North Bergen girls basketball head coach, cancer survivor, honored for 400th win


Daniel Reardon, the head coach of the North Bergen girls basketball team, was honored by the board of commissioners today for recording his 400th career win this season after 27 years of leading the Bruins.


Reardon, who has been a teacher in North Bergen since 1974, had his proclamation read by Mayor Nick Sacco.

“On March 2, 2015, in the first round of the NJSIAA Group 4 State Sectional tournament, against Passaic County Vo. Tech school, he won the game, the girls won the game, 52 to 51 and that became his 400th career win, a major milestone in girls basketball,” Sacco told the crowd on hand, which included many of his players.

Reardon thanked Sacco and the commissioners for their continued support of the girls basketball team.

“The mayor’s probably been to 100 of my games over the years and I’ve yet to see another mayor, commissioner or board of ed person at a girls basketball game in all the game that I’ve coached, 700 games, I’ve yet to see that kind of support that we see in North Bergen.”

Reardon received Coach of the Year Honors this year, while senior Icies Hammer was named Player of the Year by the NJSIAA, with Reardon also attributing his time spent with his players, and his wife, as the reasons he fully recovered from cancer on St. Patrick’s Day.