A few weeks ago it was announced that long-time Absegami head football coach Dennis Scuderi Jr. was stepping down.

Scuderi was the Braves head coach starting in 2008.

Today it was announced he will be replaced by former Pleasantville Greyhounds head coach, Chris Sacco, who stepped down after the season. 

Sacco turned around a struggling Pleasantville program, going 27-25 during his five years with the Greyhounds. Pleasantville had gone 3-47 prior to hiring Sacco.

Sacco was a guidance counselor at Pleasantville for four years but took a job in the same position at Absegami prior to this school year, and he said that was a big factor in his decision to step down.

“Obviously, not working in the building this year took its toll and had its hardships. I loved my time there and I think what we’ve been able to do with the staff and players, as a team, is something I’m always going to look back on and appreciate,” he said via a phone interview tonight. “I loved my time with these guys and building the relationships with the players and the coaches, and the staff and community there. I wish them nothing but the best moving forward. Not working in the building is really what the deciding factor was.”

Now he will take over thier football program that has struggled in recent years, but has had some succes in the past.

The Braves went 5-5 last season.