The 1968-69 Bishop Ludden High School Boys’ Basketball team that came to be known as “The Green Machine” put together an amazing 21-0 record – a feat never accomplished in the 44 year history of the Syracuse City League (and later the Central New York Cities League).
Ludden Coach Terry Quigley who started the boys’ basketball program from its infancy in 1963 and brought the team to the Number 1 NYS ranked team a mere five years later. Mark Wadach and Phil Harlow (both Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Famers and All-State performers for the team) were on the team, along with Danny Craver, who was a starting forward on the team. The special 18 player team also included Terry Ianniello, Pete Tartaro, John O’Hearn, Bob Bachman, and Ken McKinley. The team won games by an average of 21 points and defeated four-time defending NYS Diocesan champ Utica Notre Dame by 30 points in the playoffs on its way to a truly remarkable undefeated season.