Nick Rocco has been named as an assistant coach for the Lewis University men’s basketball team.
Rocco comes to Lewis after spending the last four seasons as an assistant to legendary prep basketball coach Gene Pingatore at St. Joseph’s in Westchester, Ill.
During his tenure, St. Joseph’s won two Chicago Catholic League championships, three regional championships, two sectional championships, two State Semifinal appearances – including the 2015 IHSA State Championship.
Rocco has also served as a head coach for the Chicago LockDown AAU program. While there, LockDown’s 17U team advanced to three Final Fours, won two tournament titles and was invited to the NY2LA Association.
Rocco has mentored many players during his career and over 20 of them have received collegiate scholarships to schools including Northwestern, Nebraska, Illinois, USC, Colorado State, Holy Cross, Vanderbilt, West Texas, and Indiana.
Rocco holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sports Communications from Benedictine University where he played as a point guard under Coach Keith Bunkenburg. He also co-owns a fully customized diet and training company- No Bad Reps, for which he holds certificates in sports nutrition and physical training.