Jack "Dutch" Garfinkel
Coaches in School History
1924-1929 - Ed "Tuck" Delaney / John McNulty (co-coaches)
1929-1937 - Sam Schoenfeld
1937-1938 - Abe "Venty" Lieb
1939-1942 - Mac Hodesblatt
1942-1946 - Sam Schoenfeld
1942-1959 - Mac Hodesblatt
1959-1970 - Sam Beckman*
1970-1979 - Jerry Wichem
1979-1985 - Mel Seaman
1985-1986 - Steve Cavalli
1987-2001 - George Moore
2001-2004 - Merrill Davis
2004-2017 - Lawrence Pollard
Did You Know?
Jefferson is one of the schools which has sent the most players to the pros in PSAL history.
Legendary coach Sam Schoenfeld lost in the PSAL finals 4 times (2 as a player and 2 as a coach)
before finally winning in 1936.
The Sam Schoenfeld Sportsmanship Award is given out annually to the college basketball team that
best exemplifies that spirit.
Tony Jackson set a Madison Square Garden HS playoff game record that still stands today, scoring 54
points against New Utrecht in a playoff game in 1957
Tony Jackson is considered to be one of the greatest players in PSAL history. When he left HS he held the all-time scoring mark at 1,433 points.
Jefferson's Tony Jackson, Dutch Garfinkel, Hy Gotkin, Max Posnack, Harry Boykoff & Allie Schuckman were all named
to the St. John's University All-Century Team in 2008.
Sidney Green was not only the Iron Horse Award Winner in 1979 but a HS All-American.
Since retiring from the pros he has become a successful college basketball coach.
Phil Sellers was the 1st Iron Horse Award Winner in 1971.
Current coach Lawrence Pollard played HS ball at Jefferson rival: Boys & Girls High.