Jerry Bannan

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Jerry Bannan
Basketball • West Chester

Bannan was an all-around great athlete. Jerry played and excelled in many sports including football, basketball, and baseball. In the early 1950s, he excelled in basketball, graduating from St. Agnes. Bannan played semi-pro football for the Kennett Square Tuffies. Jerry also found time to coach youth sports - he was among the founders of the Little All-American Football Association. Bannan was an outstanding Referee. He began his officiating career in the CYO, high school and collegiate basketball. It did not end there however, because In 1969, he was hired to officiate in the NBA. Bannan officiated in both the NBA and the ABA (American Basketball League) until 1976. Jerry died on October 13th 2011.
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