Fred Joseph Scolari (Fred Joseph Scolari)

Fred Joseph Scolari

Professional Basketball Player. A native of San Francisco, California, he entered the National Basketball Association in 1946. Known as “Freddie” and  “Fat Freddie”, he played the position of Guard for the Washington Capitols from 1946 to 1950, Syracuse Nationals from 1949 to 1952, Baltimore Bullets from 1951 to 1952 (of which he also coached), Fort Wayne Zollner Pistols from 1952 to 1954, and the Boston Celtics from 1954 to 1955. He was known by basketball fans for his unorthodox off-the-hip shot and aggressive defense moves. He was named All-Pro twice, and was selected for the NBA All-Star game twice. His career average was 12.6. After retiring from playing basketball in 1955, he was the executive director of the Salesian Boys and Girls Club for 31 years. He was inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in 1998.  Family links:  Parents:  Pasquale Scolari (1886 – 1947)  Clelia Adelina Novelli Scolari (1889 – 1968)  Sibling:  Linda Scolari Gemignani (1915 – 1992)*  Fred Joseph Scolari (1922 – 2002) *Calculated relationship


  • March, 01, 1922
  • USA


  • October, 10, 2002
  • USA


  • Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery
  • California
  • USA

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