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NEW YORK, N.Y.- Assistant Vice President/Director of Athletics and men’s basketball head coach Mark A. Corino will be honored with Distinguished Service Awards from the Met Basketball Writers Association at the 89th All-Met Haggerty Awards Dinner scheduled for Monday, April 25, at the Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown, NY.

The Met Basketball DSA awards are presented by the MBWA to selected recipients for their meritorious service over the years to Met Basketball.

Corino’s accomplishments on the basketball court are extensive. This past season, Corino reached two coaching milestones, earning his 600th career victory in November. He became the all-time winningest men’s coach in the state of New Jersey, earning his 604th career win against Holy Family University in January. Additionally, in 2018, Coach Corino joined a distinguished group of coaches as he coached his 1,000th game. He also guided the Caldwell Cougars to two NCAA Division II Tournaments.

In 2018, Mark A. Corino Court was officially dedicated on December 8, 2018 at the George R. Newman Center in honor of Corino for his extensive contributions to the department as the director of athletics and as the head coach of the men’s basketball program.

The list of Corino’s coaching accomplishments is impressive: Five trips to the NAIA national tournament; two appearances in the NCAA Division II Tournament; seven CACC regular-season championships; six CACC Tournament titles and an NAIA District 31 crown.

Corino himself has received several honors, including four CACC Coach of the Year awards. In 1992, Corino was named the Jersey 9 and District 31 Coach of the Year. He was selected by the All-Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association as its Coach of the Year in 1998. In 2016, Corino was inducted into the Caldwell Athletics Hall of Fame for his extensive contributions as the athletics director and head coach and received the prestigious Garden State Award from the Collegiate Athletic Administrators of New Jersey in 2018. Corino was recently inducted into the Basketball Reunion’s Hall of Honor Event earlier this month.

Corino is a former member of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Rules Committee for all divisions and served on the DII East Region’s Regional Advisory Committee for men’s basketball.Print Friendly Version