Dave Vargo joins the Cougars for his first season in 2019.
Vargo comes to Kean after serving one season as an assistant at FDU-Florham. Before his time with the Devils, he spent four seasons as an assistant at Division II Caldwell University. Vargo also coached three seasons at Ocean County College and one season at Centenary University.
During his time in the dugout, Vargo made three appearances in the Region XIX playoffs, while coaching 13 All-Conference players, five All-Region players, one All-American, three Gold Glove award winners and one 2016 MLB Draft Prospect.
Vargo was a two year starter at both Ocean County College and Centenary University. During his time on the diamond, he collected numerous accolades including an All-Region XIX second team selection, an All-Garden State Conference second team selection and a two-time Gold Grove Award recipient. He currently ranks first all-time in assists and fielding percentage at Centenary, while holding season records in both categories. Vargo was the starting shortstop on the Cyclones 2006 Skyline Championship team.
He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Business/Sports Management from Centenary University in 2009 and is currently the Assistant Recreation Director with Morris County Parks.