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Name  Fred Barakat
Role  Basketball Coach

Education  Assumption College
Children  Nancy B. Vaughan
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Died  June 21, 2010, Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
Grandchildren  Catherine Vaughan, Michael Mincello, John Mincello
People also search for  Nancy B. Vaughan, Florence Barakat, Michael Mincello, Catherine Vaughan, John Mincello

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Fred Barakat (from Union City, New Jersey, April 8, 1939-June 21, 2010) was an American college basketball coach and Assistant Commissioner of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

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Barakat was a 1961 graduate of Assumption College in Worcester, MA where he was a two-time All-America basketball player for the Greyhounds.

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He was a territorial draft selection of the New York Knicks (NBA) and also had a baseball try-out with the San Francisco Giants. He played five years in the Eastern Basketball Pro League.

Barkat became the sixth men's college basketball coach of the Fairfield University Stags in 1970 and is the all-time most successful coach in the school's history (160-128). He led the Stags to three National Invitation Tournament appearances (1973, 74, 78) including the programs' first post-season berth as a Division I program in 1973. An 80-76 win over Marshall was the program's first National Invitation Tournament victory. He also led the team to three E.C.A.C. regionals in 1977, 78 and 80. The Stags 22-5 mark in 1977-78 was a then-school record.

He joined the staff of the Atlantic Coast Conference in 1981 as Assistant Commissioner and in 2000 received the additional title of Director of Men's Basketball Operations.

He was inducted into the Assumption Alumni-Athletic Hall of Fame in 1975 and the Fairfield Hall of Fame in 1990. A native of Union City, NJ, he was graduated from Emerson High and was also inducted into Emerson High (1998) and Hudson County (1999) Hall of Fames.

Barakat resided in Greensboro, NC his wife, Florence, and was the parent of four adult children: Nancy, Christie, Amy, and Rick. Barakat died in Greensboro of a heart attack on June 21, 2010 at the age of 71. His daughter Nancy is currently the Mayor of Greensboro.

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