PHILADELPHIA – St. Joseph’s Prep named Gabe Infante as its new head football coach May 3. Infante served as head coach at Paramus Catholic High School in the Archdiocese of Newark, N.J., for the past two seasons after two years as defensive coordinator at Bergen Catholic High School, also in New Jersey.
“Our search committee did an outstanding job to examine all of the candidates who applied, and I was thrilled at the names brought through the process,” said Michael Gomez, principal of St. Joe’s Prep. Gomez, along with president Father George Bur, S.J., and athletic director Jim Murray made the final decision.
“I am excited about Coach Infante and his passion, intensity and enthusiasm,” Gomez added.
At Paramus Catholic, the largest co-education Catholic high school in New Jersey, Infante took over a program in decline and helped rebuild it to respectability. Last season, the team improved, winning five games. Previously, as part of the Bergen Catholic coaching staff, the team rose to national prominence and won a state title.
A three-sport athlete at Memorial High School in West New York, N.J., playing football, basketball and baseball, Infante continued his sports career playing football at spanision I College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass.
In addition to his time at Paramus Catholic and Bergen Catholic, Infante was selected by the American Football Coaches Association to be the defensive coordinator for the USA junior national team. He also has served as an assistant head coach at Queen of Peace High School in North Arlington, N.J., and defensive coordinator at his alma mater, Memorial High School.
“It is truly an honor and privilege to have been selected as the head football coach at the Prep,” said Infante. “I am excited about working with our young men and continuing the tradition of excellence that has been the hallmark of this program.”
At Paramus Catholic, Infante worked tirelessly with student athletes in the college selection process and developed an excellent reputation among college coaches for his professionalism and expertise.
Infante is a graduate of New York Law School and is a licensed attorney in the state of New Jersey. In addition to his coaching duties, he taught criminal justice, law and ethics, and sociology at Paramus Catholic. He also served as the school’s director of public relations.
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