NEW UPDATE: Randolph Football Coach Tarig Holman Decides Not to Return in 2017

Credits: Chris Manderioli
Credits: Chris Manderioli
Coach Tarig Holman Celebrates the Rams playoff win over Irvington Credits: Chris Manderioli

RANDOLPH, NJ- UPDATE to story on Randolph football coach Tarig Holman. PLEASE NOTE: Phone calls to the confirm the accuracy of the information in the Trenton News story have not been returned, and some inaccuracies have surfaced from various sources as to the validity of the claims in the article. 

According to a report in the Tuesday morning edition of “The Trentonian News”, Randolph high school football coach Tarig Holman was hired by the Trenton School Board on Monday night as an In-school suspension teacher.

The article, which noted the Trenton school board did not immediately appoint Holman as head football coach, goes on to state, “But, if there is any strong indication of Holman’s intentions to take over the helm at Trenton, the coach recently informed Randolph that he would not be coaching the football team next year.”

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Holman enjoyed great success at Trenton, turning around a dormant program that had won only seven games in five seasons.  In two seasons with Holman as head coach, Trenton compiled a record of 15-6, including an appearance in the state playoff semifinals.

Holman left Trenton two years ago when a vacancy opened up at his alma matter in Randolph, citing uncertainty around changes and layoffs in the Trenton district as reasons for seeking more stability.

Holman’s first season with Randolph was an up and down affair, with the learning curve of a new system for players and coach alike ending in a record of 4-6.  Season two brought more success, and things seemed headed in the right direction as the Rams finshed with their best record since 2010 at 7-4, and won their first playoff game since that 2010 season.  Unfortunately, the season ended on a low note, as the Rams imploded in a sloppy, ugly loss to Wayne Valley in the second round of the playoffs. 

On Friday Apr. 21, news came out that Holman had declined to accept the Randolph football coach position for 2017.

Original TAP story below: Link to Trentonian story at bottom:

RANDOLPH, NJ- According to a letter sent out to the Randolph Football Community on Friday Apr. 21, high school football coach Tarig Holman has decided not to return to the sidelines for the upcoming 2017 season.

Holman, a 1995 graduate of Randolph high school who played collegiate football at Iowa and had a stint in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers training camp, came to the Rams with much fanfare just two years ago after successfully turning around the Trenton football program.

In his second season, Holman led the Rams to a 7-4 finish and a playoff win over a high powered Irvington team.  It represented the Rams best record and first playoff win since the 2010 team went 11-1, winning states that year.

The letter, signed by Randolph Athletic Director Jeff DiLollo and Holman, read in part “Over the past two seasons coach Holman has continued the Rams long tradition of dedication to sportsmanship, academics and strong competition that continues to be the proven hallmark of the program.

It went on to state, “Although we are disappointed that Mr. Holman has decided not to accept the position of head football coach for the 2017 season, we are convinced that our commitment to excellence in our program will continue."

The letter indicated that the process of hiring a new coach will begin immediately, and further stated “Randolph high school is committed to securing a dynamic leader who will embrace and continue the strong reputation that has been built throughout the years.”

Some words of thanks from Holman were included.

“In leaving, Mr. Holman would like to thank the entire school community for their unwavering support, and for allowing him to play a role in the success of our student athletes.”

At press time, there were no additional comments from the Athletic Department or from Coach Holman.

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