Head Coach Joe Litterio is leaving the Wagner program to become an assistant at Rutgers according to a report from SILive.com. Litterio is the all-time wins leader in the history of the Seahawks program winning 240 games and guiding the Seahawks to the 2000 Northeast Conference tourney title and their only NCAA Tournament bid.
I am currently hearing that current Rutgers head coach Fred Hill will likely be turning over the program to Joe Litterio at the end of the year thus the reason for the move.
Litterio told SILive.com the following about his departure.
“I called every one of my kids on the roster and explained this is just a situation that I can’t pass up for myself and my family,” Litterio told the Advance. “It’s something that I couldn’t turn down.”
Rutgers had an unexpected opening occur over the holidays and long-time head coach Fred Hill approached Litterio, one of his former star players, during a baseball camp at the New Brunswick, N.J., campus.
“It happened that suddenly, within a week’s time it was worked out,” said Litterio. “I was setting up for the season here, having gone through the fall and the whole process.
“Everybody’s dream when they get into coaching is to go back to where they started and this is a great situation. I came to Wagner and I’ve tried to build up the program here with thoughts of being able to get back home at some point.”
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It is unclear at this time who will take over at Wagner but I am hearing that former Bryant University head coach Jamie Pinzino and Temple assistant coach Brian Pugh are being scheduled to be interviewed for the position.