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Head Coach * Fourth Year
Buffalo State ‘86
SETON SETON HALL HALL UNIVERSITY
THE GONZALEZ FILE
• Buff alo State College, Buff alo, N.Y.
Received a degree in communications in 1986
• Head Coach, Seton Hall University, 2006-Present
Record: 47-46 (.505), three seasons
• Head Coach, Manhattan College, 1999-2006
Record: 129-77 (.626), seven seasons
Honors: 2003 and 2004 Metropolitan Coach of the Year. 2004 NABC
District 2, USBWA, and NYBCA Division I Coach of the Year.
Team Accomplishments: Four 20-win seasons under Gonzalez’s guid
ance. Two NCAA Tournament appearances. Finished .500 or above in all
seven seasons. Won MAAC regular season championship three times
and conference tournament title two times.
• Assistant Coach, University of Virginia, 1998-99
• Assistant Coach, Providence College, 1994-98
• Assistant Coach, Xavier University, 1993-94
• Assistant Coach, Binghamton University, 1987-88
• Assistant Coach, Broome Community College, 1986-87
• Four-year letterwinner at Buff alo State (1982-86)
• 2007 - Won 150th career game (vs. James Madison, Dec. 22, 2007)
• 2005 - Won a gold medal as an assistant coach for the 22-and-under United
States team of the World University Games held in Turkey
• 2004 - Honored by Buff alo State College with the Young Alumnus Achievement
• Member of the NCAA Ethics Committee
• Television and Radio Analyst for the NCAA Tournament and NBA Draft
An intense competitor, outstanding game coach and tireless recruiter,
head coach Bobby Gonzalez enters his fourth season at Seton Hall.
For the third straight season, the Pirates exceeded expectations in
2008-09. Predicted to fi nish 13th in the grueling BIG EAST Conference,
Gonzalez guided the Pirates to an 11th place fi nish with seven victories
in conference play. It marked the second consecutive season that Seton
Hall was picked 13th, but placed 11th. Seton Hall also notched 17 overall
victories for a second straight year and won their fi rst game in the BIG
EAST Championship since 2003, a 68-54 victory over USF.
In his Seton Hall tenure, Gonzalez’s teams have already scored upset
victories over Louisville, #23 Virginia, #19 USC and #12 Georgetown and
placed third at the 2008 O’Reilly Auto Parts Puerto Rico Tip-Off , which
included marquee match-ups against college basketball powerhouses
USF, Memphis and Virginia Tech.
Gonzalez was named the 18th head coach in Seton Hall basketball history
on April 7, 2006, ushering in a new, exciting era of Pirate hoops. In
no time, Gonzalez has put his stamp on the program, triggering a high
level of excitement around Seton Hall due to his tireless work ethic and
boundless energy. He brought a forward-thinking, optimistic and takecharge
attitude to South Orange and made an immediate mark on the
recruiting trail, reeling in freshman standout Eugene Harvey.
Gonzalez, 46, came to Seton Hall after
a tremendous seven-year run as the head
coach at Manhattan College. He led the
Jaspers to four 20-win seasons and two
NCAA Tournaments in seven years, including
fi nishing .500 or above in the league
in each season. His record at Manhattan
was 129-77, and his team won the MAAC
regular season championship three times
and the tournament title twice.
Manhattan went 20-11 in 2004-05 and Gonzalez was named the
MAAC Coach of the Year. The Jaspers advanced to the National Invitation
Tournament and won two games, defeating Fairleigh Dickinson and winning
at Maryland. Gonzalez led the team to a 14-4 record and the MAAC
regular season title.
His best season came in 2003-04, when he guided the Jaspers to a 25-
6 overall record, 16-2 in the MAAC. Manhattan was a No. 12 seed in the
NCAA Championship and defeated No. 5 seed Florida in the fi rst round
before losing a close game to No. 4 seed Wake Forest. Gonzalez received
numerous accolades following the season, being named NABC District 2,
USBWA, and NYBCA Division I Coach of the Year as well as receiving Metropolitan
Coach of the Year recognition for the second straight year.
Gonzalez enjoyed international success when he served as an assistant
coach for the Gold Medal-winning, 22 and under United States team of
the World University Games held in Turkey in 2005.
“Bobby Gonzalez is the key leader of Seton Hall’s bold new plan for our
men’s basketball program,” said Monsignor Robert Sheeran, Seton Hall
University President, on the day of his hiring. “Bobby is a high-energy
leader whose good spirit and drive are infectious. He is the right coach
for this special moment. Seton Hall basketball has an outstanding history—and
I am confi dent Bobby Gonzalez’s tenure will be an exciting
chapter in our unfolding story.”
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HEAD COACH BOBBY GONZALEZ
Gonzalez coached Luis Flores, Manhattan’s all-time leading scorer, who
was drafted in the second round by the NBA’s Houston Rockets in 2004.
Flores played with both Denver and Golden State in 2004-05.
In 2002-03, Gonzalez led Manhattan to the MAAC regular season and
league championship with a 23-7 record, 14-4 in the league. Named the
MAAC Coach of the Year for his eff orts, Gonzalez took Manhattan College
to the NCAA Tournament for the fi rst time since 1995. The Jaspers fell to
eventual national champion Syracuse in the fi rst round.
Gonzalez’s fi rst overall winning season came in his third year, 2001-
02, when the Jaspers fi nished 20-9 overall and 12-6 in the MAAC while
advancing to the NIT. Manhattan was 14-15 in Gonzalez’s second season
but boasted an 11-7 record in league play. In 1999-00, Gonzalez inherited
a last-place team and led Manhattan to a record of 12-15 and 9-9 in
Gonzalez is no stranger to the BIG EAST and to big-time college basketball.
Prior to becoming a head coach, he was an assistant on Pete Gillen’s
staff s at Xavier (1993-94), Providence (1994-98) and Virginia (1998-99).
Known for his strong recruiting classes, Gonzalez possesses outstanding
contacts and ties to the metropolitan area. He was assistant high
school coach at Rice High School in the Bronx in 1992-93 and assistant
at St. Nicholas of Tolentine from 1988-91. He was also an assistant coach
at Binghamton University (1987-88) and Broome Community College
Off the court, Gonzalez is a member of the NCAA Ethics Committee and
regularly serves as a radio and TV basketball analyst. He regularly pro-
GONZALEZ’S COACHING RECORD
Year Record Pct. Conference Record Pct. Finish Postseason
1999-00 Manhattan 12-15 .444 MAAC 9-9 .500 6th
2000-01 Manhattan 14-15 .483 MAAC 11-7 .611 7th
2001-02 Manhattan 20-9 .690 MAAC 12-6 .667 T-3rd NIT First Round
2002-03 Manhattan 23-7 .767 MAAC 14-4 .778 1st NCAA First Round
2003-04 Manhattan 25-6 .806 MAAC 16-2 .889 1st NCAA Second Round
2004-05 Manhattan 15-14 .517 MAAC 9-9 .500 T-5th
2005-06 Manhattan 20-11 .645 MAAC 14-4 .778 1st NIT Second Round
2006-07 Seton Hall 13-16 .448 BIG EAST 4-12 .250 13th
2007-08 Seton Hall 17-15 .531 BIG EAST 7-11 .389 11th
2008-09 Seton Hall 17-15 .531 BIG EAST 7-11 .389 11th
Career Totals 176-123 .589 103-75 .579
SETON HALL UNIVERSITY
Opponent at MC at SHU Total Last Meeting
Arizona 0-1 --- 0-1 2004-05
Army 1-0 --- 1-0 1999-00
Brigham Young 0-1 0-1 12/30/06
Bucknell 0-1 --- 0-1 1999-00
Buff alo 0-1 --- 0-1 1999-00
Caldwell 1-0 1-0 2006-07
California Baptist 1-0 1-0 2008-09
Canisius 10-4 --- 10-4 2005-06
Cincinnati 2-1 2-1 2008-09
Colgate 0-1 --- 0-1 1999-00
Columbia 1-0 1-0 2-0 2008-09
Connecticut 0-4 0-4 2008-09
Delaware 1-0 1-0 2008-09
Delaware State 1-0 1-0 2007-08
DePaul 2-0 2-0 2008-09
Denver 1-0 --- 1-0 2001-02
Fairfi eld 12-5 --- 12-5 2005-06
Fairleigh Dickinson 1-1 1-1 2-2 2008-09
Florida 1-0 --- 1-0 2003-04
Fordham 6-1 --- 6-1 2005-06
Georgetown 1-2 1-2 2008-09
George Mason 0-2 --- 0-2 2005-06
George Washington 0-1 --- 0-1 2000-01
Hartford 2-0 --- 2-0 2001-02
Hawaii 0-1 --- 0-1 2000-01
Hofstra 3-1 --- 3-1 2003-04
Holy Cross 3-0 --- 3-0 2003-04
vides expert insight for the NCAA Tournament and NBA Draft
on numerous television entities including NBA TV, MSG and
SNY. Gonzalez is also very active with the American Cancer
Society and its Coaches vs. Cancer program.
Gonzalez graduated from Buff alo State College in 1986
with a degree in communications. He and his wife Tracy
have one daughter, Brooke Kimberly.
GONZALEZ’S RECORD vs. ALL OPPONENTS
Opponent at MC at SHU Total Last Meeting
Iona 8-7 --- 8-7 2005-06
IUPUI 0-1 0-1 2008-09
James Madison 1-1 1-1 2008-09
Lehigh 1-0 --- 1-0 1999-00
Liberty 1-0 1-0 2006-07
LIU 2-0 --- 2-0 2001-02
Long Beach State 0-1 --- 0-1 2005-06
Louisville 0-1 1-2 1-3 2008-09
Loyola 14-1 1-0 15-1 2007-08
Marist 8-6 --- 8-6 2005-06
Marquette 0-5 0-5 2008-09
Maryland 1-0 --- 1-0 2005-06
Memphis 0-1 0-1 2008-09
Monmouth 3-0 3-0 2008-09
Morgan State 2-0 2-0 2007-08
Mount St. Mary’s 1-0 --- 1-0 2000-01
Navy 1-0 1-0 2007-08
Niagara 10-6 --- 10-6 2005-06
North Carolina State 0-1 0-1 0-2 2007-08
North Dakota State 2-0 --- 2-0 2005-06
Notre Dame 0-3 0-3 2008-09
Old Dominion 0-1 --- 0-1 2005-06
Oral Roberts 0-1 0-1 2006-07
Penn State 0-1 1-1 1-2 2007-08
Pennsylvania 0-1 1-0 1-1 2006-07
PIttsburgh 0-3 0-3 2008-09
Princeton 2-0 2-0 2007-08
Opponent at MC at SHU Total Last Meeting
Providence 2-2 2-2 2008-09
Rhode Island 1-1 --- 1-1 2005-06
Richmond 1-0 --- 1-0 2003-04
Rider 7-7 --- 7-7 2005-06
Robert Morris 1-0 1-0 2007-08
Rutgers 4-2 4-2 2008-09
Sacred Heart 1-0 --- 1-0 2002-03
Saint Francis 1-0 1-0 2-0 2008-09
Saint Mary’s 1-1 1-1 2007-08
Saint Peter’s 13-3 3-0 16-3 2008-09
Seton Hall 1-1 NA 1-1 2005-06
Siena 10-5 --- 10-5 2005-06
South Dakota State 2-0 --- 2-0 2005-06
St. John’s 2-1 2-2 4-3 2008-09
Syracuse 0-4 0-3 0-7 2008-09
Texas A&M 0-1 --- 0-1 2000-01
USC 1-0 1-0 2008-09
USF 5-0 5-0 2008-09
Villanova 0-1 0-3 0-4 2008-09
Virginia 1-0 1-0 2007-08
Virginia Tech 1-1 1-1 2008-09
Wake Forest 0-1 --- 0-1 2003-04
West Virginia 0-4 0-4 2008-09
Wichita State 1-1 --- 1-1 2004-05
Wisconsin-Milw. 1-1 --- 1-1 2004-05
Wright State 1-0 --- 1-0 2002-03
Yale 0-1 --- 0-1 2002-03
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SETON SETON HALL HALL UNIVERSITY
assistant Coach * Fourth Year
st. john’s ‘00
Dermon Player enters his fourth year as assistant coach at Seton Hall. Player’s ties and roots to New York
City have and will continue to pay huge dividends for head coach Bobby Gonzalez and the Pirates on the
recruiting trail. His basketball acumen will be a great asset on the court as well.
Player brings tremendous experience to SHU after serving as the athletic director at Wadleigh High School
in New York and as the Director of Basketball Operations and Head Coach of the Metro Hawks, a traveling
AAU basketball program based in Manhattan. Player also has experience as an assistant coach on the BIG
EAST level, having worked at St. John’s from 1998-04 where his duties included scouting, game preparation,
recruiting and fi lm exchange, among many other duties.
Player was an assistant varsity basketball coach from 1993-98 at powerhouse Rice High School in New
York City, where he scouted opponents and ran practices and game preparation. He was also the Athletic
Director and Head Coach at The Riverside Church AAU program from 1992-98, where he coordinated all
scheduling and practices and coached boys and girls aged 8-19. Player has also worked as a scout for the
Charlotte Bobcats of the NBA.
Player has also volunteered extensively in the community, working for the Wheelchair Charities Basketball
Classic in organization and fundraising roles for Goldwater Hospital since 1993. Player received his
bachelor’s degree in sports management from St. John’s in 2000.
assistant Coach * Fourth Year
Kevin Murphy is entering his fourth year as an assistant to head coach Bobby Gonzalez at Seton Hall, but it
will be his seventh season overall with Gonzalez having worked for him for three seasons at Manhattan.
Murphy had a hand in all aspects of the Manhattan program since joining the Jaspers in the summer of
2003. He was in charge of all strength and conditioning programs, individual instruction, opponent scouting,
fi lm exchange, scheduling, team travel, budget and academics, among numerous other duties.
Murphy helped lead Manhattan to two Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference regular season championships,
as well as the 2004 MAAC Tournament title and NCAA berth, and the third round of the 2006 NIT.
From 2001-03, Murphy worked at the University of Kentucky as the Special Assistant to the Men’s Basketball
Coach. He was responsible for fi lm exchange, scouting, administrative duties and various other tasks
for head coach Tubby Smith. During his time at Kentucky, the Wildcats went to the 2002 Sweet 16 and the
2003 Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament.
Murphy has experience working the Bobby Gonzalez and Tubby Smith basketball camps, handling many
of the administrative duties. He has also volunteered at the 2002 World Championships of Basketball in
Murphy is a 2000 graduate of Kentucky with a bachelor’s degree in communications. He received his
masters of education in sports management from Kentucky in 2003. While an undergraduate student at
Kentucky, he was a four-year team manager.
Murphy and his wife, Kyla, have two-year old daughter named Avery.
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SETON HALL UNIVERSITY
assistant Coach * third Year
A highly experienced assistant coach with outstanding pedigree, Scott Adubato is entering his third season
on head coach Bobby Gonzalez’s staff at Seton Hall.
Adubato spent parts of two years on head coach Mike Fratello’s coaching staff after serving the previous
fi ve seasons with the Memphis Grizzlies as a scout.
Prior to joining the Grizzlies, he served as an advance scout for the New York Liberty of the WNBA, working
with his father, head coach Richie Adubato. His coaching experience includes stints as an assistant coach
with the Atlanta Trojans of the USBL (1999-2000), the San Diego Stingrays of the International Basketball
League (1999), Georgia State University (1997-1999), Collin County Community College (1993-1995), the
University of Nevada-Las Vegas (1993-1994) and Old Dominion University (1990-1991).
In 1992, he served as an assistant coach with the Continental Basketball Association’s Southern Division
Champion Oklahoma City Calvary. He also served as head coach of the Tampa Bay Sunblasters of the USBL
(1990-1991). His previous NBA experience includes a stint as a college scout for the L.A. Clippers (1995)
and as an advance scout for the Orlando Magic (1996-1998).
Adubato received a full scholarship to the CW-Post campus of Long Island University, where he played on
the basketball team as a freshman. He then transferred to Upsala College in East Orange, NJ where he was
a three-year starter on the basketball team and an All-America Honorable Mention. He graduated with a
degree in business management.
Following his impressive collegiate playing career, Adubato was selected in the 1987 NBA Draft by the
director of basketball operations
second Year * seton hall ‘00
Dennis Kazimir is entering his second season on head coach Bobby Gonzalez’s staff as director of basketball
A 2000 graduate of Seton Hall University, Kazimir returned to the Pirates after spending two seasons as
an assistant coach/recruiting coordinator at Tiffi n University where he assisted in game preparation, team
travel and academic monitoring among several other responsibilities. His coaching experience also includes
stints on the staff s at Wright State University and Rhode Island College.
“Coach Kaz has been a part of the Seton Hall family for a long time,” Gonzalez said. “He’s a Seton Hall
graduate and has been working my camps for the last three years. He has a great background in the state
of New Jersey, working with the Hoop Group and running AAU tournaments across the country. Kaz has
worked many camps around the state and has great relationships with several coaches in the tri-state
area. He’s a hard working, aggressive guy.”
Kazimir also has an extensive background with The Hoop Group where he was a director of AAU team
tournaments. At The Hoop Group, he created and assembled presentations and sponsorship agreements,
implemented the planning, promotion, budgeting and operation of several tournaments and arranged
media representation. Kazimir, who has internship experience with the New Jersey Nets, received a bachelor’s
degree from Seton Hall’s sports management program.
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Colin Hampton is entering his fi rst year as Coordinator of Basketball Operations
for the Seton Hall Men’s Basketball Team.
In this role, Hampton assists in ensuring the team’s academic goals and will work
closely with Seton Hall’s offi ce of academic support services for student-athletes.
He is also the Pirates’ primary video operative and aid in game-to-game scouting.
“We are thrilled to add Colin to our already young and aggressive staff ,” Gonzalez
said. “He’s already been a manager and an integral part of our family, who understands
me, our program and knows our players. We feel that the promotion is well
deserved. He’s a terrifi c young man who has a bright future in coaching and works
No stranger to Seton Hall basketball, Hampton is fresh off two years of managerial
experience with the team. During this time, he served as assistant video
coordinator in addition to his typical manager responsibilities. Highly profi cient
in computer/video editing systems, Hampton created breakdown fi lms and scout
tapes for the Pirates in addition to producing scouting reports and fi lms for indi-
Heather Worthy begins her fi fth season working at Seton Hall. She will work
directly with the Pirate men’s basketball team on a daily basis, handling all athletic
training duties year round.
Worthy comes to Seton Hall after working at Hampton University as the associate
head athletic trainer since the fall of 2004. At Hampton, Worthy was the
head men’s basketball trainer as well as the assistant football athletic trainer. In
addition, Worthy designed the Hampton sports medicine website for 2005-06
as well as the remodeling of the athletic training facilities. Prior to Hampton,
she was a graduate assistant athletic trainer at Norfolk State University for two
years where she worked with the men’s basketball and football teams.
A 2002 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, Worthy earned her bachelor’s
degree in athletic training. She received her masters in athletic training
from Old Dominion University in May of 2004.
She is a member of the National Athletic Trainer’s Association, the Mid-Atlantic
Athletic Trainer’s Association, and became a certifi ed athletic trainer in
coordinator of basketball operations
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SETON HALL UNIVERSITY
vidual player development.
As a manager, Hampton also participated in fi lm exchange, attended all practices
and assisted coaches in the recruiting process. He also traveled with the team
to away contests.
For over two years, Hampton was the assistant director of the Eastern Invitational
for The Hoop Group. There, he assisted with the high school players recruiting
process for Hoop Group tournaments. Hampton assumed full responsibility as site
manager consisting of registration, time coordination for games and players’ safety.
Helping manage more than 15 staff members, he assisted with the development of
high school and AAU tournaments.
A 2009 Seton Hall graduate and sports management major, Hampton has also
worked the Pocono Invitational Basketball Camp, Pittsburgh Jam Fest AAU Tournament,
HBC Metro Basketball Championship, HBC Mid-Atlantic Basketball Championship,
Philadelphia Top-100 Basketball Camp and the Metro Top-100 Basketball
fifTH SEASON � PITTSBURGH ‘02
July of 2002. An Approved Clinical Instructor, Worthy is also a member of the
adjunct faculty at Seton Hall for the Graduate Medical Education Program.
Worthy is the recipient of numerous awards and scholarships, including the
Dr. Freddie Fu Sports Medicine Scholarship,
the Hartmann-Conco Company
Sports Medicine Scholarship, the IN-
ROADS Senior of the Year Award, a Tollgrade
Scholarship and the University of
Pittsburgh Challenge Scholarship.
Worthy was an Advanced First Aid and
Emergency Response instructor at Old
Dominion and a Care and Prevention of
Athletic Injuries instructor at Hampton.
Worthy currently resides in Springfi
strength & conditioning specialist
eighth SEASON � west virginia ‘87
David Grant is in his 10th year as a strength and conditioning specialist at
Seton Hall and his eighth working primarily with the men’s basketball team.
A former defensive lineman in the National Football League, Grant began at
Seton Hall as assistant coordinator of strength and conditioning before being
promoted to strength and conditioning specialist in the summer of 2001.
Grant came to Seton Hall after a stint as a counselor at the Cincinnati Youth
Collaborative working at Robert A Taft High School in Cincinnati, Ohio.
In the NFL, Grant enjoyed a six-year career. A fourth-round draft choice of the
Cincinnati Bengals in 1988, he played on the defensive line, often as a starter,
and was named to The Sporting News All-Rookie team that year. His 1988 team
went on to play in Super Bowl XXIII, against the San Francisco 49ers. Grant left
Cincinnati before the 1992 season and played one season with the Tampa Bay
Buccaneers before fi nishing his pro career with the Green Bay Packers in 1993.
Matt Sweeney enters his fourth season as the primary media contact for Seton
Hall men’s basketball.
Sweeney oversees all aspects of the athletics communications offi ce, including
management of the offi cial Seton Hall athletics website, oversight of
all athletic department publications, maintenance of historical records for the
department and handling of all athletics communications aspects of the men’s
basketball and men’s golf programs.
This is Sweeney’s second stint as a full-time employee with the Pirates. During
the 2000-01 season, he served as an intern in the offi ce he now oversees.
Prior to his return to Seton Hall, Sweeney spent six years as the Director of
Special Projects for The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame.
In working closely with athletic departments across the country, he was involved
extensively in organizing on-campus salutes for new Hall of Fame inductees
while planning the foundation’s annual Award Luncheon and black-tie
Awards Dinner held in New York City. Sweeney’s other responsibilities included
Grant was an All-American and an All-ECAC/BIG EAST choice at West Virginia
University, where he started at noseguard for four years from 1983 to 1987. He
earned his degree at WVU in physical education with a minor in safety studies.
Grant resides in Bloomfi eld, N.J. with his 13-year old son, DJ.
Assistant athletics director / communications
fourth SEASON � seton hall ‘00
acting as director of the NFF’s National Scholar-Athlete program, serving as assistant
coordinator for the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) Standings as well
as organizing and researching for the College Football Hall of Fame selection
A 2000 Seton Hall graduate, he serves as the District II Football and At-Large
Coordinator for CoSIDA’s Academic All-America Program. He is also an active
member of the United States Basketball Writers Association and the Football
Writers Association of America. Sweeney has also worked with the New Jersey
Nets as well as minor league baseball teams, the Newark Bears and New Jersey
Sweeney currently resides in Budd Lake, N.J. with his wife Laura and their
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Chris Breen is entering his third season as Associate Director of Academic
Support Services for Student-Athletes, after spending a year as an Academic
Advisor at Seton Hall.
Breen is the primary liaison between the men’s basketball program and Seton
Hall’s academic community. He works directly with the men’s basketball
team on a daily basis, setting up class schedules, tests and tutoring sessions.
Breen oversees the academic progress for all of the players and guides them
towards their degrees in their respective courses of study.
Breen earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Fordham
University in 2001, where he was a linebacker on the varsity football team. He
earned a Master of Arts in School Counseling in 2006.
Breen currently resides in Hoboken, N.J.
associate director, academic support services
third SEASON � fordham ‘01
academic & life skills consultant
Robin Cunningham, a former standout student-athlete at Seton Hall and
member of the University’s Athletic Hall of Fame, assists the men’s basketball
program as an academic and life skills consultant. Cunningham currently works
for Seton Hall in the Freshman Studies Department as a Mentor and the Director
of the Seton Summer Scholars program. She was the university’s Director of
Academic Support Services for Student-Athletes from 1984-2004.
Cunningham’s work with Pirate student-athletes was widely recognized,
both nationally and within the Seton Hall community. She was honored in
1991 with the Outstanding Adviser Award as presented by ACT/NACADA, the
national organization for Academic Advisers. She received a Distinguished
Service Award in April of 1994 from the Ernst and Young Law Symposium at
the Seton Hall Law School and received the President’s Award for Excellence in
Service to Students for an administrator in May, 1996. Cunningham was honored
by the men’s basketball program with its “Most Valuable Person” award. In
2005, Cunningham was recognized as the Woman of the Year by the university
community. Most recently, she received the Alunni Humanitarian Award from
SETON HALL UNIVERSITY
the University in 2008.
Between 1995 and 2000, Cunningham served as the chair of the Selection
Committee for the NCAA Foundation Leadership Conference. The purpose of
the Leadership Conference is to bring student-athletes together from across the
country to share experiences and learn how to create change on their own campuses
through community based leadership strategies.
Cunningham was the fi rst woman ever to receive an athletic scholarship to
Seton Hall, and was also the fi rst inducted into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame
in 1984. She fi nished her basketball career with 1,003 points, which currently
ranks her 16th on the all-time scoring list. In 1981, she became the fi rst Pirate
women’s athlete to have her uniform number, 32, retired. Cunningham also
played tennis and softball at Seton Hall, posting a 52-15 career record for the
Cunningham graduated in 1978 with a bachelor’s degree in English, in 1984
earned her master’s degree in counseling and special services, and received her
Ed. S. degree in secondary education in 1994.
dr. gregory gallick
Dr. Gregory Gallick has served as the team physician for Seton Hall University
athletics since 1986, working with all of the Pirates’ 17 varsity sports. This year
he will continue to cover all of the Seton Hall men’s basketball home games at
A board-certifi ed orthopedic surgeon who is well-respected in the fi eld,
Gallick’s service to Seton Hall has been extensive. He has traveled to numerous
events, serving as the team physician for the Pirates’ trips to the NCAA Men’s
Basketball Tournament in 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 2000 and 2004, as well as
Seton Hall’s appearance in the 1989 Final Four in Seattle, in addition to many
Gallick earned his bachelor’s of science degree in psychology from the University
of Michigan in 1976 and then received his medical degree from the
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Rutgers University Medical
School (Piscataway) in 1980. From 1984 to 1985 he was the chief resident in
Brian Burke is entering his fi rst year as head manager for the Seton Hall Men’s
A junior, Burke has served on Bobby Gonzalez’s manager staff for each of his
fi rst two years as a student at Seton Hall. He will supervise and manage 10 other
student managers in the preparation of men’s basketball games, practices,
fi lm exchange, offi ce work and other duties. Burke is in charge of scheduling
managers to assigned games and practices and is responsible for behind the
scenes preparation for all games.
This season also marks the second straight year that Burke has traveled with
the men’s basketball team to away contests.
A sports management major at Seton Hall, Burke has aspirations to continue
his career in basketball either on the collegiate or professional levels upon
completion of his bachelor’s degree in 2010-11. He is a member of the Sports
orthopedic surgery at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School in Newark and completed
a fellowship in sports medicine at the Southern California Sports Medicine
and Orthopedic Medical Group in Van Nuys, Calif., in 1985-86.
Dr. Gallick is very active in the community as well, serving as the team physician
for a number of area high schools. His private practice is located in Union,
head team manager
Management Association on campus.
Highly active during the off -season, Burke serves as a Camp Counselor/Coach
for the Bobby Gonzalez Seton Hall Basketball Camp during the summer. He has
also worked the Reebok All-America Camp in Philadelphia and the Tom Pecora
Hofstra Basketball Camp in similar capacities.
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