Hudson Catholic football coach out

In a stunning move, Hudson Catholic High School has decided not to renew the contract of head football coach and athletic director Rob Stern.
The decision was made earlier this week by the school’s president and principal Rev. Warren Hall.
Stern, who has had two stints as a football coach at the school, led the Hawks to their only appearances in the NJSIAA state playoffs and last December, his team lost in the NJSIAA Non-Public Group II state championship game to Holy Cross of Absecon, 7-0. It was the first time in Hudson Catholic’s 45-year history that the football team played for a state title.
But according to Hall, his decision to remove Stern from the school’s athletic program had nothing to do with his football coaching prowess.
“It was strictly an administrative decision,” Hall said. “It had nothing to do with Rob’s ability as a coach. Rob and I didn’t agree on a lot of things. We just felt it was wise to go in another direction with an athletic director and it would have been hard for Rob to remain on as just the football coach.”
Hall said that the school will begin an immediate search for a new football coach and a new athletic director, but assured that there will no longer be a dual role at the school. The two positions will be separated.
We will have more in next week’s editions of the Hudson Reporter newspapers. — Jim Hague

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