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Ed Kelleher

Ed Kelleher (College basketball.  Born, New York, NY, June 29, 1894; died, Munich, Germany, July 19, 1945.)  A very popular and highly successful coach, Edward Ambrose Kelleher turned out well-regarded teams at Fordham and West Point.  Kelleher began his varsity coaching career at St. John’s (1921-22), where his only team was 9-5.  At Fordham, he […]

Ed Conlin

Ed Conlin (College basketball.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, Sept. 2, 1933.)  A ferocious rebounder at 6’6”, Edward J. Conlin was the star of Fordham basketball teams that were 74-31 in his four seasons (1951-55).  Conlin had 323 rebounds (and 177 points) as a freshman in 1951-52 (freshmen were eligible because of the Korean War) for a […]

P. J. Carlesimo

P. J. Carlesimo (College basketball.  Born, Scranton, PA, May 30, 1949.)  A basketball player at Fordham, where he became an assistant coach (1971-75), P.J. Carlesimo earned his first head coaching assignment at New Hampshire College (Manchester, N.H.).  A year later, he started a six-year tour at Wagner, where his 1978-79 club was 21-7, but he was […]

Johnny Bach

Johnny Bach (College basketball.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, July 10, 1924.)  Following a career as a college player at Rochester, Brown, and Fordham, interrupted by military service in World War II, John William Bach became Fordham’s head basketball coach in 1950.  His first five teams were 93-39 and his overall record for 18 seasons (1950-68) was […]

John Andariese

John Andariese (Basketball.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, Aug. 19, 1938.)  As a senior, John Andariese was captain of Fordham’s 1959-60 basketball squad, earning all-Met honors after scoring 339 points (13.0 per game) for the Rams, who had gone to the N.I.T. the two previous years.  But Andariese became familiar to two generations of New York basketball […]

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