STM coach Jere Quinn wins 1000th game
St. Thomas More School earned a road win over Worcester Academy on Wednesday night in a 66-55 decision.
The win was number 1,000 for STM head coach Jere Quinn who has become a coaching legend at St. Thomas More over the course of the last forty years.
Coach Quinn grew up playing for two legends in their own right, first Jack Curran at Archbishop Molloy High School in New York and then Bill Detrick at Central Connecticut State University.
He came to St. Thomas More in 1978 and has become as synonymous with that school as Bob Hurley was to St. Anthony in New Jersey or Morgan Wooten was to DeMatha Catholic in Maryland.
Those two coaches are both in the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame and Quinn belongs there too. He was nominated last year and hopefully will be inducted soon.
Below are some images and videos from last night as Worcester Academy, showing tremendous class, recognized Quinn's achievement immediately after the game as too did a number of family, friends, and former players who were on hand for the game.
Post-game video of St. Thomas More celebrating coach Jere Quinn’s 1,000 career win. Check out Quinn trying to be subdued while being mobbed by his players pic.twitter.com/zYW5G5SvwV— Gavin Keefe (@GavinKeefe) January 25, 2018
St. Thomas More coach Jere Quinn cuts the cake celebrating his 1,000th career win — 66-55 over Worcester Academy pic.twitter.com/CATiS7VNaB— Gavin Keefe (@GavinKeefe) January 24, 2018