Nick Catania

Next in Line
Next in Line
Five years ago, Point Beach boys basketball coach Nick Catania was trying to tell any college coach from a power conference who would listen that he had a point guard who would make their program very happy if they would just give him a chance...
Top Player: Beach's Farrell
Top Player: Beach's Farrell
Over the last five seasons of head coach Nick Catania’s nine-year tenure, the Point Pleasant Beach boys basketball team has boasted a number of All-Shore caliber players and even a few Division I players, and most of them would stand out more than senior guard Matt Farrell during the national anthem...
Beach Day
Beach Day
From the minute basketball practices began in early December, Point Beach was expected to accomplish a feat that it had never achieved in the 77-year history of the Shore Conference Tournament.
Point Men
Point Men
WEST LONG BRANCH – The first golden era of Point Pleasant Beach boys basketball ended in the mid-1960’s, and the last several years have seen the resurrection of Beach Ball, culminated by a 49-41 win over Christian Brothers Academy in the Shore Conference Tournament final Saturday at the Multipurpose Activities Center on the campus of Monmouth University.
Knocked to the Mat
Knocked to the Mat
ROSELLE – The Point Pleasant Beach boys basketball team had been so dominant during its 18-0 start to the season that the starters were rarely on the court for any of the fourth quarters this season. Sunday at the Primetime Shootout at Roselle Catholic High School, the Patrick School wore down those starters in the fourth quarter and beat Point Beach, 54-52, to hand the Garnet Gulls their first lo
Noah's Arc
Noah's Arc
POINT PLEASANT BEACH – Point Pleasant Beach boys basketball coach Nick Catania admits he does not take losses well, but he takes them better than senior point guard Matt Farrell. For the past 11 months, Farrell and the Garnet Gulls have been sitting on a loss to Lakewood in last year’s Shore Conference Tournament final and Saturday in their home gym, the Gulls took another step toward a championsh
Back Where He Belongs
Back Where He Belongs
A little more than 24 hours before his team’s first game of the season, Point Pleasant Beach head boys basketball coach Nick Catania feels the frustration of trying to push his team through one last 80-minute practice before the Garnet Gulls – the No...
Statement Game
Statement Game
LONG BRANCH – Jackson Memorial was the first opponent of the Point Pleasant Beach boys basketball team that had size to match the Garnet Gulls, according to Point Beach senior guard Matt Farrell. Ironically enough, it was Farrell – the smallest player on the court at six feet – who made the biggest impact against the Jaguar giants...
Catania Recovering
Catania Recovering
Point Beach head boys basketball coach Nick Catania, who led the Garnet Gulls to their first NJSIAA Group I title last winter, has been upgraded from critical to fair condition at Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank on Wednesday morning, according to Riverview spokesperson Robert Cavanaugh...