Putnam Science Academy introduces 1st ever girls basketball coach
Putnam Science Academy women's basketball coaching search has reached a conclusion.
Putnam Science Academy hired Georgian Court assistant coach Derek Marchione Thursday afternoon, becoming the first Women’s head coach in program history.
PSA turns to Marchione, 24, who helped Georgian Court compete at the NCAA division 2 level in three seasons as the team's assistant coach.
"I can’t tell you how excited I am to be starting my own program here at Putnam Science Academy," Marchione said in a statement.
"I have a vision of where I want this program to go and I can’t tell you how much I’m ready to get going."
"Derek is a rising star in the coaching world of women’s basketball," Dean of Athletics Thomas Espinosa said.
"Derek is going to do big things here at PSA. He is a hard worker and does an outstanding job recruiting. We can’t be any happier in having Derek join the Mustangs athletic department"
A native of Waterford, NY, Machione lettered 2 seasons of varsity basketball at Waterford-Halfmoom. Marchione earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Health Sciences from Keene State College in 2013.
Marchione will also be working in admissions at Putnam Science Academy as he did the past three years at Georgian Court.