Thursday, February 23, 2017

Babe Mazza

Albert Henry "Babe" Mazza


Born:
February 6, 1922
Clarksburg, WV

Died:
September 12, 2008
Mount Vernon, OH


Career
Washington Irving High School - Clarksburg, WV (High School)
1941-42 Marshall University (College)
1942-43 Marshall University (College)
1946-47 Marshall University (College)
1947-48 Kansas City Blues (PBLA)
1947-48 Columbus Mariners (AAL)
1948-49 Ceredo-Kenova High School - West Virginia (High School) Head coach
1949-50 Ceredo-Kenova High School - West Virginia (High School) Head coach
1950-51 Ceredo-Kenova High School - West Virginia (High School) Head coach
1951-52 Ceredo-Kenova High School - West Virginia (High School) Head coach
1952-53 Ceredo-Kenova High School - West Virginia (High School) Head coach
1953-54 Ceredo-Kenova High School - West Virginia (High School) Head coach
1954-55 Ceredo-Kenova High School - West Virginia (High School) Head coach
1955-56 Ceredo-Kenova High School - West Virginia (High School) Head coach
1956-57 Ceredo-Kenova High School - West Virginia (High School) Head coach
1957-58 South Pointe High School - Ohio (High School) Head coach
1958-59 South Pointe High School - Ohio (High School) Head coach
1960-61 Northeast High School - Fort Lauderdale (High School) Head coach
1961-62 Northeast High School - Fort Lauderdale (High School) Head coach
1962-63 Northeast High School - Fort Lauderdale (High School) Head coach
1963-64 Northeast High School - Fort Lauderdale (High School) Head coach
1964-65 Northeast High School - Fort Lauderdale (High School) Head coach
1965-66 Northeast High School - Fort Lauderdale (High School) Head coach
1966-67 Northeast High School - Fort Lauderdale (High School) Head coach
1967-68 Northeast High School - Fort Lauderdale (High School) Head coach



Born in West Virginia to Samuel and Rosa Mazza, Babe served in the U.S. Navy during World War 2. After playing pro basketball first in the PBLA for Kansas City, and then in the All-American League's Columbus franchise after the PBLA collapsed, Mazza became a teacher and coach at the high school level in West Virginia, Ohio and eventually Florida. He became the AD at Northeast in 1968, retiring from the post in 1983.


He married Margaret Byrne in 1948 and they had a son and a daughter.


Source:
Fort Lauderdale News, May 26, 1983
Obituary, Sun-Sentinel, September 15, 2008

Stats:
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=mazzaba01
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/babe-mazza/

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