In high school, Coach DiCruttalo lettered 3 years as a varsity player at Franklin High where he was part of two league championship teams and was named First-Team All-League twice.  After high school, he continued his playing career at Westfield State University where during his senior year, he was elected captain where he led the team in steals & assists and finished second in points & rebounds. After graduation, Coach DiCruttalo has held various coaching positions at the high school and university level.

From coaching multiple years at different levels of the game, as well as contributing to multiple town & recreational travel boards, coach has gained insight into overall player development. From directing youth instructional leagues to assisting soon to be college players maximize their potential, Joe has gained a unique view on the best tactics to maximize development for players of all skill levels and ages.