Bryan Bigley and Kelly (Pangburn) Morrissey Inducted Into Siena Athletic Hall of Fame
Oct. 2, 2012
Former men's basketball coach Mike Deane, golfer Bryan Bigley `07 and swimmer Kelly (Pangburn) Morrissey '03 are the newest members of the Siena Athletic Hall of Fame. Bigley and Morrissey were formally inducted on Friday, December 7 at 4:30 p.m. at TASTE in Albany. Deane's induction will be held after the basketball season with full details to follow in a later release.
Deane is the seventh coach to be inducted into the Siena Athletic Hall of Fame, joining Dan Cunha (Basketball, 1967), Leo Callahan (Freshman Basketball, Golf, Intramurals, 1978), Tony Rossi (Baseball, 1986), Joe Hogan (Women's Basketball, 1989), Russ Ferris (Lacrosse, 1996) and Hank Wysocki (Volleyball, 2011). He coached the Saints from 1986-1994, compiling a 166-77 record. His .683 win percentage is third best in Siena's Division I era. Deane may be best remembered for guiding Siena to its first NCAA (1989) and NIT (1998) appearances. In 1989, Siena upset No. 3 seed Stanford in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament in Greensboro, N.C., and pressed Minnesota to the limit in the Second Round. Deane also led the Saints to the 1994 NIT Semifinals at Madison Square Garden with wins over Georgia Tech, Tulane, Bradley and Kansas State in the consolation finals. Deane was at the helm for three regular-season conference championships, and was the New York State Coach of the Year in 1988 and 1991.