MARK CORINO RECEIVES TWO AWARDS RECOGNIZING CAREER ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Assistant Vice President and Director of Athletics Mark A. Corino was honored this past spring with a pair of awards to mark his accomplished career and milestone victory as the all-time winningest men’s coach in New Jersey history. Corino came to Caldwell in 1988, assuming the role of director of athletics and men’s basketball head coach, and is in his 35th year at Caldwell.
In April, Corino was inducted into the Hall of Honor during Basketball Reunion’s inaugural event on April 4 at the Prudential Center. Corino was joined by two other legendary men’s basketball coaches that evening: former Princeton University head coach Pete Carril and former Stockton University head coach Gerry Matthews.
Corino was also honored with Distinguished Service Awards from the Met Basketball Writers Association (MBWA) at the 89th All-Met Haggerty Awards Dinner on April 25. The Met Basketball awards are presented by the MBWA to selected recipients for their meritorious service over the years to metropolitan basketball.
Corino’s accomplishments on the basketball court are extensive. Last season, he reached two coaching milestones, earning his 600th career victory in November. He became the all-time winningest men’s coach in New Jersey, earning his 604th career win against Holy Family University in January. He also guided the Caldwell Cougars to two NCAA Division II tournaments, which included the program’s first victory during the 2021 NCAA tournament.