Central Regional Stays In-House For New Girls Hoops Coach
Dan Torsiello has spent the past seven seasons as the boys JV basketball coach and varsity assistant at Central Regional High School. He now has his own program to run after being named the head girls basketball coach last week replacing Doug Shaw, who went 22-20 in two seasons before stepping down.
Torsiello is a Golden Eagles alum, having played for Mike Clemente (father of the current coach) before graduating in 2005 and heading to Rutgers University. There he spent four years as a student-manager which allowed him to gain a wealth of knowledge from the coaching staff as well as other student-managers who remain a part of the sport.
Following his 2010 graduation from Rutgers Torsiello spent his first three years at East Orange before returning to his alma mater as a history teacher and coach, first under Steve Zengel and for the last six seasons as part of Michael Clemente’s staff.
In taking over the girls program he inherits a squad that went 7-8 overall and returns three of its top four scorers in freshman Tanaiyha Decker and juniors Kayla Kryzkowski and Martine Chevalier. Assistant coaches Mike Puglisi and MaryKate Sullivan will also return and make up Torsiello’s staff.
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