Vince Filliben

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Vince Filliben coached Archmere basketball and baseball for 31 years, retiring in 1985 as the winningest coach in Delaware high school basketball history with 378
victories, including an 18-0 regular season in 1969. He was named the state’s basketball coach of the year in 1974. A quarterback, shortstop and basketball guard who was considered one of the state’s
best athletes while attending Archmere, he was Drexel’s shortstop for four seasons, batting .352 as a senior. He was the MVP and batting champion of the Delco League in 1950. A one-time Pittsburgh
Pirates farmhand, who hit .273 over three minor league seasons, Filliben was Archmere’s athletic director for 28 years, coached football for four years and served as the basketball rules interpreter
for Board 11 IAABO for many years. The basketball court at Archmere is named in his honor. He was a member of the Delaware County (Pa.) Athletes Hall of Fame. He was inducted into the Delaware
Basketball Hall of Fame in 2015 and died later that year.



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