Coach Stasiuk

Will Stasiuk is a dean, teacher and the current Boys Varsity Basketball Coach at Automotive High School in Brooklyn, New York. Now an established veteran coach, the 40 year old Stasiuk has entered his 19th year of coaching in the PSAL, and his 13th as the head coach at Automotive High School.

In his first twelve seasons, Stasiuk's squads have reached the playoffs eight times. In 2001-2002, the Pistons were promoted to the PSAL 'A' League after many decades in the B league. They narrowly missed the post-season finishing 1 game out that first year. However, the team made the playoffs the next 3 seasons. The next 2 seasons (2005-2007) involved rebuilding with a very young team with the intention of having them play together over a 3 to 4 year period. The 2007-08 squad won an 'A' league playoff game for the 1st time in school history and the 2008-09 squad advanced to the sweet 16 narrowly missing the final eight, losing in OT to the # 2 seed in the city. With only 2 returning players with extensive experience, the 2009-10 team will be start rebuilding with the hopes that they can squeeze out another playoff berth."

Stasiuk began his coaching career in 1991 as the Boys Varisity Assistant coach at Richmond Hill High School, under the tutelage of his mentor and former high school coach, Pat Torney. In 1994, Stasiuk was promoted to Junior Varsity Head Coach. The following season, he left Richmond Hill to join Torney who had moved on to coach at 'A' league power, Newtown High School, where in his second season (96-97), Stasiuk had the thrill of his brief career. Newtown went undefeated and reached the PSAL championship game at Madison Square Garden before bowing out to Paul Robeson.

It was during Newtown's playoff run that Stasiuk coached his first varsity basketball game as an emergency replacement for his school in the first round of the PSAL playoffs. Ironically Stasiuk coached Auto to victory over his alma mater and former team Richmond Hill. The following season Stasiuk was hired to coach the varsity team at Automotive.

Stasiuk works beyond his varsity job to promote HS basketball in New York City. He has served as a member of the PSAL Boys Basketball Commissioner's Executive Advisory Board which assists and makes recommendations to Commissioner Mel Goldstein each season. Stasiuk has also participated in the Jim Sullivan HS Exposure Games for several years, serving as the assistant director in 2005. These college exposure games occur every September, where the PSAL's best basketball players get a chance to show college coaches what they can do. Besides maintaning this website which is intended to promote PSAL Boys Basketball, Stasiuk is also a regular writer and contributor to other websites such as PSAL.ORG and NYNJ High Hoops. Also, he previously served as a vice-president of the NYC Coaches Association, which helps to protect and promote all the sports, kids and coaches in the PSAL

Will Stasiuk is also the PSAL Girls Soccer Comissioner. He received this promotion after serving as the Assistant Comissioner during the 1999-2000 season, after a successful coaching career at Richmond Hill High School from 1993-1999. The Lady Lions made the PSAL playoffs three times, including a trip to the PSAL semis during his first season. Stasiuk also coached the Richmond Hill Boys team from 1994-1996, leading them to a division title in 1995 before bowing out in the quarterfinals (their first playoff appearance since 1979.) He became Boys Commissioner in 2002 and held the job until 2006, when he resigned to become an assistant coach for Automotive High School's new football program. This past season Stasiuk served as the Defensive Coordinator of Automotive's undefeated junior varsity football team. The defense only allowed 2 offensive touchdowns the entire season.

Since the 1996-1997 basketball season this site has endured three server changes, existing in one form or another, and its author pledges to continue to bring forward PSAL basketball stories and history to all the hard-working and dedicated PSAL ballplayers and fans everywhere. But remember its, you the fans, who make this site work when you contribute!