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Bob Kullen Coach of the Year Award
Sport Ice hockey
Given for to the head coach who is considered to have demonstrated the highest number of significant accomplishments over the course of the season as voted by the conference's head coaches.[1]
First award 1985
Most recent Jerry York (Boston College)

The Bob Kullen Coach of the Year Award is an annual award given out at the conclusion of the Hockey East regular season to the best coach in the conference as voted by the head coaches of each Hockey East team.[2] The award was renamed in honor of Bob Kullen who served as head coach of New Hampshire in the late-80's before heart disease forced him to receive a heart transplant and subsequently retire shortly before his death in 1990.[3]

The Coach of the Year was first awarded in 1985 and every year thereafter.

The award has been shared once, in 2009–10, between Merrimack's Mark Dennehy and New Hampshire's Dick Umile. (as of 2021)

Award winners[]

Year Winner School
1984–85 Len Ceglarski Boston College
1985–86 Jack Parker Boston University
1986–87 Bill Riley Jr. UMass Lowell
1987–88 Shawn Walsh Maine
1988–89 Fern Flaman Northeastern
1989–90 Shawn Walsh Maine
1990–91 Dick Umile New Hampshire
1991–92 Jack Parker Boston University
1992–93 Shawn Walsh Maine
1993–94 Bruce Crowder UMass Lowell
1994–95 Shawn Walsh Maine
1995–96 Bruce Crowder UMass Lowell
1996–97 Dick Umile New Hampshire
1997–98 Bruce Crowder Northeastern
1998–99 Dick Umile New Hampshire
1999–00 Jack Parker Boston University
2000–01 Paul Pooley Providence
2001–02 Dick Umile New Hampshire
2002–03 Don Cahoon Massachusetts

Year Winner School
2003–04 Jerry York Boston College
2004–05 Jack Parker Boston University
2005–06 Jack Parker Boston University
2006–07 Dick Umile New Hampshire
2007–08 Kevin Sneddon Vermont
2008–09 Greg Cronin Northeastern
2009–10 Mark Dennehy Merrimack
Dick Umile New Hampshire
2010–11 Jerry York Boston College
2011–12 Norm Bazin UMass Lowell
2012–13 Norm Bazin UMass Lowell
2013–14 Jerry York Boston College
2014–15 David Quinn Boston University
2015–16 Nate Leaman Providence
2016–17 Norm Bazin UMass Lowell
2017–18 Jerry York Boston College
2018–19 Greg Carvel Massachusetts
2019–20 Red Gendron Maine
2020–21 Jerry York Boston College

Winners by school[]

School Winners
Boston College 6
Boston University 6
New Hampshire 6
UMass Lowell 6
Maine 5
Northeastern 3
Massachusetts 2
Providence 2
Merrimack 1
Vermont 1

Multiple Winners[]

Position Winners
Dick Umile 6
Jerry York 5
Jack Parker 5
Shawn Walsh 4
Norm Bazin 3
Bruce Crowder 3

See also[]




  1. "Hockey East Awards", Hockey East Online. Retrieved on 2013-08-16. Archived from the original on 2012-04-13. 
  2. "UMaine’s Abbott named Hockey East Player of the Year, Hobey Baker finalist", The Maine Campus, 2012-03-15. Retrieved on 2013-08-15. Archived from the original on 2013-11-02. 
  3. "Robert A. Kullen '71", Bowdoin Athletics. Retrieved on 2013-08-16. 

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