SOMERSET, NJ - The public is invited to meet and greet Franklin High School's new head football coach, John Paczkowski, 7 p.m. Tuesday at the East Franklin Firehouse on 121 Pine Grove Avenue. 

The purpose of the meeting is for the community to learn more about Coach Paczkowski and his 'Trust the Process' philosophy on the game of football. 

"There will be an emphasis on the student in student-athlete," Coach Paczkowski said. 

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Paczkowski has coached football for 22 years on the high school and collegiate level. He was the defensive coordinator at Carteret and Elizabeth and head coach at Keyport high school.  

Paczkowski coached on the defensive side at the University of Maryland, and Hofstra University.  

During his tenure, he has coached a high school All-American, more than 20 All-State selections and 10 Academic All-Conference student-athletes.

Paczkowski has also coached in the All Shore, Snapple Bowl, and North-South All-Star game. 

Paczkowski played defensive line and linebacker for The College of New Jersey.

Middle School Football Coach Blair Wilson put together the event and feels it is important for the community to see the new face of the football program. 

The meeting is only open to adults and players will not be permitted. Light refreshments will also be served.


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