BB: "Coach" gets 800th victory in tourney opener
February 28, 2011Archbishop Alter High School
Legendary Alter basketball coach Joe Petrocelli won his 800th game as mentor of the Knights Feb. 26 when his charges throttled Carroll in Sectional opening round play 71-42. Petrocelli has roamed the sidelines at Alter for 47 years and is the only coach in the school's storied basketball history. His career record is now 800-286.
Sophomore Jaaran Simmons scored a game high 17 points to lead the Knights in the rout.