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Former Nazareth College Men's Basketball Coach Earns Service Award

  • Published: March 30, 2010

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Former Nazareth College Men's Basketball Coach Earns Service Award

Nazareth College is pleased to announce that former Nazareth men's basketball coach Mike Daley is the recipient of the 2010 McDonald Community Service Award.

A native of Pittsburgh, Pa., and graduate of St. Bonaventure University, Daley came to Nazareth College in 1986. Prior to Nazareth, Daley was the assistant coach at Niagara University. During his career at Nazareth he has led his teams to win more than 300 games and participate in 12 post-season tournaments, including four NCAA appearances and seven ECAC tournaments. Daley also tries to incorporate an attitude of giving and volunteering in the community. His teams have volunteered at the St. Joseph House of Hospitality in Rochester, Hospice Care at Benincasa Hospice Care in Mendon, All Saints Place in Pittsford, Compeer, and St. Joseph’s Villa.

Coach Daley has been the recipient of numerous other awards including in 1998 and 1999 he was selected the Empire 8 Coach of the Year. He was also awarded the Sam Schoenfeld Award. This award is presented by the Collegiate Basketball Officials Association to the program which in their judgment best exemplified the highest degree of Sportsmanship, Character and Ethics among their players, coaches, and spectators. Nazareth has won the Eastern Regional Award several times, and in 2003 they were selected as the National Award Recipient.

Currently, Coach Daley has assumed the role as director of the Wendy's College Classic, formerly, the J.P. Morgan Chase Tournament, the longest running Division III in-season tournament in the country.

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