Men’s Basketball Coach Honored with Court-Naming Ceremony and Scholarship Fund
On Sunday, May 6, Yeshiva University’s Alumni Office celebrated the 40-year career of men’s basketball Coach Jonathan Halpert ‘62YUHS, ‘66YC, ‘78F with a court-naming ceremony in his honor at the Max Stern Athletic Center on the Wilf Campus. The event included the unveiling of Halpert’s signature on the men’s basketball court, a tribute video and the launch of the Coach Jonathan Halpert Scholarship Fund, an endowment that will be awarded annually to children of YU alumni living in Israel wishing to study at the University.
Halpert, who took over the Maccabees roster in 1972, is the longest tenured men’s basketball coach in New York City history. He was named coach of the year in the NCAA’s Skyline Conference twice, and at one point compiled a streak of 15 consecutive winning seasons. Above all, Halpert has served as a role model for core Jewish values to three generations of Yeshiva University students. Read the rest of this entry…