Point Park’s legendary coach Jerry Conboy to be enshrined in PBC Hall of Fame
Jan. 19, 2012
PITTSBURGH – Legendary Point Park men’s basketball head coach Jerry Conboy will be honored this Saturday (Jan. 21) as an inductee into the Pittsburgh Basketball Club Hall of Fame. Conboy, who was the head men’s basketball coach at Point Park from 1969-89, will be inducted with the other honorees at a Hall of Fame brunch at the Pittsburgh Airport Crowne Plaza Hotel.
It is the third year in a row and the third year overall that the PBC will induct a Hall of Fame class. The Pittsburgh Basketball Club has been in existence for 18 years, and it serves the region with quality youth basketball programming all year round for all age groups. The purpose of the Pittsburgh Basketball Club’s Hall of Fame is to “insure that the greats of basketball in Western Pennsylvania are honored in a basketball way,” according to PBC director John Giammarco.
“It is very important to me that our basketball present and future have the opportunity to meet our basketball past,” as Giammarco in a press release issue by the PBC.
Conboy built the Point Park men’s basketball program into an NAIA national contender during his 20 years at the downtown school. When Conboy took over the Point Park program, it was in just its third year of competing on the four-year level. His career record of 305-241 included two NAIA District 18 championships, two trips to the NAIA national tournament and 14 consecutive postseason appearances. His 305 wins stood as the school record until it was passed last year by current coach Bob Rager.
Under Conboy, the Point Park men’s team challenged bigger schools like Pitt and Duquesne for media headlines and played some home games in the Civic Arena.
Among coaches at four-year schools in the City of Pittsburgh, Conboy has the fourth-most wins all time. The only coaches ahead of him are Pitt’s Doc Carlson at 367, Rager at 319 and Duquesne’s Chick Davies at 314.
Conboy, a resident of Bethel Park, Pa., has been inducted into a long list of past honors such as being inducted in the Western Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame, the Pioneer Athletic Hall of Fame at Point Park and the South Hills Catholic Hall of Fame. While the coach at South Hills Catholic – now Seton LaSalle – he won two state titles in the 1960s.
For the full list of this year’s PBC Hall of Fame inductees and also past inductees, visit the PBC website at the link below.
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