NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The new face of New Providence football is set to bring back the storied history of the Pioneer tradition for years to come, as Chet Parlavecchio, who just recently transitioned from being the Delbarton Defensive Coordinator to his first football head coaching job.
For Parlavechio, the first thing he is trying to instill within his team is a strong, passionate work ethic, because he believes that is what is at the foundation of every good program.
"What I want to bring to this team is to be able to develop and mold great young men that work hard, want to be part of a team, and do things the right way," said Parlavechio. "That's the goal of any program I have coached and we are going to continue that at New Providence."
Coming into a program with such a storied past, despite recent struggles in the past few years, Parlavechio knows that the process of returning to glory will take one day at a time, and it is integral that the foundations of the game must be what this team hones in on in order to find success on the field.
"This is a very important program in the town and in the community that we'd like to bring back to where it was," said Parlavecchio on the team's meaning in New Providence. "But while we do respect what the teams have done in the past, we are also our own team and we're not going to be someone we are not."
Since he has taken over as coach, he has wasted no time in getting familiar with his team, as he has had over a dozen active players attend a summer camp loaded with former NFL personalities, players, and coaches, as well as getting all of the players in the weight room in preparation for the preseason, which is coming up soon.
"Since I've gotten here it has been important that we get rolling in the weight room," said Parlavechio. "Everybody who's been coming has done a great job so far. They're learning the right techniques and are improving every day and are also learning different lessons- not just getting stronger, but becoming closer as a team and it's something I love to see."
With the season opener against Johnson right around the corner, be sure to come out and support Coach Parlavechio and his Pioneers as they look to make strides this 2017 season.