Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart

Basketball

Recent Championships

2014-15 VARSITY and JV BASKETBALL SCHEDULE

DATE

OPPONENT

LOCATION

RESULTS

Thu.,

11/20/14

4 PM V & JV

Scrimmage - Grand Island HS Home  

Tue.,

12/2/14

8:45 PM

Al Pastor Tourney

Williamsville North HS

Daemen College  

Tue.,

12/9/14

6 PM

Tapestry Charter School Home  

Thu.,

12/11/14

5 PM/6:30 PM

Lockport HS Home  

Sat.,

12/13/14

2 PM

Bishop Kearney HS Home  

Tue.,

12/16/14

6 PM

Christian Central Academy Home  

Wed.,

12/17/14

5 PM

Akron HS - JV only Home  

Fri.,

12/19/14

5 PM/6:30 PM

Aquinas Institute Home  

Fri.,

12/26/14

TBA

Art Dobson Memorial Tournament Home  

Sat.,

12/27/14

TBA

Art Dobson Memorial Tournament Home  

Mon.,

1/5/15

5 PM/6:30 PM

Mt. Mercy * Home  

Wed.,

1/7/15

6 PM

Christian Central Academy * CCA  

Mon.,

1/12/15

5 PM/6:30 PM

Niagara Catholic * Niagara Catholic  

Fri.,

1/16/15

6  PM

Buffalo Seminary * Home  

Sat.,

1/17/15

12 Noon/2 PM

Williamsville South HS Home  

Wed.,

1/21/15

5 PM/6:30 PM

St. Mary's Lancaster * Home  

Mon.,

1/26/15

6 PM

Park School * Park School  

Fri.,

1/30/15

4:30 PM/6 PM

Nichols School * Nichols School  

Mon.,

2/2/15

5 PM/6:30 PM

Mt. St. Mary * Mt. St. Mary  

Fri.,

2/6/15

5 PM/6:30 PM

Nardin Academy * Home  

Mon.,

2/9/15

5 PM/6:30 PM

Cardinal O'Hara HS * Home  

Sat.,

2/21/15

1 PM/2:30 PM

Williamsville North HS Home  

       * League Games

       If two times are listed, JV plays first followed by Varsity.

 

Coaches

Varsity Head Coach:  Sr. Maria Pares '58

A coach for over 40 years and a member of numerous sports halls of fame, Sr. Maria has coached at every level from grade school to Division 1 college.  She has had two stints as the head coach at Sacred Heart.

The first was from 1973 - 1986 when her teams had a winning streak of 127 games and a New York State Class C Championship in 1986.  After coaching at Canisius College and Marquette University, Sr. Maria returned to SHA in 1999 and has been the head coach ever since.  Her overall record at SHA is 554 wins and 71 losses. 

For a complete coaching bio on Sr. Maria, see http://www.sacredheartacademy.org/news/SisterMariaPares.php

 

Varsity Assistant:  Debbie Laux '81

Ms. Laux played for Sr. Maria at Sacred Heart from 1979 – 1981 and at Canisius College from 1981 – 1985.  She has been the assistant varsity coach since 1999.  An accomplished athlete, Debbie is a member of the S.H.A. Sports Hall of Fame for basketball, volleyball, softball, and badminton.  She played both basketball and softball in college and is now a member of the Canisius College Sports Hall of Fame.  Debbie earned a B.S. in Management from Canisius College in 1985 and is a sale representative for Laux Sporting Goods.

 

JV Coach:  Evan Groat

Mr. Groat is a 2007 graduate of SUNY Cortland, where he earned both his B.S. and M.S. in Physical Education/Health Education. He has coached the JV team since the 2010-11 season.   The team has been very successful with him at the helm, finishing near the top of the league standings each year.  Prior to coming to SHA, Evan spent four years teaching and coaching in the NYC public school system.  He coached girl’s Varsity Basketball for three seasons and boy's Varsity Baseball for four seasons guiding teams to the playoffs in each sport. 

 

Freshwomen: Kim Sendlak