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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 [...]

Pete Carlesimo

Pete Carlesimo (College sports.  Born, Newark, NJ, Sept. 2, 1915; died, Upper Montclair, NJ, June 23, 2003.)  Noted generally for his restructuring of the National Invitation Tournament, Peter A. Carlesimo established his original reputation in football rather than basketball.  A Fordham graduate who for played for the Rams (1937-39) as a guard, in 1945 he became [...]

George Blaney

George Blaney (College basketball.  Born, Jersey City, NJ, Nov. 12, 1939.)  A Holy Cross star who played briefly for the Knicks (36 games in 1961-62), George R. Blaney succeeded P.J. Carlesimo as head coach at Seton Hall.  Blaney had been a coach at Stonehill, Dartmouth, and Holy Cross (for 22 seasons, 1972-94) before succeeding Carlesimo July [...]

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