CENTAUR SEASONS: Player Profile — “Basketball Had Been My Art Form”

Centaur Seasons

By the time I was a junior, this CENTAUR SEASONS diary year, it was plainly evident what kind of high school players Allentown College of St. Francis de Sales needed to attract if the Centaurs were to get to the next level. Type No. 1 was Dave Glielmi (pronounced GELL-me; announcers at away games always mangled it). Dave was easily Allentown’s … [Read more...]

CENTAUR SEASONS: What an End-of-the-Bench-Player-Turned-Coach Learned at Allentown College and Shares with UCLA Coach John Wooden

Centaur Seasons

THIS CENTAUR SEASONS POST ISN'T MEANT TO EMBARRASS TOM SHIRLEY.  I SUSPECT IT MIGHT. TOM WAS A FOUR-YEAR-CENTAUR, TWO YEARS BEHIND ME. HE DIDN'T PLAY MUCH. “I went to Allentown thinking I’d play a lot,” he told me. “I guess I assumed that because it was a small school that they stunk, and of course I thought I was pretty good. And of … [Read more...]