NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Several local high school coaches will soon be recognized by their peers for their distinguished efforts on and off the field in early April.
The New Jersey Scholastic Coaches Association announced their Hall of Fame and Coach of the Year nominations in a report released on Tuesday.
37 high school coaches will be inducted into the NJSCA Hall of Fame, while 31 additional coaches will be recognized as “Coach of the Year,” on Sunday, March 30, at Pines Manor in Edison.
“Each coach inducted into the Hall of Fame is a commendable teacher, leader and role model for our young athletes,” NJSIAA Executive Director Steve Timko said in the announcement. “They continue to set a good example on and off the field and these 2014 inductees set the bar high for current and future coaches throughout New Jersey.”
According to the NJSCA announcement, the Hall of Fame program honors coaches from all sports in New Jersey's public, non-public and independent secondary schools. All Hall of Fame inductees have exhibited exceptional coaching skills during their careers, along with strong ethics and integrity, not only for their own sports, but for all interscholastic sports programs and events.
The Alternative Press would like to congratulate the following local coaches for their nominations and induction.
New Jersey State Coach's Association Hall of Fame
Tom Dean, East Orange HS - Football
Brian Corcoran, Pope John XXII HS - Cross Country, Winter/Spring Track
Edward Wynne, Pope John XXII HS - Swimming
Ken Marsh, Ridge HS Boys LAX - Wrestling
Bill Tracy, Ridge HS - Football
Jeff Koegel, SPF HS - Cross Country, Track and Field
NFCA Coach of the Year Honorees - State Winners
Frank DiGiacomo, Chatham HS - Girls Swimming
George Janto, Livingston HS - Fencing
Rich McLaughlin, Randolph HS - Ice Hockey
Ken Marsh, Ridge HS - Boys Lacrosse
Luke Piede, Summit HS - Boys Swimming