EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - The New York Giants have announced that Hackensack High School football coach Benjie Wimberly is the winner of the 2020 Lou Rettino High School Coach of the Year presented by Gatorade.  

In recognition of Wimberly's selection as Coach of the Year, a $4,000 check will be awarded to Hackensack's football program from The Giants Foundation and Gatorade. He will also receive a certificate of recognition signed by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Giants head coach Joe Judge.

Despite a 1-6 season for the Comets this season, Wimberly is being awarded based on his career achievements, both on the gridiron and in the community.

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In addition to his duties as Hackensack High School’s head football coach, Wimberly, is the Director of Recreation for the City of Paterson as well as serving as an Assemblyman in Trenton, representing Paterson and the 37th District.  As part of his Assembly duties, he sits on the NJSIAA Oversight committee. 

Wimberly is 50-36 in his time at Hackensack as head coach, including this season’s difficult 1-6 season.  Prior to that he was the head coach at the now shuttered Paterson Catholic High School, compiling a record of 121-32, winning seven sectional titles from 1995 through the 2009 season.  

Wimberly produced NFL All-Star, and New York Giant Super Bowl winner, Victor Cruz while the Paterson Catholic head coach. 

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