Parker tabbed U.S. Men’s Select coach

By Meredith Perri/DFP Staff

Former Boston University men’s hockey coach Jack Parker has taken on a new title.

USA Hockey announced Friday morning that Parker, who retired after working as the Terriers bench boss for 40 years in March, will work as the head coach of the 2013 U.S. Men’s Select Team that will participate in the Deutschland Cup in Munich, Germany.

Ben Smith, who was an assistant coach at BU during the early 80s, and Mike Bavis, who spent 11 years as an assistant coach at BU before taking on the associate coach position from 2010-13, will serve as the associate coach and assistant coach of the team, respectively.

“We’re excited to have an outstanding coach staff, led by Jack Parker,” said Jim Johannson, assistant executive director of hockey operations for USA Hockey, in a press release. “Together they bring more than 80 years of coaching experience which will be a tremendous asset for our team.”

The team will kick off the Deutschland Cup on Friday, Nov. 8 when it takes on Slovakia before playing Switzerland on Nov. 9 and Germany on Nov. 10.

Read the entire press release here.