By: Joe Cicchino - Sports Information Assistant
PHILADELPHIA -- Over 500 people piled into The Palestra for the 21st Tourney Tip-Off Breakfast on Monday, March 18. Among those being honored was Jim Fenerty 1760, was received the Speedy Morris Service Award for his dedication to Coaches vs. Cancer and the mission of the American Cancer Society.
Fenerty is a longtime supporter of the Coaches vs. Cancer School & Youth Initiatives program. A beloved athletic director for 22 years, and coach & teacher at Germantown Academy for the 30 years, Fenerty has achieved a great deal throughout his career. He was selected as Coach of the Year by the Philadelphia Inquirer, inducted in the Germantown Academy Athletic Hall of Fame, the Pennsylvania Athletic Hall of Fame-Montgomery County and the Montgomery Coaches Hall of Fame.
Fenerty is the third boys basketball coach in Philadelphia history to reach a 600 career win total. In addition, he has mentored 55 student athletes who went on to play college athletics after graduating from GA.
Through his continued efforts supporting the Coaches vs. Cancer program, he has mentored many students and athletes about what it means to serve the community. Fenerty has supported the Coaches vs. Cancer program for 30 years, leading the charge at Germantown Academy with a love for basketball and a great deal of passion to crush cancer.