CORAL SPRINGS, FL – The youth basketball court at Mullins Park in Coral Springs was practically a second home to Angelo Prisco.
“I was there every night,” said the 85-year-old former coach and referee who spent three decades being involved with the Coral Springs Basketball Club.
This week, Coral Springs honored Prisco by naming the park’s youth basketball court after him: “Angelo Prisco Court.”
“It’s a real honor,” Prisco said Thursday.
The city also named another facility after a different civic leader, Mary Jamieson Boast, who spent more than 30 years organizing events, programs, and camps at the Kiwanis/Safety Town building at 520 Ramblewood Drive.
The building where young children learn about safety will now be called “Ms. Mary’s Place.”
“They are two wonderful people who deserve the honor,” City Commissioner Joy Carter said Wednesday, shortly before city commissioners approved the naming of the court and building.
For Prisco, having his name on a court where he helped hundreds of children improve their game as well as build confidence and character is truly meaningful, he said.
“We started that league with nothing and just grew it over the years,” he said.
Originally from New York, the father of four children moved his family to Coral Springs in 1973 and immediately got involved in sports.
In addition to basketball, he coached baseball and football, often helping out as an umpire and referee.
“I liked working with kids. There’s been some real characters over the years,” he said.
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