Marcotullio to lead Fanshawe Falcons Basketball
London Community News
The Fanshawe Falcons will replace a college coaching legend with someone very familiar to fans of the local basketball scene.
Tony Marcotullio has been hired as head coach of the Fanshawe men’s basketball team — effective immediately. Mike Lindsay, Fanshawe College manager of athletics, made the announced on Wednesday (April 18).
The appointment comes after the resignation of former head coach Glenn Johnston earlier this spring. Johnston spent 35 years running the bench for the Falcons and is the OCAA's longest-serving coach.
“I am excited to be a part of such a rich tradition of excellence and to follow in Coach Johnston's footsteps,” Marcotullio says. “Growing up and playing pick-up in Fanshawe’s B gym with some of their national championship alumni is one of the fondest memories I have as a basketball player. I will work diligently to keep Fanshawe's winning tradition alive.”
Marcotullio’s coaching resume includes a stint as assistant coach of the Wilfred Laurier Golden Hawks in 1991-92, after serving as team captain from 1988 to 1990. He was team MVP in 1990 and an All-Star in the OUA Western Conference after leading the division in scoring. Martcotullio was also a member of the Ontario Under-21 provincial team, who were national semi-finalists.
At the high school level, Marcotullio had seven OFFSA appearances as head coach of the H.B. Beal Secondary School boys’ team, which is regarded as one of the powerhouses in London. He served as the WOSAA and TVDSB Boys’ Basketball Convener from 2000-04 and had served as OFSAA Basketball AAAA Convener since March of last year.
“Tony has proven success as one of London and OFSAA’s premiere coaches,” Lindsay said. “He brings all the tools necessary to the head coach's position and is the perfect fit to take the program to the next level.”
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