Monahan Earns 250th Win as MPS/TLC Basketball Coach
On Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, Marie Philip School (MPS) Galloping Ghosts hosted league opponent, Boston University Academy (BUA) for a varsity boys basketball game. Both teams played great and battled all the way to the end of the game. MPS trailed most of the game, but like the New England Patriots on Sunday, the team made a comeback late in the second half. Both teams had several scoring opportunities to win the game and the Galloping Ghosts ended up edging out BUA by one point, 53 to 52.
With the Ghosts reigning victorius, history was made on the court of the Schwab Athletic Center. The win over BUA marked Head Coach John Monahan's 250th win in his coaching career at MPS. He has coached MPS/TLC basketball teams for 20 years and Athletic Director David Del Pizzo commented, “It was amazing to witness and the MPS community at The Learning Center for the Deaf is in awe of this milestone.”
Monahan has cemented his legacy as head coach for MPS and is the longest tenured coach at the school. Del Pizzo adds, "We are honored to have him as the coach for this wonderful school and we look forward to seeing him reach for his next milestone!"
The next game home for the Galloping Ghosts is vs Waring School on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 at 4:00pm. A celebration to honor Monahan is being planned for next week and details will be announced soon.
Marie Philip School (MPS) at The Learning Center for the Deaf is a Pre-K – 12+ day and boarding (5-day) school providing highly individualized instruction and a broad range of support services to over 200 deaf and hard of hearing students in a bilingual-bicultural environment where language and communication are keys to building competence, character and community. The program includes day and boarding options, an Honors Program (including AP Classes), a Functional Academic Program, and a Career & Technology Education program. Support Services include speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, educational audiology, behavioral analysis, counseling support, and transition services.
The Learning Center for the Deaf (TLC) is a nationally recognized leader in educational, therapeutic, and community services for deaf and hard of hearing children and adults.