Joe Loughran is in his 11th season with the Express organization, his 8th as a head coach. Coach Joe has spent the majority of his time at the 18U level where he has been able to employ his experience to help his athletes find the right softball opportunity to complement their educational focus. His philosophy is simple, the team comes first and no one player is more important than the team. Honesty, commitment, discipline and desire to compete are the fundamental core values that every player must possess and demonstrate to maintain their roster spot. Coach Joe has coached at both the high school level at East Rockaway and at the collegiate level at Briarcliffe College and New York Institute of Technology as an assistant. His softball coaching career began as a Head Coach at St. Raymonds in East Rockaway as a member of the CYO program. He has no idea what his career record is and doesn’t care, his teams have won more than than they have lost always play hard and are always competitive. He is married to Theresa for 26 years, they have 3 grown daughters and one grandson. Coach Joe is retired from the NYPD where he served for 22 years.