Legendary Germantown Academy Basketball Coach Subject of Philly Artist’s Illustration

To raise awareness about a rare disease, a renowned Philadelphia graphic artist has illustrated Jim Fenerty, the legendary former Germantown Academy basketball coach. Image via The Philadelphia Inquirer.

To raise awareness about a rare blood cancer they are both fighting, Jeff Jones, a renowned Philadelphia graphic artist, has illustrated Jim Fenerty, the legendary former Germantown Academy basketball coach, writes Phil Anastasia for The Philadelphia Inquirer.

The illustration is part of the “Rare Reflections: MPNs Unmasked” campaign that focuses on shining a light on myeloproliferative neoplasms, or MPNs, including educating the public about the disease’s symptoms and treatment options.

The campaign features a series of Jones’ illustrations that reveal stories from those impacted by MPNs.

Fenerty was diagnosed with MPNs about a decade ago, but with proper treatment, he was able to coach for seven more years before retiring ahead of the 2018-19 season. The legendary coach finished his career with 626 victories, 17 Inter-Ac League titles, and the 2013 Pennsylvania independent schools state crown.

He is currently in good health. He walks five to six miles every day and works as a college counselor at Germantown Academy a few hours a week.

“I don’t think they got the memo that I was retired,” joked Fenerty.

Read more about the campaign at The Philadelphia Inquirer by clicking here.

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