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John S. Truhan III, pictured in 2014 during his tenure at Central Regional High School, has been hired to coach the Girls Basketball team at Red Bank Regional.

Press release from Red Bank Regional High School

At its September 27 board meeting, the Red Bank Regional High School Board of Education appointed John S. Truhan III as its new head coach for girls’ basketball.  The position was vacated by James Young, who joined the Monmouth University Women’s Basketball coaching staff this year.

A member of the New Jersey State Coaches Hall of Fame, Coach Truhan has enjoyed a 23 year-long career in education, and 18 years coaching basketball. He has led teams to 324 wins over the course of his his career, having previously coached at Colts Neck (where he won the State Championship and reached the Tournament of Champion finals), Central Regional and Toms River South, where his squad also won the state title.

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rbrPress release from Red Bank Regional High School

Each year, the fundraising organization known as the RBR BUC Backer Foundation accepts applications from teachers in the Red Bank Regional School District, as a way of financing programs or initiatives that are not usually met within the regular school budget.

As Red Bank Regional High School prepares for the new school year, students will benefit from approximately $40,000 in grants made available to RBR teachers through the BUC Backer Foundation’s teacher-grant program.

“It is part of our mission to support all aspects of student education and development,” explains the foundation’s co-president Carmelina MacPherson. “In the grant process, we seek to accept proposals that are great ideas and positively impact the broad base of students.”

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maroon whiteArea high school athletes play in front of top college coaches, as Red Bank Regional Girls Basketball coach James Young conducts the sixth annual Maroon and White Basketball Camp, beginning this Tuesday at the RBR gymnasium. 

As the home court of the basketball Buccaneers, the gym at Red Bank Regional High School will be seeing plenty of action when the 2014-2015 academic year gets underway this fall. But for three days each summer, the bleachers are filled with coaches representing the women’s athletic programs of more than 50 Division I, II and III colleges — and the court hosts as many as 200 athletes, from high schools throughout New Jersey, as they compete in an event that serves as a showcase for such east coast schools as Rutgers, Fordham and Seton Hall Universities.

Now in its sixth annual edition, the Maroon and White Girls’ Basketball Camp allows high school players to hone their skills in a competitive environment — and we do mean competitive, as this year’s camp boasts the participation of the state Tournament of Champions winners from Newark’s Shabazz High School. As an NCAA certified event, the camp also offers students “exposure for college play and scholarship opportunities,” in the words of RBR girls’ basketball coach and Maroon and White camp supervisor James Young.

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ChrisCarlinandcoChris Carlin (in blue shirt, sixth from left) is pictured with Red Bank Regional teacher Sandra Ploe, Breana Whittington, Lauren DeMarco, Jack Navitsky, teacher Christina Emrich, teacher James Young, Sadiq Palmer, and Katie Carroll. The sports broadcaster was welcomed by students and staff from RBR’s Academy of Sports Medicine and Management.

Press release from Red Bank Regional High School

Sports TV and radio celebrity Chris Carlin recently visited Red Bank Regional High School to meet with students of the Academy of Sports Medicine and Management (ASM&M), and to discuss his amazing career as well as the ins and outs of both sports radio and TV production.

Showing videos of his TV programs to the classroom, Carlin observed that TV employs many more people than radio, where the announcer is more of a one-man show. He informed the students, “My job requires doing about five to six hours of homework a day; as I have to know every piece of minutia for this industry.”

During the presentation, Carlin gave the some sage advice on pursuing a career in these very competitive industries, stating, “I can’t stress this enough, unless you have some incredible talent, you need to work really hard to get where you want to go.”

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