NJSCA Awards

NJSCA Hall of Fame

The following people were inducted into the New Jersey State Coaches Association Hall of Fame at a virtual ceremony on January 10, 2021.

  • Ron Anello, West Essex HS / Clifton HS
  • Sandra Baranowski, Bridgewater-Raritan HS
  • MariaElena Bellinger, Paramus HS
  • Ed Breheney, North Brunswick HS
  • Ben Candelino, Elizabeth HS
  • Fred Cole, Old Bridge HS
  • Roger Cummings, Ramapo HS
  • Nancy Cuntala, JFK Memorial HS
  • Del Dal Pra, Red Bank Regional HS / Ocean Twp HS
  • Robert DeCarlo Jr., Don Bosco Prep
  • Frank Dekmar, Roxbury HS
  • Mark Dixon, West Deptford Township HS
  • Daniel Evans, Woodstown HS
  • Adam Fern, Summit HS
  • Jim Fiorello, Roxbury HS
  • Ed Garrison, Elmwood Park HS
  • Darnell Grant, Irvington HS
  • Les Heggan, Saint Augustine Prep School
  • Greg Kulig, Garfield HS
  • Harry Lake*, Union HS
  • Anthony LaRezza*, Immaculate Heart Academy
  • Douglas Loucks, Rutherford HS
  • James MacLuskie, Franklin HS
  • Harry McLaughlin, Mahwah HS
  • Mike Michels, Indian Hills HS
  • Zoran Milich, Montgomery HS
  • Dennis Murri, Ridgefield Park Jr-Sr HS
  • Chris Olsen, Wayne Hills HS
  • Stanley Piela*, Lodi HS
  • Joe Ricciardelli, New Milford HS
  • Susan Rogers, Barnegat HS / Pinelands HS
  • Fred Rucker, Willingboro HS / Lenape HS
  • Michael Schmeltz, Somerville HS

     *posthumous award

NJSCA HOF 2020 Program

NJSCA Virtual Hall of Fame WebEx Awards Ceremony (Password to view is gG4vBmhF)

To Nominate a coach for induction, click below. 

NJSCA HOF Nomination Form 2021

Past Inductees

Coach of the Year Honorees

The National Federation of High Schools (NFHS), in conjunction with the New Jersey Scholastic Coach's Association (NJSCA) also recognizes coaches for the promotion of their sport at the state, sectional and national levels. Please click on the links below to see a listing of past Coach of the Year honorees: