Written by Record Pilot Staff Thursday, 30 January 2014 00:00
Exactly one month after junior Taylah Hudson became Glen Cove High School’s all-time leading scorer in girls basketball, head coach Greg Mayerhofer achieved a personal milestone by winning his 400th career game.
Coach Mayerhofer secured the victory against Valley Stream South High School, 57-34, and the following day, before tipping off against Locust Valley High School, the team presented him with a special game ball, signed by every one of his players. Later in the day, the girls rewarded their coach with his 401st victory.
Although new to Glen Cove this year, Coach “Mayo,” as he is affectionately known by his players, is in his 26th season coaching girls basketball. He begin his career at Maria Regina High School before taking the reins at Floral Park High School from 1984-2008, where he guided the team to four county championships in 1988, 2007, 2008 and 2009 and two Long Island championships in 2008 and 2009. He has also served as an assistant coach in Massapequa and Levittown and runs an extensive summer basketball clinic.
Coach Mayerhofer has quickly become a hero in Glen Cove, as he is building momentum for the girls basketball program along with assistant coach George Ingram. “The student-athletes on his team know that he loves that game as much as he cares about each and every student-athlete in the program,” said Denise Kiernan, the district’s director of physical education, health and athletics. “We are very fortunate to have Coach Mayo here at Glen Cove High School and appreciate his efforts in making this program one of the best in the county.”
Hudson broke the team’s all-time scoring record with her 828th point vs. Floral Park High School back in December.