In my four years on the beat, I can’t recall this much coaching turnover heading into any season. I have confirmed eight new head coaches in Section 1 this season — three of which will be competing in the same league — which should provide some early season intrigue. Where do these guys (or girls) come from? What is their preferred style of play? And how will they mesh with their new teams?
We’ll be checking in with many of these new coaches in the next week or two, but for now, I wanted to post a list of the new head coaches in section and where they’ll be taking over.
Carmel – Keren Larkin… replacing Mike Gizzo
Croton-Harmon – Jonathan Weinstein… replacing Mauricio Ferreira
New Rochelle – Jarohan Garcia… replacing Elliot Pollack
Peekskill – Jon Iasillo… replacing Anthony DiCuio
Scarsdale – Paul Brooks… replacing Joseph Cipriano
Somers – Chris Pietris… replacing James Palumbo
Westlake – Dan Smith… replacing Nick Romeo
White Plains – Jack Gigli… replacing Marcel Galligani (pictured to the right)
(NOTE: If you know of any other coaching changes that I haven’t caught wind of yet, please let us know in the comments section.)
File photo from The Journal News