"I am not retiring, I am resigning."

by Marc Narducci | Feb 26, 2024
Anthony Corrado, one of the most successful girls’ basketball coaches in South Jersey history, is looking for his next challenge.

After 21 years, Corrado has resigned as the head coach at Rancocas Valley; yet the veteran coach, who guided Rancocas Valley to 415 wins and two state titles (in 2011 and 2013), wants to very much stay in the game.

“I am not retiring, I am resigning,” Corrado said. “It’s time for a change.”

“The time was right to make a move,” he continued. “I feel I have accomplished everything I can accomplish at RV and gave as much as I could, and now I feel it is time to move on.”

Rancocas Valley went 30-4 in 2011, with three of the losses to then-conference foe Trenton Catholic. The Red Devils beat Paterson Kennedy, 67-52, to win the Group 4 state title behind 21 points from Brianna Logan.

In 2013 Rancocas Valley went 30-2 and beat Paterson Eastside, 64-45 in the Group 4 state championship, behind 27 points and nine rebounds from Lauren Moses. Rancocas Valley would advance to the Tournament of Champions final before losing to Shabazz, 66-54.

“I loved everything about Rancocas Valley,” he said. “The competition was always good, just seeing the progress the program took from when I got there to where it was.”

Corrado, whose team went 8-17 this past season while competing in the rugged Olympic Conference American Division, says he departs with so many great memories.

“I got to know so many good coaches and play so many good teams during my time at Rancocas Valley,” he said. “The friendships you build and seeing your players develop was very gratifying.”

Keeping track of many of his former players has also been a labor of love for Corrado.

“We had a lot of kids play in college and to follow their careers and knowing I had a small part in their journey was really satisfying,” he said. “And I was so fortunate to work with some great assistant coaches.”

He also said that Rancocas Valley boys’ coach Jay Flanagan provided invaluable advice.

“Being in the same gym with Jay Flanagan, who has been as good a running mate as you could have, I learned a lot from him over the years,” he said. 

He also had high praise for the two athletic directors he worked for, Tony Lotierzo and Mike Lamb.

“Both of those men were fantastic bosses to work for,” he said. 

Corrado, who is a seventh grade teacher in the Mount Laurel School District, doesn’t know what awaits him, but is looking forward to the journey. 

“I am looking for the next challenge and I think I have a lot of gas left in the tank,” he said. “I think I can still make a contribution to girls’ basketball.”


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Author: Marc Narducci


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