Richard Koffenberger

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As Delaware’s high school basketball scoring leader in 1948 and first-team All-State selection while starring for P.S. DuPont, Dick moved on to the University of Maryland, where he was a
three-year starter for coach Bud Millikan. At Maryland, Koffenberger was the point guard who directed the Terps offense and defense according to former teammate Don Moran. While at College Park, Dick
teamed with all-time Maryland greats Don Brawley and Gene Shue. Shue remembers Koffenberger as unselfish and an ultimate team player – a winner. Moran recalls Koffenberger as “our coach on the
floor.a great competitor and knowledgeable basketball man.” As a senior, Koffenberger served as captain of the Terrapins basketball squad. He was named to the Southern Conference All -Tournament
team, helping the Terps to a first-round win over Clemson before bowing out to the nation’s eighth-ranked North Carolina State Wolfpack. As a junior, Dick averaged 9.5 points on a team loaded with
outstanding scorers. He led his team in field goal percentage (.480) and free throw percentage (.772) in his junior season. Koffenberger enjoyed success on the baseball diamond at Maryland, where he
was a second baseman. After graduation Dick entered the U.S. Army. He played basketball on the Third Army team and was named Most Valuable Player in 1955. Following his Army service Dick returned to
Wilmington, where he coached the Wilmington Jets professional basketball team during the 1957-58 season.



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