Connect with us

Sports

Interim Montclair High football coach Ramiccio takes the reins

Published

on

 


MHS interim head football coach Pete Ramiccio has been with the program since 2010, when head coach John Fiore arrived. Hell draws on his experience, his experienced coaching staff, and his many high school and collegiate contacts as he navigates the 2021 season.
PHOTOGRAPH BY ANDREW GARDA/STAFF

BY ANDREW GARDA
[email protected]

While the Montclair High School football team members are still wrapping their heads around head coach John Fiore’s sudden leave of absence due to an ongoing family matter, upon their return from the mandatory dead period from August 2 to August 6, they will see a familiar face at the helm in the person of Pete Ramiccio.

Ramiccio has been with the team since Fiores’ arrival in 2010, first as a backs defense coach, then as a co-defensive coordinator with longtime MHS player Jamie Bittner in 2014, before finally becoming the assistant coach in 2016 .

I actually came to Montclair a year earlier than John, but I was still the defensive coordinator at Fair Lawn my freshman year [in the district]said Ramiccio. So I did the leather-Montclair-coach-Fair Lawn thing. When John came in, I was able to get to the staff.

Ramiccio thanks John Porcelli, who was Montclairs athletics director at the time, for getting a foot in the door.

Coach Porcelli had a relationship with my AD at Fair Lawn, and he knew I was teaching in Montclair and put us in touch a bit, he said.

Before teaching at Glenfield Middle School and serving as a defensive coordinator at Fair Lawn High School, Ramiccio gained a lot of soccer experience at the collegiate level.

He started out as an undergraduate assistant at Syracuse University before coaching tight ends and wide receivers at Iona College, a Division I FCS school.

The connections Ramiccio puts on the table in terms of liaising with football staff at both the collegiate and high school levels will be a resource he can tap into as the season progresses.

Listen, you’re only as good as the people around you, right? he said. I am fortunate to not only have the network, but also the different personalities and coaching styles of all the people I have worked with.

With all the different ways to approach a problem, be it a game problem, practice problem, or number problem, Ramiccio knows he will benefit from the advice others can give.

It’s really very fortunate to have the ability to know, well, something in this part of the team is not going well [and] I know I can call this person, he said. Or if I had a practical problem, an organizational problem, then I know I can go this way. Or how do we arrange our meals or things like that? I know I could go [one] way, but it’s nice to have different opinions depending on what the problem might be.

MHS interim head football coach Pete Ramiccio has been with the program since 2010, when head coach John Fiore arrived. Hell draws on his experience, his experienced coaching staff, and his many high school and collegiate contacts as he navigates the 2021 season.
ANDREW GARDA/STAFF

Hell also has an experienced staff returning, filled with coaches who have been with the team for a long time. Bittner, Eugene Kline, Dan Roberts, Michael and Anthony Maffuci, Aubrey Lewis, Michael Kornegay and Henry Wilson are among the veteran coaches returning. With them comes a face that Mountie faithfully hasn’t seen since 2018’s Pat Leonardis, who takes over as the Offensive Coordinator.

Leonardis last worked with Charles Murphy in mid-2018, but made some real noise when he teamed up with Tarrin Earle, who led the Mounties to an undefeated season and section championship in 2017.

We were very lucky not only to have all the pieces, but also to bring back an important piece, Ramiccio said of Leonardis. He’s going to make the attack, which is a huge help. It allows us to maintain more continuity.

Another thing that will help the Mounties with continuity is that Ramiccio had the off-season program running for most of the spring and summer to begin with.

You know coach [Fiore] addressed his situation, so his presence in training was a bit rare, Ramiccio said. So he had already delegated a lot of things to me. I’ve been in the weight room every day, with the kids on the field until June and July.

That doesn’t mean the team doesn’t have to make adjustments. For example, the pace that Leonardis takes offense will be faster than under Fiore, but overall those adjustments will likely be minimal.

That will be a key to a successful Mounties season, given the difficulty of the schedule. Things get serious right from the start, when the Mounties take on East Orange at Rutgers SHI Stadium on Friday, September 3.

While fans may see it as a big test, Ramiccio sees it as a big opportunity.

They played a rival, played on a big stage, he said. We went to Rutgers. You know, it’s an exposure opportunity for the kids. And I mean, what better way to start the season than that?

While conditions are tough for Ramiccio and the Mounties, the interim coach is excited about the season and the chance to coach the state’s winning high school football program.

I am very excited and I feel very happy, he said. I’ve wanted to be a head coach for as long as I can remember. I wish the circumstances were maybe a little different. I hope everything is alright [with Fiores family].

Sources

1/ https://Google.com/

2/ https://www.montclairlocal.news/2021/08/01/interim-montclair-high-football-coach-ramiccio-takes-the-reins/

The mention sources can contact us to remove/changing this article

What Are The Main Benefits Of Comparing Car Insurance Quotes Online

LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / June 24, 2020, / Compare-autoinsurance.Org has launched a new blog post that presents the main benefits of comparing multiple car insurance quotes. For more info and free online quotes, please visit https://compare-autoinsurance.Org/the-advantages-of-comparing-prices-with-car-insurance-quotes-online/ The modern society has numerous technological advantages. One important advantage is the speed at which information is sent and received. With the help of the internet, the shopping habits of many persons have drastically changed. The car insurance industry hasn't remained untouched by these changes. On the internet, drivers can compare insurance prices and find out which sellers have the best offers. View photos The advantages of comparing online car insurance quotes are the following: Online quotes can be obtained from anywhere and at any time. Unlike physical insurance agencies, websites don't have a specific schedule and they are available at any time. Drivers that have busy working schedules, can compare quotes from anywhere and at any time, even at midnight. Multiple choices. Almost all insurance providers, no matter if they are well-known brands or just local insurers, have an online presence. Online quotes will allow policyholders the chance to discover multiple insurance companies and check their prices. Drivers are no longer required to get quotes from just a few known insurance companies. Also, local and regional insurers can provide lower insurance rates for the same services. Accurate insurance estimates. Online quotes can only be accurate if the customers provide accurate and real info about their car models and driving history. Lying about past driving incidents can make the price estimates to be lower, but when dealing with an insurance company lying to them is useless. Usually, insurance companies will do research about a potential customer before granting him coverage. Online quotes can be sorted easily. Although drivers are recommended to not choose a policy just based on its price, drivers can easily sort quotes by insurance price. Using brokerage websites will allow drivers to get quotes from multiple insurers, thus making the comparison faster and easier. For additional info, money-saving tips, and free car insurance quotes, visit https://compare-autoinsurance.Org/ Compare-autoinsurance.Org is an online provider of life, home, health, and auto insurance quotes. This website is unique because it does not simply stick to one kind of insurance provider, but brings the clients the best deals from many different online insurance carriers. In this way, clients have access to offers from multiple carriers all in one place: this website. On this site, customers have access to quotes for insurance plans from various agencies, such as local or nationwide agencies, brand names insurance companies, etc. "Online quotes can easily help drivers obtain better car insurance deals. All they have to do is to complete an online form with accurate and real info, then compare prices", said Russell Rabichev, Marketing Director of Internet Marketing Company. CONTACT: Company Name: Internet Marketing CompanyPerson for contact Name: Gurgu CPhone Number: (818) 359-3898Email: [email protected]: https://compare-autoinsurance.Org/ SOURCE: Compare-autoinsurance.Org View source version on accesswire.Com:https://www.Accesswire.Com/595055/What-Are-The-Main-Benefits-Of-Comparing-Car-Insurance-Quotes-Online View photos

ExBUlletin

to request, modification Contact us at Here or [email protected]