Coach Toapha is entering his 23rd year on the Charger staff. He is a Dominican College graduate, earning his bachelor's degree in business administration in 1985. A four-year member of the Chargers basketball team (1980-1984) Toapha was a member of the first team to advance to the NAIA National Tournament and was inducted into the Dominican College Athletic Hall of Fame in 1997 as a member of the 1980-1981 team. In 2009, he was inducted into the DC Athletic Hall of Fame again for service and again in 2010, as an assistant coach with the 1999-00 men's basketball team.
He was also a two year captain of the men's basketball team and was given a Dominican College 50th Anniversary Medal in 2002 for his significant impact on the development of the athletic program.
Coach Toapha resides in Chestnut Ridge, NY. A Spring Valley High School graduate, he was a member of the boys' basketball team that went 27-1 in his senior year. He has two children; his son Anthony is a former member of the DC men's basketball team and his daugther Brittany, who is currently attending Fredonia College.
Coach Toapha was also the 2011 recipient of the Steve Baxter Service Award.