Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Pete Caruso

Peter J. Caruso


Born:
1921


Died:
June 13, 1965
East Orange, NJ


Career
St. Michael's - Union City, NJ (High School)
John Marshall (College)
1942-43 New York Celtics (Independent)
1942-43 Detroit Eagles (Independent)
1943-44 New York Celtics (Independent)
1944-45 Baltimore Clippers (ABL)
1944-45 Washington Capitols (ABL)
1944-45 Union City Reds (Independent)
1945-46 Brooklyn Visitation (Independent)
1945-46 Iona Prep - New York (High School) Head coach
1946-47 Yonkers (NYNJ)

1946-47 Iona College - New York (College) Head coach
1947-48 St. Peter's Prep - New Jersey (High School College) Head coach
1948-49 St. Peter's Prep - New Jersey (High School College) Head coach 
1949-50 St. Peter's College - New Jersey (College) Head coach
1950-51 Mount St. Mary's (College) Head coach
1964-65 U.S. Maritime Academy - New York (College) Head coach

Caruso went to St. Michael's in Union City before heading off to college. He played basketball for various pro outfits before entering the U.S Army during World War 2. After the war, he played some but went into coaching.
In 1950, Caruso was hired by Saint Peter's College to baseball and basketball, and after a year there left for Mount St. Mary's as a assistant football coach as well as basketball coach. He lead Mount St. Mary's to the Mason-Dixon league title, but was fired in April of 1951 following a "policy disagreement" when he scheduled an unauthorized game after the season. He would coach at the U.S. Maritime Acadmet until his death in 1965. I have yet to find the circumstances surround his early passing.

Source:
Evening Sun (Baltimore, MD), June 15, 1950

Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/pete-caruso/


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