Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Al Palmieri

Albert George Palmieri


Born:
September 7, 1922
New Bedford, MA

Died:
April 1, 2008
New Bedford, MA


Career
1938-39 New Bedford High School - Massachusetts (High School)
1939-40 New Bedford High School - Massachusetts (High School)

1946-47 Rhode Island College (College)
1947-48 Rhode Island College (College)
1948-49 Rhode Island College (College)
1949-50 Groveton High School - New Hampshire (High School) Head coach
1950-51 Groveton High School - New Hampshire (High School) Head coach
1951-52 Manchester British Americans (ABL)
1951-52 Roosevelt Junior High - New Bedford (Middle School) Head coach
1952-53 Roosevelt Junior High - New Bedford (Middle School) Head coach
1953-54 New Bedford High School - Massachusetts (High School) Assistant coach
1954-55 New Bedford High School - Massachusetts (High School) Assistant coach
1955-56 New Bedford High School - Massachusetts (High School) Assistant coach 
1956-57 New Bedford High School - Massachusetts (High School) Assistant coach
1957-58 New Bedford High School - Massachusetts (High School) Assistant coach 
1958-59 New Bedford Vocational - Massachusetts (High School) Head coach
1959-60 New Bedford Vocational - Massachusetts (High School) Head coach
1960-61 Dartmouth High School -  Massachusetts (High School) Head coach 
1961-62 Dartmouth High School -  Massachusetts (High School) Head coach 
1962-63 Dartmouth High School -  Massachusetts (High School) Head coach  
1963-64 Dartmouth High School -  Massachusetts (High School) Head coach 
1964-65 Dartmouth High School -  Massachusetts (High School) Head coach  
1965-66 Dartmouth High School -  Massachusetts (High School) Head coach 
1966-67 Dartmouth High School -  Massachusetts (High School) Head coach  
1967-68 Dartmouth High School -  Massachusetts (High School) Head coach 
1968-69 Dartmouth High School -  Massachusetts (High School) Head coach  

Palmieri was a star athlete from New Bedford, Massachusetts, starring in high school in baseball, basketball and football. After high school, he entered the U.S. Army, serving in World War 2 as one of General Patton's bodyguards. After the war, he enrolled at Rhode Island College (now URI) and was a key member of coach Frank Keaney's teams that went as far as the NIT title game in 1947. After graduating, he began teaching and coaching in Groveton, New Hampshire before returning home in 1951. He would play basketball for the Manchester BA's in the 1951-52 season, and stayed at Roosevelt JHS before moving up to New Bedford High, teaching as well as being an assistant coach on the basketball team. He eventually was hired as New Bedford Vocational's basketball coach, and a couple years later landed at Dartmouth HS, where he coached for nine seasons before stepping aside. He was hired as athletic director at Wareham High School and moved to Bristol-Plymouth Regional Vocational in 1972, where he would also teach physical education. A natural athlete, Palmieri was also an avid golfer and very popular in many circles in New Bedford.

He and his wife, Gertrude, had one son and one daughter.

Source:
http://www.southcoasttoday.com/article/20080402/SPORTS/804020351
http://www.southcoasttoday.com/article/19990325/news/303259951

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