Kukoda is New Egypt’s new head boys basketball coach

The Plumsted Township School District Board of Education has named Matt Kukoda as the New Egypt High School’s head boys basketball coach. He will replace Jay Corby, who stepped down this past summer due to family obligations.

Kukoda, a teacher at New Egypt Middle School, presently coaches football at the high school, serving as offensive coordinator and defensive backs coach. In basketball, most recently, Kukoda has served under three-time Shore Conference Coach of the Year Dennis Devaney as assistant varsity and head junior varsity coach at St. Rose High School in Belmar. In the past five seasons at St. Rose, the varsity team has amassed 88 wins and berths in the 2008 and 2011 NJSIAA South Jersey Non-Public B final and the “Elite 8” of the 2009, 2011 and 2012 Shore Conference Tournaments.

In eight years as an assistant coach on the high school level at St. Rose and St. John Vianney High School, Kukoda has mentored four 1,000-point scorers and two First Team All-Shore Players.

“We are very excited to have Matt Kukoda as our new head boys basketball coach at New Egypt High School”, said New Egypt athletic director Rich Carroll in a school press release. “Matt’s basketball background and his tireless work ethic will benefit our current and future players. I have no doubt he will continue to lead our program in the right direction on and off the court”.

“The student-athletes of New Egypt High School are fortunate to be part of a strong tradition of academic and athletic success, and I am honored to have been chosen to continue to uphold these standards,” said Kukoda.

“The achievements of the New Egypt High School boys basketball team, under former coach Jay Corby, not only on the basketball court, but in the classroom and community, have been far reaching. I am excited for the opportunity to not only maintain these standards, but push forth on the expected path of excellence.”