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BOBBY

GONZALEZ

Head Coach * Fourth Year

Buffalo State ‘86

SETON SETON HALL HALL UNIVERSITY

UNIVERSITY

THE GONZALEZ FILE

Education

• Buff alo State College, Buff alo, N.Y.

Received a degree in communications in 1986

Coaching Experience

• 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

Collegiate Career

• Four-year letterwinner at Buff alo State (1982-86)

Other Distinctions

• 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

Award

• 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

the conference.

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

(1986-87).

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

Overall Conference

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

UNIVERSITY

dermon

player

assistant Coach * Fourth Year

st. john’s ‘00

BIOGRAPHY

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.


kevin

murphy

assistant Coach * Fourth Year

kentucky ‘00

BIOGRAPHY

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

Indianapolis, Ind.

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

SCOTT

ADUBATO

assistant Coach * third Year

upsala ‘87

BIOGRAPHY

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

Sacramento Kings.


dennis

kazimir

director of basketball operations

second Year * seton hall ‘00

BIOGRAPHY

Dennis Kazimir is entering his second season on head coach Bobby Gonzalez’s staff as director of basketball

operations.

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

very hard.”

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

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colin hampton

coordinator of basketball operations

FIRST SEASON � seton hall ‘09

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

Camp.

HEATHER WORTHY

ATHLETIC TRAINER

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

eld, N.J.


david grant

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.

matt sweeney

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

process.

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

Cardinals.

Sweeney currently resides in Budd Lake, N.J. with his wife Laura and their

son, Adam.

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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.

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Breen currently resides in Hoboken, N.J.

chris breen

associate director, academic support services

third SEASON � fordham ‘01

robin cunningham

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

tennis team.

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

team physician

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

Prudential Center.

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

more.

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

Basketball Team.

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,

N.J.

brian burke

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.

2009-10 MEN’S BASKETBALL MEDIA GUIDE 15

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