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Roselle Park High School Senior Alexis Monaco receives the third McNany Family Charitable Foundations’ Athletic Scholarship in the Memory of Past RPHS Girls’ Basketball Coach; Brian McNany
June 22, 2016

At the Roselle Park High School Commencement Ceremony on June 22, 2016, Roselle Park High School Senior Alexis Monaco received the Coach Brian McNany Memorial Scholarship Award. Brian McNany is a former Girl’s’ Varsity Basketball Coach who took the team to a State Championship title. 

                                                                                                The McNany Foundation has created an annual Coach Brian McNany Memorial Scholarship                                                                                                 Award at the Roselle Park High School in Brian's memory. The criteria for the scholarship are                                                                                                 that it is a sports scholarship given to a graduating senior Girls’ Basketball Player and who has                                                                                                 been successfully demonstrated a willingness to be involved in community service. The award                                                                                                 is in the amount of $1,000.00.

                                                                                                This year’s recipient Alexis Monaco has an impressive educational and community services                                                                                                 background for Roselle Park High School. Alexis is the 2016 Senior Class President, Member                                                                                                 of the National Honor Society, Girls’ Varsity Basketball Player and received many accolades                                                                                                 and awards. 

                                                                                                The McNany Charitable Foundation’s was established in memory of the untimely passing of                                                                                                 immediate McNany family members, Ms. Ann Marie (Murphy) McNany mother and her two                                                                                                 sons, Paul A and Brian M. McNany. Ann raised her five children on her own, worked fulltime as                                                                                                 a registered nurse, and volunteered within the community for many organizations She instilled in her children the importance of giving back to the community and to assist those less fortunate.

The Foundation’s mission to assist and provide opportunities to youth, athletic and community service orientated programs. Our wish is to give back to the community and provide assistance to those in need. 

Coach Brian M. McNany was a three sport varsity player and recognized high school athlete, with the Class of ’77 of Jonathan Dayton High School. He was a successful member of the Montclair State University Football Team. He became Springfield’s Recreation Director shortly after his college graduation. Brian also had a special commitment to give back to the community as a high school basketball and football coach within the Union County Regional School District. Brian mentored many students along the way impacting many within the community over the years. Brian was an active Recreation Athletic Referee which enabled him to guide and instruct the youth of many communities. Brian McNany passed away in March, 2015 after a three year battle of cancer at age 55.

The remaining McNany siblings, Ed, Rita and Mike are honored on behalf of our contributors to have presented Alexis Monaco with the 2016 Coach Brian McNany Memorial Scholarship Award. 

Pictured Left-to-Right: Ed McNany, Alexis Monaco, Rita McNany, and Mike McNany