CBA boys’ basketball coach John “Buddy” Wleklinski ’75 added another milestone to his incredible coaching resume’ on Jan. 11.
The Brothers knocked off Solvay, 67-47 to give Coach “W” as his players refer to him, win No. 500.
Wleklinski, who started coaching the boys varsity team in 1984, joins six other CNY coaches to accomplish this feat.
Following the Brothers win, players gathered on the court with a “500 Win” banner for Wleklinski, before eating pizza and cake, provided by the parents.
On Tuesday, prior to CBA’s game against Bishop Grimes, Principal Matt Keough presented Wleklinski with the game ball from No. 500 and certificate.
500 In The News
The Buddy Bio:
- 500 wins
- NY State Title, 1997
- 4 Appearances In State Final Four
- Nine League Titles
- Eight Sectional Titles
- Coach of the Year Honors For New York State, Central New York and Section III
- New York State Basketball Hall of Fame
- Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame
- Lasallian Athletic Hall of Fame
- Lasallian Educator of The Year