St. Joe’s of Hammonton, NJ Football Coach Earns 350th Victory
It seems all St. Joe's Academy head football coach Paul Sacco does is win.
His Wildcats won again on Saturday, clinching the West Jersey Football League Continental Division title with a 31-21 win over Washington Township.
The win was his 350th career victoey at the Hammonton school.
Sacco was an assistant coach at St. Joe's before becoming the head coach in 1982. He has said his plan back then was to last a few years, then possibly move on to coach at another school.
He never left, roaming the Wildcats sidelines for 40 seasons, earning almost nine wins per seasons during that span.
He has had offers to leave, both college and other high schools, but has become an institution in Hammonton, and has even played a big hand in keeping the school open and getting a new home field.
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The long time coach entered this season as South Jersey's all-time leader in wins, turning the Wildcats into a perennial championship contender each and every season.
Sacco now has 350 wins, and will now look to add to his record 27 state and sectional titles, all at St. Joe's.