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Celebrating Goucher’s First Male Championship Basketball Team

1993-94 Men's Championship Basketball Team

1993-94 Men’s Championship Basketball Team

In 1994, male students and men’s athletics were still a bit of a novelty on campus. The college had only made the historic decision to go co-ed seven years earlier. Men’s basketball, which was introduced in 1990, was a fledgling sport at Goucher.

Nevertheless, the ’93-’94 men’s basketball team, after several difficult years of recruiting and team-building, won the Capital Athletic Conference. It concluded its season with nine consecutive wins, including an 86-78 victory over York College. Goucher finished 17-9 overall and took the regular-season title, proving that men’s athletics at a former women’s college could be not only accepted, but successful and celebrated.

Members of the team included All-Conference selections David Clark Jr. ’95, Predrag Durkovic ’98, and Gerard Garlic ’95. The team was led by Leonard Trevino, who remains Head Coach for today’s men’s basketball team. Durkovic and Clark were inducted into Goucher’s Athletics Hall of Fame in 2010 and 2012, respectively.

Goucher will honor members of the ’93-’94 team, listed below, at a special ceremony immediately following the men’s basketball match-up against Drew University on February 15, 2014, in the Decker Sports and Recreation Center. A reception for team members and their families will follow the ceremony in the Decker Multi-Purpose Room.

1993-94 Goucher College Men’s Basketball Roster

No. 00 Thurmond Toland ’96 North, SC
No. 03
Jerry White ’94
New Port Richey, FL
No. 10
David Clark Jr. ’95
Baltimore, MD
No. 12
Iterny Joseph ’98
Miami, FL
No. 14
Chad Beeten ’96
Alexandria, VA
No. 15
Robby Friend Jr. ’98
Baltimore, MD
No. 22
Joe Suarez ’96   
Philadelphia, PA
No. 25
Gerard Garlic ’95 
Baltimore, MD
No. 30
Jeff Klein ’95 
Oakland, NJ
No. 35
Marc Cousins ’95
South Paris, ME
No. 40 
Trevor Giampietro ’96
Wilmington, DE
No. 52
Peter Manlove ’95
Wilmington, DE
No. 55
Predrag Durkovic ’98
Lancaster, PA
Head Coach: Leonard Trevino
Assistant Coaches: Gordon Kaplan, Jon Wexler ’94, Darrian “Corey” Garner ’93

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