Posted by: Chris Kretz | August 5, 2009

Looking Back: Bob Kopelman on the Court

Bob Kopelman

Bob Kopelman

Bob Kopelman started at Dowling in the fall of 1969 as an instructor of physical education and assistant coach of the basketball team. He was right on time to catch Dowling’s first conference championship later that year.

Golden Lions Clinch, 1970

Golden Lions Clinch, 1970

In this interview, Bob takes us through the next few years of the basketball program. The team went on to multiple conference championships and recruitment expanded to New York City and beyond. You’ll also hear of Teijo Finneman, Dowling’s first international athlete.

Bob with the 1969-70 freshman team

Bob with the 1969-70 freshman team

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