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.
After just one season as head coach of St. Benedict’s Prep in Newark, Roshown McLeod has resigned.
“Today I submitted my resignation as head basketball coach at St. Benedict’s Prep in order to pursue other coaching opportunities,” McLeod said. “I am truly grateful to Father Edwin Leahy for allowing me to coach and work there this past year. It was a tremendous experience coaching at such a prestigious academic and athletic high school institution. I truly appreciate all of the support from the alumni and administration during this past season. I wish the Gray Bees nothing but success as they move forward.”
The former St. Anthony and Duke standout took over for Dan Hurley, who turned St. Benedict’s into a national powerhouse during his nine-year tenure before taking the job at Wagner College.
St. Benedict’s finished 13-12 this season after going 20-1 a year ago.
McLeod struggled with turnover, with eight total players leaving this season alone.
“We’d like to thank Ro for his efforts over the last year,” Father Leahy said. “But it’s time for us to move on and evaluate the direction of our basketball program.”
Among the potential candidates to replace him are current St. Ben’s assistant Joe Sokolowicz, former St. Ben’s assistant and current Wagner Director of Basketball Operations Scott Smith and Wagner assistant and former St. Ben’s assistant Bashir Mason.
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.