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Geoff Petrie

Geoff Petrie (College basketball.  Born, Springfield, PA, Apr. 17, 1948.)  A 6’4” guard, Geoffrey H. Petrie was the best player inherited by Pete Carril when he succeeded Bill van Breda Kolff at Princeton in 1967.  In Petrie’s first varsity season (1967-68), the Tigers went 20-6 and tied for the Ivy League title.  He averaged 12.9 points per […]

Pete Carril

Pete Carril (College basketball.  Born, Bethlehem, PA, July 10, 1931.)  A 29-year head coach at Princeton, Peter Carril took 11 teams in to the N.C.A.A. tournament and coached the 1975 N.I.T. champions.  Overall, Carril had 525 coaching wins in 798 games, including one season at Lehigh in 1966-67 (11-12), after which he went to Princeton, […]

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