| Wins against Kentucky - 0 | Losses against Kentucky - 1 |
Alma Mater: St. Louis
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Date Born: May 21, 1925
Date Died: September 23, 1991
Overall Record: 275-191 [17 Seasons]
|1/3/1966||St. Louis at Kentucky||W||80 - 70||-|
Obituary - Melbourne Australia The Age (September 24, 1991)
Former NBL coach Jay Brehmer died in Melbourne yesterday after a short illness. Brehmer was at the helm of the Perth Wildcats in 1985 and 1986. His last appearance at a game was the Melbourne-Eastside clash two weeks ago.
Melbourne coach Lindsay Gaze said yesterday that Brehmer's contribution to Australian basketball over the past 15 years was immense. "I have always had a great deal of respect for him and his love of the game," Gaze said.
Article - Sydney Morning Herald (December 31, 2006)
(Australian National Team Coach Brian) Goorjian's loyalty has played out in other ways. His motor-mouth drops at the mention of Jay Brehmer. Brehmer, a basketball fanatic and great character, was a college coach in the US "who fell off the planet and ended up in Perth". He came to Melbourne after coaching the Wildcats and befriended other US expats, who enjoyed a game and drink each Friday.
"He had a great knowledge and love of the game and we became friends," Goorjian says. "Then, one day, I got a message saying that he was seriously ill in a hospice. He had no family, was alone and I couldn't leave him. I went in every day and he'd talk like he'd live forever. The day before he died he told me about how to defend first option. He came to a game of mine looking like death and the next morning we talked for three hours. He passed away that night.",P>Palmer went to the funeral with Goorjian. "Brian was torn apart," Palmer says. "It said a lot about Brian. When he's passionate about something, it's genuine."
Return to statistics, team schedules, team rosters, opponents, players, coaches, opposing coaches, games, assistance, Kentucky Basketball Page or search this site.