John K. Crotty ’87 was a star on one of the best basketball teams in CBA history, and went on to be a stand-out at the University of Virginia before beginning a successful NBA career. The Miami Heat point guard is now an analyst on the Miami Heat radio network. The 11-year NBA veteran joined the broadcast team during the 2004-05 season and has also delivered postseason television coverage in each of Miami’s last three postseason appearances on Sun Sports. Prior to joining the Miami Heat radio broadcast team, John served as a radio analyst for the Florida International University men’s basketball team.
A Colts basketball star during his four years at CBA, John went on to the University of Virginia, where he became one of the top playmakers in Cavalier history. Following college, he played 11 seasons in the NBA before retiring after the 2002-03 season. He appeared in 477 regular season NBA games and averaged 4 points, 2.1 assists and 12.1 minutes while shooting 43.1 percent from the floor, 38.4 percent from three-point range and 83.7 percent from the foul line. He helped the Miami Heat earn its first trip to the Eastern Conference Finals, appearing in 15 postseason contests. In 2008, John was honored as an Atlantic Coast Conference Basketball Legend.
Today, in addition to his radio work, John sells commercial real estate for Colliers Abood Wood-Fay, where he is a senior vice president and partner in investment sales.
John and his wife, Kara, are the proud parents of two daughters, Cassie and Connor. They currently reside in Coral Gables, Florida.
William R. Davidson ’63 has made countless contributions to the CBA community over the past 50 years, as a student leader, loyal alumnus, parent, tireless volunteer, member of both the Alumni Board and the CBA Board of Trustees.
A member of the founding class of 1963, Bill was the Academy’s first student council president and first captain of the basketball team. Bill has continued through 50 years to work tirelessly for CBA, including roles as president of the Alumni Association, founder and promoter of CBA’s annual Alumni Scholarship, chair of the Project 50th Alumni Phonathon and member since 2006 of our Board of Trustees. His is a familiar presence at every Alumni Association event and fundraiser, most frequently as a behind-the-scenes organizer and problem-solver.
After graduating CBA, Bill attended Western Kentucky University for three years, and served in the U.S. Army for five years, completing two tours in Vietnam, where he earned two Purple Heart awards. For more than 30 years Bill has been providing contracting services in the Monmouth County area through his construction company, Magnam Enterprises. He and his wife, Margaret, long-time residents of Atlantic Highlands, are the proud parents of Rachel Davidson and Benjamin Davidson ’96.
R. Scott Garley ’74, co-administrative director in charge of the New York office of Gibbons, PC, is a member of the CBA Board of Trustees, past president of the Alumni Association, and a long-time supporter of CBA and other community and charitable causes.
Scott received his AB from Colgate University, and his JD from Fordham Law School. At Gibbons, one of the largest law firms in New Jersey and the region, he is a member of the Business and Commercial Litigation Group, chair of the firm’s Securities Litigation Team, and a member of its Executive Committee. He has been selected each year since 2006 as a Super Lawyer of New York for securities litigation.
A member of the CBA Board of Trustees and chair of its Strategic Planning Committee, he is also a Board member and past president of the CBA Alumni Association. He has supported the mission of Christian Brothers Academy for over 30 years, as (among other things) an alumni sponsor of needy CBA students, helping to pay their tuitions on an anonymous basis so they could attend CBA.
Scott has always been active in charitable, educational and community service programs in and around Monmouth County. He is a long-time member of the Monmouth County Board of Catholic Charities, receiving the Light of Hope Award in 2006 for his dedicated service and contributions to Catholic Charities.
A past Board member and president of Spring House, a transitional home and educational program for homeless women and children in Eatontown, Scott is now a Board member of the Affordable Housing Alliance, which recently merged with Spring House. He is an active member of the President’s Club of Colgate University where he, his wife Janet, and son Scotty (CBA ’09; Colgate ’13) recently established the Garley Family Scholarship to provide financial aid to needy students. Scott has also been a proud member of Hackers For Hope, marathon golfers who raise funds for cancer research, and a loyal supporter of many other causes, including the New Jersey Special Olympics, the AIDS Resource Foundation for Children and the American Cancer Society.
Scott and his wife live in Little Silver, and are the parents of daughter Jaime, and sons Taylor and Scotty ’09.
James Jackson ’80, an Emmy Award-winning art director in broadcast television, developed an interest in graphics while taking art courses with Miss Carroll at CBA. Jim left a lasting mark on the Academy when he painted the 12-foot Bruce Springsteen likeness that still leans against a doorframe in the cafeteria.
Jim graduated in 1984 with a BA (graphic design) and BS (business administration) from Regis College in Denver, Colorado, where he served as class president, was selected to Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities, and received athletic academic honors as a member of the men’s tennis team.
He is currently art director of the News Division at CBS, overseeing the creative department for all CBS News programs including The Evening News, 60 Minutes, 48 Hours, CBS This Morning and all news specials.
In addition to his full-time position, Jim operates his own graphic design firm, Ultra Graphics Design Studio. Clients include many Fortune 100 companies as well as major political clients. He worked for the White House and President George W. Bush during his eight years in office, creating graphics for all of his speeches and events around the world. His logo design was selected for the 2004 Republican National Convention, and he designed the graphics for both the President and First Lady’s convention speeches. As design director of the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, he designed the full graphics package for the convention, and was also recruited by the Mitt Romney Presidential Campaign to design and execute the graphics package used throughout the Romney campaign, including Election Night in Boston.
Prior to his work at CBS, Jim was with ABC as the art director of Good Morning America where he was nominated for 3 Emmy Awards and won an Emmy for art direction. Later, in on-air art direction at NBC, he was responsible for the Today Show and many news specials, and was awarded two International Broadcast Design Awards as well as numerous NBC awards.
Jim frequently volunteers his design skills to various charity organizations and events, and enjoys mentoring young designers and artists considering careers in the arts. He lives in Little Silver with his wife, Michele, son Tyler (CBA ‘08), and daughters Shea and Dillon, both students at Virginia Tech. His stepson, Collin Jewett, lives in Chicago.
Hugh Johnston ’79 is executive vice president and chief financial officer of PepsiCo. As CFO, Hugh is responsible for providing strategic financial leadership, ensuring PepsiCo’s capital structure, financial systems and controls and providing forecasting models that support the company’s growth and expansion. As a member of the company’s executive leadership team, Hugh oversees risk management and upholds PepsiCo’s finance and accounting policies and procedures.
Since joining PepsiCo in 1987, Hugh has served in a variety of positions, including senior vice president of mergers and acquisitions, president, of Pepsi-Cola North America beverages and, most recently, executive vice president of global operations where he ran the post-merger integration efforts for PepsiCo’s transactions with Pepsi Bottling Group and PepsiAmericas.
Hugh earned his BS in finance at Syracuse University and MBA at the University of Chicago. He is a member of the board of directors of AOL, Inc. and executive sponsor of PepsiCo EQUAL (PepsiCo’s employee diversity network that provides education, resources and support for the LGBT community, and its allies). He has served as vice-chair of the American Beverage Association, and on the boards of several non-profit organizations, including Junior Achievement of Chicago, the College of New Rochelle, and the Rainbow Project.
Hugh resides in Greenwich, Connecticut with his wife, Marianne. They are the proud parents of two sons.
Michael E. Loconsolo ’99, currently a major in the United States Army Special Forces (Green Berets), has completed five operational deployments – three in Afghanistan, one in Iraq and one in Colombia.
Michael graduated from the United States Military Academy, West Point, in 2003. He then served as a Platoon Leader, 1st Armored Division, in Buedingen, Germany from 2004 to 2006. In January 2009, he completed the Special Forces Qualification Course at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
His numerous awards include the Bronze Star Medal (three for combat deployments), Purple Heart (for wounds received in combat while in Baghdad, Iraq), Meritorious Service Medal, two Army Commendation Medals, two Army Achievement Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Afghan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Service Ribbon, two Presidential Unit Citations, two Meritorious Unit Citations, Special Forces Tab, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Airborne Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge and German Proficiency Badge.
Michael is currently pursuing a master’s degree in defense analysis at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, where he lives with his wife, Fernanda.
John O’Shea joined CBA’s faculty in 1964 following graduation from the College of the Holy Cross. In the 31 years that followed, John helped establish the reputation of CBA in both academic and athletic excellence.
John began his CBA career as a language arts and French teacher. He later moved into teaching Latin and finally mathematics (algebra I and II, and geometry) until his retirement in 1996.
During his early years at CBA, John was the freshman cross-country and indoor and outdoor track coach. When he took over the varsity tennis program in 1968, he would make his most profound impact on CBA. Under his leadership, the varsity tennis team won 242 matches, six Parochial “A” state titles and two overall state championships; accomplishments that earned CBA its reputation as a tennis powerhouse in Monmouth County and New Jersey. He twice earned the distinction of NJTA Coach of the Year (1973 and 1975).
After his resignation as tennis coach in 1979, John ran the Jersey Shore Tennis Academy in Little Silver. He also assumed the position of tennis pro at Navesink Country Club in Middletown.
John is now enjoying his retirement with his wife, Pat, in Vero Beach, Florida.
As defending Gordon Cup and state champions, CBA came into the 1995-1996 season as the team to beat and ended the season making history with a third straight state championship.
The 32-player team excelled in both offense (5.17 goals per game) and defense (1.31 goals-against average). Coach Mike Reynolds was known to switch up line combinations for different opponents, which often required players to learn to skate with different teammates.
After going 24-5 in regular season play, CBA won its third-straight Gordon Cup with a 3-1 victory over St. Joseph of Montvale. CBA’s 4-3 defeated Seton Hall Prep in the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) Parochial Schools championship game. The Colts then defeated Brick 5-0 in the NJSIAA state final before 1,200 spectators at Mennen Arena, giving CBA an unprecedented third-straight overall state championship.
In 1996, CBA was also the recipient of The Star-Ledger Ice Hockey Top 15 Trophy for a record third-straight time and Coach Reynolds was named The Star-Ledger state “Coach of the Year.” In 2010, the team was inducted into the New Jersey High School Hockey Hall of Fame.
1995-96 Varsity Hockey Team
Fred Brown ’99
Joe Cangelosi ’96
Dan Ciorciari ’97
George Conway ’96
Michael DeBiase ’97
Dustin DePalma ’96
Jonas Forssell ’97
Brock Giordano ’97
Andy Gojdycz ’96
Dan Granato ’96
Connor Green ’97
Brennan Guli ’96
Keith Mazza ’99
Rick McCrystal (manager)
Dan Novellano ’97
Chris Pisani ’97
Todd Portadin ’97
Mike Shaheen ’96
Mark Vittoria ’97
Michael Wagenbach ’98
Todd Wagenbach ’97
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