Brian Duffy recommended his approval as the head coach of Neptune.
Brian Duffy, the offensive line coach at Wall High School for the past few seasons, is due to be approved by the Neptune Schools Education Council on Wednesday night to be named the head football coach of Neptune High School, according to the agenda for this meeting.
Scroll to page 18 of this diary to see Duffy’s name and recommendation.
If approved, Duffy, who was an assistant coach at Neptune when Mark Ciccotelli was head coach of the Scarlet Fliers from 2011 to 2013, would succeed Shane Fallon.
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Fallon resigned last month after a season to become a head coach and teacher of physical education and health at Red Bank Regional.
Duffy was an outstanding offensive tackle at Brick Memorial in the late 1990s and played collegially at Rutgers University from 2001-2004 during the first term of current Scarlet Knights head coach Greg Schiano.
Wall has gone 19-1 over the past two seasons, including 7-0 last season when he finished as the No. 1 ranked team in USA TODAY NETWORK New Jersey’s top 25.
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The Duffy-trained offensive line that fueled a power attack, led by running back Casey Larkin and quarterback Logan Peters, has been a primary reason for the Crimson Knights’ success.
Duffy, if approved, would be Neptune’s third coach in the past three seasons and fourth in the past six.
The Scarlet Fliers made 2-5 last season in Fallon’s only season as a coach. Fallon, who had huge success as the head coach of his school alma mater, Rumson-Fair Haven, had come out of a seven-season coaching retirement, to take over as Neptune in the spring of 2020.
Neptune enjoyed its greatest successes under the late and legendary John Amabile and under Ciccotelli. The Scarlet Fliers won section titles in 1995, 1997 and 1998 under Amabile and 2011 under Ciccotelli.
The Scarlet Fliers have only enjoyed one winning season in the past six and haven’t won a playoff game since 2014.
Neptune will be competing in the Liberty Division Shore Conference this season with Matawan, Marlboro, Central and Freehold Township. He will also play non-divisional matches against The Brick and the traditional Thanksgiving match against rival Asbury Park.
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The Scarlet Fliers will open the season on September 10 at Central.