Meet Coach Tony Naples
Women's Varsity Basketball
Coach Naples has been coaching young people at the high school level since 1987. He has coached boy’s high school basketball at Oberlin High School (1987-1992), Vermilion High School (1992-1996), and Elyria Catholic High School (2002-2005), and girl’s high school basketball at North Olmsted High School (1996-2002), and Lake Ridge Academy (2009-2010).
Coach Naples is in his first full year of coaching at Lorain County Community College after taking the helm of the women’s basketball team in October of 2011, two weeks before the start of the season. This is the first team under Coach Naples direction at LCCC and he is hoping to build women’s basketball into a program that high school girls in Lorain County will want to be a part of while continuing their education at LCCC.
“My goal as a basketball coach is to teach the game of basketball and help each player become the best player she can be. More importantly, I hope each member of the team will have a memorable experience playing basketball at the collegiate level and have fun doing so. Playing basketball at a junior college is not just about basketball; it’s learning life skills. Juggling academics, athletics, family, and, in many cases, a job to help pay for an education is a difficult task and I admire student-athletes who do so. If I can play a positive role in the life of these young people, then I have been a successful coach.”