Joe Trezza Resigns As Head Football Coach at Middletown HS North

Trezza will continue in his role as a teacher at the high school.

Middletown North High School Head Football Coach Joe Trezza has stepped down from his coaching position, said acting Athletic Director Nicholas Pizzulli. 

"The position will be posted in the near future, and applications for the position will be reviewed," said Pizzulli.

He added that as of Friday, "we do not have any other indications that his staff is not returning."

According to Scott Stump's All Shore Media sports news site, Trezza led Middletown North to consecutive Central Jersey Group IV playoff appearances in 2008 and 2009. The coach, who has previously been an assistant coach on several state championship teams at Middletown South, compiled a record of 21-49 from 2006 to 2012. The Lions finished 2-8 this past fall.

Middletown North will not be the only high school looking for a quality football coach, Stump reported on All Shore Media. Trezza's departure marks the sixth Shore Conference coach to resign since this past season ended, and now there are job openings at Central, Pinelands, Rumson-Fair Haven, Keansburg and Marlboro high schools.

john doe January 29, 2013 at 09:40 PM
It sure seemed that the upperclassmen had a advantage over the younger players no matter thier talent
john doe January 29, 2013 at 09:53 PM
I like the principle on the the sidelines....it shows support
RIFFAXE January 29, 2013 at 11:55 PM
How do you know the principle even cares about any sports. Did the principal not have a schedule? Or should the coaches have carried her in on a rickshaw? The administration is part of the problem. The administration keeps potential players off the field because of menial things, even outside of the school under the guise of no tolerance. And that's a fact! And the last thing the coach needs to do is worry about the cheer leaders, they have their own coaches and support group. Are you guys saying that we had some running back or receiver that could out run the field, or defensive backs that could cover some of the all shore and all conference receivers that we played against? And then the coaches did not want to play those players? Maybe Trezza did not warm up to you guys for a reason. How about just showing up as a parent and fan. What about the group that tried to form, that excluded Trezza, and they wanted to pull the purse stings on him? I never spoke a word to any coach for the 4 years my son was there. There was no reason to. If that kind of hidden talent is there, then next year North should win the division with the new coach at the helm.
john doe January 30, 2013 at 12:22 AM
I don't care if the principle knows what a football looks like.....she should show up just to show support for the program. The best players should play it shouldn't make a difference what grade your in. I think there are plenty of quality players on the North roster.... there might not be any super stars....but i think they will do fine in the right system and with support from the administration
RIFFAXE January 30, 2013 at 02:25 AM
The principal can do whatever she wants to just don't blame it on anyone but her for not showing up. As far as the grades of players, you should be standing by the coaching staff, because they certainly did not discriminate based on grade. In fact there were several seniors that did not see much action at all. True you don't need any superstars, but you need players that can cover the superstars from the other teams. And you need some offensive threats to post more numbers. I don't think the coaching staff left those players on the sideline. Do you want the principal to make believe? Who really cares if the principal shows up? The best thing for the principal to do is stay out of the way.
john doe January 30, 2013 at 02:39 AM
so what your saying is that all the starters deserved the playing time they recieved and there were no players on the sideline that could do the job just as well
RIFFAXE January 30, 2013 at 10:59 AM
There were no stand out players at the Varsity level on the sideline. If a player doe's not stand out in the crowd, then the coach makes the decision on playing time. Are you saying that these players did not get any JV playing time? That's why there is a JV program. Moreover if there are underclassmen players ready to break out, then they will get their chance at the Varsity level and they should come back next year with more determination to win. What i observed at North the last few years was that several underclassmen quit. Not because of the coaches, but because they did not want to wait for their opportunities to play. I remember at least 2 of these players, that if they stuck it out, they would have been starters due to injuries that happened. Some of those players were players that played Pop Warner. Maybe they thought they had a birthright to a position and then saw that they were being challenged. Unfortunately some adults may have put this idea in their heads and they just gave up. You see it's not just about the coaches and the administration. Some of the success of the program has to do with parents being tight lipped around their kids when it comes to any of these issues.
Patch Reader January 30, 2013 at 12:15 PM
Why did Bo Jackson wake up one day and say "I quit" ~ yes football at any level is hard work but because it wasnt fun for him anymore! 50 or more boys come out for North's freshman team 15 or 20 make it to JV and maybe 10 of these make it thru four years while perhaps 8 of them earm their varsity letter for only just showing up - NOTfrom playing. This is the trend which has to be changed with the new coach and staff. At Mondays presentation by the BOE to our 28 Shore Conference Team Members a comment was made about a vacant Guidance Office Vacancy that would used to attract a new Coach which means if the best applicant is a Math Educator they can't hire him or her - how wrong is that?? Last comment relates to the Principal on the sidelines. Why was the Superintendent BOE President Principal and Athletic Director on the sidelines when Knowshawn Moreno was setting shore conference records?? To root him on just like Dr Cartier does since she is HSNs biggest fan ..... unlike some of the coachs' we had recently.
G2B January 30, 2013 at 03:39 PM
Lets not get off track here people. Dr Cartier is a huge supporter of all of North sports programs - that is a great thing!!!! She wants North to win just like we do. Trezza was just cold. Never came up with a game plan to develop players. Let's face it - cheerleader get no respect - but they also work very hard during football season and it was never recognized by Trezza. We had to endure the years of many so called superstars from Trezza that amounted to nothing. He and is staff only worked with a few players. Trezza obvilously was not there to hang with parents and discuss his methods - but at some point maybe he needed to show it the the kids the players. Just very frustrating.....
john doe January 30, 2013 at 10:04 PM
Do you think that all the starters worked hard and practiced hard and derserved the playing time they recieved? Do you think that pop warner is a help to the high school program?
RIFFAXE January 31, 2013 at 01:46 AM
Are you saying that the starters did not work hard? Which one's did not work hard?Pop Warner can be of help but it is not automatic that's where all the good players come from. Lets face it the parents and coaches are always fighting with each other even more so at that level. Also being that parents are generally coaching at that level, the players are not necessarily getting the proper instruction. Are there no coaches favorites on the Pop Warner teams? As i said previously, many Pop Warner players dropped out from the North team. And it was not because of the coaches. You can't base what you see players doing when they are playing at age 10-12, and then think that someone at age 14 in high school, that just started playing should just take the back seat. I have seen many tremendous players at age 10 that did no progress any more when they got older, and they get left behind. In this instance,with maybe 1 exception, the local Pop Warner did not help the program.The HS coach doe's not have to have a tactical relationship with the parents.
john doe January 31, 2013 at 10:06 PM
I really think that the HS coach should be more involved with the pop warner program.....it should act as a minor league for the HS program....go thru the roster and you tell me honestly who didn't put in the work, you seem to know the players pretty good.
Bob Lowther February 01, 2013 at 01:28 PM
Bob Generelli or Chris Barnes are 2 class guys that would be great not only for the kids, but the whole program. Either guy could bring in coaches from the past (Tirpack, Galos, Mcnight, Dave Sheehan, Oxley, etc) and build a staff with Lion Pride. Bob Lowther
North 89 February 02, 2013 at 04:31 AM
There has been 2 state championship teams since kabu left 86 & 96 . People who don't know that don't know north football
john doe February 02, 2013 at 02:41 PM
Go thru the roster......its possible with the right program this team can win a state championship.
john doe February 02, 2013 at 10:03 PM
I hope coach Trezza doesn't give up on the kids....they will need his help when they start looking to play college ball......also the new coaching staff is going to need his help to...... i know that not an easy thing to do , but its all about the kids.
john doe February 17, 2013 at 06:12 PM
Still no football coach hired......i feel sorry for those senoirs that have been playing football since the were 5 yrs old....... thier last year of football is going to be ruined, because they are going to be totally unprepaired for the upcoming season.
Hopesix March 19, 2013 at 02:49 AM
Best Of Luck to Coach Bush.
Jack March 19, 2013 at 12:56 PM
Who is Coach Bush is he the new North Head Coach now? Where did he coach before and what school as well.
Hopesix March 19, 2013 at 01:19 PM
Yes, New North Coach. His last high school job was with Manalapan in the mid 90's. His last position Was with the Miami Dolphins. I think the school will be sending a press release on Wed.
Jack March 19, 2013 at 01:33 PM
Are you talking about Reggie Bush if you are your a idiot's.
Hopesix March 19, 2013 at 01:37 PM
Are you serious. Did Reggie Bush play or coach the Dolphins or coach Manalapan High school? Find more info before you make such comment. STEVE BUSH.
Jack March 19, 2013 at 01:53 PM
Why didn't just used he full name in the first place. You said he last Position was with Miami Dolphins I know there wasn't a HC, name Bush with the Dolphins. Get it right
Patch Reader March 19, 2013 at 02:06 PM
Go to APP.com and view his credentials ..... Go North Lions
Hopesix March 19, 2013 at 02:12 PM
Yes Jack, their was a High School coach name Bush with the Dolphins. His name is Steve Bush and his last high school coaching job was with Manalapan. Like i said before read more about him before you post. If this will help you, his Birth name is Stephen BUSH. Good luck Jack.
john jay March 19, 2013 at 03:08 PM
All the best to Joe Trezza and his extended family - a great Middletown family stretching way back to the Pop Warner Lions when they practiced behind Leonardo grade school in the 1960s. Best of luck to you and your next team Joe!
Jack March 19, 2013 at 03:13 PM
Really what year was he a coach with the Miami Dolphins you saying he was a HC, or what and I never been in Manalapan lived in Middletown all my life don't get to go that far west of NJ, Freehold is about as far I been. Try using the person full name next time not their last name went you said bush and mix it up with Miaim Dolphins with I thought you was talking about the RB Reggie Bush who was the RB, for the Dolphins who is now with the Detroit Lions. Oh now his name Stephen Bush with is it Steve or Stephen we all know the name Steve is a short name for Stephen. Like Mike is a Short name for Micheal or Matthew or a short name for Matt. Anyway I really don't care about High school football anymore my kids are pass that.
Hopesix March 19, 2013 at 03:39 PM
Sorry Jack. My Post was for the people that know high school football. They would know what i am talking about. Try commenting on articles that you have interest-inn. That way you are not in a fog. Have a good day!
Hopesix March 19, 2013 at 03:53 PM
Jack, I never said Head Coach. I said his last position was with the Dolphins. Football teams also have asst.coaches and or sometimes called position coaches. No charge for the education lesson.
john doe March 19, 2013 at 08:57 PM
sounds like coach Bush has alot of experience I wish him well at north.


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