Buelah and Eddie McCloskey welcomed McCloskey into the world on September 19, 1925 in Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania. He played football at the University of Pittsburgh after graduating from high school. He dropped out of school to join the military in World War II as a lieutenant in charge of a Marine landing ship. McCloskey participated in three varsity sports while attending the University of Pennsylvania after the war.
During the 1953 NBA season, McCloskey appeared in one game for the Philadelphia Warriors and scored six points. McCloskey also played for the Sunbury Mercuries in the Eastern Professional Basketball League (EPBL). In 1953 and 1954, he was named the EPBL’s Most Valuable Player, and he received four first-team All-EPBL nominations (1950, 1952–1954)
From 1956 to 1966, McCloskey led the University of Pennsylvania, then from 1966 to 1972, Wake Forest. After that, he led the Portland Trail Blazers as its head coach from 1972 to 1974, compiling a 48-116 win-loss record. After this time, he worked as Jerry West’s assistant coach with the Los Angeles Lakers. McCloskey believed he had earned the right to become head coach when West was appointed general manager in 1979, but Jack McKinney was chosen.
On March 29, 2008, a banner was erected at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, the hometown of the Detroit Pistons at the time, in honor of McCloskey
The author Molly McCloskey, wrote a memoir titled Circles Around the Sun: In Search of a Lost Brother (2011) that details the McCloskey family’s history with a particular emphasis on Mike McCloskey, Molly’s brother and Jack McCloskey’s son. The McCloskey family was highlighted in an article in the September 1953 issue of Ladies Home Journal as part of the ongoing series “How America Lives,” titled “Meet
McCloskey was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in May 2017 and passed away on June 1, 2017.
Jay McCloskey’s Age
McCloskey died at the age of 91
Jay McCloskey’s Wife
His wife is judge Nancy Torresen
Jay McCloskey’s Children.
McCloskey had six kids in total. His daughter, Their names are not yet known. This section will be updated once it becomes available
Jay McCloskey’s Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $250,000.
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