Coach Brian Daly was a member of the Penn State basketball coaching staff and an associate head coach. The Philadelphia native previously worked with Boston University Head Coach Patrick Chambers and was a standout prep school player in Philadelphia and later at Saint Joseph's. Brian was named the Philadelphia Player of the Year after averaging more than 20 points per game during his senior season at Monsignor Bonner High. He went on to help the St. Joseph's Hawks win 2 Big 5 championships.
Coach Bill Fox Jr. became the winningest coach in Philadelphia Catholic League History in 2005. As a result of his outstanding coaching career of 29 years at Father Judge High, the school named their basketball court the "Bill Fox, Jr. Gym" following the 2004–2005 season. Bill played basketball at La Salle High School and La Salle College under legendary coaches Charles "Obie" O'Brien, Tom Gola, and Paul Westhead. In 1999, he was selected to coach the McDonald's All American Basketball East team.
Gregory Griffith is the co-founder of The Learning Academy of Basketball (The LAB), a not-for-profit organization that unites teens from diverse backgrounds in a cultural exchange for the development of leadership and basketball skills. In addition to his work with The LAB, he serves as an adjunct instructor at the University of Miami in Florida, where he teaches a course on effective basketball coaching strategies. Coach Griffith served as an assistant coach for men's basketball at The University of Scranton in Pennsylvania, and he has served as the assistant coach for men's basketball at St. Thomas University in Miami. Coach Griffith has built a reputation of being a strong, committed, results-oriented leader and student of the game of basketball.
Dan Hilferty Jr. was team captain for the University of Scranton Men's Basketball team from 2010-2012 and was heavily involved in the Scranton Community, where he worked with underprivileged youth and held annual clothing and food drives. In addition, Dan has been involved in the Special Olympics, and has won several basketball related awards, including the Markward Award in Philadelphia, as a member of The Episcopal Academy Men's Basketball Team.
Coach Sonny Hill was a player, coach, general manager, and owner in the Eastern League, in which he's known as "Mr. Basketball." He is a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. In 1960, he created the first summer professional basketball league. In the 1970s, he became one of the first black NBA broadcasters for CBS. He was listed in Sports Illustrated as 1 of the 100 most influential people in sports. He is 1 of 3 who created the McDonald's All American Games and still remains active in the organization. Currently he serves as executive advisor to the Philadelphia 76ers. As of August 2012, Sonny had made a positive impact on the lives of 1 million youngsters!
Coach "Speedy" Morris' 46-year head coaching record currently stands at 944 victories and 401 defeats. He is the winningest coach in La Salle University and St. Joseph's Prep history and has the finest winning percentage of any coach in Roman Catholic High School and La Salle University Women's history. Speedy has been inducted into 10 Halls of Fame, including the Pennsylvania State Hall of Fame, the La Salle University Hall of Fame, the Big Five Hall of Fame, and the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame. He was recently nominated for the James Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. Speedy and his son Chris are stand-up comics and have raised over $85,000 for various schools, athletic organizations, and charities.
Jim Murray spent more than 9 years as general
manager of the Philadelphia Eagles. For 4
consecutive years, the Eagles made the NFL
playoffs under his guidance. After the 1980
season, the Eagles played in Super Bowl XV, the
first Super Bowl appearance in the franchise's
history. Jim is the co-founder of the Ronald
McDonald House Program. The first house
opened in Philadelphia in October 1974.
Coach Tim Whitworth is an Assistant Men's Basketball Coach at Stockton University. In addition to his work at the university, he is also the creator and director of Shore Shooters Academy, where he provides basketball skills development to basketball players of all ages. Coach Whitworth played professional basketball for 9 years in 7 European countries. He was selected to all-star teams in Austria, Holland, Sweden, Luxembourg, and Hungary and was First Team All-Import Player in Luxembourg. While playing, he also coached several youth basketball teams. Tim was a 3-year starter for the Drexel University men's basketball team and held a 51.3 percent 3-point shooting record in a single season. He was also a 4-year varsity basketball starter at Chestnut Hill Academy and, in October 2016, was inducted into the Chestnut Hill Academy's Athletic Hall of Fame. Coach Tim Whitworth is the newest addition to our Healthy Hoops® program.
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