RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Andrew Toriello of Pomona, N.Y., has been named the head women's bowling coach at Felician College, Felician director of athletics Ben "J.R." DiNallo announced today.
Women's bowling, a winter sport, will debut at Felician in 2014-15. It is one of three women's offerings that will be added to the Golden Falcons' varsity intercollegiate athletics program next academic year, joining lacrosse and outdoor track & field.
Toriello enters his first collegiate coaching position. He was the head coach of the boys' and girls' squads at East Ramapo High School in Spring Valley, N.Y., from 2008-11, and saw his teams qualify for two state sectional tournaments. More recently, he has worked as a private coach, specializing in form, timing, and approach.
As a participant, Toriello has raised his bowling average 52 pins over the last five years. His 218 in 2012-2013 was the second-highest average in the 30-team Wednesday Night Triples at Montvale Lanes. He owns three career sanctioned perfect 300 games, including two consecutively, and has a personal-best three-game series of 798.
A native of Rockland County, Toriello is a 2005 graduate of Ramapo High. He is a full-time financial aid counselor and system specialist at Felician, and expects his BA in business administration from the College in May.
Women's bowling is classified as an NCAA "National Collegiate" sport. All schools that sponsor the sport work under the same set of rules and vie for a single national championship. Felician's other 12 varsity offerings compete as a member of NCAA Division II.