COACHES AND STAFF
Camp Directors: Combine over 125 years of experience teaching boys and girls at Excel.
Frank Allocco, Sr.: Camp Director has led our camp for the past 41 years. Frank has coached at the youth, high school, and collegiate levels.
Art Cattano: Head Coach, New Providence High School for the past 37 years. Coach Cattano has won two State Championships and several State Coaching Awards. In 2018-19 he was named the New Jersey State Coach of the Year by USA Today. He has been an Assistant Director of Excel Camp for the past 41 years! He has been an outstanding teacher, coach and leader in the New Providence community since 1977.
Brian Sullivan: Assistant Director of Excel for the past 29 years, both in California and in New Jersey. Coach Sullivan coached High School Basketball for 23 years and currently is the Principal at Rheem Elementary School in Moraga, CA. In his spare time, he is a CYO Administrator and Coach for Saint Monica's CYO in Moraga. Brian was a record setting point guard at Clayton Valley High School and Eastern Washington University. Brian was the first Most Valuable Player in the history of our camp and has been with us ever since.
Gregg Allocco: Assistant Director of Excel for the past 29 years, Gregg has been a High School Coach for the past 24 years and is the Founder and Director of Excel Ohio. Gregg was an outstanding basketball player at Governor Livingston High School and Susquehanna University. Gregg was an amazing player at Excel throughout his childhood. He has become one of the finest leaders in youth basketball in the state of Ohio.
Frank Allocco, Jr.: Frankie was "born" at Excel, began roaming the hardwood shortly after his first steps. A legendary competitor at Excel he went on to Northgate High School where he led his team to the California State Championship. He accepted a basketball scholarship to Saint Mary's College where he was the starting point guard for three seasons. A High School Coach for 14 years and he current Head Coach at Clayton Valley Charter High School he is the founder and director of ASA Prime, one of the top AAU programs in the state of California.
Our Staff Consists of a wide range of dedicated and committed professionals who have been carefully selected to work with your child. Our staff consists of High School Coaches, Youth Coaches, College Players, High School Players, CYO Coaches; all committed to serving your child and the "Excel Family." Most of our instructors attended our camp and continue to return to give back to an institution that gave them so much.
Our high instructor-to-student ratio will guarantee the individual attention your child deserves. All of our staff share our passion for the game and our sincere desire to share that love with your child.
My son as well as countless others enjoyed Excel, but it is no wonder. His coach was very encouraging, motivating, and full of praise. My son has been participating in Excel for three years now and he is very proud of his accomplishments there! Thanks to you and your staff.” Susan C.
Past Year's Staff Included:
Gary Abrams: Former College Athlete-North Carolina State
Chris Allocco: Former College Player-Ohio Wesleyan
Frank Allocco, Jr.: Director of ASA Basketball
Gregg Allocco, Director, Excel AAU, Ohio
Matt Allocco: College Player-Princeton University
Dan Barletta: Boys Coach, New Providence HS
Rich Barton: NJ Basketball Sports Writer
Kelly Bartz: Girls Coach, Dunellen HS
Dave Boff: Boys Coach, Roselle Catholic HS
Mike Bruner: Head Coach-WSBA Warriors AAU Program
Paul Casarico: Waldwick S.D.-Superintendent of Schools
Jack Cole: College Player, Stonehill College
Kaitlyn Cresencia: College Coach, Mercer College
Roy David: Ex Boys Coach-Morris Catholic
Kameron deVoogd: College Player, St. Peter's College
Sebastian deVoogd: Boys Coach, John F. Kennedy HS
Dan Doherty: Former Boys Coach-Scotch Plains HS
T.J. Gibbs: College Player-University of Notre Dame
Jared Goldstein: Boys Coach-Middlesex HS
Walt Hennessey: Girls Coach-Union HS
John Hutchinson: Ex Boys Coach-Hillside HS
Michael Jagacki-College Coach, Hofstra University
Veronica Kelly-College Player-Dartmouth University
Basil Kennedy: AAU Basketball Coach
Rich Lally: Ex Boys Coach-New Providence HS
Bryce Lewis: Youth Basketball Coach
Lynn Lopez: High School Girls Coach-Uxbridge HS
Mike Mancino: Boys Coach, Caldwell HS
Matt Manns: Boys Coach, New Providence HS
Rick Mangili: Ex Boys Coach, New Providence HS
Steve McCauley: Ex Boys Coach, Roselle Park HS
David Mead: Ex Boys Coach, Livingston HS
Scott Murphy: Girls Coach, New Providence HS
Sondra Parin: Youth/HS Girls Coach
Stephanie Parin: Youth Basketball Coach
Steve Petruzelli: Ex Boys Coach, Governor Livingston
Rob Ritter: Girls Coach, Governor Livingston
Bob Romeo: Ex Boys Coach, New Providence HS
Mike Roof: Boys Coach, Roselle Catholic HS
Steve Sangree: Player, Case Western Reserve
Kevin Schmid: Boys Coach, Mendham HS
Jimmy Siracusa: HS Coach, Summit HS
Steve Siracusa: Boys Coach, Scotch Plains HS
Tim Simo, Ex Boys Coach, New Providence HS
Earl Tankard: Boys Coach, Westfield HS
Donna Trivisonno: Ex Girls Coach, New Providence HS
Jim Vopal: Ex Boys Coach, New Providence HS
Charlie Weis: Ex Football Coach, Kansas, Notre Dame
Colin White: Boys Coach Bedminster MS