Jewish Coaches

‘To End This Way Makes No Sense’

YU officials mum on firing of hoops coach Jonathan Halpert after 42 years.

02/17/2014 - 19:00
Associate Editor

In January, Yeshiva University’s basketball coach Jonathan Halpert published his memoirs, “Are You Still Coaching?” In February, the answer is “no,” with Halpert fired after 42 years and more than 400 victories (seventh most in the history of New York men’s basketball).

YU coach Jonny Halpert, fired after 42 years: “It rips your heart out.”

A Jewish Flavor In College Basketball

10/31/2012 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Jewish sports fans may have a hard time choosing a favorite team in one conference of college basketball when the 2012-13 NCAA season opens next week. Three of the head coaches in Conference-USA are Jewish.

NCAA coaches Ben Braun, Larry brown, and John Pastner
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