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Brian Daly

Brian Daly

Coach Brian Daly is a former Division I Associate Head Coach for both Penn State and Boston University Men's Basketball programs. The Philadelphia native previously was a standout prep school player in Philadelphia and later at Saint Joseph's University. Coach Daly was named 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 two Big 5 championships. Currently, Daly coaches one of the premier Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) teams on the east coast.


Bill Fox

Bill Fox

Bill Fox Jr. played on the basketball team at La Salle University and was Co-Captain in 1973. He was the Business department Chairperson and Boys' Varsity Basketball Coach at Father Judge High School for 29 years. He retired in 2004 with the most wins in the history of the Philadelphia Catholic league. As a result of Fox's outstanding coaching career, the school named their basketball court the Bill Fox Jr. Gym. He was honored to be selected to coach the United States team in the McDonald's All American Games in 1985 and 1999.

Fox was Assistant Director of Commerce for the City of Philadelphia from 2000 to 2005. He was Director of Real Estate for the School District of Philadelphia from 2005 to 2018. He has been a Coach in the Healthy Hoops® program for more than 10 years.


Matt Griffin

Bill Fox

Matt Griffin played at Boston University from 2009 to 2012. He was Captain during both his junior and senior seasons. In 2011, Griffin led the American East in three-point field goal percentage and was a part of the America East Championship team that played Kansas in the first round of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) tournament.

In 2016, Griffin accepted the head coaching position at Roman Catholic High School. In two years, he has amassed a 44-12 record. During the 2017 – 2018 season, Roman Catholic High School won the Philadelphia Catholic League Championship and the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) 6A State Championship, finishing 28th in the country according to maxpreps.com. He was selected as the 2018 USA TODAY Coach of the Year in Pennsylvania.


Gregory Griffith

Gregory Griffith

Gregory Griffith is 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 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.


Linda Hester

Dan Hilferty Jr.

Coach Linda Hester is a licensed Social Work Administrator who earned a master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Work and Social Policy. She attended La Salle University and earned a Bachelor of Arts in the concentration of psychology and sociology. She is a graduate of Trinity School of Natural Health, where she has earned a diploma as a Classical Naturopath Professional. Coach Hester has provided administrative support and direct services for Social and Human Service programs and participants throughout the regions of Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.

Coach Hester has earned an impressive collegiate record of a prolific athletic performance, with prestigious athletic recognitions and honors, including Atlantic 10 Conference Legend and two-time Hall of Fame Inductee for women's basketball; Most Valuable Player (MVP); All-American Collegiate Team player; Philadelphia Women's Basketball Legend Inductee; third-highest record holder in La Salle University history; "1,000 points" career; Team Captain; and Big 5 Player of the Year. She led the team for two Division Championships and two National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) appearances. Coach Hester was recently honored and recognized with a ceremonial citation from the City of Philadelphia.


Dan Hilferty Jr.

Dan Hilferty Jr.

Dan Hilferty Jr. was Team Captain for the University of Scranton Men's Basketball team from 2010 to 2012. He was also heavily involved in the Scranton community, where he worked with underprivileged youth and held annual clothing and food drives. Hilferty has been involved with 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.



Sonny Hill

Sonny Hill

Coach Sonny Hill was a player, coach, general manager, and owner in the Eastern League, and throughout the country 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 one of the 100 most influential people in sports. He is one of three creators of 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, Coach Hill had made a positive impact on the lives of 1 million youngsters!


Speedy Morris

Speedy Morris

William "Speedy" Morris' 50-year head coaching record currently stands at 1,009 victories and 433 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.

Morris has been inducted into 11 Halls of Fame, including the Pennsylvania State Hall of Fame, the La Salle University Hall of Fame, the Big 5 Hall of Fame, the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame, and the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Conference Basketball Hall of Fame. As a coach, he has the most wins in the 99-year history of the Philadelphia Catholic League and in Philadelphia Schoolboy history. He has recently been nominated for the James Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.

Morris is the only coach in Pennsylvania to have won over 300 games at two high schools (Roman Catholic High School having had 347 victories from 1967 to 2001). He has had 340 victories (and counting) at St. Joseph's Prep. In 50 years of coaching high school and college basketball, he has averaged more than 20 victories per season.


Jim Murray

Jim Murray

Jim Murray spent more than nine years as General Manager of the Philadelphia Eagles. For four 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. Murray is Co-Founder of the Ronald McDonald House Program. The first house opened in Philadelphia in October 1974.




Tim Whitworth

Tim Whitworth

Coach Tim Whitworth is Assistant Men's Basketball Coach at Stockton University. In addition to his work at the university, he is 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 11 years in seven 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 coached several youth basketball teams.

Coach Whitworth was a three-year starter for the Drexel University men's basketball team and held a 51.3 percent three-point shooting record in a single season. He was also a four-year varsity basketball starter at Chestnut Hill Academy and, in October 2016, was inducted into the Chestnut Hill Academy Athletic Hall of Fame. Coach Whitworth is the newest addition to our Healthy Hoops® program.


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