Archbishop Molloy High School is a Catholic Marist school that offers a challenging academic program rooted in Gospel values, has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report and was named an Exemplary Secondary School by the U.S. Department of Education.
Former Archbishop Molloy H.S. baseball standouts Mike Baxter and Dennis O’Grady have faced each other regularly this season in the Pacific Coast League.
The year 2014 marks a special anniversary for late Archbishop Molloy H.S. legendary baseball coach Jack Curran.
Walk into the athletic office at Archbishop Molloy H.S., Briarwood, and straight ahead you’ll find the desk of the school’s athletic director Mike McCleary. To the left however sits an unoccupied desk – complete with all sorts of memorabilia and awards. That desk belongs to the late Jack Curran, who passed away last March at […]
When the legendary coach Jack Curran passed away in mid-March, two men tried diligently to replace the long-tenured coach. But these two would agree that there is no replacing Jack Curran, but instead just continuing the traditions he started at Archbishop Molloy H.S., Briarwood. Those two men, interim baseball coach Brad Lyons and interim basketball […]
Archbishop Molloy H.S., Briarwood, hosted a special Players’ Day to honor the legacy of the late Jack Curran, who coached basketball and baseball at the school for the past 55 years before passing away March 14. Coach Curran’s former players returned, including professional basketball players Sundiata Gaines and Kevin Joyce and New York Mets’ outfielder […]
UPDATE The suspended game between Xaverian H.S., Bay Ridge, and Archbishop Molloy H.S., Briarwood, finally ended, with the Xaverian Clippers earning a 4-3 win in 15 innings. The original game was played on April 8 and was suspended due to darkness after 12 innings. Both teams relied on solid relief pitching to keep their hopes […]
It’s difficult for any high school sports program to replace a combined 2,680 wins. However, it is even more difficult to replace an icon. The Archbishop Molloy H.S., Briarwood, community will attempt to do both this spring, as the school continues to mourn the loss of legendary coach Jack Curran, who died peacefully in his […]
Former Molloy standout Russ Smith and the University of Louisville, Ky., Cardinals won this year’s NCAA men’s basketball championship April 8 with an 82-76 victory over the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. Smith managed nine points on 3-of-16 shooting in the title game, but he played an integral role in getting his team to […]
Jack Curran once said that he would keep coaching for as long as God wills it. But unfortunately for Curran, God’s willingness ran out the morning of March 14. The Archbishop Molloy H.S., Briarwood, and entire N.Y.C. sports community is mourning the loss of the legendary coach, who passed away at the age of 82. […]