Coach out at NJ football program hit by scandal

The New Jersey high school football program that had its season canceled amid hazing and sexual assault allegations will return next season with a new coach.

Sayreville Public Schools has posted head coach George Najjar’s job.

Superintendent Rick Labbe tells the Home News Tribune officials are excited to launch a comprehensive search to find the next leader of the football program.

Najjar remains suspended indefinitely with pay from his tenured physical education teaching position. Najjar compiled a 165-54 record during 20 seasons at Sayreville, including going 21-13 in postseason play.

The 2014 season was canceled days before seven players were accused of hazing and sexually assaulting four teammates inside the locker room. The boys will be tried in juvenile court.

None of the coaches have been charged.

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