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South Philadelphia: Coach Finds Passion for Educating Through Basketball

South Philadelphia: Coach Finds Passion for Educating Through Basketball

Coach Troy Holiday took a circuitous route to rediscover his love for basketball. The New Jersey native was once himself a standout basketball player at Germantown Academy before attending Loyola University Maryland. After graduating, he became a salesman for a biotech company. But when the sales force for the company was released, Holiday was stuck […]

 

Strawberry Mansion: Revamped High School Trying to Make a Comeback

Strawberry Mansion: Revamped High School Trying to Make a Comeback

In the 2011-2012 school year, 26 assaults and eight serious incidents involving weapons took place within the walls of Strawberry Mansion High School, according to school district data. The following year, those numbers dropped to nine assaults and three incidents with weapons. That was the year Linda Cliatt-Wayman became the school’s principal. By fall 2013, for the first […]

 

Amateur Sports: Josh Verlin Shows Basketball a Lot of Love

Amateur Sports: Josh Verlin Shows Basketball a Lot of Love

Josh Verlin, the owner of City of Basketball Love, can often be seen frantically scribbling notes as he scouts high school basketball talent and conversing with coaches gauging their interests in prospects. There are only a reporters present at some of the events and sometimes Verlin is the only writer providing coverage. “I’ve never been to […]