Very surprised that I couldn't find a post about this on mgoblog. Parker is one of the three remaining coaching legends in college hockey from the 80s-present (Red and York being the others). My friend's brother played at BU in the recent past and had nothing but great things to say about the guy.
Just like Red and York, he coached at his alma mater, so you gotta enjoy stories like that. I know we don't play them much but I thought it was relevant news. They have alot of options with BU ties to replace him, both in house and in the NHL coaching ranks. Here's a nice write up on CHN: Link . He'll be stepping down at the end of the season. Always sad to see the legends go.