Rob Cornegy has taken his talents from the court to being a City Council 

In 1983 Robert Cornegy a 6-10 center was leading Jackson HS to one of the top teams in New York City. He was a dominant factor of both ends of the court. He was named first team All City and led Jackson to the Queens division title. 

Cornegy committed to St John’s and play alongside with Chris Mullin, Mark Jackson, and Walter Berry. He was a part of the 1985 final four team. The crowds at Alumni Hall yelled “Tree” during blowouts when they wanted coach Lou Carnesecca to put in Cornegy. He became a contributor to the program and then he transferred to Alabama. 

At Alabama he play one season for the Crimson Tide in which he came off the bench and help them in the middle. However Cornegy had a plan in his future besides after the game of basketball. 

After he completed his bachelor’s, he earned a master’s degree in Organizational Management from Mercy College. Later he became a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) and opened the Cornegy Residence treatment center for chemically dependent men in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

In 2014, he was nominated Member for the 36th district, representing Bedford-Stuyvesant and northern Crown Heights in Brooklyn. He spend eight years as a City Council. Then, he spend the years as the Chairman of the New York City Council

Democratic Conference. 

Cornegy build a legacy in the Bedford – Stuyvesant and Crown Heights community. He continues to be an advocate in the community in various programs. We salute to Rob for his dedication and being an inspiration for those who can have a successful career besides the game of basketball.

Credit Photo- Jewish Insider

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