EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - The New York Giants have selected Mr. Nunzio Campanile of Bergen Catholic High School (Oradell, NJ) as "The Lou Rettino High School Football Coach of the Week" presented by BP for the week of September 13, 2010. The Crusaders welcome Coach Campanile in his 1st season coaching at Bergen Catholic as they celebrate the season opener with a win over the LaSalle College Explorers 22-21 this past weekend.
In recognition of Coach Campanile's success and commitment, he will receive a certificate of recognition signed by the NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and the Giants Head Coach Tom Coughlin. A $1,000 check will be granted to the Bergen Catholic High School football program. Coach Campanile will be acknowledged by a stadium announcement when the Giants host the Tennessee Titans on September 26th. An announcement will also be posted on the Giants web site, www.giants.com.
The Lou Rettino High School Football Coach of the Week Award presented by BP, is part of the Giants' continuing effort to promote youth football. The Giants elected to name the award in memory of former Union High School (NJ) coach, Lou Rettino, for his fine commitment to the game of football, his community and the betterment of his athletes' lives.
Each week during the 2010 high school football season, the Giants will select one area high school head coach as the Coach of the Week winner. The selection is based on the coach's continuing commitment towards promoting youth football, developing motivated student-athletes and his overall community involvement. At the conclusion of the 2010 season, the Giants will choose a Coach of the Year. That coach will receive $2,000 for their school's football program. They will also be invited to attend a luncheon hosted by the Giants and BP.
Coach Campanile comes to Bergen Catholic after ten years as the offensive coordinator at rival Don Bosco Prep. In that span, Don Bosco amassed a record of 111-6 and won six New Jersey Non-Public Group IV State Championships. The Ironmen were named New Jersey Team of the Year by the Star Ledger and MSG Tri-State Team of the Year six times in that ten year span. The ten years culminated in a National Championship following the 2009 season.
Prior to his time at Don Bosco Coach Campanile spent three years as an assistant coach at Paramus Catholic High School under his father, Mike Campanile. The Paladins won the 1997 Parochial Group III State Championship in that time. Coach Campanile played quarterback and safety at Paramus Catholic High School. He continued his playing career at Amherst College before graduating from Montclair State University.
Coach Campanile is supported by his wife of seven years, Heather and their four year-old son, Michael. Coach Campanile is also very proud to be the third member of his family to win the Lou Rettino New York Giants Coach of the week. Both his father Mike and brother Vito have received the award.