Greg Brown to replace Jerry York as Boston College men’s hockey coach

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Brown, 54, was an Eagles defenseman from 1986 to 1990 and associate head coach from 2012 to 2018.

Greg Brown, center, was assistant to David Quinn, left, for three seasons with the New York Rangers.

Boston College names Greg Brown its next men’s hockey coach, according to a source with direct knowledge of the matter. The school is expected to announce the rental on Friday afternoon.

He replaces Hall of Fame coach Jerry York, who retired last month after 28 seasons in British Columbia and 50 years of coaching at the college level.

It’s something of a homecoming for Brown, 54, who played for the Eagles from 1986 to 1990, as captain in his senior year. He was a two-time All-American, a two-time Hobey Baker Award finalist and is one of only three players in league history to win Hockey East Player of the Year twice.

Brown did not wear a BC uniform in the 1987-88 season, instead playing 55 games with the U.S. national team and participating in the 1988 Olympics in Calgary. He also played for Team USA at the 1992 Olympics in Albertville, France.

After a 12-year professional career, Brown returned to British Columbia in 2004, serving as an assistant coach on the York staff for the next eight seasons before being promoted to associate head coach in 2012.

BC made seven Frozen Four appearances from 2006 to 2016 and won three national titles.

In 2018, Brown left the Eagles to serve as assistant coach to David Quinn with the New York Rangers for three years before the coaching staff was let go after the 2020-21 season.

Brown returns to BC with experience as a head coach, having served in that capacity for the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the USHL last season. He guided the Fighting Saints to a 40-16-6 record, the second most wins in franchise Tier 1 history.


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