A little more than two years ago, Keith Cocuzza became a varsity baseball coach for the first time when he took a difficult job under difficult circumstances.
When Cocuzza took the reins at Southern Regional with just a handful of games left in the 2015 season, the Rams just had one of their biggest wins in years – and first-round Ocean County Tournament win over top-seeded Toms River North – wipe
John Gagliano usually deflects any praise directed his way, and that didn't change following the greatest season in the history of Howell's wrestling program. There was plenty of congratulations to go around for Gagliano, the 2017 Shore Sports Network Coach of the Year, who guided the Rebels to heights previously unreached...
Joe Whalen did not take over the St. Rose girls basketball program to turn an also-ran into a competitive team or even a competitive team into a championship contender.
He took over a championship team in order to keep it a championship team year after year...
It’s not every year that a boys basketball team at Marlboro enters the year with the expectations the Mustangs had for themselves in 2016-17.
The program had not won a Class A North championships since the early 1970’s, had never been past the round of 16 in the Shore Conference Tournament and had never won an NJSIAA sectional title, but the returning talent suggested this year could put an end to