Coach Mergin Sina

coach Mergin Sina

Founder/Director of Boys Basketball

Coach Mergin Sina played college basketball at both Seton Hall University ("Big East") and Rhode Island University ("Atlantic Ten") as well as professional basketball in Europe for twelve years.

A "versatile" player, his basketball talents enabled him to play in the top professional leagues in Belgium, Spain, Italy, Argentina and Portugal. He was league MVP in 1994 and his career scoring average was 23.0 points per game. He even scored 69 points in one game and still holds the single game scoring record in Portugal.

During his professional basketball career, Mergin was also invited to and participated in the NBA veteran's training camps with the New Jersey Nets, Detroit Pistons and Toronto Raptors. Some of his coaches were:

  • P.J. Carlesimo (Assistant Coach - San Antonio Spurs)
  • Brendan Malone (Assistant Coach - Indiana Pacers and New York Knicks)
  • Tom Penders (Head Men's Basketball Coach - University of Texas)
  • Al Skinner (Head Men's Basketball Coach - Boston College)

Coach Sina is currently the head varsity boys coach for Gill St. Bernard's School in Gladstone, New Jersey. For the past 10 years, he has also been coaching various AAU teams for Hoop Heaven and Players Choice. In 2009, Coach Sina's 16U boys team finished in the top 20 at the AAU National Championships.