Mr. Basile started his career in education in 1999 working in various schools across New Jersey over the last 16 years. His athletic background was in baseball and basketball in high school and was awarded a full scholarship to play basketball at Marist College. Mr. Basile was an alternate route candidate for physical education from Saint Peter's University and worked as a physical education teacher for 6 years. He was an Athletic Director for 5 years at University Academy Charter HS in Jersey City and later became a Vice Principal at Eastside HS in Paterson, NJ for 5 years. Mr. Basile's dedication is focusing on building athletic programs that will not only provide every student athlete a chance to be a participant on the college level but to also provide meaningful life skills beyond the court or playing fields. He is excited to start a new beginning with the Crusaders of Elmwood Park Memorial HS.