Friday, December 1, 2017

Pat Herlihy

Patrick J. Herlihy

1909 or 1910

May 17, 1951
Whitestone (Long Island), NY

1926-27 Whitestone Warlows (Independent)
1926-27 Greenpoint / Trenton (NLN)
1926-27 Greenpoint Knights of St. Anthony (MBL)
1927-28 Kingston Colinials (MBL)
1927-28 Brooklyn Visitations (ABL)
1927-28 Long Island City Pros (Independent)
1927-28 Whitestone Warlows (Independent)
1928-29 Brooklyn Visitations (ABL)
1929-30 Brooklyn Visitations (ABL)
1930-31 Chicago Bruins (ABL)
1930-31 Brooklyn Visitations (ABL)
1931-32 Brooklyn Visitations (MBL)
1932-33 Long Island Pro Imps (MBL)
1932-33 Original Celtics (Independent)
1933-34 Brooklyn Visitations (ABL)
1933-34 Whitestone Warlows (Independent)
1934-35 Boston Trojans (ABL)
1934-35 Original Celtics (Independent)
1935-36 Original Celtics (Independent)
1936-37 Original Celtics (Independent)
1937-38 Original Celtics (Independent)
1938-39 Original Celtics (Independent)
1939-40 Baltimore Clippers (ABL)
1939-40 Original Celtics (Independent)
1940-41 Original Celtics (Independent)
1941-42 Original Celtics (Independent)
1942-43 Original Celtics (Independent)
1943-44 Academy of Aeronautics - La Guardia Field (Military) Head coach

Herlihy was only16 years old when he started playing basketball professionally. He had a very long career by the time he joined the Original Celtics, and played for them for almost 10 years before World War 2 cam callling. He was the athletics director and coach of the basketball team at La Guardia Field, and after the war, he was in the running for the head coaching job with the Buffalo team slated to be in the NBL. This team never materialized.

He was 41 years old when he died of a rheumatic heart condition in 1951.

Greenville News, January 9, 1933
Democrat and Chronicle, April 28, 1946
Courier Post (Camden, NJ), May 21, 1951
Brooklyn Daily Eagle, May 23, 1951


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