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Canisius Golden Griffins
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School Name: Canisius College
Location: Buffalo, New York
Arena: Koessler Athletic Center
Capacity: 2,196
Conference: MAAC
Head coach: Tom Parrotta

The Canisius Golden Griffins men's basketball team, or Griffs, represents Canisius College in Buffalo, New York.[1] They play their home games at Koessler Center. Their home jerseys are mainly yellow, and their away jerseys are mainly blue. The team is coached by Tom Parrotta. Parrotta joined the Golden Griffins in 2006 and is the 22nd coach in program history.[2][3]

Golden Griffins in the NBA

  • Andrew Anderson, drafted by the Boston Celtics (1967)
  • Leroy Chollet, played for the Syracuse Nationals (1949-51)
  • Larry Fogle, played for the New York Knicks (1975-76)
  • Herm Hedderick, played for the New York Knicks (1955-56)
  • Charles Jordan, played for Indiana Pacers (1975-76)
  • Mike Macaluso, played for Buffalo Braves (1973-74)
  • Bob MacKinnon, played for Syracuse Nationals (1949-50)
  • Al Masino, played for four teams (1952-54)
  • Johnny McCarthy, played for the 1963-64 NBA Champion Boston Celtics; first of just three players in NBA history to record a triple-double
  • John Morrison, played for Denver Rockets (1967-68)
  • Mike Smrek ’85, played for the 1986-87 and 1987-88 NBA Champion Los Angeles Lakers

Coaches

Name Years Seasons Wins Losses Pct
Tom Parrotta 2006-2011 5 57 95 0.375
Mike MacDonald 1997-2006 9 108 153 0.414
John Beilein 1992-1997 5 89 62 0.589
Marty Marbach 1987-1992 5 49 94 0.343
Nick Macarchuk 1977-1987 10 149 128 0.538
John J. McCarthy 1974-1977 3 28 49 0.364
John R. Morrison 1972-1974 2 27 23 0.540
Bob MacKinnon 1958-1972 14 142 163 0.466
J. Joseph Curran 1953-1959 6 76 66 0.535
Joseph P. Niland 1948-1953 5 72 53 0.576
Earl M. Brown 1946-1948 2 28 28 0.500
Arthur L. Powell 1944-1946 2 20 22 0.476
Allie Seelbach 1933-1944 11 104 83 0.556
Russell Burt 1932-1933 1 6 9 0.400
Luke Urban 1923-1932 9 74 44 0.627
Jim Hoar 1922-1923 1 10 4 0.714
Luke Urban 1921-1922 1 6 4 0.600
George E. Sweeney 1920-1921 1 5 4 0.556
Edward C. Miller 1919-1920 1 10 4 0.714

NCAA Tournament results

Year Round Opponent Result/Score

Year-by-Year Records

Season Overall Record Conference Record Postseason

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External Links

  • http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/40038164/ns/sports-college_basketball/
  • http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/mensbasketball/maac/home.htm
  • http://www.gogriffs.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=97891&SPID=12016&DB_OEM_ID=20500&ATCLID=1465320&Q_SEASON=2010
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