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Girmindl's Ghost

A diary of Shaker High School's 2005-2006 basketball season, a retelling of Shaker's fabled 1979-1980 season, and general commentary on high school hoops, updated daily...


"I like sitting in the back row. I found that sitting against the wall is just easier on your back." -Dean Smith, on the comfort of the H-gym bleachers

What is "Girmindl's Ghost"?

What is "Girmindl's Ghost"?: As the title of this blog, Girmindl's Ghost might seem like something of a strange name. It's derived from two things:

(1) Coach Julius Girmindl, who taught physical education at Southgate Elementary School in North Colonie and coached the Shaker varsity basketball team in the 1970's and early 1980's before passing away in 1983.

(2) The thesis - which I develop extensively in the essay Girmindl's Ghost - that Shaker basketball largely exists, to this day, in the shadow of it's famed coach and famous teams of 1978-79 and 1979-80. It's as if the ghost of Julius Girmindl still walks through the hallway outside H-gym and up and down the sidelines during the basketball games.

The title of the blog is meant as a tribute to Coach Girmindl.
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