McLaughlin was interviewed for the book to discuss his three years spent touring the world with the Harlem Globetrotters as a member of the Washington Generals and the 14 seasons of unprecedented success at Holy Family University in Philadelphia. In 14 winters as head coach at Holy Family, he had a career equal to anyone who has coached the game. McLaughlin racked up an impressive record of 407 wins and 61 losses, a winning percentage of .870 which was the highest at any level of NCAA Basketball (men or women). Out of his 14 seasons as a head coach, McLaughlin was honored as the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Coach of the Year 13 times.
Facing one of the toughest non-conference schedules in decades and inheriting a team that lost 74 percent of its scoring, including the Ivy League's top scorer, Penn struggled in his first season at the helm of the Quakers. However, six new players will join the squad in 2010-11 as a part of Coach McLaughlin's first recruiting class at Penn.
The Quakers will be announcing their 2010 season schedule later this month.
The book, which was written by local KYW reporter Matt Leon, features dozens of stories about seldom publicized Philadelphia heros and events. It is available to purchase on Amazon.com or by clicking here.