b'BRIAN SCHIFF Brian Shifty Schiff first became involved with Maccabi USA in 1998 when he was appointed Head Coach of the USA Junior Boys Basketball Team for the 9th Pan American Maccabi Games in Mexico City. He went on to coach 7 more USA Junior Boys Basketball Teams (4 times in Israel, plus Chile, Argentina, and Berlin, Germany), every one of which captured the gold medal, losing just one game in the process. He has served on the organizing committee in various roles for numerous other Maccabiah Games as well. Additionally, Shifty was the Coach for 25 years of the Philadelphia Boys Basketball Team that competed in the JCC Maccabi Games, where his squads won an additional 7 gold medals. His teams won an unprecedented 22 medals overall. For those accomplishments he was a 2018 inductee into the Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. Professionally, a 30-year member of the media, Shifty has been a writer, editor, public relations director and, for almost 20 years, a producer at Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, where he was an Emmy Award winner and multiple Emmy nominee. After serving as an Assistant Coach on the Abington Friends School (AFS) Varsity Boys Basketball Team from 1992-99, as well as coaching middle school basketball & baseball, Shifty returned to AFS in 2018 where he is currently a member of the Athletic Department and serves in a variety of roles including Head Coach of the middle school boys basketball and girls softball teams. Early in 2021, Shifty was named the President/Chairman of the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. He is just the second person to have that role. Shifty lives in Exton, PA with his wife, Susan Kardon (Maccabi team manager in Argentina, 2007 and Israel, 2009). He has two daughters (Brenda & Juliet, who is a multiple-time Maccabi accommodations manager) and two grandchildren.'