Monday, May 3, 2010

Prep names new football coach

St. Joseph's Prep Names Infante as New Football Coach

PHILADELPHIA - St. Joseph's Prep has named Gabe Infante as its new football coach. Infante has been head coach at Paramus Catholic High School for the past two seasons after two years as defensive coordinator at Bergen Catholic.

"Our search committee did an outstanding job to examine all of the candidates who applied and I was thrilled at the names brought through the process," says Prep Principal Michael Gomez, who along with President Rev. George Bur, S.J., and Athletic Director Jim Murray made the final decision. "I am excited about Coach Infante and his passion, intensity and enthusiasm."

At Paramus Catholic, Infante took over a program in decline and has helped to rebuild it to respectability. Last season, the team improved to five wins. Prior to that, Infante was part of the Bergen Catholic coaching staff as the team rose to national prominence and a state title.

A three-sport athlete in high school (football quarterback, basketball point guard and baseball shortstop) at Memorial High School and former Division I player at The College of the Holy Cross, Infante has been a successful head coach, defensive coordinator, strength coach and college recruiter liaison. In addition to his time at Paramus Catholic and Bergen Catholic, Infante was selected by the American Football Coaches Association to be the defensive coordinator for the USA Junior National Team, which defeated a World team in an all-star game. He also has served as an assistant head coach at Queen of Peace High School in North Arlington and defensive coordinator at Memorial High School in West New York, N.J.

"It is truly an honor and privilege to have been selected as the Head Football Coach at the Prep," says Infante. "I am excited about working with our young men and continuing the tradition of excellence that has been the hallmark of this program." At Paramus Catholic, Infante worked tirelessly with student athletes in the college selection process and developed an excellent reputation among college coaches for his professionalism and expertise.

Infante is a graduate of New York Law School and is a licensed attorney in the state of New Jersey. In addition to his coaching duties, Infante also taught Criminal Justice, Law & Ethics, and Sociology at Paramus Catholic. He served as the school's Director of Public Relations.



Paramus Catholic High School
Head Coach 2008-10

Team USA National Team
Defensive Coordinator 2010

Bergen Catholic High School
Defensive Coordinator 2006-08

Queen of Peace High School
Assistant Head Coach 2003-06

Memorial High School
Defensive Coordinator 1997-2003

Bill Avington
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