HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Hasbrouck Heights High School has announced that it has hired Harrison High School assistant coach Pedro Martinez to replace boys soccer coach William Thorne, who resigned as soccer coach at the end of the school year.

Martinez had been an assistant coach at Harrison High School since to 2011, running the boy’s junior varsity team in recent years.   Prior to that he was a Graduate Assistant at Ramapo College.  Harrison lost in the North 2, Group 2 state final to Bernards on penalty kicks a season ago.  

“I am very, very excited to join Hasbrouck Heights as the boy’s soccer coach,” Martinez stated. “I am really looking forward to what will surely be an interesting season.”

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The Aviators finished last season 17-4, being eliminated in the second round of the NJSIAA playoffs by Boonton. It was the third straight season that Boonton had eliminated the Aviators from the state tournament.

“Coach Martinez is a great addition to the Hasbrouck Heights High School athletic department, said Hasbrouck Heights athletic director Mike Scuilla.  “He comes from one of the most decorated soccer programs in the state. “ 

“Pedro has a passion for teaching soccer that immediately jumped off of the screen during our virtual interview,“ Scuilla stated. “His coaching philosophy towards educating young men in life, as well as soccer, matches our school district’s values perfectly.  Getting hired during this difficult time should have created challenges for a new coach, but Coach Martinez has our boys program up and running without any hiccups.”  



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