McAuliffe, Brian

Graduation Year: 1970
Category: Athlete

Brian McAuliffe, a graduate from the Bergen Catholic Class of 1970, was captain, floor leader, mentor, and teammate of B.C.’s 22-3 1969-70 basketball team – Chris Donfield’s first great team, and one of BC’’s all-time best squads. A three-year starter, and amongst BC’s all-time leaders in scoring and assists, Brian exemplified team-play, toughness, intelligence and heart in bringing together a Celtic starting five consisting of the great Mike Connelly, Bob Lally, Jim McNamara, and Ed Hart. Recruited to Dartmouth, Brian graduated from Columbia College, where he started at point guard for Jack Rohan’s Lions. Brian’s basketball career continued at Notre Dame Law School, when he led the Law School Team to the semi-finals of the legendary BookStore Basketball Tourney, defeating future professional stars Joe Montana and Bill Laimbeer along the way. Integrating the spirit and values of our Roman Catholic faith with the living of daily life has been a life-long passion of Brian’s, expressed through his dedication, leadership, and support of numerous apostolic and formational initiatives. Today, Brian serves as a senior executive at JPMorgan Chase.