Kevin Funston named Bonner-Prendergast boys’ basketball coach


Kevin Funston, named boys’ basketball coach at Bonner-Prendergast. Photo by Bonner Prendergast HS

By Aaron Carter

Kevin Funston called Bonner-Prendergast athletic director Joe Lake on Monday morning on an unrelated matter and got some unexpected but welcome news about the school’s search for a boys’ basketball coach.

“He said, ‘I’m happy you called. You beat me to the punch. I was gonna call to tell you that you’re the next Bonner-Prendie coach,’ ” Funston recalled. “I said, ‘Oh, wow, that’s a good way to start the week!’ ”

For the last four years, Funston was an assistant coach under former B-P coach Jack Concannon, who stepped down after last season.

Funston, who graduated from St. Joseph’s Prep in 2006 and went to the University of Pittsburgh, where he served as team manager under Jamie Dixon, has nearly a decade of coaching experience. He also had stops as an assistant at Lycoming College and Indiana (Pa.) and eventually returned to the Catholic League as the junior-varsity coach at Archbishop Carroll under Paul Romanczuk, who also stepped down after last season.

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