• Rich Barlow

    Senior Writer

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    Rich Barlow is a senior writer at BU Today and Bostonia magazine. Perhaps the only native of Trenton, N.J., who will volunteer his birthplace without police interrogation, he graduated from Dartmouth College, spent 20 years as a small-town newspaper reporter, and is a former Boston Globe religion columnist, book reviewer, and occasional op-ed contributor. Profile

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There are 3 comments on BU to Replace Men’s Hockey Coach Albie O’Connell

  1. I’m feel somewhat mixed on this decision. Albie OConnell is not a bad coach. I thought he was a real improvement over David Quinn behind the bench. Obviously he is no Jack Parker but who is? I don’t know who they will replace him with. There certainly are plenty of talented alumni who went through that program, but I don’t have a list of those that transitioned to coaching, but I have to believe BU does, and this was done with the intent of bringing somebody specific in. Hopefully that somebody is not a slightly used David Quinn…

    1. What is your beef with David Quinn? He was quite successful here. National runner-up in 2015. Two more teams, both an OT goal away from 2 more Frozen Four appearances.

      O’Connell was a great recruiter, great guy, but in over his head as a head coach.

  2. I also hope BU doesn’t bring back David Quinn as Head Coach. Hopefully, they will promote Associate Head Coach Jay Pandolfo who will do a great job. He is very experienced having previously been as Assistant Coach with the Boston Bruins, outstanding NHL hockey player, and led BU to a NCAA Hockey Championship. Jay is also well liked and respected by his players and will return BU to its championship ways. I’d also like to thank Albie O’Connell for his time as coach and his positive and classy attitude. Hope he finds another coaching position soon.

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