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Celtic Pride: How Coach Kevin Boyle Took St. Patrick to the Top of High School Basketball [NOOK Book]

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St. Patrick High School, a small, no-frills Catholic institution located in a rough urban area of New Jersey, houses one of the nation's most storied high school basketball programs. Kevin Boyle, a leader who garnered multiple National Coach of the Year awards, cultivated that winning tradition, and brought the team to the top of its sport over the course of two decades.


In Celtic Pride, sportswriter and author Brian Fitzsimmons chronicles a group of teenagers forced to juggle...

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Celtic Pride: How Coach Kevin Boyle Took St. Patrick to the Top of High School Basketball

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Overview

St. Patrick High School, a small, no-frills Catholic institution located in a rough urban area of New Jersey, houses one of the nation's most storied high school basketball programs. Kevin Boyle, a leader who garnered multiple National Coach of the Year awards, cultivated that winning tradition, and brought the team to the top of its sport over the course of two decades.


In Celtic Pride, sportswriter and author Brian Fitzsimmons chronicles a group of teenagers forced to juggle friendship and the immense pressure of being on the nation's best team throughout the 2010-2011 season, while unmasking the man behind it all.


This biography narrates how, with the help of a close support system and famous alumni now making headlines at the collegiate and professional levels, Boyle orchestrated a rags-to-riches story. Despite being hampered by a budget shortfall strong enough to present a potential death blow to his school's existence, Boyle not only produced a number of high-achieving players but also earned the reputation of being one of the most respected high school basketball coaches in the United States.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781462063680
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/30/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

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  • Posted July 30, 2012

    If you follow high school basketball over the last few years, th

    If you follow high school basketball over the last few years, then you've heard of St Patricks alumni like Kyrie Irving and Michael-Kidd Gilchrest. What Brian Fitzsimmons does so well in this book is explain how a small school in Elizabeth NJ was even able to get players like that to come and play for Kevin Boyle and the Celtics. It digs back into the schools past, how they became elite, and the players who paved the way ( Dexter Strickland, Al Harrington, Samuel Dalembert) to there being another big time high school basketball program in New Jersey other than St. Anthony's. Its not only a history lesson, but a full access journey to the Celtics quest of being perfect during the 2010-2011 season. If you're a basketball historian or just a basketball junkie, this is the book for you!!


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