Playing basketball in high school under coaches Tim Leary on the boys’ side and Kerri White on the girls’ side has fully prepared these student-athletes both academically and athletically for college.
In his 30-year tenure as a college basketball coach, Pete Gillen racked up numerous hall of fame honors. He was recently honored here in Brooklyn by the Holy Name Foundation.
For one night in Jamaica, two former Clippers’ prodigies squared off against one another as coaches on the college stage.
On Oct. 1, Metropolitan Approved Girls Basketball Officials (MAGBO) hosted its second annual gala at The Oak Room at Buckley’s Tavern in Marine Park to honor three individuals who have made an impact through their officiating.
Former St. John’s University, Jamaica, basketball standouts Gus Alfieri and Jayson Williams were inducted Sept. 14 into the New York City Basketball Hall of Fame as part of the 27th annual induction dinner held at the New York Athletic Club in Manhattan.
Every new season for St. Francis brings the hope that this will be the year the team makes “The Big Dance.” And with the memories of how last season ended still fresh in their minds, the Terriers have some unfinished business to take care of.
At this year’s Madison Square Garden Holiday Festival on Dec. 6, the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) honored four legendary figures in intercollegiate athletics with lifetime achievement awards. One of those was St. Francis College, Brooklyn Heights, standout basketball star Dennis McDermott.
St. Edmund Prep, Sheepshead Bay, hosted its 20th annual Tip-Off Tournament; The LaGuardia Community College, Long Island City, Lady Red Hawks women’s basketball team ran a free basketball clinic
Of course the ties to St. John’s are present, but for the five-time NBA All-Star and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer, the ties to the entire Diocese of Brooklyn make this coaching homecoming that much more special.
In anticipation of his first season leading the St. John’s University, Jamaica, men’s basketball team, Brooklyn’s own Chris Mullin has been busy filling out his coaching staff.