RANDOLPH, NJ- This time it is for real. After flirting with the possibility of their head coach's departure to Trenton back in April / May, Randolph High School is once again seeking a new leader for their football program after Tarig Holman accepted the Head Coach position at Neptune High School.  

As reported in the Jersey Shore Sports Network and the Asbury Park Press, the Neptune Board of Education approved Holman as their new High School football coach at a special meeting held on the evening of Wednesday July 12.  Holman reportedly informed Randolph school officials the morning of Thursday July 13. 

Holman confirmed the change when contacted Thursday afternoon.

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“At this time, I felt like making this move was in the best interest of not only me and my family, but also of the Randolph Football Program,” said Holman.  I have nothing but gratitude and respect for all the kids, parents, and the Randolph Administration members I worked with these past two years.  I wish them all the best.”

Holman will fill the vacancy left when Neptune coach Rodney Taylor resigned after three seasons to take the athletic director position at Manalapan.

Holman coached the Rams for two seasons, compiling an 11-10 record, including 7-4 in 2016, with an NJSIAA state playoff appearance in which 7th seeded Randolph upset 2nd seeded Irvington in the first round.

Neptune’s Intern Athletic Director Nick Pizzulli was quoted about the new hire in a story put out by the Asbury Park Press, stating, `He ( Holman ) fit what our needs were both for a football coach and incorporating the program into our school environment.''