There is something special about returning to your alma mater as a coach which Glenn Jansen got to experience last fall…now he’ll also spend the winter months at Donovan Catholic. Jansen was named the Griffins girls basketball coach Thursday, a position he accepted after resigning from the same post at Colts Neck where he will remain as a history teacher. A Toms River resident, he coached the Donovan Catholic girls volleyball team to a school-best 22-6 record last fall and is excited about the opportunity to take over the girls basketball program. Both Jansen and his wife are Donovan graduates and his son was a part of the baseball program before graduating earlier this week.

Jansen won 66 games in four seasons as the head coach at Colts Neck after spending ten years as an assistant and takes over a Griffins program that had seven consecutive winning seasons under Jerry Bruno, who stepped down last month.