Chula Vista-native Anthony Cosentino completed his third season as an assistant to head coach John Cosentino at SWC in 2016-17.
Cosentino prepped at Otay Ranch High in Chula Vista Calif., graduating in 2008. He was named all-league first team as a junior and senior and helped the team to the school's first league championship in school history. Cosentino was named All-CIF second team his senior year and was a McDonald’s All American nominee.
Cosentino played two seasons at Southwestern where he received Pacific Coast Athletic Conference MVP and all-state honors both years. He helped lead the Jaguars to two league titles and a combined 48-8 record in two seasons including an undefeated conference record in 2009-10 which was the only team to ever go 16-0. He averaged 18.7 points and 6.9 rebounds as a sophomore.
After transferring from Southwestern, Cosentino played two seasons for California Baptist University starting 52 out of 53 games. As a forward for CBU, Cosentino helped guide the Lancers to their first-ever PacWest Conference Championship and grab their first NCAA Division II playoff berth. That year, the 2013-14 Lancers set two new program records, including best start to a season and longest winning streak by opening the year 16-0. Cosentino also helped the Lancers boast an undefeated 14-0 home record and made 2nd team all conference his senior season.
Following his collegiate playing career, Cosentino spent time playing professionally in Colombia in the Liga DirecTV. Cosentino helped the Cimarrones finish the season with a 22-3 regular season record while averaging 9.9 points and 4.5 rebounds.
Cosentino graduated from California Baptist with a bachelor’s in Psychology in 2014 and later earned his master’s in Physical Education from Azusa Pacific in 2017.