Union College "Re-Union" weekend
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SCHENECTADY, N.Y. -- It's Reunion weekend at Union College. And this year, they're celebrating the 40 year anniversary of the 1971 to ‘72 Union basketball team.
Assemblyman Jim Tedisco, who was the star player of that team, hosted his former teammates at his Glenville home on Saturday.
The team went 19 and 3, setting a school record for victories, and at one point was ranked as the number two small college team in the state. Tedisco still holds the record at 49 points in one game. Despite their record breaking seasons, Tedisco said it wasn't about the wins and losses, it was about comradery and the great relationships that still flourish.
Tedisco said, “College is always a great experience for everybody. Has some great memories. But when you're an athlete too you participate in team sports, you build a special bond. And we just had a tremendous team, over the last three or four years that we were there, we had a lot of local guys, Mike Doyle, Bob Pezzano, Tom Bacher, Geoff Walker from Colonie. And I think we caught the imagination of the Capital District."
The coach of that year's team, Gary Walters, later became a division one coach, and was this year's chair of the NC double A selection committee.
Another member of the team, Bill Carmody, later became the head coach at Princeton and Northwestern.