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April 9, 2013

Dullea takes over St. John's Prep hoops program

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Dullea offered thanks to the administration and his family. His parents, John and Linda, sisters Bridget and Loren and niece Ella attended the press conference to offer support.

The Eagles’ style of play will most likely look very similar to what it was under Connolly. Dullea is also hoping the assistant coaches, notably Joe Lovett and Luke Richards, return.

The Prep program went to another level under Connolly, and Dullea said he hopes to keep the Eagles among the yearly contenders in Division 1.

“We’ve been best friends since we were little kids. Sean did a very good job coaching on his feet at the moment. You’re trying to come up with a play that’s going to work or a defense, he was very good at drawing something up that was going to be successful,” Dullea said. “When you call a timeout and you’ve gotta come up with something in a minute and you win or lose on that play, hopefully I can take some of what Sean did and go from there.”

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