Induction Year: 2022
Category: Basketball & Coaching
Location: North Babylon, Dowling
Longtime college hoops coach with more than 540 victories; current women’s coach at Molloy College. Positively impacted by longtime North Babylon coach, former NY Knick and Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer Brendan McCann.
A coaching resume that spans more than 40 years spanning both men’s and women’s basketball, Pellicane harbors a 542-377 coaching record. A seven-time ECC Coach of the Year recipient, Pellicane’s teams have racked up 29 postseason appearances, six NCAA postseason appearances, four NJCAA postseason appearances, seven top-25 national rankings, 56 All-Conference Players, and seven All-Americans.
Staple in the local college hoops game having held positions at Molloy, St. Johns, Dowling, Hofstra, Farmingdale and Suffolk Community College over the last 40-plus years.
A standout starting point guard for Dowling during the days of legendary coaches and Suffolk Sports Hall of Famers Frank Layden and Richard Berg, Pellicane helped lead the Golden Lions to the CIAC Championship and a top-10 finish nationally on a 23-2 team during his senior campaign.
Spanning nearly 32 years from 1970-2002, Pellicane held numerous positions within the North Babylon Union School District including: history teacher, summer school principal and school counselor.
He is also the Director and Founder of the East Coast Basketball Camp in Southampton, N.Y. and the Director of the Town of Islip Basketball Summer Program. Inducted to Dowling HOF in 2022.