“The Top 99 NJ high school coaches of all Time” by NJ Advance Media created a lively discussion of those who were included and excluded.
Hoboken was grateful to see Hoboken Jerry Molloy making the list for his outstanding coaching basketball record with 900 victories primarily at St.Mary’s in Paterson.
The omission could be vigorously debated from our town, from Vincent Ascolese Hoboken /North Bergen; Maureen Wendelken, the ceiling breaker of women ‘s basketball at Montclair University; Buddy Matthew, Hoboken ‘s baseball; Anthony Giordano in track and field at Asbury Park, a born and raised Red Wing; Mike Granelli, St. Peter’s women basketball;and not to be denied, Jerry Smith track and field superb coach at HHS.
To overlook Ed Stinson whose accomplishments as the premier football coach well documented by sportswriter Jim Hague. The football record of 68- 1 over a remarkable run over a four year span and more importantly most of his outstanding players securing degrees from Penn State, Michigan State, Rutgers, Syracuse, Miami to name just a few schools made Stinson not just a Hoboken, Hudson County success but a New Jersey storybook success.