LAURINBURG — Elizabeth Burris, director of athletics at St. Andrews College, is happy to announce the rent of Vinnie Granato as the brand new head girls’s basketball coach for the Knights.
Granato involves St. Andrews with huge expertise within the teaching realm, with over 9 years on the collegiate stage.
Because the affiliate head girls’s basketball coach at Goshen School, a Nationwide Affiliation of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) establishment in Indiana, Granato helped lead the 2016 squad to the NAIA nationwide semifinals. With Granato on employees, Goshen School secured the second NAIA nationwide event berth in program historical past and led the workforce to essentially the most consecutive playoff appearances (three) in program historical past. The Maple Leafs ranked eighth in each whole scoring offense and discipline objective share in NAIA Division II.
Granato achieved success each on and off the court docket at Goshen School, reaching a commencement fee of 100% and performed an important function within the fundraising efforts of the Goshen Maple Leafs.
Considered one of Granato’s highlights all through his teaching profession is his expertise in formulating a profitable philosophy to advertise the tutorial welfare, optimistic workforce environment, and sportsmanship of student-athletes.
The ladies’s basketball workforce will look to have a powerful season underneath Granato’s management within the 2023-24 season with eight returning gamers from the 2022-23 squad.