Montclair State Mourns the Loss of Coach John Greco

A tireless recruiter, Greco's players were a constant presence on the Skyline Conference All-Conference teams while also taking home major honors each season. Bowers was named the Player of the Year in 2008 and 2009 with Bonner earning the same honor in 2010. Ferry, Anthony Dzienkiewicz and Tyler Meth were chosen Rookies of the Year from 2007-09, respectively. Meth was named the Most Valuable Player of the Skyline Tournament in 2009.

Greco himself was a Red Hawk from 1997-2000. He was a solid defenseman and was part of an era that began to change the program's fortunes. The three-year starter was accompanied by teammates, now associate head coach and three year starting attackman Adam Torrisi. Greco credited much of the current success to his hard-working staff consisting of Torrisi, Kent Bania and Bryan Armstrong who were all high school standouts at Clifton High School in the mid to late 90's along with Greco.

Greco also reunited a strong alumni group that is spread throughout New Jersey High School Lacrosse. There are close to 10 MSU graduates that are now leading high school lacrosse programs across the state, including longtime Mountain Lakes High School Head Coach Tim Flynn with many more are roaming the sidelines as assistants.

Greco received his bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from Montclair State University in 2000 and his master's degree in Educational Supervision from Seton Hall in 2009. A part-time coach, Greco taught technology and computers to sixth and seventh-grade students at nearby Christopher Columbus Middle School in Clifton, NJ.

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2010-11-05



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