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Jack Powers

Jack Powers (College basketball.  Born, The Bronx, NY, Oct. 22, 1935.)  A three-year star at Manhattan, John J. Powers then became the school’s head basketball coach (1968-78) and athletic director (1980-87) before becoming executive director of the N.I.T. in 1988.  A 6’2” guard, Powers played on Jaspers teams that were 47-27 in his three varsity […]

Gerry Paulson

Gerry Paulson (College basketball.  Born, New York, NY, July 21, 1935; died, Mar. 6, 1986.)  A 6’2” guard who led Manhattan to its first Holiday Festival title in 1956, Gerald Arthur Paulson scored 1,154 career points for the Jaspers from 1954 to 1957.  Paulson scored 26 of those points on Dec. 29, 1956, when Manhattan […]

Fran Fraschilla

Fran Fraschilla (College basketball.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, Aug. 30, 1958.)  A Brooklyn College player, Francis John Fraschilla became the head coach at both Manhattan and St. John’s.  Fraschilla led the Jaspers to an 85-35 record in four seasons (1992-96) and, on Apr. 8, 1996, was named to succeed Brian Mahoney at St. John’s.  What followed […]

Neil Cohalan

Neil Cohalan (College and pro basketball.  Born, The Bronx, NY, July 31, 1906; died, New York, NY, Dec. 2, 1967.)  As the first coach of the Knickerbockers in 1946, Cornelius J. Cohalan brought an illustrious background from Manhattan College.  Cohalan won 11 letters in football, basketball, track and field, and baseball for the Jaspers before […]

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