, '71, to retire after season
Assumption Men's Basketball Head Coach Serge DeBari announced that he will be retiring at the end of the season, completing all his duties through May 30, 2011, and taking advantage of a voluntary early retirement program offered to long-term employees of the college.
"It is extraordinarily satisfying to finish my career in coaching at the institution I played at.
"My professional life has been focused on the college, and it's been an honor to give back to the school that has given so much to me."
is in his
tenth season as the coach of the Greyhounds
many accomplishments include two Northeast-10 conference championships and three NCAA Tournament appearances.
At press time, he
had a coaching record of 146-139 at Assumption
had previously coached at Babson College
from 1980-1995, and the total record for his
head coaching career currently stands at 370-290.
Along the way, he
has helped dozens of young Assumption student-athletes prepare themselves for life after graduation.
DeBari graduated from Assumption in 1971 with a degree in Sociology.
four years as a player for the Men's Basketball team, DeBari
led the Greyhounds
to a 74-21 record, and was inducted into the Assumption Hall of Fame
scored 1,493 points during his
career, graduating as the Greyhounds
' all-time scoring leader at that time.
"I want to thank Coach DeBari for all his contributions to Assumption.
Athletics Director Ted Paulauskas said.
was a great player, a very successful coach and the director of admissions for five years.
successor will inherit a strong group of returning players."