Thursday, April 18, 2024


Staples Hires New Head Football Coach

Staples High School today announced it has hired Florida football coach Adam Behrends as its new head football coach. Image
Adam Behrends: Florida import. Contributed photo

He replaces Phil Treglia who resigned earlier this month after one season after finding the commute from his home in Westchester County too much. (See WestportNow May 7, 2019)

Behrends joins Staples after working since 2010 as an assistant coach at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida which bills itself as “the world’s largest and most advanced multi-sport training and educational institution.”

“I am excited for the opportunity to coach at Staples,” Behrends said in a news release. “This community has a rare combination of academic and athletic excellence K-12, with a football program steeped in tradition.”

Treglia, who led the team to a 7-3 record last fall, had the tough job of replacing Marce Petroccio, who led the team for 25 seasons but resigned to return to his alma mater, Trumbull.

Behrends holds a B.S. in exercise science from Minnesota State University in Mankato.

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