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Marist hires former Harrison head coach Richard Glover Jr. as new football coach

Published:  January 27, 2017

Marist High School has hired Richard Glover Jr. as their new varsity football coach. “Coach Glover is the right fit for the job. We are excited to see how he will grow our football program,” said Marist Athletic Director Erica Buonacquista.

Coach Glover has coached at the professional, collegiate, and high school level since 2008 and was signed to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2005. He began his coaching career as an Assistant Head Coach at Dickinson High School in Jersey City before becoming a Graduate Assistant at New Mexico State University. From there, he became an intern for the Philadelphia Eagles and then an Assistant Football Coach for Iowa Western Community College.

Recently, Coach Glover was the Head Football Coach at Harrison High School for the 2015 season, leading the team to three wins after the program only had four wins the past five seasons.

Coach Glover is excited about the new opportunities he has at Marist and is ready to begin instituting his new program. “I applied for this job because it was a challenge, and the facilities are great,” said Glover. “The location of Marist allows the school to draw kids from different places, and the ability to practice right at the school is really helpful.”

Coach Glover’s main goal for the offseason is to establish a new culture for the team. “I want to teach the players how to compete, fight, and dedicate themselves to the ultimate goal of winning football games,” said Glover. “When a team does not have a lot of success, the first thing a coach needs to do is establish a culture of competition. Players competing against each other, but also competing against themselves everyday – getting one more rep in the weight room or finishing through the line on sprints.”

Coach Glover has already met with the team and has begun offseason workouts. “It is great to already be hired because I have the offseason to really implement my program and the culture I want this team to have,” said Glover.

“Coach Glover brings a new philosophy and energy with him that we are very excited about,” said A.D. Buonacquista. “I think our players will respond to him well and I look forward to watching him implement his program.”

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