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Legendary NYC High School Basketball Coach, Johnny Mathis Passes 

Remembering a JFK High School (PSAL) basketball coaching legend - Coach Mathis brought out the best in hoops stars while cementing legacy    

By Pete Janny 

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Remembrance of Section 1 Girls Basketball Coach, Sue Adams

Former 4-time Section 1 champion girls basketball coach Sue Adams recalled as game-changer

By Nancy Haggerty 

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'I don't think the man

Lackawanna's Marcus Rivers coaches both girls and boys basketball teams.

By Clevis Murray, Buffalo News  

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Why Parents Must Stop Coaching From the Sidelines 

Usually teams have one coach. But it turns out this isn't always true on most youth basketball teams... Enter your nearest gym and listen closely during any game and you'll quickly find out most youth sports teams actually have 8 - 10 coaches surrounding the court... Unfortunately, only one of these is the real coach.

Informational Articles 

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Youth Basketball Landscape in the United States 

An overview for parents, players, and others provided by the National High School Basketball Coaches Association

28.5 Movement January Meeting Recap

The 28.5 group is a collection of Women’s Basketball Coaches from various states who celebrate, honor, empower, recruit and promote women that coach basketball. They strive to grow the game of basketball by helping other women and helping their athletes. Get in touch with Nicci Hays Fort or Cori Elms or DM their twitter account to join this group of coaches! Continue reading to learn more about what six college coaches discussed in a Q&A meeting about recruitment...


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Check out the Basketball Coaches Association of New York's newsletter including an update on the 2023 Summer Hoops Festival, the President's Column, Take Back The Game, the BCANY Membership Form, and More! 

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Check out the Basketball Coaches Association of New York's newsletter including the dates for the 2023 Summer Hoops Festival, Hall of Fame Inductions, the President's Column, Coaches vs. Cancer Efforts, and BCANY Awards!



Check out the Basketball Coaches Association of New York's newsletter including BCANY activities, the BCANY NYS Basketball Hall of Fame Inductions, and more! 


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Irvington turns out to celebrate as Gina Maher gets NY record 800th girls basketball win

Maher, who became head coach of the Irvington program for the 1975-76 season, won her 800th girls basketball game with Irvington on February 1st, 2024. At the final buzzer, Maher became the first high school girls basketball coach in New York state history to reach 800 wins.

By Nancy Haggerty 

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Southwestern Senior Reaches Milestone In Trojans’
Win Over Portville

Southwestern’s Reece Beaver reaches 2,000 points after game against Portville in nonleague action at Southwestern Central School

By Matt Spielman

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High school basketball coach and player dismissed after their team allegedly hurled antisemitic rhetoric against opponent

A girls’ public high school basketball coach and one of the team’s players have been dismissed after antisemitic comments were made to the opposing private Jewish school team during a game last week, according to a statement from the school system and the mayor of Yonkers, New York.

By Samantha Beech & Maria Sole Campinoti 

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Fairport's Scott Fitch wins gold medal as coach of U16 USA Basketball

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity has come threefold for Scott Fitch. The longtime Fairport boys basketball coach won his third gold medal as an assistant for USA Basketball's Men's U16 national team in Merida, Mexico, where they won the FIBA Men’s U16 Americas Championships in June.

By Marquel Slaughter

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Honoring the Legacy of Black Basketball Coaches on the East End

On Saturday, June 3, the Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center will recognized 6 coaches, Wingfield, Johnson, Lamison, Thomas, Gholson and White for the lasting impacts they’ve had on their players, teams and communities.

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Girls Basketball: BCANY, OCIAA all-stars for 2022-23 season

Class all-stars for Section 9 and players of the year, the BCANY coaches of the year, and Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association all-stars. 


Boys BCANY All-Star Game 

The BCANY All-Star Game featured boys who were picked to either the first or second team All-Section IV all-star teams. The orange team outscored the blue 6-0 in overtime to win 115-109 in the Second Annual BCANY Section 4 Boys’ all-star game at Elmira College.

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Girls BCANY All-Star Game

The BCANY All-Star Game featured girls who were picked to either the first or second team All-Section IV all-star teams. In the end the Orange team picked up a 104-83 win over the Blue Team during the Second Annual BCANY Section IV Boys’ and Girls’ basketball all-star game at Elmira College.

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The Rainier Beach High School boys basketball team.
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High School Boys Basketball Team Stranded in Las Vegas over Christmas. A High School Basketball Coach out Thousands. 

A high school basketball coach is still
out $10,000 after Southwest canceled a
flight and left his whole team stranded in
Las Vegas for 5 days over Christmas.
They ended up chartering a bus to drive
18 hours home in the snow.


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CBA boys basketball coach reaches 550 career wins

Christian Brothers Academy boys basketball coach Buddy Wleklinski has racked up 550 victories in his nearly 40 years coaching at the school. That places him third among all active Section III boys basketball coaches.

By James McClendon 


Boys basketball coach Chris Cardon to retire at end of his season,
his 37th

The Irondequoit boys basketball season starts at home Friday night against Pittsford Sutherland, and it will be the last with Chris Cardon at the helm. The Hall-of-Fame coach has decided his 37th season leading Irondequoit will be the final one in a career that has earned him widespread respect.

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