Sunday, January 17, 2016

Teaneck (N.J.) High School Names Basketball Court After Saint Augustine's University Alumnus Curtis March

TEANECK, N.J. - Teaneck High School held a ceremony on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016, to name the basketball court in honor of coaching legend Curtis March, a Saint Augustine's University alumnus.

March spent nearly 40 years teaching history at Teaneck High School, where he also was the boys and girls basketball coach. He was named head girls coach in 1980 and guided the team for 11 years. He then took over as head boys coach in 1991 and directed the squad for 17 years.

His girls and boys teams combined to win 594 games and captured 34 league, county and state championships including two Group 4 state boys' titles in 1999 and 2003. He won numerous coaching awards and is the only coach in the state of New Jersey to win 300 games in boys' basketball and 200 games in girls' basketball. A Columbia, S.C., native, March retired in 2010 and currently resides in Charlotte, N.C.

March was a standout collegiate basketball player at then Saint Augustine's College in the 1960s. He graduated with a Bachelor of Art degree in history and government in 1968. March is a member of the Saint Augustine's University Athletic Hall of Fame, the New Jersey Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame and the Rucker Pro Basketball League Hall of Fame.


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