Christina Batastini To Lead St. Andrew’s Girls’ Prep Basketball Program
St. Andrew’s School is pleased to announce that Christina Batastini will lead the Girls’ Prep Basketball Program beginning in the fall of 2019. Batastini replaces long-time coach Andrew Schirber who led the girl’s program to over 400 wins, six New England Championships, and 8 SENE titles during his 22-year career.
Batastini is a fixture in local, regional, and national basketball circles. A native of Rhode Island, Batastini had a decorated career at Classical High School in Providence. She earned multiple All-State and All American honors while becoming the most heavily recruited female in Rhode Island history. Choosing final four participant Stanford University, Batastini had a stellar college career while earning a bachelor’s degree in American Studies followed by a master’s degree in education from Harvard.
After a four-year professional basketball career overseas, Batastini returned to Rhode Island to coach at Brown University. She has also coached at Lincoln School and Mount Saint Charles Academy. At Lincoln, Batastini strengthened and elevated the program winning four SENE championships. Additionally, Batastini operates Batastini Basketball Academy where she offers camps, individual, and group instruction.
The St. Andrew’s Girls’ Prep Program will build upon an already successful girls’ basketball program at St. Andrew’s and will be in addition to the current varsity and junior varsity teams. The team will train year round within NEPSAC rules and will compete in the NEPSAC Class AA league which is considered one of the best non-college leagues in the country.