A Brief History of Yeshiva University’s Men’s Basketball Team
With basketball season approaching, Yeshiva University takes a look back at the history of the Maccabees—from their legendary coach, Bernard “Red” Sarachek, to current head coach, Dr. Jonathan Halpert.
The video features interviews with Halpert, who is entering his 40th season as head coach; Lou Carnasecca, basketball hall of famer and former head coach of the St. John’s men’s basketball program; Sheldon Silver; speaker of the New York State Assembly and former Maccabee; Dr. Jeffrey Gurock, Libby M. Klaperman Professor of Jewish History at Yeshiva University and former assistant coach; and David Kufeld, the only Maccabee to ever be drafted to the NBA (1980).
The men’s basketball season kicks off on November 17, when the Maccabees travel to CCNY for an 8 p.m. tip-off. Keep up with all the athletics news at www.yumacs.com.