PLAYER PROFILE

RODY COONEY

STATISTICS & HISTORY

Roger “Rody” Cooney was a Brooklyn native who attended St. Francis College in the same city. Cooney was a mainstay of the famed Brooklyn Visitation for sixteen (1921-1936) seasons, While the Visitation never reached the mythic status of the Original Celtics, the team remained one of the top teams in pro basketball for over a dozen years.  Cooney was a key performer on the squads that won Metropolitan League  titles during 1923-24, 1924-25, 1926-27 and 1931-32 seasons. The Visitation also won the American Basketball League title in 1930-31. Cooney was never among the team’s leading scorers, but he was the vital cog that made the Visitation work. He was an excellent ball handler and playmaker. Despite weighing barely 140 pounds , Cooney was tough defender who consistently shut down many of the era’s best shooters. While still active as a player, he began to coach his alma mater, St. Francis College, where he remained for nine seasons compiling a 125-77 record.

 

RODY COONEY Height: 5:08 Weight: 140 College: St.Francis(NY)’20
Roger P. Cooney Born:  May 17, 1902 Died:  Sep 29, 1965 Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1920-21 Booklyn Non Pareils Indep
1920-21 Brooklyn Whirlwinds Indep
1920-21 Brooklyn Visitation Indep
1921-22 Brooklyn Visitation MBL 20 34 41 109 5.5
1921-22 Easthampton IL 18 30 26 86 4.8
1922-23 Brooklyn Visitation MBL 37 36 74 146 3.9
1922-23 Troy NYSL 1 0 0 0 0.0
1922-23 SpringfieldHolyoke IL 2 1 4 6 3.0
1923-24 Brooklyn MBL 33 44 51 139 4.2
1923-24 Glens Falls NYSL 3 11 3 25 8.3
1923-24 SPHAS PBL 1 0 3 3 3.0
1924-25 Brooklyn MBL 17 31 61 123 7.2
1925-26 WashingtonBrooklyn ABL 23 32 47 111 4.8
1926-27 Brooklyn NLN 24 53 55 161 6.7
1926-27 Brooklyn MBL 10 21 24 66 6.6
1927-28 Brooklyn MBL 12 29 28 86 7.2
1927-28 Brooklyn ABL 26 50 12 112 4.3
1928-29 Brooklyn ABL 25 39 14 92 3.7
1929-30 Brooklyn ABL 50 89 17 195 3.9
1930-31 Brooklyn ABL 28 51 7 109 3.9
1931-32 Brooklyn Visitation MBL 14 32 9 73 5.2
1932-33 Brooklyn Visitation MBL 20 31 9 71 3.6
1932-33 Dunmore PSL 1 1 0 2 2.0
1933-34 Brooklyn Visitation ABL 27 35 12 82 3.0
1933-34 Pittston PSL 3 6 6 18 6.0
1934-35 Brooklyn ABL 16 10 8 28 1.8
1935-36 Brooklyn ABL 10 1 2 4 0.4
Major League Totals 417 660 507 0 1827 4.4
PLAYOFF RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1923-24 Glens Falls NYSL 4 11 12 34 8.5
1925-26 Brooklyn ABL 3 5 13 23 7.7
1926-27 Brooklyn MBL 2 2 5 9 4.5
1930-31 Brooklyn ABL 6 14 1 29 4.8
1935-36 Brooklyn Visitation ABL 1 0 0 0 0.0
Major League Totals 16 32 31 95 5.9

 

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