Bob Dwyer (1916-2007) is most well-known for coaching at Archbishop Carroll High School in Washington, D.C.. Dwyer coached at Carroll for nine seasons, turning the Northeast Washington school into a powerhouse program. In the middle of that stretch, Carroll became the first integrated team in the Washington area's Catholic league and its dominant teams included stars such as John Thompson Jr., fellow Washington Metropolitan Basketball Hall of Fame member, George Leftwich and Edward "Monk" Malloy. Under his leadership, the boys’ varsity basketball team won 55 straight games over two seasons from 1958-60. Dwyer also coached at St. Anselm's (previously known as Priory School) before and after his stint at Carroll. He coached a total of 26 years before retiring in 1981. Dwyer was also was one of the founding fathers of the Catholic Youth Organization in the Washington area.
Legendary Coach Bob Dwyer Named Recipient of 2016 Morgan Wootten Award
Former Archbishop Carroll Coach Robert “Bob” Dwyer has been named the winner of the prestigious Morgan Wootten Award for Lifetime Achievement in Coaching High School Basketball by The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Dwyer, who died in 2007, will receive the award posthumously.
Former DeMatha coach and fellow Washington Metropolitan Basketball Hall of Fame member Morgan Wootten, who was just starting out on his Basketball Hall of Fame career when Carroll went on its long run said, "He was an outstanding coach and certainly had arguably as good a team as ever has played in this area. I don't think anyone could say there was a better team. Their 55 in a row speaks for itself."