Jarrod “G” Denard Joins West Catholic Hoops Coaching Staff!

One of the most exciting offensive players to come out of Philadelphia in the past decade, Jarrod “G” Denard (pictured below), has been hired as an Assistant Basketball Coach at West Catholic Prep.

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Second year Head Coach, Jasson Hasson (pictured below), indicated that he was looking for someone loyal with a keen understanding of basketball and a commitment to helping young people get better on and off the court. Denard, the Associated Press, Class A Pennsylvania Player of the Year in 2008 fill those needs. An All-State, All-City and All-Public performer as a senior at Friere Charter School, Denard led his squad to the State Championship game and is generally considered the school’s greatest player.

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An unquestioned Division 1 talent, Denard was unable to meet NCAA freshman eligibility requirements. As a result, he played for Matt Furjanic at Polk State JUCO in Florida, before completing his collegiate playing career at Claflin University in South Carolina. Denard is an excellent example of perseverance and commitment. Many thought he would be unable to successfully navigate rigorous college course loads. Denard proved them wrong!

Bruiser Flint (former Drexel Head Coach) and Geoff Arnold (St. Joseph’s Assistant Coach) served as references for Denard. “I’m happy that Jarrod gets an opportunity to begin his career as a paid assistant in the Philadelphia Catholic League,” said Arnold. “There are some really good coaches in the Catholic League, I think Jarrod will help West Catholic compete over the next couple of years.”

Black Cager Sports Media thanks Coach Hasson and West Catholic Prep for giving Denard an opportunity to coach.

Coach Hasson and West Catholic GET IT! Thanks for giving the young man from North Philly a chance to coach!!

We look forward to covering the Burrs and the Catholic League hoops next year.

 

 

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4 responses

    • Actually Bro…

      Jarrod was working at West Catholic one day when several of his friends were murdered about 15 feet in front of the door of his home…

      http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/real-time/Two-people-killed-two-injured-in-North-Philly-shooting.html

      His child and his mother took cover in the stairwell of his home until the shooting stopped… four of the bullets pierced his mother’s car…

      His friends literally died on the front lawn of his home… Jarrod was shook up by this incident…

      He moved outside the city and decided to NOT coach at West Catholic…

      He is engaged and doing well…

      The only thing that is embarrassing about this is your unhealthy obsession with the situation…

      Did you want the job? What did Jarrod do to you?

      Sometimes… I really wonder about the adults involved in youth/HS sports in Philadelphia…

      Why do you feel a need to address this?

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