EDISON, NJ -- The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison has hired Greg Fahey as its new head boys’ basketball coach.

Fahey, 27, is excited to bring his energy, experience and work ethic to a program that has struggled in recent years. The Rams are coming off a 4-17 season under Eugene Maxwell, who spent the past five years as the team’s head coach.

“I’m excited because this school has had good teams before and they want to get back to that,” Fahey said. “This school has a great balance of academics and athletics. The facilities, the people, this county – a high level can be built here. The excitement level is at a 10 for me.

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Fahey is well connected in AAU circles. He’s been coaching the Albany City Rocks 16U team on the high level Nike circuit, which he compared to working with Division 1 college players. He has also worked as an assistant coach in the elite St. Benedict’s Prep program and as a head manager and player development coach at his alma mater, Marist College.

Many coaches are known for their offensive and defensive tactics. Fahey likes to play an up-tempo game but firmly believes that a coaching philosophy should go beyond Xs and Os. He calls his credo “pick up the cup” and describes the type of humble player he wants in his program.

“I want the kids to do the right thing when no one is looking,” Fahey said. “To be good, you have to put in the work. It’s about the whole, well rounded person. Be a good teammate. Pick up the cup when somebody throws it on the floor.”

Fahey will instill these values in his players and is looking forward to the challenge of rebuilding the Rams into a contender in the GMC Gold Division.