Malvern’s Tucci named D3 Coach of the Year, Barrino named to 1st team All-Ohio


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Malvern head basketball coach Dennis Tucci has been named the Division III Ohio Basketball Coach of the Year.

Tucci led the Hornets to a perfect 22-0 record. Malvern went on to finish the season 27-1 after losing in the regional championship to the Harvest Prep Warriors, the Hornets only loss of the season.

Malvern’s J’Allen Barrino made the cut for 1st team All-Ohio. He was a Mr. Basketball finalist for Ohio but was edged out. Barrino used his talents on the basketball court to take control of the game all season long when Malvern needed it most.

Malvern senior Mitchell Minor was named to the special mention list and junior Rodney Smith was named Honorable Mention.