The ever-turning Shore Convention soccer teaching carousel will probably be making a cease on Wednesday.
Howell is anticipated to rent Invoice Hill as its subsequent head soccer coach throughout Thursday evening’s Freehold Regional Excessive Faculty District Board of Schooling assembly. Hill, who was the Rebels’ defensive coordinator final season, will substitute Frank Edgerly, who stepped down on March 5 after just one season.
Howell may also convey again Corridor of Fame coach Bob Generelli because the Rebels’ offensive coordinator. Generelli, who was the offensive line coach final season, gained state championships as the top coach at Middletown South and later at Raritan.
Hill is a Howell Excessive Faculty Corridor of Famer who was a star working again for the Rebels within the Seventies, dashing for 3,147 yards and scoring 228 factors in his profession. He initially attended the College of Virginia however he left the college after struggling an harm and determined to concentrate on the opposite sport he starred in: baseball. Hill performed at Brookdale Neighborhood Faculty and was an honorable point out All-American choice as a sophomore, which led to him being drafted by the New York Mets within the 16th spherical of the 1979 Newbie Entry Draft. However after just one season within the New York-Penn League, the pull of soccer lured Hill again to the gridiron.
Hill walked-on to the Rutgers soccer group and performed cornerback in his solely season with the Scarlet Knights. From there, Hill was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Cleveland Browns in 1981. He then performed with the New Jersey Generals of the United State Soccer League, however that stint was short-lived because the league folded in 1986. Hill then landed a spot on the Dallas Cowboys roster throughout the 1987 season.
As a coach, Hill was the top coach at Toms River South from 2008-2010, going 7-23 in his three seasons, and the top coach at Asbury Park throughout the 2014 season. He has additionally been an assistant at Asbury Park, Lakewood, Jackson Memorial, Freehold and St. John Vianney.
Howell went 2-4 throughout the pandemic-shortened 2020 season. Since reaching consecutive NJSIAA South Jersey Group 5 sectional finals, together with a 9-2 season in 2017, Howell has struggled to a 4-22 report over the previous two seasons. The Rebels’ final division title got here in 2009 once they gained the American Division below longtime head coach Cory Davies, who’s now the top coach at rival Freehold Township. Howell’s solely state sectional championship got here in 2007 when the group went 11-1, additionally with Davies on the helm.
Amongst Howell’s losses to commencement are standout working backs and linebackers Nick Cerulli and Hunter Lino. Among the many Rebels’ key returners are quarterbacks JT Goodman and Steven Jardim and two-way lineman Matt Ioannides.
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