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Better Know A USF Basketball Player: #22 G Joey Coffaro

This enterprising walk-on built a website to get him signed out of high school.

NCAA Basketball: Clemson at Georgia Tech Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

#22 G Joey Coffaro, Freshman, 5’11”, 170 lbs.

How He Came to USF: Joey will be walking on from John Hersey High School in Arlington Heights, Illinois. Fun fact: USF head coach Brian Gregory was a former Hersey standout and 1985 graduate. During Joey’s sophomore season of high school he created his own website,, to help him stand out in the basketball recruiting world. The site contains stats, photos, phone numbers of high school and AAU coaches, his shoe size, standardized test scores, press clippings and more. Efficient, I must say.

2016-17 at Hersey: Averaged 18.3 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.6 assists. He holds the school record for career 3-pointers (211), and the single-season record (90).

I literally did not know this guy would be playing for USF until yesterday. I look forward to seeing Joey play a few minutes, but hopefully excite the crowd when he comes in. We’ve seen how other schools react to walk-ons at the end of games. Hopefully USF fans, being new to basketball, know what to do when Joey checks in.