Head Coach Jack Parker
OFF THE ICE
• Born in Somerville, Mass., on March 11, 1945.
• Graduated from Catholic Memorial High School in 1963.
• Married to the former Jacqueline Gibson of Wellesley, Mass.
• Has two daughters, Allison and Jacqueline, and three
grandsons, Jake, Shane and Ryan.
• Former president of the American Hockey Coaches
• Former member of the NCAA Ice Hockey Committee.
ON THE ICE
• A sparkplug at center for the 1966-68 Terrier varsity
teams that combined for a 72-22-4 record, he played
on three Beanpot championship teams and in two
NCAA tournaments (1966 – fourth-place finish, 1967 –
• Captained the team his senior year and was named
recipient of the Bennett McInnis Award for spirit. Had
14 goals and 11 assists that year.
• Highly regarded scholastic center who was MVP of the
Catholic Memorial team his senior year.
ON THE BENCH
• Enters the 2010-11 season with an overall record of 834-429-104 for a .649 winning percentage. His 834 wins mark the most of any college hockey coach at the same institution, while he ranks second among active coaches in wins and third in winning percentage.
• Has reached the 20-win mark in 25 seasons
• Has won three NCAA titles, four consecutive Eastern
College Athletic Conference crowns (1974-77), 21 Beanpots
and seven Hockey East titles.
• Has coached the team to a record 23 NCAA tournament
appearances, the most of any coach and the most of
any coach at a single school.
• Was named the Terriers' 10th hockey coach on December
21, 1973. Six days later, in his fi rst game as a head
coach, he recorded his fi rst win — a 3-1 decision over
• Prior to his being elevated to the top position, he
served as the Terriers' B-team coach for one year.
• Began his coaching career right out of college at
Medford High School. After one year, he returned to
his alma mater to serve as an assistant under his
former mentor, Jack Kelley. He worked in that capacity
for three years before being elevated to the B-team post
in the fall of 1972.
• Was head coach of the U.S. National Junior Team at the
1996 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior
ON THE WALL
• Has received countless honors, including the Spencer
Penrose Memorial Trophy as the NCAA Coach of the Year
three times. The first was in 1975, when he guided his first
team to a 26-5-1 mark, the best major college record in
the nation. He also earned the award after guiding the
1977-78 team to a 30-2 record and the NCAA title. This past
season, Parker earned the honor for the third time after
leading the Terriers to the NCAA title and a 35-6-4 record.
• Has been named the New England Coach of the Year seven
times (1978, 1984, 1986, 2000, 2005 and 2006).
• Has been Hockey East Coach of the Year fi ve times
(1986, 1992, 2000, 2005 and 2006).
• Received the Boston University Distinguished Alum Award
• Named the Gridiron Club Co-Coach of the Year (1992).
• Was inducted into BU Athletic Hall of Fame (1994).
• Inducted into the Beanpot Hall of Fame (1995).
• Presented an Honorary Doctor of Letters degree by
Boston University (1997).
• Named a recipient of the NHL's Lester Patrick Award (2010)
• Since 1976, 23 of his players have played in the Olympics. The streak began when Dick Lamby played for the 1976 U.S. Team in Innsbruck, Austria. Certainly, one of Parker's proudest moments came in 1980 when former Terriers Mike Eruzione, Dave Silk, Jack O'Callahan and Jim Craig were on the U.S. Olympic Hockey Team that won the gold medal. The most veteran Olympian is Keith Tkachuk, who played in his fourth Olympiad in 2006. Scott Young made his third Olympic appearance in 2002 and Chris Drury has been on each of the last three U.S. Olympic Teams. Former BU standout Rick DiPietro was on the 2006 team and Ryan Whitney made his Olympic debut this past winter.
• Two of his players, center John Cullen and defenseman
Peter Ahola, were named to the Hockey East All-Decade Team
of the 1980s.
• Five of his players were named to the ECAC All-Decade
Team of the 1970s. They were Rick Meagher, Eruzione,
Vic Stanfield, Peter Brown and Craig.
• One of his players, Cleon Daskalakis, was selected to the
ECAC All-Decade Team of the 1980s.
• Center Chris Drury was selected to Hockey East's All-
Decade Team of the 1990s.
Associate Coach Mike Bavis
Mike Bavis, who was a standout performer for the Terrier hockey teams of the early `90s, will enters his 14th year on the BU coaching staff and his second as the program's associate head coach.
A four-year letterman, he played on teams that had a combined winning record of 123-42-15 for a .667 winning percentage. During that span, the Terriers won three Beanpots, a Hockey East title and played in the NCAA tournament all four years. As a sophomore during the 1990-91 campaign, Bavis helped the Terriers reach the national title game.
In both 1992 and 1993, he was voted New England's Top Defensive Forward Award by the New England Hockey Writers Association. In addition, both years he was voted the Bennett McInnis Award for team spirit.
Over the years, Bavis has worked as a coach for the Mass/USA Hockey Satellite Training Program (STP). He also has presented at the USA Hockey Massachusetts District Coaching Education Program.
In addition, Bavis has been both a head coach or assistant coach at USA Hockey Select 15, 16, and 17 festivals.
In 2006, Bavis was selected to represent Hockey East on a committee whose responsibility was to create the framework and content for the new college hockey marketing website, PlayCollegeHockey.com.
After receiving his bachelor's degree in English, Bavis spent two seasons in the Buffalo Sabres' organization playing for the American Hockey League's Rochester Americans. He then joined Global Hockey Consultants as an agent, and remained there two years before returning to his alma mater.
Bavis and his wife, Kim, reside in West Roxbury, Mass., with their son, Jack, and daughters, Ciara and Tyler.
Assistant Coach Buddy Powers
Buddy Powers, a former Terrier who has 22 years of coaching experience at the collegiate level - including a combined 14 as a head coach at Bowling Green and Rensselaer - rejoin the Boston University men's ice hockey program last year and enters his third season as an assistant coach on Parker's staff.
Powers played for the Terriers from 1972-75 and was a senior in Jack Parker's first full season at the helm during the 1974-75 campaign. Powers, a Hyde Park native, also joined the USA Hockey National Team Development Program as an assistant coach for the 2002-03 season.
Powers arrives in Boston from Bowling Green, where he served as head coach from 1994-2002 and most recently as the director of the BGSU Ice Arena in addition to being a color analyst for the team's local television broadcasts. He was named CCHA Coach of the Year in his first year at the helm, leading the Falcons to a 25-11-2 mark and a second-place league finish, and compiled 135 wins during his eight seasons while also representing the conference on the NCAA Division I Hockey Committee.
Powers was also an assistant coach at Bowling Green from 1982-88 and in those six successful seasons, he helped guide the Falcons to their lone NCAA championship in 1983 along with four CCHA regular-season titles, one CCHA tournament title and four NCAA appearances.
Before taking over the Falcons' program, Powers was the head coach at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for five seasons (1989-94), reaching two ECAC championship games (1990, 1994) and helping the program qualify for the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1985 with an at-large berth in 1994. During his five years at RPI, he led the Engineers to a record of 94-63-13, and his 14-year head-coaching career, which began with a one-year stint (1988-89) at Rochester Institute of Technology, includes an overall record of 255-220-41.
Powers played professionally in Europe for four years before beginning his coaching career in 1980 as an assistant coach at Colgate. He also was a head coach at the 1993 United States Olympic Festival games after coaching Team USA during the USA Cup Challenge in 1992.
Volunteer Assistant Coach Mike Geragosian
Mike Geragosian, a former All-New England goaltender at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, who has gone on to coach goaltenders for more than two decades, will be entering his 13th season on the Terrier staff.
Geragosian began his coaching career at his alma mater in 1978. During the next 12 years, his responsibilities at Lowell were primarily with the goaltenders. During his first eight years there, the River Hawks were a dominant Division II team, winning both the Eastern College Athletic Conference and NCAA titles in 1979, 1981 and 1982, while the 1980 team won the ECAC championship.
He remained at Lowell during the program's transition to Division I play as a member of Hockey East, and was the assistant coach in charge of the goaltenders when the River Hawks advanced to the semifinals of the Hockey East tournament in 1986. He was also on the staff when UML received its first-ever bid to the NCAA Division I tournament in 1988.
Geragosian, who was inducted into the River Hawks' Hall of Fame in 1981, left Lowell in 1992 to serve as the goaltender coach at Princeton University. At the same time, he was the director of development for goaltenders for USA Hockey in Massachusetts, a position he still holds.
He then returned to Hockey East in 1994 to take over as the goalie coach at Merrimack, where he remained through the 1999 season. Twice during his tenure his goalies garnered All-Hockey East honors.
Still holder of the ECAC record for most saves in a playoff game with 64 against Vermont during the 1972 tournament, Geragosian is a well-respected tutor and clinician, conducting several hockey schools in the area.
Mike and his wife, Diane, reside in North Andover, Mass., with their children Leah, Craig, Adam and Brian.