Middletown North High School Head Football Coach Joe Trezza has stepped down from his coaching position, said acting Athletic Director Nicholas Pizzulli.
"The position will be posted in the near future, and applications for the position will be reviewed," said Pizzulli.
He added that as of Friday, "we do not have any other indications that his staff is not returning."
According to Scott Stump's All Shore Media sports news site, Trezza led Middletown North to consecutive Central Jersey Group IV playoff appearances in 2008 and 2009. The coach, who has previously been an assistant coach on several state championship teams at Middletown South, compiled a record of 21-49 from 2006 to 2012. The Lions finished 2-8 this past fall.
Middletown North will not be the only high school looking for a quality football coach, Stump reported on All Shore Media. Trezza's departure marks the sixth Shore Conference coach to resign since this past season ended, and now there are job openings at Central, Pinelands, Rumson-Fair Haven, Keansburg and Marlboro high schools.