Steve Lappas Inducted in 2017

Coach Inducted in 2017
Steve Lappas Steve Lappas, Inducted into the NYC Hall of Fame in 2017
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Steve Lappas attended the Bronx High School of Science. He was named sixth man on the 1971 City Championship team. He later attended the City College of New York, earning three letters in basketball, and was named team captain his junior and senior year graduating in 1977.

Lappas was a career coach, he served as an assistant at York College (1977-1978), assistant with Fort Lee HS (1978-1979), a head coach at Harry S. Truman HS (1979-1984), assistant with Villanova (1984-1988), head coach at Manhattan (1988-1992), head coach Villanova (1992-2001) and head coach at Massachusetts (2001-2005). He earned the Big East regular season Championship (1997), the Big East Tournament Championship (1995), the NIT Championship (1994), and the MAAC Tournament Championship (1992). Lappas's individual accolades are the Naismith College Coach of the Year (1995), and MAAC Coach of the Year (1992). Currently, the basketball lifer is a college analyst for CBS Sports Network.