Coach Ed Gonzalez: BX Gael to BK Lion

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He grew up in Spanish Harlem and picked up the basketball early. His motivation to play took him to All Hallows, in the Bronx, where as a player he was the floor general and ensured teammates like the late Troy Truesdale ate plenty off his sensational dimes. He's been named on this very show as an inspirational coach by several players who'd touched the Dribble N' Dimes mics such as Randy Williams, Marvin McCullough and Ronald Ramon (to name a few).

Our guest attended Dowling college and after spending some time playing in Puerto Rico, he linked up with his homie (another Dribble N' Dimes alum) Tony Chiles to assist in coaching their alma mater All Hallows. Soon Tony would depart and that would set off decades of head coaching for our guest.

Today he sits at the helm of the Bishop Loughlin Lions basketball team as their head coach. As a coach he's done some extraordinary things like: Had 8 out of 10 - Twenty Win Seasons, helped kids earn 10 Division 1 scholarships and in a 10 season span racked up 4 city championships, 6 Brooklyn/Queens CHSAA finals appearances (with half of those ending in championship trophies).

He recently suffered a brain aneurism that left us all stunned, but incredibly hopeful. He's progressing well and aims to get back on the hardwood when he's cleared to make that transition. For now, hear him tell us the journey he has taken through basketball. On this episode, we welcome in coach Ed Gonzalez.

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