Backcourt Hoops at Riverfront Sports Complex 
5 West Olive Plaza Scranton PA 18508
570-558-3833   Fax  570- 558-3835
John Bucci   JBucci@backcourthoops.com
Jeff Fedak   


JB Hoops Elite Travel AAU Program

Director John E. Bucci


Get to know coach Bucci: John is a graduated of Western Wayne High School in 1980. He then went onto Keystone Jr. College and graduated with an associate in arts in 1982.

It was at this time in his life where he meet the two most important mentors in his basketball career At Western Wayne Mike Ognosky and at Keystone Dennis Mishko. These two men helped john understand what it would take to become a successful coach. Some of the goals instilled where hard work, dedication, loyalty and organization along with countless hours of basketball knowledge.

            Coach Buccis first job was at St. Pauls in Green Ridge where he captured two Scranton Diocesan Championships. His team also finished 2nd in the state tournament and winning the state title in 1992.

            He became the junior varsity basketball coach at Bishop Hannan in 1994 after two years in 1996 he became the head coach when Mark Finan moved to North Pocono to become the head coach. From 1996 to January of 2004 in his short time as a head coach he accomplished more than most coaches have accomplished who coached for a longer time. At the time of his retirement he had a career mark of 171-47 for a career winning percentage of .785. He also captured 4 district and league championships.  His teams lost in two state finals in 1999 and 2000. The Golden Lancers finally captured the elusive state title in 2002.

            Coach Bucci captured many individual awards during his tenure at Bishop Hannan. In 1996 and 1998 the Scranton chapter of the PIAA officials with the sportsmanship award honored him. The Times-Tribune named him Coach Of The Year in 1998, 1999 and 2002.  In 2002 he was also named Associated Press Small School Coach Of The Year.

            But his greatest accomplishment of all was during those seven and half years was seeing his program grow into a state powerhouse and well respected program on the east coast. but most of all he did it his way with the kids interest being his main goal.

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