Gary DeCesare: Just a kid from the Bronx


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Coaches are meant to be some of the most impactful teachers in an athlete's life. On this episode we speak with a legendary NY coach who's touched the lives of hundreds.

As the head coach of St. Raymond H.S. (Bronx, NY) he rocked the C.H.S.A.A. with powerhouse teams featuring standouts that earned athletic scholarships all across the land. His reputation as a top coaching talent paved the way for him to make the jump to the NCAA as an assistant coach at both the University of Richmond and DePaul. After his tenure in the NCAA he got landed at St. Rita's H.S. (Chicago) where he continued helping talented players maximize their talents.

In his 35+ years, he's had the pleasure of coaching some of New York City's most notable players (many featured on this podcast). Today he's the Director of College Athletics Recruiting, a Guidance Counselor and Head Coach at Gulliver Prep in Miami, FL. With us on Dribble N' Dimes... Coach Gary DeCesare.

Tune in and hear...

🏀Why Gary DeCesare decided to leave high school for the NCAA

🏀How he met Sonny Vacarro (credited with signing Michael Jordan to his first sneaker deal)

🏀How he's reconnected with a slew of former players via Zoom during COVID

🏀How Daon Merritt played a roll in his move to coach in the NCAA

🏀Why he coached NBA players Mitchell Robinson, Mo Bamba, Michael Porter Jr. and Trey Young

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