1940-41 NPHS Basketball

Class AA State Champs and unbeaten at 25 - 0! Back row, L - R: Coach Paul Hoernaman,Kenneth Gribble,Ducky Evans,future NPHS coach,Leo Benjamin,Robert Tope,Bill Tucker,Faculty Mgr. Doc Stoughton. Front row Jack Castignola, Lloyd "Bronco" Reese,Captain Robert Ferguson, Glen "Jake" Barker,(also an outstanding tennis player),Don Brown and Student Mgr. Ernest Fawcett. Hoernaman had a career record of 133 victories against only 46 defeats from 1938-46. His outstanding 1938 squad was Class AA runner-up as they were defeated in the championship game at the buzzer!


Comment by Chuck Meyer, left on 10/20/2008
Jack Castignola was my history teacher when I attended Monroe (Michigan) Catholic Central H.S. Coach Jack was one of the country's outstanding high school football coaches. Coach Jack has been inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame.

J-N-G Grill
Since 1947