Frank Carmody, a former assistant at Northwestern University, Caldwell College and in the high school ranks at St. Rose, was approved by the Board of Education as Shore Regional's new boys basketball coach on Thursday night.

Carmody is a St. Rose graduate whose brother, Bill, also a St. Rose graduate, is the former head coach at Northwestern University. After starring for St. Rose, Frank Carmody played at Division II Hartwick College.

Before coaching at Northwestern and Caldwell, Frank was an assistant at Pope John Paul II High School in Boca Raton, Fla., for two years. Prior to that, he was an assistant under longtime coach Dennis Devaney at St. Rose for eight years. He also has coached at Colgate University and Davis and Elkins College.

Carmody replaces Dave Emery, who stepped down in May after leading the Blue Devils to back-to-back 20-win seasons. Shore returns a trio of three-year varsity players in seniors Kevin Bloodgood, Jack Byrne and Dan Largey. Carmody's hiring leaves Wall and Jackson Memorial as the two remaining openings in the Shore Conference, as former Jackson coach Joe Fagan officially accepted the job at Neptune on Thursday after being Board approved on Tuesday night.