McDonald’s just released its coaches for this year’s All-American Game, the 34th annual for the prestigious event. Mount Vernon’s Bob Cimmino was named the head coach of the East team, which will meet the West on Mar. 30 at the United Center in Chicago.
The game is the 34th annual McDonald’s All-American Game. It will be shown live on ESPN at 10 p.m. ET.
Cimmino will be opposed by Gene Pingatore of St. Joseph High School in Westchester, Ill. Pingatore coached Isiah Thomas in high school and was later chronicled in the movie “Hoop Dream” as the coach of budding star William Gates.
Here’s Cimmino’s full bio from the McDonald’s website:
Bob Cimmino Jr. (Boys East) holds a record of 341-64 in his 17-year career as head coach of Mount Vernon High School. The four-time New York State Coach of the Year has led his team to four New York State Public High Schools Athletic Championships (2000, 2004, 2006 and 2007) and 11 sectional titles, including five straight. Cimmino has helped produce 90 college basketball players, including a first round draft pick in the 2004 NBA Draft. Cimmino will be joined on the sideline by his current assistant and former player, Brian Pritchett.