Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Kevin Boyle’s name has been associated with the Monmouth vacancy since Dave Calloway resigned.
Now the St. Patrick coach has confirmed he would be interested in making the jump from high school to college.
“If I’m at St. Patrick for another 20 years, I’ll be perfectly happy,” Boyle told Steve Edelson of the Asbury Park Press. “That being said, I’m 48 years old, I’ve got two kids in college – a son at Emerson and a daughter at Villanova – and those are significant bills every year. As a high school coach, you’re putting four and five things together, including camps and speaking engagements, to make that work. And it can fluctuate based on the economy.
“I think there’s a little more stability with a college job that’s paying what you need to meet your bills, and if it’s something that’s enticing from a basketball standpoint, I am interested.”
A year after being banned from the state tournament for holding out-of-season workouts, Boyle’s Celtics were undefeated and ranked No. 1 in the nation before losing Wednesday to arch-rival St. Anthony, 62-45, in the North Non-Public B final at Rutgers. They finished the season 26-1.
He has guided St. Patrick to five Tournament of Champions titles and sent players to Duke (Kyrie Irving), North Carolina (Dexter Strickland) and Villanova (Corey Fisher). Seniors Michael Gilchrist (Kentucky) and Derrick Gordon (Western Kentucky) also received scholarships this season.
“I think top high school coaches have proven they can succeed at the college level,” Boyle told the Asbury Park Press. “You look at what Danny (Hurley) is doing at Wagner. I think that program is going to challenge in the league next year. You look at Tim Cluess at Iona this year.”
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.