Coach – Educator – Advocate
Anthony Nicodemo is a candidate for the New York State Assembly in the 90th district in Yonkers.
Nicodemo has been an educator and coach his entire adult life. For the past 12 years he has been a social studies teacher in the Greenburgh-North Castle School District where he serves as President of Greenburgh-North Castle United, the NYSUT affiliated union. He has coached high school and college basketball since graduating high school. A bit of a journeyman early on, Nicodemo has had stints at; North Salem, Croton, Plymouth State University(NH), Plymouth Regional(NH), Briarcliff, Dover and New Rochelle. He serves as the director of the Lower Hudson Basketball Coaches Association.
For the past nine years he has been the head coach at Saunders Trade and Technical High School in Yonkers where he turned a once floundering program into one of the most successful in the region. With Nicodemo at the helm, the Blue Devils have won five undefeated league championships, five Yonkers City Championships and have had two Section One Final berths. He was named the Martino Service Award Winner in 2013, LHBCA Coach of the Year in 2015 and Yonkers Coach of the Year in 2016.
Nicodemo garnered national attention in 2013 when he came out as gay to his team and community. His story was featured on Outsports, Good Day New York, the New York Times and Good Morning America to name a few. Since coming out Nicodemo has been an advocate for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community. He was named to the LGBT Sports Coalition in 2014 and has worked closely with Nike’s BeTrue programming hosting a “Pride on the Court” LGBT Awareness game and fundraiser for GLSEN in January 2018.
A staunch advocate for LGBT youth Nicodemo currently serves on the board of directors for the Sports Equality Foundation and is the co-chair of Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano’s LGBTQ Advisory Board. He received Pace University’s Community Service Award in 2016, a Gay City News Impact Award in 2017 and a GLSEN Hudson Valley Leadership Award for his advocacy of the LGBT community.
Nicodemo earned a bachelor of arts degree (History) from Pace University and master’s degrees of science (education and school building leadership) from Mercy College.