Coach Pete Carril, the legendary Hall of Fame College basketball coach at Princeton University, died yesterday. As a Princeton JV player (1978-1981), I have been deeply influenced by his friendship and the leadership lessons of the Princeton basketball experience. I offered Mass this morning for his soul, for his wonderful family and for the Princeton basketball family.
I wanted to repost a tribute to Coach Carril that I gave at the September 20, 2019 Joe Lapchick Character Award Foundation Luncheon in New York City.
May the soul of Coach Pete Carril rest in peace!
— Bishop John Barres, Diocese of Rockville Centre, Long Island, New York