Joe Busacca
Joe Busacca
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 617-333-2200
Email: joseph.busacca@curry.edu

The 2020-2021 season will be Busacca's third season as the Head Coach of the Curry Men's Basketball program.

In the 2019-2020 season, Busacca led the Colonels to a 5-20 finish, including the team's first Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) victory since the 2014-2015 season. Busacca led the team to commit the third fewest fouls per game (15.1) in the CCC.

In his first year at the helm of the Colonels, Busacca helped junior Jared Thorpe-Johnson (Dorchester, Mass.) earn Third Team All-Conference honors. 

He took over the reigns of the program after two years as an assistant coach at Manhattanville College in Purchase, N.Y.

During his two-year stint on the staff at Manhattanville, he coordinated the development of student-athletes on and off the floor, counseling the squad to a 3.42 team cumulative grade point average. On the court, Busacca helped develop and recruit the 2017-18 Middle Athletic Conference (MAC) Freedom Rookie of the Year, among other All-Conference performers.

In addition to his player and academic development background, he assisted in conditioning, planning practices, and assisted sports programs assigned by the Athletic Director or Head Coach. On the court, Busacca served as the Offensive Coordinator and was in charge of the substitution pattern and rotation for every game.

Busacca also had administrative duties that included film and scouting, scheduling and managing facilities, coordinated all travel and meals for away games, and worked closely with the Assistant AD who oversaw the budget.

Busacca has experience conducting clinics at the Hoop Group Top 100, PGC and OneBasketball while also serving as the assistant coach for the Staten Island Musketeers Association AAU Program and a junior varsity assistant coach at Moore Catholic High School.

As a student-athlete at Misericordia University in Dallas, Pa., Busacca was a four-year member of the basketball team. He served as a captain during 2015 and captured many individual honors. Busacca was the Wendy's Male Athlete of the Year in 2015, the MAC Conference Player of the Year, MAC First Team All-Conference, D3 Hoops All-Region First Team, NABC First Team All-Region, D3 News Honorable Mention All-American, Freedom Conference Championship MVP, ECAC Second Team All-Star, Misericordia Team MVP, and a 1,000 point scorer.