Tuesday, September 04, 2007

 

Bob Dwyer, R.I.P.

Former Carroll Coach Dwyer Remembered

“Bob Dwyer, a longtime local basketball coach who guided the Carroll High boys' basketball to a legendary 55-game winning streak from 1958 to 1960, died Tuesday night of congestive heart failure. He was 91.”

Well, as the article mentions, he also coached at St. Anselm’s in DC and was there during my 6 years (7th – 12th) there. Up until just the last couple of years, I would see him at our annual golf outing and would always make it a point to tell him that of all the basketball I’ve watched, including college and pros, I have never watched better coached teams than I did at St. Anselm’s. We were a small school (21 in my graduating class) but we won a lot more than we lost and quite simply never got blown out.

We only had two sports at the time, Basketball and Baseball, and he coached both (I played baseball for him). Basketball was a source of enormous school pride and Bob Dwyer made our success happen.

Bob Dwyer, R.I.P.

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