Sayreville HS (New Jersey) head coach out after hazing scandal

by Jeff Fisher

Sayreville Bombers footballSayreville 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 scandalThe 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.

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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.