Jason Volpe was approved as head football coach for Delsea Regional High School by the board on Wednesday.
Jason Volpe is fully aware of the task ahead.
In a community that breathes football, Volpe has the difficult challenge of replacing a legendary coach and taking over a program fresh off a state championship run.
Volpe, 39, was approved by the board as the next head football coach for Delsea Regional High School on Wednesday night.
It will be Volpe’s first head coaching job. He was an assistant coach for Vineland for 14 years and was on the Delsea staff as an assistant last fall.
While the school has been opened since 1960, Volpe joins a very short list to hold the job.
John Oberg won a then-South Jersey record 230 games from 1960-1993 before his next-door neighbor Sal Marchese took the program over and ran it for the next 31 years, accumulating 249 wins, 11 sectional titles and the first state championship last fall.
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Now, the Crusaders turn to a Vineland native to guide the team into the future.
“I’m really excited to get started,” Volpe said. “Obviously there is a huge amount of pressure being on the third head coach in school history and especially after what those coaches have accomplished. Just in recent history, winning a state title last year and being state runner-up the year before. Those are huge shoes to fill.
“I’m confident in what we’re going to be able to continue to do here. It’s important to keep that culture and work ethic they built going. It’s not just having talent, it’s how you use it and develop it. There is a recipe for success here.”
Volpe learned the Delsea way as an assistant coach in the program last year, working with the freshman and junior varsity teams. He also said several assistant coaches…
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Publish date : 2024-02-08 01:40:05
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