Coach Foley is winningest coach in New England

SJ Basketball's Bob Foley has earned his 879th career victory.

Exemplifying humility, passion for the game, and care for his players, Coach Foley wasn't tallying his wins when on January 3, 2017 he cemented his status as a giant of the game.

The No. 2 ranked Pioneers earned a 68-37 victory over rival St. Peter-Marian in a jam-packed Coaches Pavilion on a rainy Tuesday night, and with it came Coach Foley's 897th. His dogged determination, steady leadership, and love for the sport made him the winningest coach in New England high school basketball history.

Mr. Foley began his coaching career over five decades ago, in 1963 at Uxbridge High, where he stayed for six years. He then moved on to coach St. Peter's for 11 seasons before taking over the Saint John's High School Pioneers' program in 1980, where over the course of 37 years he has earned 673 wins.

His influence has impacted countless students, athletes, and colleagues over his storied career. As Athletic Director Pat White remarked, "Coach Foley has been a role model to me since I began at Saint John's. Since I replaced him as Athletic Director, his mentorship and guidance has inspired me to do the best job I can. Coach Foley is a man that every Saint John's student-athlete should aspire to become." 

As reported in the Worcester Telegram, "'I've been just blessed to be at great places with real super support from our administration, whether it was Uxbridge High where I started, or St. Peter's when I was there, and here at St. John's the support has just been unbelievable," Foley said. "If kids have confidence and buy into what you're doing, and they're intelligent, and they work hard, it's amazing what you can accomplish.'"

Read more about this remarkable milestone for Coach Foley and the Saint John's Basketball program, and discover your Pioneer pride at an upcoming game!

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