New Brentwood School boys basketball coach Tony Bergeron is eager to start his tenure after finishing up his commitment as the Recruiting Coordinator/Program Director for the Five-Star Basketball Camp, a nationally-recognized camp in Rye, New York.
Bergeron was hired in July, several weeks after previous coach John Pugliese left to become an assistant for the men's basketball team at Wayne State College in Nebraska. Bergeron had been the head coach at East Longmeadow High in Massachusetts since 2008 and piloted the team to the state semifinals in 2010.
“I'm very excited to become part of the Brentwood School community, which is known for a rich academic tradition and a strong commitment to athletics,” Bergeron said when he was hired as head coach and Associate Director of Athletics.
He brings an impressive resume to Brentwood, where he'll be coaching in the Alpha League against the likes of Windward, Campbell Hall and Sierra Canyon. His first game will be November 22 at home against Crossroads.
After four years at Wings Academy in Bronx, New York, where his boys team reeled off a 31-game winning streak, Bergeron took the reins at American Christian Academy in Aston, Pennsylvania in 2006 and coached 15 players who went on to NCAA Division I Programs, including 2009 NBA Draft lottery pick Tyreke Evans.
“I’m very excited to bring in a coach at the level of Tony Bergeron to lead our boys basketball program,” Brentwood School Athletic Director Joe Shapiro said. “Our student-athletes will certainly benefit from his experience and ability to teach the game. Coach Bergeron has had tremendous success everywhere he’s coached and we look forward to that continuing here at Brentwood School.”
The Eagles were 24-21 in two seasons under Pugliese and reached the CIF Southern Section Division 5AA quarterfinals in 2009-10, his first season.