He coached eight years at Reading High, compiling a record. Carril's teams won two CPC titles and two district titles. His last team went , and Carril was off to Lehigh for a season and then to Princeton, where he and his teams won national recognition while coaching against John Wooden and Dean Smith among others.
Pete Carril talked about his final game as Reading High's coach. It was , against Chester in the Eastern final. So he drove the team bus himself.
His pre-dawn practice schedules at Temple have become part of Pennsylvania basketball lore. What did he tell his team one night in Wichita, Kansas after a difficult loss? It's a very funny story! But, you will have to ask one of the players who were there and have not forgotten the message their coach provided for them on that evening. Coached at Hanover High School from compiling a record. Served as an assistant coach at Gettysburg College for four years before taking over at Bloomsburg University in He compiled a record prior to his retirement in When he retired, he was fourth on the all time men's coaching list for victories in Division II basketball.
He worked the basketball summer camps every year, he could be found in Madison Square Garden on the St. John's bench, he could be found in Las Vegas on their bench when the Tark was the coach, he shows up at basketball's premier events around the country.
He grew up in Pittsburgh, PA, and aspired to coach basketball. He had coached over 45 seasons and won close to games. But after retiring from Point Park he continued to coach basketball. Then after 34 years of coached the boys, his retirement included going back to high school coaching, Elizabeth Forward girls 5 years , Montour boys 3 years , then the Seaton La Salle girls for the season and winning the WPIAL championship.
He won games and lost only in 25 coaching seasons. His team won the state championship three straight years , , and ; however, they had to vacate the'46 and '47 titles due to rules infractions.
He coached basketball from to , baseball from to , and football from to Now that was a lot of coaching!! Chuck Daly later went on to coach at Punxsutawney H. She began teaching at Greenwood High School, where she started the field hockey, softball and girls basketball programs. After three years at the Millerstown school, and moved to Southern Columbia High, where she also started the girls programs. Her basketball accomplishments virtually mirrored field hockey as she posted a career mark. The basketball teams won nine league titles and three District 4 crowns.
She compiled a record in field hockey, with 12 league and four District4 championships. Dalious gave up coaching softball in, basketball in and field hockey after the season. He started coaching in on Market Street for St. His record topped wins in January of with a victory over CD East.
Win came at age 76 and during his 47th year of coaching. He also runs a popular girl's fall basketball shootout every year at Gettysburg College. He served two tenures at Springdale, one in the s and the other in the '80s.
His Ambridge team went record and won the state championship with a win against Chester. From a story written by Colin Dunlap, for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette November 14, " a story told by his son Dave DeVenzio, who was 12, sitting inside the locker room at the Farm Show Arena in Harrisburg at halftime of the state championship game as his father, Charles, the Ambridge High School boys' basketball coach, stewed.
At the time, Dave was a ball boy for the undefeated Bridgers, who were locked in a state championship tussle with Chester, also undefeated. Dave's brother, Dick, was the star point guard on that Ambridge team. My dad was a little bit hot and said to my brother, 'You know, if we wouldn't have had those couple turnovers, we could have broken this game open,' 'Then, my brother looked up at him and said, 'Dad, you know we're ahead by 30 points, right?
That summed up my dad, said his son, Dave. And he had no mercy on anyone he believed was violating a game's integrity. In a series of memorable columns in the late s, Mr. Dolson exposed financial-aid abuse in La Salle's basketball program. He has won games or more at three different schools: His more than wins is pretty impressive when achieved at three different schools, while at the same time he served for one season, , as the coach of the Icelandic National Team while living in Reykjavik, Iceland.
He was also inducted into the University of Scranton Hall of Fame as a former player. The best testament came from a young lady working at a local bank. Dooley was the best teacher I ever had! High School in , he then went on to start for Penn State University and captain the team.
He became a well known and well respected college basketball official. Others in the photo: Pius X, ; Malvern, ; Penncrest, ; and then Episcopal. Joseph's Prep, Saint Joseph's. Many of his players have gone on to successful playing and coaching careers.
He was head basketball coach and Athletic Director at Radnor when he retired in Dwyer's teams had won their basketball league title for 13 years, the district title for seven years, and made the Eastern Finals five years, advancing to the State finals once.
Washington College website Bill Ellerbee. He compiled a record of and six Philadelphia Public League championships in 20 years as a teacher and coach at Simon Gratz High School in Philadelphia. He went to Temple university as an assistant and Leonard Poole took his place at Gratz. Philadelphia Inquirer Frank Etchberger. His 23 year career coaching mark of. He was a three sport athlete at Milton Hershey High School, went to Ohio State on a football scholarship, and spent a year as a pitcher with the Philadelphia Phillies farm team in Bradford.
He was, as one sportswriter once said, "a classy gentleman. Uniontown High School basketball coaching victories: His teams won 52 straight games between and Between the and seasons Everhart's teams won 11 consecutive section titles. Of more note, A. Everhart Jr's father, A.
His strong defensive game plans earned him wins in just his first four years as the Prep coach. In and , they lost to Farrell, and in they lost to McKeesport in the title game. Forwood is shown in the photo to the left as the captain of the Prospect Park basketball team. This material appeared in April and May issues of His overall coaching record was Outstanding team accomplishments include a 95 consecutive regular season home court win streak , 55 consecutive league wins , and a Gratz had no gym so they built their own outdoor court using trees to support backboards and hoops constructed by a local blacksmith.
Following a seven year stint at Lebanon Valley College he returned to UDA for five more seasons before retiring in Fox began his career at Judge in and is in his 29th season.
He tied his old coach as the winningest coach in Catholic League history. Fox's record is ; O'Brien's record was From to , he coached both the boy's and girl's teams at Johnsonburg High School in District 9.
The girl's team went to the State Championship Game twice, and His overall record was achieved at six schools in Pennsylvania and New York where he was named Coach of the Year 13 separate times in six different leagues.
Frank coached football and taught at Johnsonburg High School and was one of the leading basketball officials in District 9 for many years. He and his son, Pat Funair, became the only father and son officiating team to referee a state championship game. Pat went to Penn State on a football scholarship and was also a baseball pitcher. In 29 years as a head coach, he was one of the very few Pennsylvania High School coaches ever to win the State Basketball Championship at two different schools while compiling over wins in his career.
His Altoona Bishop Guilfoyle H. In , his Susquehanna Twp. Gaffey was also a coach with the Susquehanna Twp. Can you name any other coaches ever to win a State Basketball Championship at two different schools? John's both to state championships. Gahr and Dauer were two of the "good guys" in Pennsylvania sports. Now there is another challenge that has caught Gelet's interest. Gelet has accepted the position as women's basketball coach at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg.
On Saturday April 3, , he coached the U. He achieved his th win with an overtime state championship win in Franklin ended its classic season at