Philadelphia High School Basketball
Jim Fenerty Earns High School Win No. 600

**Names of Jim's Players at Egan and Germantown
Academy Can be Found at Bottom of Page**

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Jim Fenerty and his Patriots, moments after Jim's 600th win was notched. Pic by manager Katie Weiss.

Jim's All-League players:

BISHOP EGAN, 1982-89
FIRST TEAM
1986: Mike Stock
SECOND TEAM
1983: Mark Golin
1986: John Jekot
THIRD TEAM
1982: Bob Molle
1983: Kevin McDermott
1984: Mark Shalokowski
1985: John Jekot
1986: Brian Flynn
1989: Mark Milewski

GTN. ACADEMY, 1990-2016
FIRST TEAM
1991: Lawrence Talley
1992: Alvin Williams
1993: Alvin Williams, Denis Kane
1994: Larry Leith
1995: Damon Williams, Julius Williams
1996: Julius Williams, Jason Lucas
1997: Julius Williams, Chris Krug
1998: Brian Burke, Chris Krug
1999: Chris Rodgers
2000: Chris Rodgers, Matt Kauderer,    Matt Walsh
2001: Mike Slattery, Matt Walsh, Lee Melchionni
2002: Matt Walsh, Lee Melchionni, Ted Skuchas
2004: Ryan Ayers
2005: Ryan Ayers, Brian Grimes, Andrew Ott
2006: Andrew Ott, Kyle Griffin
2007: Kyle Griffin, D.J. Johnston
2008: Jeff Holton, Cameron Ayers

2009: Cameron Ayers, Jeff Holton
2010: Cameron Ayers, Austin Curry
2011: Jimmy Hammer
2012: Nick Lindner, Greg Dotson
2013: Julian Moore, Greg Dotson, Nick Lindner
2014: Tim Guers, Devon Goodman
2015: Tim Guers, Devon Goodman, Sam Lindgren
2016: Devon Goodman, Kyle McCloskey, Evan-Eric Longino

SECOND TEAM
1990: Lawrence Talley
1991: Alvin Williams
1992: Larry Leith
1993: Damon Williams
1994: Damon Myers
1996: Chris Krug
1997: Brian Burke, Jay Overcash
1999: Mike Slattery Matt Kauderer
2000: Mike Slattery
2001: Ted Skuchas
2003: Larry Sharp, Brian Grimes, Ryan Ayers
2004: Brian Grimes, Larry Sharp
2005: Kyle Griffin
2008: Joe Hill
2011: Nick Lindner
2013: James Drury
2014: Sean Lindgren
2016: Gabe Alter









 

Jim Fenerty
Celebration Page

  On Jan. 10, 2017, by a score of 73-46 over SCH Academy, Jim Fenerty notched his 600th win as a high school coach.
  Fenerty was 61-138 in eight seasons at Bishop Egan (1982-89) and this win, in Inter-Ac League play, made him 539-214 in 28 seasons at Germantown Academy (1990-2017). In the 2012 season, he missed six games due to a medical issue.
  Senior Evan-Eric Longino led the Patriots with 27 points while classmate Kyle McCloskey added 16 points and 12 rebounds. Other scorers: Kahlil Ashley-Diarrah, Brian Basile and Andrew Towne, 6 apiece; Cole Storm and Lucas Traina, 5 apiece; Jordan Keys 2.
  The victory raised the Patriots' season record to 11-4. 
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  This story was written after Jim notched his 400th win on Jan. 9, 2007 . . . Help came from his son, Jimmy, who made his varsity debut.

By Ted Silary

  On a day of special numbers for coach Jim Fenerty, five meant more than 400.
  That was easy to determine even over a land-line telephone.
  "Hold on . . . " Very long pause. "I think there's a problem with the line." Another very long pause. "Sorry about that."
  The "problem" was churning emotions of joy.
  Fenerty, who's in his 26th season as a high school basketball coach (18 at Germantown Academy; eight before that at the old Bishop Egan), yesterday lifted his career record to 400 -273 as the Patriots powered to a 64-36 Inter-Ac League win over visiting Chestnut Hill Academy.
  The last five points were scored by his son, Jimmy, a sophomore and former ballboy, who was making his first varsity appearance.
  The first special moment was a left-wing trey. Then came the conversion of a double-bonus in the waning moments.
  "God has always been with me through my coaching career. He was really with me today," Fenerty said. "It was like something out of 'The Natural. '
  "As the point guard, Jimmy was just running our offense. But he stepped up and took that three. Knocked it down with a swish. On the line, he swished the first one. The second one hit the rim, went straight up, came back down, right through the net. Too much to believe."
  Fenerty said he realized he was on the doorstep of this milestone only last Saturday, after the Patriots conquered Haverford School and he was given a giant-sized hug by his 13-year-old daughter, Erin.
  "What was that for?" he asked.
  "That's 399!" she answered.
  Shortly thereafter, Fenerty said he made the decision to put Jimmy in uniform for what had a great chance of being No. 400.
  "I'm guilty. Did it on purpose," he said, laughing. "For lots of years, he heard his old man being called bad names in the stands. I wanted him with me today. I did this for all the coaches who get such wonderful support from their families. Without the sacrifices, none of us could do this.


       Jim Fenerty (R) with Egan   
     AD Bernie Bires in 1989

        SEASON BY SEASON
        BISHOP EGAN
   
  1982: 10-14
     1983: 8-18
     1984: 6-20
     1985: 8-15
       1986: 14-11
     1987: 3-22
     1988: 6-19
     1989: 6-19

        
GTN. ACADEMY
    
1990: 6-15
       1991: 11-13
    
1992: 20-5
     1993: 24-1
       1994: 12-11
     1995: 20-5
     1996: 19-4
     1997: 23-5
     1998: 23-9
     1999: 18-8
     2000: 25-2
     2001: 27-3
     2002: 23-7
       2003: 14-14
     2004: 24-8
     2005: 24-6
       2006: 17-12
       2007: 17-11
       2008: 18-11
     2009: 24-6
     2010: 19-8
      2011: 14-14
      2012: *18-6
    2013: 23-6

   
2014: 19-8
    2015: 22-6
    2016: 24-6
    2017: 11-4
(Missed six games
on medical leave.)

       TOTAL RECORD
     600-352

     1982-89: Egan, 61-138
      1990-17: Gtn. Acad. 539-214
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       INTER-AC TITLES
       
1992: *8-2, 20-5
      1993: 9-1, 24-1
        1995: *8-2, 20-5
        1996: 10-0, 19-4
      1997: 9-1, 23-5
        1998: *8-2, 23-9
        2000: 10-0, 25-2
        2001: 10-0, 27-3
        2002: 10-0, 23-7
        2007: 8-2, 17-11
          2008: *8-2, 18-11
      2009: 9-1, 24-6
        2013: 10-0, 23-6
      2014: 9-1, 19-8
      2015: 9-1, 22-6
      2016: 9-1, 24-6
*-shared

  "I know Jimmy wanted to get promoted all season, but he wanted to earn it. He was hesitant about dressing today, but I
think he showed he earned it. If not for a little bit of a sports hernia he was battling, he would have been up a couple of
weeks ago."
  Fenerty, 56, who missed a 9-week stretch of school in the fall after having both knees replaced, said his wife, Mary,
stepdaughter, Jessica, and parents, Bud and Mary, were also in attendance.
  "Right after the game," he said, "my parents' first words were, 'You should play that kid more often. ' "
  At long-struggling Egan, Fenerty went 61-138. In part because future major league handyman Joe McEwing, also an
excellent hoopster, was among his returnees, and he relished the chance to finally enjoy success, he hesitated in jumping
to GA.
  "But even the Egan people told me I should take it," he said. "GA has been great to me. Just the wonderful education for
my kids, which I never could have afforded, would have been enough."
  Assistant Craig Conlin said of Fenerty, "Jim is a kind and good man and has been a tremendous mentor to me."
  D.J. Johnston (12), Joe Hill (12 points, five assists), and Steve Roma (10) scored in double figures for GA. Hill was the
starting point guard with La Salle signee Kyle Griffin battling illness. Roma added eight rebounds. Cameron Ayers mixed
six rebounds, three assists and four steals.
  After the feat was announced to the fans, Jimmy presented his father the game ball.
  "The whole day was great," he said. "It was even better that I got to be a part of it."

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  Below are the players who helped Jim Fenerty accumulate 600 wins at the high school level.
The year indicates the player's final season. Most were seniors. Some transferred and some were
underclassmen who did not play in the following season. The '89 and '17 teams include
multiple underclassmen . . .

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Bishop Egan
1982-89 Seasons

 

Germantown Academy
1990-2017 Seasons

 
Bill Scott 1982   Brian Costello 1990   Andrew Ott 2006
Bob Flanagan 1982   Chris Cowan 1990   Joe Traynor 2006
Bob Molle 1982   Jim Kehan 1990   Kevin Doty 2006
Dave Burch 1982   Mike Turner 1990   Matt Turner 2006
James Muka 1982   Phillip Brown 1990   Mike Rhoads 2006
Joe Anhalt 1982   Sean McKendry 1990   Shane Simon 2006
John Darrah 1982   Steve Luxton 1990   Zack Paul 2006
Paul Mays 1982   Jon Jiles 1991   D.J. Johnston 2007
Rich Schafer 1982   Lawrence Talley 1991   Ed DiRugeris 2007
Scott Adrian 1982   Malik Spann 1991   Kyle Griffin 2007
Tom Slaman 1982   Mark Ruck 1991   Matt Fusaro 2007
Bernie Flynn 1983   Sam McKendry 1991   Steve Roma 2007
Chris Lacroix 1983   Ian McVeigh 1992   Allen Tate 2008
Dave Rovny 1983   Mark Nori 1992   Joe Hill 2008
Jeff McDonald 1983   Todd Elgart 1992   Mike Doty 2008
Kevin Dwyer 1983   Alvin Williams 1993   Nicholas Gill 2008
Kevin McDermott 1983   Blair Hicks 1993   Tim McCarty 2008
Larry Carosi 1983   Coley Murphy 1993   Vik Bala 2008
Mark Golin 1983   Dan Liebsch 1993   Dean Melchionni 2009
Marty Shafer 1983   Denis Kane 1993   Eric Yuschak 2009
Matt Murphy 1983   Charles Wise 1994   Jack McDonnell 2009
Ted Blucas 1983   Damon Myers 1994   Jeff Holton 2009
Jim Walsh 1984   Eric Gordon 1994   Jimmy Fenerty 2009
Joe Gagliardi 1984   James Oliver 1994   Joe Nebiolo 2009
Joe Giblin 1984   Larry Leith 1994   Montana Mayfield 2009
Mark Murphy 1984   Rick Welsh 1994   Pete Haines 2009
Mark Shalkowski 1984   B.J. Medley 1995   Austin Curry 2010
Tim Johnson 1984   Damon Williams 1995   Cameron Ayers 2010
Bill Beck 1985   Gene Shipley 1995   Ian Leopold 2010
Bob Campbell 1985   Todd Garretson 1995   Jake Beil 2010
Henry Johannson 1985   Chad Lamelza 1996   Matt Sarshik 2010
Jerry Sheplock 1985   Jason Lucas 1996   Noah Kennedy 2010
Joe DeLuca 1985   Steve Sharkey 1996   Parth Patel 2010
Brian Flynn 1986   Terry Pies 1996   Ryan Dolan 2010
Carl Guignard 1986   Bob Dimond 1997   Beau Jones 2011
Jim Schurr 1986   Chris Welsh 1997   Greg Guers 2011
Jim Sullivan 1986   Eddie Harris 1997   Jimmy Hammer 2011
Joe Ridgway 1986   Jamie Chadwin 1997   Nick Berman 2011
Joe Rutecki 1986   Jay Jordan 1997   Andrew Leopold 2012
John Jekot 1986   Jay Overcash 1997   Cameron Retif 2012
Matt Houseman 1986   Julius Williams 1997   Connor Crump 2012
Mike Stock 1986   Kevin Mallon 1997   Justin Bullock 2012
Paul Lucas 1986   Mike Torok 1997   Bradley Garcia 2013
Dennis Ziemba 1987   Tim Bowen 1997   Earl Edwards 2013
Joe Beck 1987   Brian Burke 1998   Greg Dotson 2013
Kevin Furphy 1987   Chris Krug 1998   James Drury  2013
Sean Walsh 1987   Rob Heleniak 1998   Joe Taylor 2013
Steve Liedtka 1987   Tim Coleman 1998   Julian Moore 2013
Tim Profy 1987   Mark Heere 1999   Louis Stevens 2013
Tony Arnao 1987   Mike Taggert 1999   Nick Lindner 2013
Ed Minogue 1988   Seth Taft 1999   Patrick Sawyer 2013
Jeff Stevens 1988   T.J. Wudarski 1999   Bobby Taggart 2014
Mike McGurkin 1988   Chris Rodgers 2000   Sean Weiss 2014
Scott Sheplock 1988   Jim Slattery 2000   Abhi Patel 2015
Shawn Gallagher 1988   Matt Kauderer 2000   Isaiah Jones 2015
Shawn McCarthy 1988   Brendan Kelly 2001   Matt Perricone 2015
Brian Spinelli 1989   Eric Dubas 2001   Sam Lindgren 2015
Chuck Coleman 1989   Mike Slattery 2001   Tim Guers 2015
Frank Sweeney 1989   Rob Kurz 2001   Bailey Whitman 2016
Joe Fusco 1989   Troy Holiday 2001   Devon Goodman 2016
Joe McEwing 1989   Adam Goodman 2002   Eathyn Edwards 2016
Ken Carroll 1989   Alex Lee 2002   Gabe Alter 2016
Kyle Barniak 1989   Jeff Curtin 2002   Joe Stinson 2016
Len Lehman 1989   Lee Melchionni 2002   Jon Haynes 2016
Mark Milewski 1989   Matt Berman 2002   Miraj Dudhat 2016
Matt Savoy 1989   Matt Walsh  2002   Andrew Towne 2017
Mike Finn 1989   Ryan Cassidy 2002   Ben Garcia 2017
Mike Padgett 1989   Sean Grieve 2002   Brian Basile 2017
Sean Flynn 1989   Ted DeLong 2002   Cole Storm 2017
      Ted Skuchas 2002   Colten Smith 2017
      Dan Overcash 2003   Evan-Eric Longino 2017
      Jeff DeLong 2003   Hans Lillis 2017
      Kyle Washabaugh 2003   Jack D'Ambrosio 2017
      Matt Nunn 2003   Jordan Keys 2017
      Mike Morgan 2003   Josh Brownstein 2017
      Doug Depte 2004   Juan Adames 2017
      Jeff Neubert 2004   Kahlil Ashley-Diarrah 2017
      Joe Gill 2004   Kyle McCloskey 2017
      Larry Sharp 2004   Lucas Traina 2017
      Brian Grimes 2005   Tim Dion 2017
      Kirk Jones 2005   Zach Anderson 2017
      Ryan Ayers 2005