ST. CATHARINES, Ont. - At the 2011-12 Brock University Athletics Awards Dinner, longtime Brock men's basketball assistant coach and local legendary coach Brian Mulligan was presented with the Director's Award.
""Brian is a highly respected individual in our community and has dedicated his time to the Brock men's basketball program," said Director of Athletics Robert Hilson. "We are pleased to be able to recognize him at our Athletic Awards Dinner."
Mulligan is a Niagara Region basketball legend has been coaching for over 50 years.
Prior to his coaching career beginning "Mugsy" won the provincial high school championships three years in a row as the starting point guard for Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame coach "the Chief" Jimmy Rose.
He has coached at almost every school in the Niagara Region and most of the best players including formal National Team player and coach and former Toronto Raptors head coach Jay Triano, as well as former National Team players Greg Newton (Duke University) and Pete Guarasci (Fairfield/Simon Fraser).
Brian has been with the Brock program from 1990-95 and 2003-present winning both National Championships in 1992 and 2008.
He has been a mainstay at the Brock Camp since its inception doing everything for the camp from being the camp operator to the clean up crew.
Every year he dedicates thousands of volunteer hours to help the athletes try to reach their potential and he continues to give his heart and soul to the team even after two knee replacements!
Along with winning two National Championships, Coach Mulligan is extremely proud of how far the Brock University Men's Basketball program has come from the time he joined to where it is today!
Around Brock and the rest of the basketball community in Niagara, Mugsy is known as a Basketball icon that will always lend a helping hand when needed!
On Behalf of the Brock University Men's Basketball program and the entire Brock Badgers Athletic Department, thank you for your significant contributions to our program!