Stadium Performance would like to congratulate SP strength coach, Mark Comstock for his induction into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame this past Saturday in Worcester, Mass.
Mark joined other honorees representing a variety of categories, ranging from high school players and teams to senior adults who still play the game at age 65 and over. The New England Basketball Hall of Fame dinner has become one of the largest sports dinners in America with nearly 1,900 people attending the event this year.
Mark graduated in 2013 as one of the most accomplished players in Castleton University program history. A three-time All-Conference selection, Comstock was named the 2011-12 NAC Player of the Year while leading the Spartans to their first NAC Championship and just the program’s second NCAA Tournament appearance. He concluded his career second all-time in games played (110) and free throws made (389) while scoring 1,677 points, good for third in program history. Comstock also grabbed 611 rebounds from his forward position, along with 199 assists, and 123 steals while shooting 51.8 percent from the floor and 77.6 percent from the free throw line. Following his senior season he was the first Spartan to earn All-Region honors from D3hoops.com.
“I’m thrilled for Mark,” said Coach Culpo. “He’s the best player I’ve coached at Castleton and the program wouldn’t be where it is now if not for the impact he had while he played here.”
Saturday’s ceremony was preceded on August 7th with activities at the iconic St. Mary’s High School Gymnasium in Worcester. Saturday’s festivities included a series of panel discussions featuring the likes of Hall of Famer’s David Thompson and Dave Cowens, and a special ceremony in celebration of the History of Women’s Basketball in New England.
Being elected into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame embodies the sacrifice and determination to not only honor the game of basketball but to also change the lives of all that follow a similar path. Mark continues to share his experiences on the court and off in pursuit of an ongoing effort to help athletes change the way they change the world.
We are so very #SProud.