St. Joe’s to hold tribute day, create scholarship for late coach

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — St. Joe’s Collegiate Institute will hold a tribute event as well as announce a scholarship for its late varsity basketball coach.

Gabe Michael, who had coached the team for five seasons, died in November at age 43.

Gabe Michael, St. Joe’s basketball coach, dies at 43

The school will hold a ceremony before its game against Canisius High School on Friday, including a pregame video, a scholarship announcement and a presentation for the family.

The proceeds from the scholarship will provide a deserving student with financial assistance and program support for the basketball team. This season, the St. Joe’s team is wearing memorial shirts as well as patches in Michael’s honor. T-shirts will also be available for purchase.

Tickets for Friday’s event have all been allocated, but for more information about the scholarship or to donate, click here.

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Aidan Joly joined the News 4 staff in 2022. He is a graduate of Canisius College. You can see more of his work here.

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