44 Facts About Gerry McNamara


Gerry McNamara was born on August 28,1983 and is an American former basketball player and current associate head coach of the Syracuse University men's basketball team.


Gerry McNamara helped lead the team to the 2003 national title.


In 2009, Gerry McNamara announced his retirement as a player and returned to Syracuse as a graduate student and assistant coach.


Gerry McNamara is the youngest of the four children of Joyce and Gerard McNamara.


Gerry McNamara has a brother, Timothy, and two sisters, Bridget and Maureen.


Gerry McNamara married Katie Marie Stott on July 21,2007.


Gerry McNamara attended Bishop Hannan High School under head coach John Bucci.

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Gerry McNamara was named the Lackawanna League Division II Player of the Year for four years in a row, was a three-time Associated Press Pennsylvania Small School All-State First Team selection and was the AP's Pennsylvania State Player of the Year in 2001 and 2002.


Gerry McNamara finished as Pennsylvania's seventh all-time leading scorer with 2,917 points.


Gerry McNamara still holds the scoring record at Holy Cross.


Gerry McNamara had offers from schools such as Duke and Florida, but chose to attend Syracuse.


Gerry McNamara helped Syracuse win its first Basketball National Championship in 2003.


Gerry McNamara averaged 13 points, 4.6 assists and 2.2 steals a game while shooting 35 percent from 3-point range and 91 percent from the foul line.


Until that point, Gerry McNamara had been a perfect 41-for-41 in conference play.


Gerry McNamara was a Wooden and Naismith award candidate and Second Team All-Big East selection.


Gerry McNamara averaged 15.8 points and was named to the First Team All-Big East.


Gerry McNamara struggled through one of the worst games of his college career, scoring just 11 points and missing 14 of his 18 shots.


Two highlights were the 38 points Gerry McNamara scored against Davidson College, the second-most points ever scored by a Syracuse player at the team's home arena, the Carrier Dome, and a 30-point performance against the visiting Louisville Cardinals.


In each poll, Gerry McNamara was voted the Big East's "Most Overrated" player.


The next day Gerry McNamara hit a three-pointer in the closing seconds of regulation to tie number-one ranked University of Connecticut and eventually led Syracuse to an overtime upset.


Gerry McNamara finished with 17 points and 13 assists, one assist shy of the Big East Tournament record.


Gerry McNamara dished out an assist to freshman guard Eric Devendorf to put Syracuse in the lead following a Georgetown turnover and forced another turnover in the closing seconds to clinch the game.


Gerry McNamara won the Dave Gavitt Award as the tournament's Most Outstanding Player.


Gerry McNamara's career came to an unceremonious end in the first round of the 2006 NCAA Tournament.


Gerry McNamara started all 135 games he played in his four years and graduated with a degree in Communication and Rhetorical Studies in May 2006.

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Gerry McNamara finished fourth in points scored, first in minutes played, second in steals, third in assists, first in three-point shots made and attempted, and first in career free-throw percentage.


In 63 career Big East games, Gerry McNamara set conference records for three-pointers made and career free-throw percentage.


Gerry McNamara was named the 2006 winner of the Chip Hilton Player of the Year Award.


Gerry McNamara left Syracuse as one of the most beloved players in Orange basketball history; his final regular-season game at the Carrier Dome on March 5,2006, was the arena's first-ever advance sellout for a basketball game.


Syracuse lost the game to highly ranked Villanova University; Gerry McNamara led all scorers with 29 points.


Gerry McNamara's popularity continues to this date, as he can be seen in local television advertisements in Central New York area.


However, Gerry McNamara decided not to sign with the Breakers and instead focus on the upcoming 2006 NBA draft by participating in the annual NBA Pre-Draft Camp.


Gerry McNamara reached a contract settlement and left the team and returned to the United States in November 2006.


On December 12,2006, in an attempt to boost his chances of playing in the NBA, Gerry McNamara signed with the Bakersfield Jam, an NBA Development League team located in Bakersfield, California.


Gerry McNamara was named as a reserve to the Western Conference's All-Star team and played in the Gillette D-League All-Star Game on February 17,2007, in Las Vegas.


On June 29,2007, Gerry McNamara was invited to try out for the Philadelphia 76ers' summer league team.


Gerry McNamara played his last game for the team on November 6,2007, and was let go the next day, just four games into the season.


Gerry McNamara played three of the four games and scored just seven points.


On February 15,2008, Gerry McNamara signed a contract with Latvian basketball team BK Ventspils.


On January 7,2009, Gerry McNamara signed with the NBA Development League's Reno Bighorns, joining him with former Syracuse stars Damone Brown and Donte Greene.


However, on March 7,2009, Gerry McNamara was waived by the Reno Bighorns citing personal reasons, and it was reported that Gerry McNamara was considering ending his playing career.


On July 22,2009, it was announced that Gerry McNamara would be returning to Syracuse University as a graduate student.


Gerry McNamara enrolled as a Master of Science candidate in the School of Education's Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation program.


On March 15,2023, following Adrian Autry's promotion to head coach for Syracuse due to Boeheim's retirement, Gerry McNamara was promoted to associate head coach by Autry.