Jack Agostino was announced as the associate head coach of North Carolina A&T men’s basketball under head coach Jay Joyner on July 12, 2017. Agostino’s primary responsibility will be to serve as the Aggies offensive and defensive coordinator. He will also be instrumental in the development of the Aggies point guards and post players.
Before arriving at N.C. A&T, Agostino spent 27 years as the head boys basketball coach at Amityville High School, a public school on the south shore of Long Island. Over that period, Agostino won 473 games and from 1990-92 Joyner played under Agostino as a prep standout. Agostino posted a .787 winning percentage as the Warriors head man and ranks fifth in Long Island history in prep wins. He is second in Suffolk County history. He won four straight state Class A public school and state Federation titles (2000-03), making Amityville the only boys basketball team to accomplish the feat. Amityville won 23 league championships (including 15 in a row), 11 county class titles and nine Long Island titles under Agostino. The Warriors also made eight trips to the semifinals of the New York State Championships, won eight Small School Suffolk County Championships and eight Section XI Championships.
Agostino owns eight coach of the year awards from Suffolk County Section XI, four Long Island Coach of the Year honors from Newsday and two coach of the year awards from New York State. He won league coach of the year 23 times. He is a hall of fame member of New York State, Suffolk County and Amityville.
His career highlights include defeating a St. Vincent-St. Mary High School that featured LeBron James in 2002, coaching two future NBA and two future NFL players during his tenure at Amityville and helping 35 players receive scholarships.
Agostino received a Bachelor of Arts degree in special education and elementary educations from St. Joseph’s College in New York in 1984. Five years later, he earned a Master of Arts degree from Stony Brook University in continuing education.