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Athlete Of The Week

Brian Gaffney, 17

MHS Lacrosse

Brian Gaffney enters his final season as an athlete at Mineola High School, with some great accomplishments as a member of the football, basketball and lacrosse teams.

Head Football Coach Dan Guido described Gaffney as a “tremendous athlete and an excellent football player, one of the best he has ever coached” during his long-standing tenure as head coach at Mineola.

He was a three-year, two-way starter on the varsity football team who made outstanding contributions as a running back, receiver, kick returner and safety/strong safety.  He was also a team captain.


Gaffney was a Nassau County Football selection all conference player in his junior year and all county player as a senior. Gaffney rushed for more than 1,000 yards rushing and caught passes for over 200 yards.


He also threw 1 touchdown pass. On defense, he was one of the leading tacklers and also intercepted 4 passes and returned 2 for touchdowns. 

As a member of the varsity basketball team, Gaffney was a key contributor to the Mustangs success over the past three years and its recent playoff run. Gaffney displayed great vision on the court as a point guard and played tenacious defense.


Gaffney averaged 10 points per game and had a career high 21 against Manhasset High School. He was selected as an All Conference player in both his junior and senior basketball seasons.


In three lacrosse games this season, Gaffney already has 8 goals and 7 assists while playing both attack and midfield. He was selected as an all county player in both his sophomore and junior years and will continue his lacrosse career next year for St. Johns University.