The Board approved Matthew Dalessio as the new head football coach of Ewing High School.
Dalessio, who has been a Health and Physical Education teacher at EHS since 2009, brings considerable football and coaching experience to the position as he takes over leadership of the gridiron program. He has been the Assistant Head Coach of the Blue Devils since 2012 and during that time has served as Defensive Coordinator, Offensive Coordinator and Special Teams Coordinator. He has also been the Speed and Conditioning Coach of the program since 2012.
A former standout player at Cherokee High School and collegiately at The College of New Jersey, Dalessio has also been the head wrestling coach at EHS since 2012 and led resurgence in that program, with a number of Blue Devil grapplers achieving significant individual success as the team has grown in numbers. He has also served as the head coach of the EHS Boys Track team.
Dalessio takes over a Ewing High squad coming off a 5-5 season in 2018. The Blue Devils advanced to the state sectional semi-finals in 2016.
“I am beyond excited to take over as head coach of a program that I have helped to build over the past 10 years,” Dalessio commented. “I look forward to getting to work to prepare for the upcoming season and continuing to forge positive relationships with players, their families, and the alumni of the Ewing Football Program.”
“Coach Dalessio has demonstrated a passion for football and a commitment to the student-athletes of Ewing High School,” Principal Ed Chmiel stated. “We look forward to him leading the Blue Devils into action in 2019.”