Glass and Out Podcast Ep. 191: Red Berenson and Jack Parker

You don't want to miss this conversation with two college legends.
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To celebrate the success of our second annual College Hockey Inc. Virtual Coaching Clinic, we’re excited to share this conversation from last year’s event, featuring college hockey coaching legends Red Berenson and Jack Parker.

Parker, now 77-years-old, has a resume that speak for itself: he served as the Head Coach at Boston University for 40 seasons and posted an overall record of 897-472-115. His 897 wins rank third all-time and mark the most of any college hockey coach at the same institution. Parker reached the 20-win mark in 27 seasons, won three NCAA titles, four consecutive Eastern College Athletic Conference crowns, 21 Beanpots and seven Hockey East titles. He holds the record for NCAA tournament appearances as a coach with 24.

Berenson, meanwhile, now 82-years-old, is synonymous with the University of Michigan, where he spent 33 seasons behind the bench, leading the Wolverines to 23 NCAA tournaments and a pair of National Championships. In 1,366 games with Berenson as coach, Michigan went 848–426–92. For his outstanding service to hockey in the United States, the NHL honoured Berenson with the Lester Patrick Award in 2006. He’s also a member of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame and the US Hockey Hall of Fame.

Listen as we revisit two incredible careers, what they miss most about coaching and their thoughts on the state of today’s game from a coaching and player perspective.

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Aaron Wilbur

I’m a husband, father, sports nut and Founder of The Coaches Site. I enjoy cooking, watching live music and hiking the North Shore mountains with my family. My son is a football player, which has turned me into a big football fan. It’s helped me appreciate what hockey parents go through, especially those who have little experience with the sport, when trying to navigate their child up the hockey ladder.

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