Dan Franchese is the new boys head varsity basketball coach at Maspeth High School. He is replacing former coach Anastasia Bitis, who was recently tapped to coach the York College women’s basketball team.
As the head jv coach and assistant varsity coach for the past 3 years, Franchese has been a vital piece of the winning culture that the Maspeth High School basketball program is known for.
Franchese posted a 16-4 record with his jv team last year, and plans to keep the same consistent winning attitude gonig into the 2017-2018 varsity season.
“Intense focus, family atmosphere, and a positive mindset are the pillars of the winning culture that coach Bitis & I have built over the past few years,” said Franchese.
“We have intense practices and everyone in our program buys in to the system and ‘the process’ of what we’re trying to accomplish,” added Franchese.
Throughout the past 4 years, Franchese has coached most of the boys in the program. He has helped developed the now seniors, and after last year’s season, he helped send 3 graduates to play basketball at the next level.
Nathaniel Nickel is a freshman at SUNY Cobleskill, Derian Puente is a freshman at York College, and Tamer Tamer is a Redshirt Freshman at Lycoming College.
“Franchese is a great coach and an even better person,” said John Sanchez, the varsity coach at Martin Luther High School. “He sent three graduates from last year’s program to play basketball at the college level, so it’s obvious that he knows how to develop college level players.” “I look forward to our December 3rd matchup at MLS,” added Sanchez.
Maspeth High School competes in the PSAL B division. They play opponents such as Academy of American Studies, Eagly Academy III, Martin Luther School (non-league), and McClancy (non-league).
Stay tuned for the posting of their 2017-2018 regular season schedule.