Bronx loses 2 beloved local coaches

Basketball fans in the Bronx are mourning the untimely losses of two local coaches.Tony Irulli, the former JV basketball coach at St. Raymond High School,

THE BRONX - Basketball fans in the Bronx are mourning the untimely losses of two local coaches.

Tony Irulli, the former JV basketball coach at St. Raymond High School, passed away at the age of 38 after losing his battle with Multiple Sclerosis. Irulli, a former star shortstop and all-city athlete, had his number retired at an October ceremony.

A benefit dinner was held for Irulli's family a few weeks ago to offset costs for his medical treatments. Irulli was only a few days short of his 39th birthday when he passed away.

A beloved local college coach has also passed away. Former Maritime basketball coach Howie Frajberg, 51, died Saturday from kidney and liver failure.

Frajberg coached Maritime's basketball team between 1996 and 2002. He is the last coach to win a basketball championship at Maritime, leading his team to an Independent Athletic Conference championship during his tenure.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

An oil truck struck and killed a woman 1 Police: Pedestrian struck, killed on Bruckner Blvd.
VIDEO: Deal reached on Rockland sheriff's deputies contract 2 VIDEO: Deal reached on Rockland sheriff's deputies contract
VIDEO: Brooklyn artist pays tribute to slain EMT 3 VIDEO: Brooklyn artist pays tribute to slain EMT
Interviews on political campaign ads 4 Interviews on political campaign ads
What was once a vacant lot at the 5 Construction underway for Tremont affordable housing

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE