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Jack McMahon

Jack McMahon (College basketball. Born, Brooklyn, NY, Dec. 3, 1928; died, Chicago, IL, June 11, 1989.) Captain of the first St. John’s team to reach the final of the N.C.A.A. tournament, John Joseph McMahon moved on to a long career as a pro player and coach. A high-scoring guard, McMahon played for St. John’s teams, […]

Walter T. McLaughlin

Walter T. McLaughlin (College athletics. Born, Brooklyn, NY, Jan. 21, 1906; died, Largo, FL, Nov. 28, 1989.) When Ray Lynch, the former football coach, left as athletic director at St. John’s in 1933, he was succeeded by Walter T. McLaughlin. Recognizing that the emphasis of the school’s athletics program was now on basketball, McLaughlin worked […]

Frank McGuire

Frank McGuire (College basketball. Born, New York, NY, Nov. 8, 1914; died, West Columbia, SC, Oct. 11, 1994.) Few of the famous names in college basketball coaching have ever approached the record of Frank McGuire. He was a standout player at St. John’s who later returned to coach the Redmen for five seasons. McGuire was […]

Buck Freeman

Buck Freeman (College Basketball.  Born, New York, NY, Feb. 16, 1902; died, Columbia, SC, Feb. 15, 1974.)  James Ambrose Freeman was a standout player at St. John’s in the 1920’s who became the coach of one of the most famous teams in school history, the “Wonder Five” that compiled a superb record in the 1930s […]

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