Because of the sanctions against him, Biamonte has had to relinquish his coaching duties and turn the reigns over to the team's assistant coach.
In a letter written by Board of Education Attorney Dennis Maycher, Biamonte was notified that because of his actions on the morning of Jan. 6 at Secaucus High School, a restriction was placed on his privilege to enter and attend school-sponsored activities for the remainder of the school year.
Sources familiar with the altercation said Biamonte had to be removed from the Secaucus High School when he showed up unannounced inside the school seeking to meet with Principal Pat Impreveduto.
Some said Biamonte, whose daughter is a standout basketball star at Bayonne's Marist High School, had been praising other Hudson County schools over Secaucus High School to the girls he coached in his youth league.
"[Biamonte] has been telling his players for years now that Secaucus High School has a sub-par basketball program, and that if they want to be winners, they should go to St. Dominic Academy or Marist High School," said one source close to the case, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. The source said that news of Biamonte's comments reached the ears of Secaucus High School basketball coach Cheryl Bott through some of the players who had younger sisters on Biamonte's recreation league team. As it was an obvious detriment to the school's basketball program, Impreveduto was supposedly asked to make a phone call to the head of the town's recreation department, John Voli, asking him to pass the request along to Biamonte to stop sabotaging the high school's reputation amongst the town's elite youth players.
Supposedly Biamonte was angry and went to the high school to speak to Impreveduto. The Secaucus Police Department was called, but Biamonte left the school grounds before they arrived.
But last week, Biamonte defended himself, saying the matter was blown out of proportion.
"Basically, it was a 30-second heated discussion between two men," he said. "I have no bad feelings toward the Board of Education and have always been happy with the way the town has supported me. I have tried to speak to [Impreveduto] a few times regarding this matter, and it could not be resolved."
Biamonte also said that he supports the high school. "The fact of the matter is that the only player that I ever coached that did not go to Secaucus High School was my own daughter," he said. "I wish the best for the high school, but I have never met Cheryl Bott, nor have I ever spoken to her, and she has never inquired about any of the kids I've coached."
According to the attorney's letter representing the board, the police will be notified and a complaint for defiant trespass will be made against Biamonte if he doesn't comply with the sanctions.
Impreveduto, Maycher, and Board President William Millevoi declined to comment on the incident.