St. Rita's DeCesare Named District Coach of the Year

St. Rita Head Basketball Coach Gary DeCesare, who led the Mustangs to a (19-11) record and a berth in the Class 3A sectional championship game, has been named Boys Basketball District 3 Coach of the Year for the 2016-2017 season.

DeCesare has been recognized as District 3 Coach of the Year three times in the last four years for leading his Running Mustangs to three sectional championship game appearances (the first three in St. Rita Basketball history).

In his tenure at St. Rita after a successful run as Head Coach at St. Raymond’s in the Bronx, DeCesare has led St. Rita to four Catholic League Championships (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015) and Regional Championships (2014, 2015, 2017). The Mustangs return several key players for the 2017-2018 season as they expect to be one of the top teams in the Chicago Catholic League.