Varsity

  • Allen Powell
    1
    G
    5'8"
    2019
  • Jarrod Stukes
    2
    G
    5'10"
    2017
  • Daniel Solecki
    3
    G
    5'10
    2018
  • Emmanuel Freyre
    4
    G
    2019
  • Konrad Kiszka
    10
    G/F
    6'5"
    2019
  • Matthew Paulus
    11
    G
    5'11"
    2017
  • Isaiah Snead
    13
    G
    2018
  • Matthew McMahon
    14
    G
    2018
  • Nicholas Hoffman
    20
    F
    6'1"
    2018
  • Brett Werner
    21
    F
    6'4"
    2018
  • Zachary Crisler
    24
    C
    6'7"
    2019
  • Luke Baldini
    32
    F
    2019
  • Sean Simon
    33
    F
    2018
  • Jack Rothenberg
    43
    F
    6'1
    2019
  • David Dugery
    Manager
    2018
  • David Gray
    Manager
    2019
  • Elmer Hansen
    Manager
    2018
  • Shane McCullough
    Manager
    2018
  • Matthew Santoro
    Manager
    2018
  • Kevin Swartz
    Manager
    5'8
    2018
  • Head Varsity Coach

    Coach Dempsey begins his 12th season as the head coach of the Explorers' program. Dempsey has led the Explorers to nine consecutive Catholic League playoff berths and four PIAA state playoff bids. The Explorers achieved back-to-back 20 win-seasons and finished last year with a mark of 21-6.

    In his time at La Salle, Dempsey has built the La Salle program into a consistent force in the Philadelphia Catholic League, and in the state of Pennsylvania. Last year’s Explorers finished fifth in the state after losing by 1 to Lancaster McCaskey in the state quarter-finals. Four Catholic League semi-final appearances, four state playoff bids, two quarter final appearances, one semi-final appearance, and four twenty- win seasons in the last six seasons, highlight Dempsey's tenure at La Salle.

    Although the La Salle program has enjoyed its share of success in recent years on the court, Coach Demps is equally as proud of his player's accomplishments off the court. "We've had guys that have become Kairos Retreat leaders, guys get full academic scholarships to college, and guys become really involved in lots of service opportunities," Dempsey explains. "I want to win every game we play, but in all seriousness, those things are every bit as important to me. Even more so."

    "It's really gratifying to see kids mature and become men. Basketball is a big part of their experience at our school. You put so much into it and sometimes it hurts when the seniors graduate," the coach remarks.

    The 2010 Catholic League Coach of the Year, and 2014 Philadelphia Inquirer Coach of the Year, Dempsey loves staying in touch with his former players. A constant texter and tweeter, Dempsey maintains many close relationships with dozens of his former ballers. "I love hearing what they're up to," the coach boasts. “I love when they come back to talk to our players, and I love seeing them grow into great men in their families and their community. Getting invited to a wedding or a Christening means a great deal to me. That tells me that even after I’ve coached them hard for four years, they know their experience in our program has contributed to their growth as a person.”

    Joe and his wife Liz live in Blue Bell, Montgomery County, PA with their daughter, Lauren, and son, Joey. Having children of his own only reinforces his philosophy that, “Basketball is just a means to learn some of those important life lessons that we all need – how to work hard, how to deal with defeat, how to become a self-disciplined individual, and especially how to balance school work with a great extra-curricular experience.”

    He pointed out that, “We play a demanding schedule every single year. There is not an easy game on our schedule. Our guys are challenged on the court and in the classroom.”

    Learn More about Coach Dempsey's Coaching Philosophy: http://www.lschs.org/cf_media/index.cfm?obj=45504

  • Assistant Varsity Coach

    Jumping right into the fire, Coach Brown began his coaching career in the highly competitive DC area where he coached at Woodrow Wilson High School after his graduation with a B.A. from Georgetown. While at Wilson, he coached both basketball and baseball for nine years – three of them as head coach. During those three years, three of his players picked up full scholarships to Division 1 schools. Averaging one of these a year is a feat that eludes most coaches, but Alex did it in his first three years at the helm.

    During his time as head coach of the Freshmen Explorers, he racked up a 96-13 record which is all the more remarkable when one recalls that a freshmen coach never has any carryover players from the previous year. His .881 winning percentage would be the envy of any coach in any sport on any level.

    Coach Brown is incredibly excited to be taking over the reins of the JV team at La Salle. He hopes to carry over his success at the freshman level, while maintaining a commitment to developing the basketball skills of his players.

    Residing in Jenkintown, Alex and his wife Leanne are the proud parents of Emma and Lana.


  • Assistant Coach Varsity Basketball
  • Assistant Coach Varsity Basketball


    Bernie Fitzgerald returns to his alma mater this year after five years as associate head coach of the Division III Gwynedd Mercy University men’s basketball team. It was with the Griffins that he planned practices, ran individual workouts, helped organize the summer camp sessions, scouted upcoming opponents and was an avid recruiter of student athletes. In his time at Gwynedd Mercy, the Griffins won the 2015-2016 CSAC championship and went on to defeat the number 5 ranked team in the country, Marietta College, in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

    First hired at La Salle College High School in 1990, Mr. Fitzgerald’s coaching resume includes stints at La Salle with the freshman, JV and varsity teams, including three years as head coach. The textbook teacher/coach, Mr. Fitz has taught history on Cheltenham Avenue for 25 years. “I do consider the basketball court as an extension of my classroom. I enjoy watching a young man progress through his adolescent years and strive to reach his potential.

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