Sports Director Joe Amorosino, BU will announce David Quinn as Jack Parker's successor at BU in a press conference tomorrow.

Quinn, a defensemen as a player, played under Coach Parker for three seasons at BU, posting 48 points in 94 games.  He was diagnosed with Hemophilia B while trying out for the 1988 US Olympic team, which ended his playing career at BU. After finding medication to treat the blood-thinning disease, Quinn signed a professional contract with the New York Rangers and played one season with the Binghamton Rangers in the AHL before playing a season in the IHL for the Cleveland Lumberjacks. Quinn retired after posting 21 points in 60 games with the Lumberjacks.

He began his coaching career as an assistant coach at Northeastern in 1995 before spending six years as the top assistant and head recruiter at the University of Nebraska Omaha (1996-2002). He then spent two years as the head coach of Team USA's NTDP U-17 squad, leading them to a 16-7-1 mark in international play.  For his efforts, he was named USA Hockey's Developmental Coach of the Year in 2003.

Quinn then joined Coach Parker's staff in 2004 as an assistant coach, staying at his alma mater until after the Championship run in 2009. By the end of his tenure under Parker, David was BU's head recruiter and associate head coach.

David then became head coach of the Lake Eerie Monsters in the AHL, Colorado's AHL affiliate.  In three seasons under Quinn, the Monsters posted a 115-94 record. This past season, Quinn served as an  assistant coach with the Avalanche under fellow Terrier Joe Sacco.

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