Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Si Boardman

Simon "Cy" Boardman

August 24,1915
Brooklyn, NY

March 24, 1950
Bronx, NY

1932-33 Boys High School - Brooklyn (High School)
1933-34 Boys High School - Brooklyn (High School)
1935-36 NYU (College)
1936-37 NYU (College)
1937-38 NYU (College)
1938-39 Troy Haymakers (ABL)
1939-40 Troy Celtics (ABL)
1939-40 Jersey Reds (ABL)
1939-40 Philadelphia SPHA's (ABL)
1940-41 Baltimore Clippers (ABL)
1941-42 Trenton Tigers (ABL)
1941-42 Saratoga (NYSL)
1942-43 Harrisburg Senators (ABL)
1942-43 New York Jewels (ABL)
1944-45 Wilmington Bombers (ABL)
1945-46 Wilmington Bombers (ABL) Head coach / player
1945-46 Paterson Crescents (ABL)
1946-47 Paterson Crescents (ABL)
1947-48 Paterson Crescents (ABL)
1947-48 Philadelphia SPHA's (ABL)
Atlantic City Technical High School (High School) Head coach

Born to Harry and Rose Boardman, Simon grew up in Brooklyn and was a pitcher, soccer player and basketball player at Boys HS. He went to NYU, where he was the captain of the basketball team. He went on to play nine seasons in the ABL, punctuated when he served in the army during World War 2. After the war, he saw his arguably best season in the ABL, finishing among the league leaders in scoring for three years. He also was the athletic director of the Jewish Community Center in Atlantic City as well as the head coach at AC Tech for a few years. Boardman died in 1950 at the age of 34 following a long illness.

Si and his wife, Harriet, had a son and a daughter.

His name is sometimes printed as "Cy Boardman."

Brooklyn Daily Eagle, March 26, 1950
Jews In Sports


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