Saturday, October 13, 2018

John Gozdenovich

John Vincent Gozdenovich (Gvozdenovich)
aka John Goz

March 8, 1924
North Bergen, NJ

July 7, 1997
Edgewater, NJ

1941-42 Cliffside Park High School - New Jersey (High School)
1944-45 Long Island University (College)
1948-49 Pottsville Packers (EBL)
1949-50 Pottsville Packers (EBL) 
1949-50 Williamsport Billies (EBL)
1949-50 Reading Rangers (EBL)
1950-51 Williamsport Billies (EBL)
1950-51 Bristol Tramps (EBL-Ct)
1951-52 Bridgeport Roesslers (ABL)
1952-53 Elmira Colonels (ABL)
1952-53 New Jersey Titans (Independent)

Born in New Jersey to Antonio (Anthony) and Vinka Gozdenovich. A football and basketball player in high school, Goz would play a year at LIU before dropping out of school. He tried out with the Wilkes-Barre Barons in fall of 1948, but did not make the team so he signed with the Pottsville Packers. He would play basketball for a few years in the Eastern and American Leagues.

John married Rita Judge and they had at least one son.



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