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.
Greg “Shoes” Vetrone, a former assistant to Tom Green at FDU, will become the program’s new interim head coach, according to sources.
“They’re giving the job to Greg Vetrone,” a source said.
Green was fired last week after 26 years on the job.
Assistants Ron Brown and Jared Stephans were also reportedly considered for the job.
Since 2002, Vetrone has served as a consultant for the Reebok Grassroots Program. In that position, he was the Director of ABCD East and West Camp Next, co-director of ABCD All-American Basketball Camp and co-director of Roundball Classic High school All-American game in Chicago.
From 2004-06, he was the manager for Coaches vs Cancer, coordinating all fundraising efforts with NCAA and NBA coaches. In that position, he also acted as the director of Snapple Westchester Classic College Basketball game and Coaches vs. Cancer Coaching clinic.
For five years prior to that, Vetrone was a consultant for The Hoop Group/Eastern Invitational Camps. He worked to enhance individual player skills of all camp participants, while also serving as the head coach of the One-World-All-Stars exhibition team, director of the International Basketball League Draft.
Vetrone began his coaching career in 1985 as an assistant basketball coach for LIU-CW Post, where he was the chief recruiter, organized workouts and in-season practice sessions. He was also responsible for established study hall and bi-weekly student grade updates and served as the liaison for housing department and financial aid office.
He then moved to Fairleigh Dickinson as an assistant coach (1988-91), where his responsibilities included recruiting, scheduling recruiting visits and coordinating recruiting calendars. At the University of California- Irvine, Vetrone was an assistant coach from 1991-95 and worked as the recruiting coordinator as well as host of alumni and booster club events.
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.