South Range hires two basketball coaches

GREENFORD – South Range hired two area powerhouse basketball coaches at its Board of Education meeting on Friday morning.

Former Canfield boys coach John Cullen was named boys varsity coach, while former Lowellville girls coach Tony Matisi was named girls varsity coach.

Cullen had spent the last three years as Director of Basketball Operations for the Youngstown State women’s basketball program under former head coach Bob Boldon. In 28 years at Canfield, Cullen compiled a 433-186 record including 13 league championships and five district crowns. He also had stints at Brookfield and Badger prior to Canfield. His overall record is 472-228.

Matisi, who has more than 300 wins in his coaching career, has led the Rockets to five straight Div. IV district titles and seven in the last 10 years. Lowellville was 20-4 last season.