Teschke to be honored for dominance on Fox Chapel basketball court
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This season was the year of the 1,000-point scorer for Fox Chapel as Matt D'Amico, Brian Papich and Erin Mathias topped the mark.
Brian Teschke, who graduated in 2003, was the fifth Fox Chapel basketball player to top that plateau and will be recognized May 31 with an induction into the Fox Chapel Sports Hall of Fame.
A 6-foot-5 guard/forward, he was a three-year letterwinner and in his senior year led the team in rebounding and 3-point field goal percentage and was the team MVP.
Teschke has fond memories of his playing days at Fox Chapel.
“One of the most memorable games was against Woodland Hills my junior year,” he said. “Matt Brunck drilled a 3-pointer at the buzzer to take the game into overtime. Our full-court defense kept the game close, and we won with a last-second putback. The win was key in our winning the section championship.
“We beat Central Catholic by one point in front of a huge crowd to clinch it. The fans stormed the court after the game.”
Teschke said the final game of his high school career was probably the most memorable.
“It was the final game with many teammates who I had been playing with since fifth grade,” he said. “I also scored my 1,000th career point on a 3-pointer and scored a career-high 34 points.
“My teammates made sure that I had the opportunity to reach 1,000, and that is something I will never forget.”
Teschke also made the all-section team in his senior year and played in the Cager Classic and the Hoops Classic.
He attended college at Franklin & Marshall where he majored in environmental science and was a three-year starter there. He finished college with 828 career points and finished in the school's top 20 in blocked shots. The team made it to the Division III Elite 8 in 2004 and was ECAC South Regional champion in 2005.
“The NCAA Elite 8 run in my freshman year was very memorable,” Teschke said. “Also while I was playing, coach Glenn Robinson broke the record for most wins by a D-III coach.”
Teschke is married to the former Laura Voltz and they have two children: Jack, who is 3 1⁄2, and Jocelyn, who soon will turn 2. They are expecting their third child in September.
Teschke has worked at THG Geophysics in Murrysville for the past seven years as a near-surface geologist. He is a state registered professional geologist.
He hasn't played basketball in a few years due to his work schedule and tending to his family, but he has been involved in triathlons since 2010 and trains when he has time. He admits to being surprised at his selection to the FC Sports Hall of Fame.
“I was very surprised. It was a very unexpected call from Jim Perry,” he said. “I have read about the accomplishments of the other inductees, and I was very impressed. I am honored to be in this year's class.”
Teschke will have a good-sized contingent with him at the banquet.
“It looks like a good number of friends, family and former teammates will be attending,” he said. “I look forward to seeing some teammates and coaches who I haven't seen for a long time.”
He still keeps in touch with some of his former teammates.
“We went to a couple of Fox Chapel games this year,” Teschke said. “It was great to see parents of former teammates and former coaches still attending games.”
Marty Stewart is a sports editor for Trib Total Media. Reach him at 412-782-2123 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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