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Recognizing Excellence

1968-1985

Jake Nevin, Villanova’s veteran trainer

Jake Nevin, Villanova’s veteran trainer

proudly wears the basketball net following the Wildcat’s 66-64 upset over Georgetown University for the NCAA championship, I April 1985.  Villanova’s 1984-85 basketball season was dedicated to him.  In 1984 he was inducted into the Big 5 Hall of Fame.  Two months later the university retired “jersey number one,” in Nevin’s honor.

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