VERONA, NJ - Verona High School's new football coach has resigned before ever taking the field.  Tony Sorrentino was hired in early February.  On Thursday, the VHS administration announced his resignation.  Sorrentino also served as the JV Boys Lacrosse coach.

Sorrentino has accepted a coaching position in the NCAA according to the announcement. 

"Although we are disappointed with this recent news, we wish him good luck in his future endeavors. The Verona Public Schools will repost the position and conduct another extensive and thorough search for the best candidate for our students and program," the statement said.

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“This is a bittersweet time for me. I want to thank everyone for welcoming and embracing my family and me.  I came to Verona because of the rich tradition but also for the people of Verona. I have made some great relationships here in my short time," Sorrentino said.  "I have been given an opportunity to pursue my coaching career at the college level. Verona football and lacrosse are on the correct path and I wish both much success. Thank you and good luck on and off the field.”

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