Christian Brothers Academy Athletics has had some all-time greats on its coaching staff over the past 60-plus years. And if it wasn't already clear enough, the Asbury Park Press made it "official" last week with its Jersey Shore 150 Greatest Coaches List.
Ten current and former Colts head coaches made the list, including seven in the top 50.
5: TOM HEATH / CROSS COUNTRY / 1971-2015
Legendary cross country head coach Tom Heath steered the nation's best running program from 1971 through 2015. He was responsible for 343 victories of the United States' longest high school winning streak, which currently sits at 371 dual meet wins in a row. Heath won a state-record 21 Meet of Champions titles and 26 state championships. He also captured 15 Eastern State championships and three titles at the Penn Relays.
7: MARTY KENNEY, SR. / BASEBALL / 1974-2019
Kenney's 832 wins are second all-time in New Jersey baseball and his 2015 team captured the quintuple crown, which included state, sectional, conference, county and division championships. He won two more state championships, seven Shore Conference titles, nine Monmouth County Tournaments, and 18 division titles.
10: ED "WIZ" WICELINSKI / BASKETBALL / 1980-2007
"Coach Wiz" won 625 games in 27 seasons with the Colts, which still stands as the most Shore Conference wins of all time. CBA won 14 Shore Conference Championships, three Non-Public A championships, nine sectional titles and 22 divisional titles under Wicelinski.
17: DAN KEANE / SOCCER & TENNIS / 1978-2016
Dan Keane helmed both varsity soccer and varsity tennis for 38 years. His soccer teams won four state titles, 17 sectional championships, and a record 10 Shore Conference Tournament titles. Keane's tennis teams won 14 state titles, including seven in a row between 1980 and 1986, and 10 conference crowns. His combined record between both sports was an astonishing 1,194-312-41.
20: VINNIE COX / BASKETBALL / 1962-1980
Cox started the tradition of winning at CBA by winning the Academy's very first state title in 1965. His teams would win four more state titles, including a three-peat from 1971 to 1973. The Colts also had a 43-game winning streak, which is a Shore record.
33: MIKE SULLIVAN / SWIMMING / 1990-2008
Sullivan founded the Colts swim team and delivered the team's the first state championship in 1998. He was also undefeated in both Shore Conference and Monmouth County championship meets, going 18-0 in both.
43: DAVE SANTOS / LACROSSE / 1999-PRESENT
Santos has won four Shore Conference Tournament titles and 15 division titles since 1999. His 2004 squad was the first Shore team to reach a state title game.
58: VITO CHIARAVALLOTI / SWIMMING / 2008-2020
Chiaravalloti continued the winning ways of CBA Swimming after Sullivan's retirement. Chiaravalloti's swim teams won state championships in 10 of his 12 years as head coach, including seven straight from 2010 to 2016 and three in a row from 2018 to 2020. His teams also remained undefeated in Monmouth County and Shore Conference title meets.
104: TIM SEWING / GOLF / 1994-PRESENT
Sewnig's golf program has been a model of consistency during his tenure. His teams have won 16 Shore Conference titles and 15 state championships. CBA is currently the three-time defending Tournament of Champions winner.
125: MIKE REYNOLDS / HOCKEY / 1992-2005
Reynolds' hockey teams won state championships in 1994, 1995, 1996, and his final season in 2005. The Colts also won three consecutive Gordon Conference Cups from 1994 to 1996.