Coach Poole, a Harlem native, played scholastically at CHSAA powerhouse All Hallows High School in the Bronx, New York and then earned his bachelor’s degree in 2002 from St. Bonaventure University where he was a four-year letter winner for the Bonnies Men’s Basketball team. Marquee is entering his seventh season at Hostos Community College as the Head Men’s Basketball Coach. Coach Poole has not only proved himself a winner on the court the last six season, but, more importantly, he has mentored countless student athletes. He has helped place more than thirty-five student athletes in four-year schools on athletic scholarships to Division 1 & 2 institutions.
Prior to joining the Castle team, Coach Poole served as the Girl’s Program Director at New Heights NYC, working alongside Castle Program Director Rock Rosa and Castle Girls’ Middle School Coordinator Anwar Gladden.