Philadelphia High School Basketball

Terrific Twenty!!

Carl Arrigale Completes His Second Dandy
Decade  . . . And He Now Owns 27
Championships in 40 Chances

(Six Seasons as St. John Neumann, 14 Seasons as Neumann-Goretti)

Coach Carl Arrigale has won 10 Catholic League championships in
20 chances, nine City Titles in 10 chances and eight state crowns in
10 chances.

**Posted at Bottom of Page . . . Story From His Playing Career at
Penn Charter . . . Rotations of Catholic League Championship Teams
. . .  Names of Carl's Players, 1999-2018.**

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  The 2009-10 Neumann-Goretti Saints won Catholic/City/State championships and
posted a 30-1 record, tops in the Carl Arrigale Era. The starters, L to R -- Mustafaa Jones,
 Tyreek Duren, Tony Chennault, Lamin Fulton and Danny Stewart.

Carl in 2014

Carl's All-Catholic players:



1999: Chas Bailey
2000: Cantrell "Man-Man" Fletcher
2001: Cantrell "Man-Man" Fletcher
2002: Richard "Tabby" Cunningham
2003: Richard "Tabby" Cunningham
2004: Richard "Tabby" Cunningham
2005: Derrick "D.J." Rivera, Earl Pettis
2006: Derrick "D.J." Rivera, Rick Jackson
2007: Antonio "Scoop" Jardine, Rick  Jackson
2008: Jamal Wilson, Tony Chennault
2009: Tony Chennault, Danny Stewart
2010: Tony Chennault, Danny Stewart,
Tyreek Duren
2011: Lamin Fulton, John Davis, Derrick Stewart
2012: John Davis, Ja'Quan Newton, Derrick Stewart
2013: Ja'Quan Newton, John Davis
2014: Ja'Quan Newton, Lamarr "Fresh"
2015: Quade Green, Lamarr "Fresh" Kimble
2016: Quade Green, Dhamir "DaDa" Cosby-Roundtree, Zane Martin
2017: Quade Green, Dhamir "DaDa" Cosby-Roundtree
2018: Dymir Montague, Chris Ings

1999: Cantrell "Man-Man" Fletcher
2000: Chas Bailey, David Crawford
2001: Brandon Brigman, Robert "Beattie" Taylor
2003:Antwain Wynn, Adon El
2004: David Burton, Adon El
2005: Antonio "Scoop" Jardine
2006: Antonio "Scoop" Jardine, Earl Pettis
2007: Jamal Wilson
2009: Andre "Scooter" Gillette
2010: Mustafaa Jones
2012: Billy Shank
2013: Lamarr "Fresh" Kimble
2015: Zane Martin, Dhamir "DaDa" Cosby-Roundtree
2016: Vaughn Covington, Rasheed Browne
2018: Noah Warren

1999: Brandon Brigman
2000: Brandon Brigman
2002: Chris Del Brocco
2005: David Burton
2009: Tyreek Duren
2010: Lamin Fulton
2013: Hanif Sutton
2014: Tony Toplyn

     Carl Arrigale
  Celebration Page
Carl Arrigale just completed his second decade as the basketball coach at Ss. Neumann-Goretti (nee St. John Neumann), in South Philadelphia.
  He owns an overall record of 479-108, along with 10 Catholic League championships, nine City Titles and eight PIAA state crowns.
  This story about Carl appeared in the Philadelphia Daily News in March 2007.

By Ted Silary

  He can help you chill your milk, wash your clothes and roast your turkey and, if the pace in the place is momentarily slow, he can talk hoops with non-stop passion.
  Say hello to Carl Arrigale , the basketball coach at Ss. Neumann-Goretti High and a partner, with his uncle, Dan Neri, in C & D Appliances, at 8th and Passyunk.
  Interesting pair of jobs. Convince kids to do the right things on/off the court. Nudge adults into opening their wallets. Is there a correlation?
  "Ah, not really," Arrigale said yesterday, a short time before the Saints started practice. "The people that come into the store are only worried about saving money. If we can give them a good price and quality service, things take care of themselves. We're a soft-sell place. We're low-key. We come to work in jeans and sweats.
  "I do know I make a lot more money at the appliance store than I do here. I need that job. But if I had my choice, I'd coach 24 hours a day."
  Almost two decades ago, Arrigale never would have uttered those words.
  He had just endured an "overall bad experience" while playing for Lycoming College, in Williamsport, and though he still liked the game, he had scrapped his plans to coach.
  Now, here he is, guiding a program with a national profile and 2 days away from attempting to win a third consecutive Catholic League championship, and No. 5 in the last seven seasons.
  Sunday, 1 p.m. at the Palestra, Neumann-Goretti will tackle Roman Catholic in an all-South final. The girls' championship game between Archbishop Carroll and Archbishop Wood will follow at 3. The matching Public League/District 12 titles will be decided tonight at Temple's Liacouras Center with Central vs. Engineering and Science (girls) at 5:30 and Simon Gratz vs. Prep Charter (boys) at 7:30.
  Though Arrigale attended Penn Charter and was the Inter-Ac League's MVP in his senior season (1983-84), he grew up near 29th and McKean, in South Philly, and still lives not far away.
  He thought of transferring to what was then still Neumann after his sophomore year at PC, but decided to stay when William "Speedy" Morris, not far removed from wild success at Roman Catholic (and now, of course, at St. Joseph's Prep), was hired to succeed Ed Enoch. Two fun years followed.
  "If you look in the PC yearbook, it says one of my aspirations is to be Speedy's assistant someday," Arrigale said, smiling.
  His father, Carl, had coached youth sports at King of Peace, a grade school that no longer exists. Carl had helped. He was asked to again get involved after returning home from college, and eventually gave in.
  At every turn, the stars aligned. Since being honored together at the same Markward Club luncheon in '84, Arrigale had maintained a friendship with Cardinal O'Hara product Mike Doyle.

  . . . continued right below

(Neumann / Neumann-Goretti

1999: 12-2, 18-7
2000: 13-1, 26-5
2001: 11-3, 23-8
2002: 10-4, 21-7
2003: 12-2, 18-8
2004: 9-5, 19-8

2005: 13-1, 27-3
2006: 12-2, 22-6
2007: 13-1, 26-6
2008: 10-4, 15-10
2009: 16-0, 26-3
2010: 16-0, 30-1
2011: 13-0, 27-4
2012: 13-0, 28-3
2013: 12-1, 23-6
2014: 12-1, 27-4
2015: 12-1, 29-2
2016: 13-0, 27-4
2017: 12-1, 24-7
2018: 12-1, 23-6
League: 246-30
Overall: 479-108

2001: 11-3, 23-8
2002: 10-4, 21-7
2005: 13-1, 27-3
2006: 12-2, 22-6
2009: 15-0, 26-3
2010: 16-0, 30-1
2011: 13-0, 27-4
2012: 13-0, 28-3
2013: 12-1, 23-6
2014: 12-1, 27-4
2009, 3A: 16-0, 26-3
2010, 3A: 16-0, 30-1 
2011, 3A: 13-0, 27-4
2012, 3A: 13-0, 28-3
2013, 3A: 12-1, 23-6
2014, 3A: 12-1, 27-4
2015, 3A: 12-1, 29-2
2017, 3A: 12-1, 24-7
2018, 3A: 12-1, 23-6
2010, 3A: 16-0, 30-1
2011, 3A: 13-0, 27-4
2012, 3A: 13-0, 28-3
2014, 3A: 12-1, 27-5
2015, 3A: 12-1, 29-2
2016, 3A: 13-0, 27-4
2017, 3A: 12-1, 24-7
2018, 3A: 12-1, 23-6


(Coached by Carl; All or Part of Career)

Name Points Sr. Yr.
Ja'Quan Newton  1,972 2014
Quade Green 1,853 2017
Tony Chennault 1,621 2010
Antonio Jardine 1,299 2007
John Davis 1,279 2013
Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree 1,254 2017
Rick Jackson 1,239 2007
Lamarr Kimble 1,166 2015
Zane Martin 1,140 2016
Derrick Rivera 1,122 2006
Cantrell Fletcher 1,045 2001
Earl Pettis 1,045 2006
Lamin Fulton 1,039 2011
Danny Stewart 1,038 2010
Chas Bailey 1,026 2000

  "We ran into each other when he was interviewing for the Neumann job," Arrigale said. "I told him, 'If it works out, give me a
call. I might like to work with you.  I said I knew the kids and the area and might help him make a smooth transition.
  "When he got the job, he remembered that. He came to see me play in a summer-league game - I wasn't almost 250 pounds
then, and could still play a little - and we hung out afterward in Dean's Bar and he hired me."
  Doyle left after one season (1993-94) to become a teacher-coach at Collingswood High, in South Jersey. Tom Dougherty
was next.
  "Because of my work responsibilities and overall lack of experience, I didn't even apply for the head job," Arrigale said.
"Luckily, Doc kept me on. When he wasn't going to be the coach after [the '98 season], I went to my uncle and told him how
much I liked the kids still in the program and how I wanted to go for this job. I really wanted to be the head coach. I had the bug.
My uncle was great. 'If it happens, we'll work it out. ' ''
  A two-man race developed. Arrigale vs. John Roe.
  "The night before I was coming in for my final interview, J.R. accepted the Carroll job," Arrigale said. "So on the last day,
basically, I was interviewing against myself."
  He laughed. "All I had to do was go in front of the new principal and not make a fool of myself. "
  This is Arrigale's ninth season. He's two wins from 200. His teams have always featured players with talent, and some have
added a competitive spirit that many would term an edge. Understandably, the coach prefers to talk about the satisfaction he has
received from watching guys do well in college as players and degree-earners.
  The lowlight? Without a doubt the aftermath of last year's title game.
  After hitting the game-winning trey at La Salle University, lifting N-G past Roman, 44-41, star guard Derrick "D.J." Rivera,
now at Saint Joseph's, ran to a spot in front of Roman's fans, who'd been taunting him all game. Objects were thrown. The
misbehavior escalated. The resulting mess caused a city-wide police alert and wound up drawing national media attention.
  League officials banned fans from this year's Roman/N-G regular-season meetings and made Arrigale serve a four-game
  "I understood that what happened wasn't good, and something had to happen to somebody," he said. "That wound up being
me. I was mad at first. I asked God for some help to kind of separate myself from it.
  "In time, I went from being bitter and wanting to get out to saying to myself that I couldn't imagine not coaching these seniors"
- he mentioned starters Rick Jackson and Antonio "Scoop" Jardine and key subs Mark Hatty and Wali Hepburn - "for their last
year. After that, there was the matter of preparing my players and staff for those four games and they all did a great job."
  In Wednesday's semis, N-G numbed North Catholic, 73-45. That afternoon, one of C & D's best customers (Arrigale had
begun working there after his mother, Marlene, now deceased, became ill with cancer), a good friend of North coach Mike
McCarron, came to the store.
  "He owed us some money and he picked that day to pay us," Arrigale said, laughing. "The door flies open and he starts with
the chants, 'Let's go, Falcons! Let's go Falcons! ' We gave it to each other pretty good, in a friendly way."
  Next time, he still might give the guy a deal. Maybe.
  This story was published in the Phila. Daily News on Feb, 11, 1984. Carl wound up as the Inter-Ac MVP.


By Ted Silary
  Keeping one ear tuned in to the coach sure can mess up a jump shot, no matter how many eyes - if it's ever more than two,
boy will we have a story - are glued to the front of the rim.
  Carl Arrigale could attest to that. If pushed, perhaps Penn Charter 's resident sniper could even swear to that.
  Arrigale last night shot 12-for-22 and 5-for-10 for a career-high 29 points as the Little Quakers (7-0, 18-6) jolted visiting
Germantown Academy, 64-54, thus reducing their magic number to one (they're three games ahead with three games
remaining) in the chase for the Inter-Ac basketball championship, which they haven't won since 1972.
  He also took the best shots the mouth of coach Bill "Speedy" Morris had to offer. Didn't flinch once, either.
  Unfortunately, it wasn't always that way.
  "When I played grade-school ball, my coach was almost the same kind of hollerer as coach Morris. That was the way he
got his point across," Arrigale said. "Then I came here and (ex-coach Ed Enoch) was pretty calm. Then coach Morris came
in. It took me a while to get used to all the hollering again.
  "Last year was a real struggle in the beginning. I was listening more to his yelling than I was concentrating on the game. I
even went into a shell for a while.
  "In a game against Chestnut Hill, I was horrible. I had like four points, shot 1-for-4 from the field, wasn't even involved in
the game. I went home that night and did a lot of thinking. Basically I told myself, 'You're a better player than this. Just get
yourself together.'
  "I did all right the rest of the year and, coming into this one, I decided I'd waited too long to miss out on some fun. I wanted
a good year personally. More than anything, though, I wanted a championship."
  At times, it appeared as if Arrigale, who managed to deal three assists, wanted to beat the Patriots all by his lonesome. Come
to think of it, he just about did, although it would be impossible to overlook the contributions of soph Marv Dunmeyer (10
points, 10 rebounds), 6-5 Drew Meyers (11 points) and Joe McGarvey (eight assists), who briefly enjoyed a locker-room
celebration then rushed off to a prom.
  Morris very much wants it known that Arrigale is averaging 20 points and shooting just under 52 percent from the field for
the season. Last season, Arrigale was probably shaking, or at least hesitant, on 20 out of every 52 shots.
  "When Carl's confident, he can put it down with anybody," Morris said. ''I don't think he should ever miss a shot. Last year,
if I hollered here or hollered there, he'd sulk a little. Now he knows he has a job to do and the hollering doesn't affect him.
I love the way he's playing. He's been our money man all season.
  "Sometimes he has a tendency to rush. And if misses a couple in a row, he starts to think too much. Hey, he should never
get down on himself. He's too good a shooter. "
  Has been for a while, if the truth be told. Arrigale averaged 35 points a game as an eighth grader at South Philadelphia's
King of Peace School and, by his own admission, took 90 percent of the shots. As a sixth grader, he placed second in the
state in a foul-shooting contest.
  (Don't tell anyone, but Carl last night missed his first five free throws. ''For Carl, that was ludicrous," Morris said.)
  How well can Carl Arrigale shoot?
  "If I'm open, I'll put it up from anywhere," he said, laughing. "Coach Morris gives me a lot of positive feelings about my
shot. He has openly come out and told me what he thinks of me as a shooter. That makes a big difference.
  "In our other game with GA, I hit one right at the end of the game from about eight feet past the top of the key. I got the
ball, turned and thought, 'What the heck, we've got it won - put it up. ' I drew a foul, too. Missed the foul shot, though."
  Morris is confident he'll be able to place Arrigale with a good Division II program, maybe even a mid-level Division I
program. He's also smart enough to realize that the Little Quakers, who will finish their league schedule with Chestnut Hill
Academy, Haverford School and Episcopal Academy, have not yet won the championship, although they have clinched at
least a tie.
  "Since we'd have to lose them all to be (only) co-champs, I guess I'd have to say it looks pretty good," Morris said. "But
there's been upsets ever since David kicked the hell out of Goliath."
  Last night, the biggest upset out of Penn Charter 's victory was the fact that Carl Arrigale missed 10 shots from the field.


2001 2002 2005
Starters Starters Starters
*Cantrell "Man-Man" Fletcher Richard "Tabby" Cunningham David Burton
Brandon Brigman Adon El Derrick "D.J." Rivera
Robt. "Beattie" Taylor Antwain Wynn Earl Pettis
Michael Haddix Chris Del Brocco Antonio "Scoop" Jardine
Chris Del Brocco Kevin Lauer Rick Jackson
Key Subs Key Subs Key Sub
Richard "Tabby" Cunningham Todd Johnson Conor Kennedy
Ramer Jones Kenny Fulton  
Jeff Thomas    
*missed semis/final with injury;    
Cunningham started    
2006 2009 2010
Starters Starters Starters
Derrick "D.J." Rivera Tony Chennault Tony Chennault
Earl Pettis Danny Stewart Tyreek Duren
Antonio "Scoop" Jardine Andre "Scooter" Gillette Danny Stewart
Rick Jackson Tyreek Duren Mustafaa Jones
Jamal Wilson Mustafaa Jones Lamin Fulton
Key Sub Key Subs Key Subs
Frank Biondo Lamin Fulton Derrick Stewart
  Derrick Stewart Billy Shank
2011 2012  
Starters Starters  
Lamin Fulton Derrick Stewart  
Derrick Stewart John Davis  
John Davis Billy Shank  
Billy Shank Ja'Quan Newton  
Ja'Quan Newton Hanif Sutton  
Key Subs Key Sub  
Hanif Sutton La'Quan Coaxum  
La'Quan Coaxum    
2013 2014  
Starters Starters  
John Davis Ja'Quan Newton  
Ja'Quan Newton Lamarr "Fresh" Kimble  
Hanif Sutton Troy Harper  
Lamarr "Fresh" Kimble Jamal Custis  
Tony Toplyn Tony Toplyn  
Key Subs Key Subs  
Troy Harper Vaughn Covington  
Jamal Custis Quade Green  


  Below are the players who helped Carl Arrigale accumulate 479 wins and 27 crowns
through two decades as the coach at St. John Neumann, Ss. Neumann-Goretti. Year
indicates the player's final season. Most were seniors. Some transferred and some were
underclassmen who did not play in the following season. The 2018 team includes
multiple underclassmen.

Varsity Players for Neumann / N-G, 1999-2018 Seasons
Al Greenman 1999   Andre "Scooter" Gillette 2009
Fred Burke 1999   Bradford King 2009
Joe Scavetti 1999   John Brennan 2009
Kalief Johnson 1999   Will Huff 2009
Robert Bailey 1999   Justin Smith 2009
Sean Lingham 1999   Danny Stewart 2010
Chas Bailey 2000   Dominique Reid 2010
David Crawford 2000   Kalem Taylor 2010
Hakim Haynes 2000   Mark Squilla 2010
Spencer Hill 2000   Mustafaa Jones 2010
Tom Nicolo 2000   Naj Verdell 2010
Brandon Brigman 2001   Tony Chennault 2010
Cantrell "Man-Man" Fletcher 2001   Tyreek Duren 2010
Jeff Thomas 2001   Tyrone Madison 2010
Joel Green 2001   Jordan Johnson 2011
Martin Kelly 2001   Lamin Fulton 2011
Michael Haddix 2001   Matt Rodden 2011
Ramer Jones 2001   Billy Shank 2012
Robert "Beattie" Taylor 2001   Derrick Stewart 2012
Anthony Paris 2002   Devahnte Mosley 2012
Ben Smith 2002   La'Quan Coaxum 2012
Chris Del Brocco 2002   Maurice Heard 2012
Antwain Wynn 2003   Shane Thomas 2012
Jack Hatty 2003   Hanif Sutton 2013
Jamaal Harris 2003   Joe McGinley 2013
Kenny Fulton 2003   John Davis 2013
Kevin Lauer 2003   John Mastrando 2013
Lorenzo Byrd 2003   Kahleem Wilkins 2013
Marques Slocum 2003   Mike DeFrancesco 2013
Mike "Benji" Gillespie 2003   Jamal Custis 2014
Nick Cusato 2003   Ja'Quan Newton 2014
Todd Johnson 2003   Shaun Grubb 2014
Adon El 2004   Tony Toplyn 2014
Charles Blackwell 2004   Troy Harper 2014
Keith Herron 2004   Billy Stagliano 2015
Michael Payne 2004   Denelle Holly 2015
Mike Turner 2004   Jack Taylor 2015
Richard "Tabby" Cunningham 2004   Jared Healey 2015
Billy Nolan 2005   Lamarr "Fresh" Kimble 2015
Conor Kennedy 2005   Amire Tyler 2016
David Burton 2005   Rasheed Browne 2016
Phil Love 2005   Chico Whyte 2016
Ron Eells 2005   Khyrie Temple 2016
Tyrone Silver 2005   Tony Zhang 2016
Derrick "D.J." Rivera 2006   Vaughn Covington 2016
Earl Pettis 2006   Zane Martin 2016
Frank Biondo 2006   Semaj Mills 2017
Hiram Bowman 2006   Dante Vannicola 2017
Jarrett Washington 2006   Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree 2017
Karem Martin 2006   Emil Moody 2017
Lenny Alexander 2006   Jalen Parker 2017
Antonio "Scoop" Jardine 2007   Mike Millsip 2017
Billy Balilonis 2007   Quade Green 2017
Chalie Stinsman 2007   Ahmad Fair 2018
Dennis Carr 2007   Amir Shields 2018
Henry Smith 2007   Baseem Cooper 2018
Mark Hatty 2007   Cameron Young 2018
Rashad Savage 2007   Chris Evans 2018
Rick Jackson 2007   Chris Ings 2018
Wali Hepburn 2007   Dymir Montague 2018
Frankie Smalls 2008   Hakim Byrd 2018
Isa Perry 2008   Ja'cor Smith 2018
Jamal Wilson 2008   Jimmy O'Mara 2018
Shane Irwin 2008   Marcus Littles 2018
Tyrell Taylor 2008   Noah Warren 2018
      TaQuan Woodley 2018
      Tommy D'Angelo 2018