OFFICIAL: Elmira announces MBB Coaching Change

Following up on my report from the weekend (D3 DIRT). Here’s the official statement from Elmira College on their men’s basketball coaching change:

The Elmira College Department of Athletics announced on Monday that Randie Torgalski, a 13-year veteran in the EC community, has been elevated to Assistant Athletic Director and Head Softball Coach.

Torgalski will oversee transportation, the assigning of officials, and camps and clinics, in addition to other administrative duties. The Hamburg, New York, native, who arrived in the Southern Tier in the fall of 2008, will also act as a mentor for the younger coaches at EC and provide assistance as a recruiting coordinator for those programs.

Torgalski will continue to serve as head coach of the softball program. He recently completed his second year at the helm of the EC softball team, and in his first full season of competition, led the Soaring Eagles to a berth in the 2021 Empire 8 Conference Championship. He also mentored one student-athlete to E8 All-Conference status.

“I am excited to have Randie officially join the administrative team,” said Rhonda Faunce, who begins her term as the College’s Interim Director of Athletics starting on Monday, June 14. “His enthusiasm and knowledge for all things athletics will be a great asset to the leadership group. I look forward to our day-to-day working relationship.”

During his playing days, Torgalski was a four-year member of the University of Rochester men’s basketball team. He helped the Yellowjackets reach the NCAA Tournament twice and graduated second in team history with 519 assists. After receiving a bachelor’s of art in Psychology from the U of R in 1999, Torgalski earned a master’s in Sports Leadership and Management at Virginia Commonwealth University.

In 13 years at the helm of Elmira’s men’s basketball program, Torgalski coached several Empire 8 All-Conference honorees, four 1,000-point scorers, and EC’s all-time leaders in assists and 3-point field goals.

A national search is underway for Elmira College’s next head men’s basketball coach.

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