Coach of the Year, Sportsmanship and Community Awards Also Announced
Severn, MD (April 26, 2012) – The Atlantic Coast Professional Basketball League (ACPBL) announced today the Bay Area Shuckers General Manager John Wolfe has been named the ACPBL’s Executive of the Year.
“The ACPBL is proud to announce that winner of 2011-2012 ACPBL Executive of The Year Award is John Wolfe of The Bay Area Shuckers. Mr. Wolfe has taken a first year franchise and turned them into a world class minor league organization. Wolfe's offseason acquiring of Terry Hosley and early season acquiring of Adrian Bowie really solidified the Shuckers as a legit team within the ACPBL. All of this was orchestrated by John Wolfe, which made him the clear choice for the award,” commented ACPBL Commissioner Brian Graham.
In the Bay Area Shuckers first season of play they completed the regular season at 6-8 and earned a first round bye despite playing the league’s toughest schedule. They travel to Hartford, Connecticut this weekend to take on the Hartford Lightning (11-3) in a second round game. Off the court, they were one of the league’s top drawing teams and earned a solid reputation for sports entertainment with a game day packed with contests, giveaways, dance team performances, fan interaction, and vendors.
As a result the Shuckers were awarded and hosted The Bank of Glen Burnie ACPBL All-Star Game on April 1, 2012. On the court the Shuckers’ Adrian Bowie was named the ACPBL All-Star Game Most Valuable Player and was recently nominated for league MVP honors. Fellow Guard Terry Hosley was also named to the ACPBL All-Star Team and participated in the ACPBL Slam Dunk and Three-Point competitions.
“This award is a reflection of the true team effort from my ownership partners, Head Coach Bob Topp, the players, dancers, and staff. Together we built a great game day experience for our fans and a forum for our players to showcase their talents to move to the next level,” noted Wolfe.
Wolfe has been involved in sport management for 13 years beginning in 1999 when he founded a sports apparel, collectibles, and merchandise business, which he sold in 2008, and from 2007 to 2011 he has was involved with professional football as both a General Manager and in Media and Public Relations.
In 2010 he was the Public Relations Director for the Baltimore Mariners indoor football team, which completed a perfect 16-0 season and won the national championship. Wolfe was a member of the front office, which was named “League’s Best.” He also has performed broadcast duties for the Baltimore Mariners and Harrisburg Stampede. John is a graduate of Pasadena’s Northeast High School, and holds a B.A. from the University of Maryland Baltimore County and earned an M.B.A from Columbia Southern University.
The ACPBL also announced Dallas Comegys of the Palmieri Jeans was named Coach of the Year, William Modeste of the Manhattan Pride won the ACPBL Sportsmanship Award, and Christian Villar of the North Jersey Pros won the ACPBL Outstanding Community Service Award.
Comegys, the former standout at Depaul University and first round pick of the Atlanta Hawks in 1987, was named the ACPBL’s Coach of the Year. In 2012 he led the Palmieri Jeans to the number one seed in the ACPBL playoffs with a 12-2 record. Now in his 15th season as head coach of the Jeans (formerly the Delaware Destroyers) he has won four league championships.
William Modeste, Owner of the Manhattan Pride won the ACPBL Sportsmanship Award for his and his team’s unselfish and sportsmanlike play, along with their dedication to the advancement of the ACPBL.
Christian Villar, Owner of the North Jersey Pros won the ACPBL Outstanding Community Service Award for his team’s extensive work with local youth teams, churches, nonprofits, and local businesses to provide programs including free youth clinics and camps within the City of Passaic, surrounding cities throughout northern New Jersey and New York City.
For more information on the Bay Area Shuckers, please visit www.BayAreaShuckers.com.