John Cinicola
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John Cinicola
John Cinicola
Biographical details
Born(1929-08-14)August 14, 1929
DiedAugust 14, 2014(2014-08-14) (aged 85)
Bellevue, Pennsylvania
Alma materDuquesne University
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1960-1974Duquesne (assistant)
Head coaching record

John L. Cinicola Jr. (August 14, 1929 - August 14, 2014) was an American high school and college basketball coach. He was head coach of his alma mater, Duquesne University, where he led the Dukes to the 1977 NCAA Tournament behind star guard Norm Nixon. His overall record at Duquesne was 52-56 in four seasons.

Cinicola died of cancer on August 14, 2014 in his home in Bellevue, Pennsylvania.[1]


  1. ^ Boselovic, Len (August 17, 2014). "John L. Cinicola Jr. - Natural-born coach and motivator, led Duquesne basketball to NCAA tournament". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 2014.

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