Staples' Goldshore Named News 12 Connecticut Sports Coach of the Year

After serving as an assistant with the Staples High boys basketball program for the past five years, David Goldshore led the Wreckers to one of their best seasons in program history in just his first year at the helm.

Justin DeVellis

Mar 25, 2023, 2:33 AM

Updated 427 days ago

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His lifelong dream was to coach high school basketball. Now, David Goldshore is the News 12 Connecticut Sports Coach of the Year.
After serving as an assistant with the Staples High boys basketball program for the past five years, Goldshore led the Wreckers to one of their best seasons in program history in just his first year at the helm.
Staples made it to the FCIAC Championship game for the first time ever in the 2022-2023 season. Weeks later, it advanced to the Division II state championship game for the first time since 1937.
A three-sport star in high school, Goldshore got the itch to start coaching while working in the University of Michigan recruiting department during the Fab 5 era in the early 1990s.
Legendary college basketball coach Steve Fisher helped Goldshore get a job that gave him a first-hand look at future NBA stars like Juwan Howard, Chris Webber, and Jalen Rose.
Staples boys finished this season with 21 total wins, six of which came in the playoffs.
The Wreckers’ 18-point comeback in the fourth quarter of the Division II state semifinal is considered one of the greatest wins in Connecticut high school postseason basketball history.
Goldshore says the Westport community has rallied around basketball and seems to have an increased passion for the game in recent years. He extends a huge thank you to News 12 Connecticut Sports, his family, players, and, especially, his staff.


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