Anthony Crocitto Head Coach, Women's Basketball Office: Athletics Campus: Old Westbury
Member of NYIT Since: 2009
Anthony Crocitto is on a roll. He has coached the NYIT women's basketball team from a 4-23 record in 2009 to accrue stronger stats by the year, ending the 2011-12 season at 16-13, the program's best-ever overall record. And the team is on pace to supersede itas of Jan. 16, the Bears stand undefeated at 14-0.
"I love being at NYIT," Crocitto says. "I have been given the opportunity to lead a program, and these four years have been more and more special to me. My staff and I love recruiting for NYIT as there are so many reasons to come here. I have appreciated all that I have learned and have continued to learn through the guidance of Athletics Director Clyde Doughty Jr."
Crocitto has more than a decade of collegiate coaching experience, including past roles at Longwood, Central Florida, Hofstra, Fairleigh Dickinson, Dowling, and Mount Ida. He was named the 2011-12 All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Division II Women's Coach of the Year.
His players at NYIT have flourished on the court and in the classroom, and several have earned All-ECC and All-Met honors. Crocitto encourages service work and often volunteers at community events alongside his NYIT student-athletes.
He began his coaching career at high schools and summer camps on Long Island, N.Y. Crocitto lives in Huntington Station, N.Y., with his wife, Kristin, an elementary education teacher, and their daughter, Skai Grace. He enjoys bowling, golfing, and fishing with his wife and taking Skai to the playground and the beach.
"We have a simple goal," Crocitto says. "Prepare to win each game, one by one, without looking ahead at all. We are excited for each game and need to prepare daily for the next opponent and only the next opponent."
Join Crocitto and the Bears on Saturday, Jan. 19 at noon at the "Battle of the Boulevard" as they take on LIU Post at NYIT-Old Westbury. The game is free for all faculty, staff, and students with a valid NYIT ID.
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