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Basketball Coaching Staff

Head Coach Brian Becker '77

Following a stint away from the program, Brian Becker ’77 has returned to serve as the head basketball coach at Saint Ignatius.

Becker served as head coach from 1990-2008, accruing a school-record 285 wins in that span. During his 18 seasons, Becker led his team to an OHSAA State Championship in 2000-01, and a runner-up finish in 1997-98. 

Becker reassumed the reins before the 2015-16 season, settling in for his program-high 19th season.

The Saint Ignatius graduate accrued a 20-7 record in his first season back, earning his 300th win along the way and leading the Wildcats to the Regional Final.

In all, Becker’s teams have won 16 sectional, nine district, and two regional championships. He has twice been named the Plain Dealer Coach of the Year and once honored as the State Coach of the Year.

In addition to his role as head basketball coach, Becker has taught mathematics at Saint Ignatius for 35 years.

Becker has also served as the head golf coach from 1989-1998 and from 2012-present.

Becker has been married to his wife, Maureen, for 29 years. They are the parents of three, Kirby ’08, Therese, and Caroline. 

Brian Becker '77

Brian Becker '77


Assistant Coaches

Varsity:

Jerry Porath – Assistant Coach - Varsity 
Michael McGlynn '02  – Assistant Coach - Varsity
Rudy Kirbus '06  – Assistant Coach - Varsity
Andrew Salata '01 – Assistant Coach - Varsity
Zydrunas IIgauskas – Special Varsity Assistant

Junior Varsity: 
Chris Salata '94 – Head Coach 
Brian McLaughlin '94 – Assistant Coach
Ron Friedel '94 – Assistant Coach
Bryan Fisher '13 – Assistant Coach 

Freshmen
Tom Parker '10 – Head Coach - Freshmen Gold
Kyle Wise '10 – Assistant Coach - Freshmen Gold
Matt Porath '04 – Assistant Coach - Freshmen Gold

Regan Sweeney '11 – Head Coach - Freshmen Blue
TJ DiSanto '06 – Assistant Coach - Freshmen Blue
Marc Hester – Assistant Coach - Freshmen Blue

THE BRIAN BECKER FILE

Title: Head Coach

High School: Saint Ignatius ‘77

College: Earlham College '81

Coaching Experience: 30 years total, 22nd as head coach

State Championships: 1

Record: 339-162 (as of 3/17/18)