Boston College named Greg Brown its new men’s hockey coach on Friday. Brown, a former player and assistant coach at BC and most recently the head coach of the USHL’s Dubuque Fighting Saints, will replace his former boss, Jerry York.
After York announced his retirement last month, BC set out on a coaching search, but it always seemed to go back to Brown. A Southborough, Mass., native, Brown was an assistant of York (Watertown, Mass.) from 2004 through 2018. He then joined the New York Rangers staff under David Quinn (Cranston, R.I.) for three seasons. When Quinn and his staff were dismissed a year ago, Brown was hired to his first head coaching job with Dubuque.
“I cannot be more excited to come back to Boston College,” Brown said. “I am truly honored to be named coach, and to succeed my coaching mentor and friend Jerry York.”
Brown led Dubuque to a 40-16-3-3 record and .694 winning percentage in the regular season. After securing a first-round bye as the Eastern Conference’s second seed, the Fighting Saints were eliminated in the playoffs by the Muskegon Lumberjacks, dropping both games of the best-of-three series last weekend.