Bridgeport Central will name its basketball court after longtime boys basketball coach Barry McLeod before Wednesday’s 7 p.m. season finale against Brien McMahon. It will be called Barry McLeod Court, according to school athletic director Dan Coleman.
McLeod, in his 26th season with the Hilltoppers, has won three CIAC Class LL state championships and three FCIAC championships. He was a former standout player at both Notre Dame and Centenary College.
“I think for him, this is awesome,” Coleman said. “Even the players he coached some 20 years ago come back and visit him. He’s done so much for those kids and he is very quiet and humble about it.”
The Hilltoppers finished No. 1 in the New Haven Register’s state media poll in both 2010 and 2014. Both times, McLeod was named the Register State Coach of the Year.
“When you think of Central boys basketball, you think of Barry McLeod,” said school principal and former athletic director Eric Graf. “He has given a lifetime of dedication to our players and our school. It’s only fitting that he receives this honor and that the court be forever known as Barry McLeod Court.”
Wednesday’s ceremony will begin after the conclusion of the JV game. Spectators are asked to arrive by 6 p.m.