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LA Kings scout Steve Greeley returns to Boston University as associate head coach

BU alum Steve Greeley is returning to his alma mater to be an associate head coach for new bench boss David Quinn.

Steve Greeley will be joining the Boston University coaching staff that has seen two new members following the retirement of Jack Parker (pictured above, middle).
Steve Greeley will be joining the Boston University coaching staff that has seen two new members following the retirement of Jack Parker (pictured above, middle).
Jeff Cox

It had long been speculated that former Terriers forward Steve Greeley would be returning to Boston University to be a member of the coaching staff. The school confirmed that the Los Angeles Kings pro scout will be the new associate head coach for David Quinn as he begins his first year behind the bench at Agganis Arena.

Greeley played for the Terriers from 2000-2004. The local product from South Boston was a gritty and hardnosed player under the legendary Jack Parker who retired in March after forty seasons as the head coach.

Quinn, another former Terrier who's playing career was cut short due to a rare illness, was an associate coach at BU when the Terriers won the 2009 NCAA Championship. He left to become the head coach of the Lake Erie Monsters, the AHL affiliate of the Colorado Avalanche. Most recently, Quinn was the assistant coach for another former BU player, Joe Sacco, with the Avalanche.

Jeff Cox covers hockey for SBNation. Follow him on twitter @JeffCoxSBNation.