LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON

December 14, 2017
By: Tom Meikrantz
  Dan Reichenbach was quite the athlete back in the day, that being the middle 1980's. During his high school days at Salisbury, he medaled in the long jump at states and was a standout in basketball. He is in the Wall of Fame in track and field at Moravian College and so is his wife, Michelle. Dan and current Bangor head boys basketball coach Bron Holland, recall the rivalry they shared on the hardcourt. Holland was a 1,000 point scorer at Bangor, Dan did not reach that milestone.

 Now the father of three sons and a daughter, Dan watches proudly from the stands at Salisbury in the 9th straight year of having a son play basketball there. Oldest son Dan Jr. heaved a midcourt shot at the buzzer to propel the Falcons into the Colonial League final several years ago. Dan Jr. continued his track and field career at Lehigh. Brendan followed and played basketball at Salisbury and now youngest son Jack is in his senior year mostly recently eclipsing the 1,000 point mark in the season’s first game against Blue Mountain. That beats dad. Jack is the first boys basketball player to score 1,000 points since Geoff Hoffman in 2003. He also bested Dan Sr.’s District record in the long jump this past spring in claiming the gold medal and went on to medal at the PIAA Championships, just like dad.. 

   Jack has a chance of scoring more than 1,000 points exclusively at Salisbury in three years. He played his freshman year at Notre Dame and he still has one more season in the long and triple jumps. Hopefully a state gold medal is in Jack’s future, something else he can brag about to his dad..