Fiorelli steps down as St. Mark’s girls basketball coach


Staff reporter


WILMINGTON – John Fiorelli, who has coached girls basketball at St. Mark’s High School on two occasions for a total of 20 years, has retired from that position, a school official told The Dialog, the newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington. Fiorelli will remain at the school, where he has been since 1980, as an English teacher.

According to the school, as of Feb. 9 Fiorelli had a record of 349-125. His team went 1-4 the rest of the season, which would give him a final record of 350-129 for a winning percentage of .731. He returned as coach in 2006-07 after a short break.

The Spartans won six state titles under his guidance – in 1991, 1996, 1997 and three straight from 2000-02. This year, they finished 7-14, defeating William Penn in the first round of the state playoffs before being eliminated by Ursuline Academy.

He also serves as the school’s golf coach, winning a state title in 2009, and he previously coached the boys’ junior varsity basketball team.

St. Mark’s will begin looking for a replacement very soon, the official said.