Football at The Prep is offered on three different levels: freshman, JV, and varsity. All programs compete in the fall season, which officially runs from August through as late as early December depending on the State Tournament.

A pillar of the football program since its inception in the 1890’s, hard-work is paramount to the success of the program. In the designated off-season, football players dedicate time to a unified strength and conditioning program, led by industry professionals and alumni who have competed at the highest level.

Football is one of the most iconic Prep sports, and is one of only five programs to have won a heralded Star-Ledger trophy.

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Head Coach

Bill Fitzgerald

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SHP Football: The Coach

Coach Fitzgerald came to The Prep in 2018 with a long and proven track record of cultivating excellence in student-athletes, while instilling a commitment to both winning and good sportsmanship. From 2008 to 2017, he was the Quarterback Coach/Offensive Coordinator at St. Peter’s Preparatory School in Jersey City, bringing with him to Seton Hall Prep a history of developing highly regarded quarterbacks and offenses. Coach Fitzgerald has been recognized with appointments to a number of prominent high school All-Star coaching teams including Dumont High School and Utica College. In addition, he has coached in all-star games including the 2015 Semper Fidelis All American Bowl in Carson, CA. In the past ten years he has coached over 80 players who have continued their football career at the collegiate level including: Rutgers, Boston College, Notre Dame, Alabama, and Stanford to name a few.

William Fitzgerald is a graduate of and former football player at Union College, where he graduated in 2003 with a degree in Psychology and his Master’s Degree in Special Education from New Jersey State University. Teaching for 10 years in the Union City school system, he assumed a position at Seton Hall in the Learning Assistance Program.





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