George Blaney

George Blaney (born November 12, 1939)

Teams coached: Stonehill Chieftains, Dartmouth Big Green, Holy Cross Crusaders, Seton Hall Pirates
Stonehill record^: 26-19 (.578)
Dartmouth record: 37-40 (.481)
Holy Cross record: 357-276 (.564)
Seton Hall record: 39-47 (.453)
Overall record^: 459-382 (.546)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2012-2013 Connecticut (special asst)
2007-2012 Connecticut (assoc. HC)
2001-2007 Connecticut (asst)
2000-2001 Rhode Island (asst)
1994-1997 Seton Hall
1972-1994 Holy Cross
1969-1972 Dartmouth
1967-1969 Stonehill

George Blaney Facts

  • George R. Blaney
  • Born November 12, 1939
  • Hometown: Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Alma Mater: College of the Holy Cross (BA, 1961)
  • Graduated from St. Peter’s Prep (NJ) before going on to play for head coach Roy Leenig at Holy Cross
  • Drafted 33rd overall (4th round) of the 1961 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks, playing for that franchise for one season
    • Spent six years playing professionally, including time with the Trenton Colonials, Camden Bullets and Allentown Jets
  • Started coaching in 1967, serving as the head coach at D-II Stonehill for two seasons (26-19 overall)
  • Moved on to Dartmouth in 1969, going 37-40 over three seasons at the Ivy League school
  • Returned to his alma mater Holy Cross in 1972, coaching the Crusaders for the next 22 years
    • Won 357 games, went to three NCAA Tournaments and five NITs
    • Claimed two conference tournament crowns and two regular season titles (one Patriot League and one MAAC)
  • Left Holy Cross for Seton Hall in 1994, spending his last three years as a head coach with the Pirates
    • Went 39-47 and went to 1995 NIT, but did not return to the NCAA Tournament
  • Finished his career as an assistant coach, starting with a one-season stint at Rhode Island under Jerry DeGregorio
  • Joined Jim Calhoun‘s staff at Connecticut in 2001, spending the next 12 years working with the Huskies
  • Along with his wife, Maryellen, has five children

George Blaney Coaching Tree

  • Rod Baker (Delaware 87ers, Harlem Globetrotters, ABA, CBA, UC Irvine, Tufts)
  • Bob Dukiet (Gannon, Marquette, Saint Peter’s)
  • Adrian Griffin (Milwaukee Bucks)
  • Greg Herenda (Fairleigh Dickinson, UMass Lowell, Cabrini, Elgin CC)
  • Shaheen Holloway (Seton Hall, Saint Peter’s)
  • Dan Hurley (Connecticut, Rhode Island, Wagner)
  • Kerry Keating (Santa Clara)
  • Bill Raynor (Framingham State, MassBay CC, Holy Cross)
  • Levell Sanders (Binghamton)


^ overall record includes head coaching positions at both the NCAA Division I and Division II levels