NORTH PLAINFIELD -There will be a new head football coach at North Plainfield High School for the upcoming season.
Mark Ciccotelli, the coach of the Canucks in the 2016-2017 season, stepped down earlier this year, and has signed on to be the head of Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s team.
According to North Plainfield High School Athletic Director Karl Gordon, the school is in the early processes of finding a new head football coach, and is currently reviewing candidates.
The Canucks went 3-7 during Ciccotelli’s first and only year as the head coach. Last year’s North Plainfield team endured a season that was largely full of adversity to win their final two games of the year, the last of which was their annual Thanksgiving game against state sectional runner up South Plainfield.
Ciccotelli is the second coach in the last two years to resign from North Plainfield, as long time coach Robert Lake stepped down in 2015 to pursue a master’s degree.
The Raiders will be the sixth team Ciccotelli has led, as he was the head coach of St. John Vianney when they went 10-1 and won their first Shore conference division title in 2014, and also the 2012 Neptune High School team that won its first sectional title in 17 years.