WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- Legendary Point Park men's basketball head coach Jerry Conboy has been selected for the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame. It is the latest honor for Conboy, who was already in four other halls of fame including the Western Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame.
Now Conboy adds the biggest hall of fame accolade in the state to go along with his enshrinement for the western half. Conboy, who won 305 games in 20 seasons as Point Park head coach from 1969-89, will be inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame on Oct. 28.
The induction will take place at the Genetti Hotel & Conference Center in Williamsport, Pa. The event is being hosted by the West Branch Valley Chapter of the PA Sports Hall of Fame. Other notable names in this year's class include Art Rooney Jr. of the Steelers, Bob Sanders from the Indianapolis Colts and Joe Walton from Robert Morris University.
Conboy is just the 10th college basketball coach from Western Pennsylvania to be selected to the PA Sports Hall of Fame. Other inductees local to Pittsburgh include Doc Carlson of Pitt and Chick Davies of Duquesne.
Conboy led the Pioneers to two NAIA District 18 championships and two trips to the NAIA national tournament. His teams made the NAIA District 18 playoffs 14 straight years at one point. Conboy averaged over 15 wins per season despite never having a home gym to call as a home court.
Past hall of fame inductions for Conboy include the Western PA Sports Hall of Fame, Point Park's Pioneer Athletic Hall of Fame, the Pittsburgh Basketball Club Hall of Fame and the South Hills Catholic (now Seton-La Salle) Sports Hall of Fame.
Conboy is one of 13 inductees to the Class of 2017 for the PA Sports Hall of Fame. For more information about the event and the induction class, click here.