Sayreville War Memorial High School has relieved George Najjar of his duties as head football coach . The school district has begun accepting applications for Najjar’s replacement, which means the New Jersey Coaches Association Hall of Fame coach won’t be coming back.
Last October, the school district suspended the football program over a locker room hazing scandal. The program was reinstated last month, but Najjar remained on paid leave. Seven student-athletes have been criminally-charged in connection with the hazing incidents.
Four assistant coaches, who were suspended after the incidents were made public, have since been reinstated.
Najjar was 165-54 during his 20 years at the school. Prior to Sayreville, Najjar was the head coach at Abe Lincoln High School in Brooklyn, New York with a 94-32-1 record.