St. Francis Prep To Induct Inaugural Ring of Honor
Posted on 05 March 2014.
by Jim Mancari
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St. Francis Prep, Fresh Meadows, is known for its storied sports tradition, dating back to when the high school was located in Brooklyn. To honor the athletic achievements of its athletes, coaches and moderators, the Prep will celebrate its inaugural “Red & Blue Terrier Ring of Honor” gala on March 15 at the Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury, L.I.
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Timothy Leary – Class of 1963 – Hall of Fame 2004 – Tim played 4 years basketball for the Prep and in his senior year started on the team that went to the City Final game. He also played 4 years of baseball, playing on the JV City Championship team, junior year in the City Championship game, and senior year 2nd team All-City. He earned a scholarship to Manhattan College and played 4 years of baseball and basketball. He went on to receive his MA from Brooklyn College. Upon graduation, Tim returned to the Prep and has been coaching for over 46 years – 10 years as varsity baseball coach, with a record of 199-76, 5 Borough titles, 1 City Championship; 4 years as JV basketball coach with a record of 56-20; 39 years and counting as varsity basketball coach with team records of 601-430, 10 Division titles, 5 Final 4’s, 1 City title, National tournament champs in New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington DC, Connecticut and Rhode Island. Tim has been recognized as Coach of the Year by the CHSAA, by the New York State Coaches Association, the New York Daily News, the New York Post and Newsday. He has also been inducted into the New York State Coaches Association Hall of Fame, the New York City Pro Am Basketball Hall of Fame, and the National Basketball old-timers Hall of Fame. Tim is retired from the New York City Board of education where he worked for 30 years as a teacher of physical education, english, and social studies, a facilitator for the State Attendance Improvement Program, a supervisor for the Alternate education Program, and dean of discipline. in January 2014, Tim won his 600th game.
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Leary, Timothy [MC????]
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I believe that Timothy is a member of the Class of 1967.
McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]
Leary, Timothy [MC1967]
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