Yeshiva Tabs Zatulskis as Head Women’s Basketball Coach

The Yeshiva University Department of Athletics has announced the hiring of Bill Zatulskis as head coach of the women’s basketball team.

Zatulskis brings with him over 30 years of successful coaching experience at both the collegiate and high school level.

“I want to thank the Director of Athletics, Joe Bednarsh, Assistant Athletics Director, Carly Moss, and the entire Yeshiva administration for giving me the opportunity to coach the Maccabees,” Zatulskis said. “I know I can help build this program into a conference title contender. I am excited to coach the Yeshiva women’s basketball team and look forward to a great season.”
No stranger to coaching collegiate basketball, Zatulskis served as the assistant women’s basketball coach and recruiting coordinator for Division I Hofstra University from 1999-2002. While at Hofstra, he coordinated a national recruiting program, signing players from New York, Virginia, Delaware, and New Jersey. He assisted with daily practice planning, devised scouting reports on opponents, and instructed players on ways to work in the post. The Commack resident cultivated relationships with prominent AAU programs.

Zatulskis worked as an interim head women’s basketball coach at Stony Brook University from 1997-1999. He led and orchestrated the Seawolves’ move from Division II to Division I and implemented the team’s first Division I schedule in 1999 as an independent program. While at Stony Brook, he developed a national recruiting base, signing all-state players from all over the country. Zatulskis guided the program to its first ever winning season as a Division II institution.

Prior to Stony Brook, Zatulskis spent 10 years as the head women’s basketball coach at Adelphi University. He recruited and developed all-conference and all-metropolitan players. He led his team to the conference semifinal round in six out of his 10 seasons at the helm.

Zatulskis is currently the head girls varsity basketball coach at Smithtown East. He led his team to the playoffs in 2018-19 and has coached four players who earned all-league honors and two all-academic team members during his tenure.

From 2011 until 2014, Zatulskis was an assistant girls varsity basketball coach at Harborfields High School where he helped lead the program to the Class A Final Four at the New York State Championships. His team was ranked as high as No. 3 in the state. He coached the League V Player of the Year, four all-league players, and two all-conference selections.

Zatulskis served as the head girls varsity basketball coach at Half Hollow Hills West High School (2005-2011). He led his team to the Suffolk County AA Final Four Final for three straight seasons and coached eight players who earned all-league honors, while three of those players were selected to the all-county team. Zatulskis was selected as the League IV Coach of the Year in both 2005 and 2009.

“I am so excited to bring Bill into our program,” Bednarsh said. “Bill has a wealth of experience on so many different levels and I’m confident he will put his stamp on this team immediately and continue the history of high-level recruitment and team improvement. I’m excited to see this team play this year.”

A native of Branford, Conn., Zatulskis earned his Bachelor of Arts in psychology from LIU Southampton. He received his master’s degree in counseling from Springfield College.

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