Greg Toal resigns as Don Bosco Prep (New Jersey) head coach

Greg ToalDon Bosco Prep football coach Greg Toal announced his retirement Thursday morning. (Photo: Viorel Florescu, NorthJersey.com)

Legendary Don Bosco Prep (Ramsay, NJ) head coach Greg Toal is retiring.  After announcing Toal’s retirement Thursday morning, the school immediately announced that the Ironmen’s offensive coordinator Mike Teel, who is a Bosco alum, will take-over as the program’s head coach.

In 18 years at DBP, Toal amassed a record of 178-29 with nine state titles and two “mythical” USA TODAY Super 25 national championships in 2009 and 2011.

In a news release, Don Bosco principal Robert Fazio said, “We are grateful for the many years of expertise and service that Greg Toal has dedicated to the football program at Don Bosco Prep.  He has helped the school to become nationally recognized for our strong winning program while competing with some of the top high school football teams in the country. Coach Toal has not only elevated the Don Bosco Prep football program, but also New Jersey high school football to the national recognized playing field.  We are extremely grateful for his years of dedication and significant contribution to Don Bosco Prep.”

Toal’s retirement ends a 33-year coaching career that saw him win 305 games.  He’s 10th on New Jersey’s all-time coaching wins list.  His lifetime head coaching record stands at 305-55-2.  He also was the head coach at Hackensack, River Dell and Saddle Brook.

“Mike Teel is the right man for the job as the head coach to follow in the footsteps of Greg Toal, who was his high school coach from 1999 to 2003,” said Don Bosco Prep athletic director Brian McAleer in the released statement Thursday morning. “He will carry forward well the legacy of singular accomplishment and success that Coach Toal leaves behind.”

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