Remembering Delone Catholic basketball coach Jim Dooley

Delone head coach Jim Dooley congratulates Brett Smith after he scored his 1,000th point during a game last season. Dooley died Thursday at age 68. (GameTimePA.com file)

Delone head coach Jim Dooley congratulates Brett Smith after he scored his 1,000th point during a game last season. Dooley died Thursday at age 68. (GameTimePA.com file)


When the news began trickling in early Friday morning that Delone Catholic basketball coach Jim Dooley had died, it didn’t take long for Twitter to fill up with tributes and comments from the athletes and students whose lives he touched.

Check back at this story for continuing updates, plus a look back at Dooley’s career and life. You can also browse a photo gallery.

Do you have a favorite Dooley memory or story of how he impacted your life? Post it in the comments below, or better yet, record your memory on Tout and post it using #RIPDooley.

Here’s a look at the reaction on social media.

About Jessica Sprenkle

At night, I'm an assistant sports editor at the York Daily Record/Sunday News. During the day, I live in and love York City.
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2 Responses to Remembering Delone Catholic basketball coach Jim Dooley

  1. Bill Novak says:

    Passion, Preparation and Toughness…These are the things that Coach Dooley brought to the court every game and practice. Thanks for all the great stories and talks. RIP Coach

  2. Brian and Jodi Wilson says:

    A supreme role model for our youth, parents, and his peers. A very successful coach, but more importantly a first class mentor for others. RIP Coach Dooley.

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