Cabrini names men’s basketball coach

By Christine Blom
April 21, 2005

On April 18, Cabrini College was pleased to announce the hiring of the new men’s head basketball coach, Matthew Macciocca.

Macciocca is an alum of Allentown College where he received his Bachelors degree in 1996.

His track record includes playing throughout his career at Allentown, a three-year stint at his alma mater as assistant coach followed by him serving as an administrative assistant to the men’s team at Wake Forest University. He is coming to “Cavalier Country” from the United States Merchant Marine Academy.

According to Leslie Danehy, director of athletics, was proud to have such an someone with such astute accomplishments to become the latest addition to the athletic department.

“We are very pleased to have [Macciocca] join our staff,” Danehy said in the College’s press release. “He has a terrific coaching background as well as experience as a Division III coach.”

Macciocca will be the third head coach in the history of the men’s basketball program at Cabrini and he expressed his excitement in the press release.

“My wife and I are thrilled to be returning to our roots and I look forward to continuing the great tradition of Cabrini Collee basketball,” Macciocca said.

At the end of the 2004-2005 season, the Cavs finished with a record of 14-13 and lost in the semi-finals in a close game to Alvernia College. In Cabrini history, the men’s team has won eight out of the last 13 PAC Championships.

If anyone needs to contact Coach Macciocca, he can be reached through the sports information office at 610-902-8259.

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