The College of Staten Island women’s softball squad is officially announcing its two recent assistant coach hirings. Former local baseball standout Gerard Tingos has joined the squad as an assistant coach, while former and reigning CUNYAC Player of the Year Christina Tufano has joined on as a volunteer assistant.
Tingos, a former four-year baseball standout at Long Island University, played in the Atlantic Baseball Confederation Collegiate Baseball League and the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League, and is currently the Dean of Students at P25R at Intermediate School 7 on Staten Island and has stayed around the game since graduating LIU in 2010. He will focus primarily on fielding and defensive tactics in his transition to the softball ranks.
Beginning in 2011, Tingos became an assistant coach with LIU then parlayed that position to the Head Coach position with the New York Dynasty 16U and New York Prospects 15U squads in Staten Island from 2011-14. Tingos then moved on to coach Junior Varsity at Stuyvesant High School for a year before becoming the Junior Varsity Head Coach at Moore Catholic High School, a position he had held since 2015. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education and a Master’s Degree in Exercise Science, both from LIU.
Fresh off of a tremendous career, Christina Tufano joins the women’s softball program as a volunteer assistant coach in time for the 2017 season. A two-time CUNYAC Player of the Year during her junior and senior seasons, Tufano also took the CUNYAC Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year away in the Spring of 2016.
A stalwart on the host corner for CSI, Tufano closed her career as the school’s record holder in hits (213), doubles (47), and RBI (158), finishing her career with a .418 batting average, the 5th-highest in CSI history.