Jim Satalin

Basketball

Enshrined 1999

Jim Satalin, a former star parochial player at St. John the Baptist in Syracuse, also was a three-year starter at St. Bonaventure University. He helped the Bonnies to a NCAA appearance in 1968 and finished his college career with 874 points (12.4 ppg). Satalin was drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks in 1969.

 

But Satalin’s basketball career eventually steered toward coaching. He returned to his alma mater to become the St. Bonaventure head coach from 1973 to 1982. Satalin led the Bonnies to a 156-93 record and the 1977 National Invitation Tournament championship. He was named the ECAC Coach of the Year in 1977.

 

Satalin then coached at Duquesne University from 1982 to 1989 and was named Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year twice. During the 1990’s, Satalin served as a basketball analyst for

 

the Empire Sports Network and other television outlets. He has also dedicated his time to charity. He became the national director for Coaches vs. Cancer in 1998.

 

Satalin’s father, Frank, was inducted into the Greater Syracuse Hall of Fame in 1994. The Satalin’s were just the second father and son duo to enter the hall.

 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

 

1960-1964: St. John Baptist (baseball and basketball teams); Selected first team All-Parochial basketball and baseball teams in 1964

 

1964-1969: St. Bonaventure basketball team

 

1969: Drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks of the NBA

 

1971-1973: St. Bonaventure Freshman basketball coach

 

1973-1982: Head basketball coach at St. Bonaventure

 

1997: Won NIT Championship; Named ECAC Coach of the Year

 

1978: Went to NCAA Tournament

 

1979: Went to NIT Tournament

 

1982-1989: Head basketball coach at Duquesne University

 

1983: Named Atlantic 10 Coach of they Year; Won the award again in 1985

 

1985: Received the Willie Stargell Coach of the Year Award; Coach of Atlantic 10 All-Stars in Europe

 

1987: Inducted into St. Bonaventure Sports Hall of Fame

 

1989: Assistant basketball coach at West Virginia

 

1991-2000: Observer for referees for the Big East Conference

 

1997: Became Regional Director of Coaches for Cancer Three Point Attack for the American Cancer Society

 

1998: Became National Director for Coaches for Cancer.

 

2002: Atlantic 10 Assigner for basketball official

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