Brian Cosgrove was blessed with both height and a highly competitive spirit. He started playing basketball competitively at a young age - eventually going on to play four years at Loyola Blakefield and then four years at Johns Hopkins University. After graduating from law school at the University of Baltimore, he remained involved in the sport, volunteering as a coach in youth leagues throughout Baltimore.
In February of 2015, at the age of 35, Brian was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. Despite several rounds of chemotherapy, radiation, a bone marrow transplant - and a positive attitude that never flagged - Brian’s aggressive form of cancer prevailed. He died on May 5, 2016.