Franny Walsh

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Walsh was a natural athlete who played football, basketball, and tennis at Salesianum 1924-28 and gained first team All-Catholic honors in Philadelphia in both football and basketball in 1927-28.
In 1929, he played professional basketball for Wilmington in the old Eastern League and later, in 1932, his tournament play with the Shinn Tinners earned him a spot on the top ten All-American
Amateur Basketball Team chosen by the Central States Amateur Independent Basketball Association. Walsh attended La Salle College and graduated from the University of Alabama. He then returned to
Wilmington and embarked on a coaching career that included a 21-3 record with Sallies (I934-35), ten years in the CYO Parochial Boys Basketball League, and eight years in the DuPont League.



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