Plymouth Whitemarsh High School’s Coach Jim Donofrio recognized for 500th win

Plymouth Whitemarsh High School Boys’ Basketball Head Coach Jim Donofrio recently won his 500th game with a 78-34 victory over Wissahickon.

“It’s a very big accomplishment in the state of Pennsylvania to have 500 wins,” said Plymouth Whitemarsh’s Athletic Director RJ Bretz. “I enjoy seeing him and how proud he is of the program and how much time and effort he puts into developing his kids here at PW.”

In addition to winning 500 games, Donofrio’s career includes the 2010 PIAA State Championship, 16 Suburban One League titles, a District I title, four District I runner-ups, and 10 District I final fours. Of the court, he teaches English Language Arts at the high school and has also been inducted into the school’s Distinguished Graduates Organization.

“It was great to see all of the alumni come back to see Jimmy D and his 500th win,” said Dr. Jason Bacani, the school’s principal who previously played basketball for Donofrio. “It really speaks to how many lives he’s touched and inspired through his 20+ years in Colonial. He’s a tremendous person and a tremendous coach.”

Donofrio received a plaque and game ball in a small ceremony prior to the Colonials’ win over Cheltenham on January 3rd.

Photo: Colonial School District. Pictured is Donofrio (center), with Dr. Bacani (left), and Bretz (right).