Greg Liebert, 45
Greg Liebert’s pride for Brooklyn overflows before Friday night football. The Brooklyn City High School marching band commands Biddulph Avenue with a police escort from the high school parking lot to Brooklyn Memorial Stadium in front of residents who cheer them on.
“You know when the game is starting and when it’s over because you hear them,” Liebert chuckles. “It’s a tradition that’s uniquely ours and represents the small hometown feel you get living in our city.”
As a basketball coach for St. Thomas More School for the last 12 years, Liebert has helped instill values and wisdom in many of the young kids he’s coached.
“We’re overlooked sometimes because we’re squished between two big cities,” Liebert says. “But we have a lot to offer. We are all always looking out for someone or their kids.”
While Liebert believes the small town provides a lot of kinship, there’s still space for improvement. In the last six years, a new administration has headed the city government.
“I’m proud to know that we’re constantly building to strengthen our community,” Liebert says. “We all have differences that are unique and make us special, and that’s what we should highlight more in our city.”