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Standing alone in the gleaming white hallway at Long Branch High School outside his team’s locker room on Sunday, Matawan boys basketball coach Tom Stead took a deep breath and thought back to how far everything had come in his seven seasons with the Huskies.
“It’s kind of surreal,’’ he said.
In his first season at Matawan, the coach who led Holmdel to two NJSIAA Tournament of Champions appearances in the late 1990s went 0-24. The atmo