Boston College hockey coach Jerry York added another acclaim to his list of accomplishments Saturday night when the Watertown native became the winningest college hockey coach, ever.
The Eagles' 5-2 win over Alabama-Huntsville, in a game played in Minneapolis, gave York his 925th coaching victory and eclipsed the previous record holder, former Michigan State coach Ron Mason.
After the game, York told the Boston Globe that his focus is on his team, not the record.
“Maybe when I sit down on some porch in 10 years thinking about it,’’ York told the Globe. “I’ve always been about team. When I was a player, I was like that. As a coach, I’ve been like that, so I haven’t really sought individual goals."
The 67-year-old York is 925-558-95 in 41 seasons, including a 458-223-61 record in 19 seasons at BC, according to the Boston College Athletics Department.
York has four national titles coaching BC, his alma mater, with the latest coming in April. He earned his first national championship when he was coach at Bowling Green.
This spring, York was honored this year by the Watertown High School Hall of Fame for his career, despite not attending WHS.