ALLEGANY, N.Y. (WIVB) — The basketball teams from Siena College and St. Bonaventure University will soon compete for a new trophy named after Brother Ed Coughlin, who died in July.
Coughlin was the president of Siena College, a Buffalo native and a longtime fixture at St. Bonaventure University, where he graduated in 1970.
Both the Saints and Bonnies are avidly supported mid-major programs, with Siena in the MAAC and SBU in the Atlantic 10, and often have one another on the early-season schedule.
When the men’s teams play in Albany on Nov. 12, they’ll play for the newly-renamed Brother Ed Coughlin Franciscan Cup. The cup has been battled over since 2010, with St. Bona winning the last three.
Coughlin died of complications related to heart surgery.