Phil Delzotto new football coach at D...

Phil Delzotto new football coach at Dumont

There are 70 comments on the NorthJersey.com story from Apr 30, 2010, titled Phil Delzotto new football coach at Dumont. In it, NorthJersey.com reports that:

Dumont hired its second head football coach in as many months with the announcement Thursday that one North Jersey veteran assistant, Phil Delzotto, has replaced another, Mike Llauget.

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dhsyadtm

Wayne, NJ

#22 May 23, 2011
dumont hired a new assistant coach that will likely replace this guy next year. One more year of 0-10 records, with scores of players walking away will destory this program. The new assistant coach won few games in two years as a head coach so idk if he can turn this around, but we will have to wait until 2012. DHS coach has kids on his team for over a year and he still doesn't even know their names? Kids go all summer and are treated poorly when they have to miss one thing, while other kids show up a week before school begins and they are in the starting line up.
dhsyadtm

United States

#23 Aug 17, 2011
Bogota football reborn. I bet anything this newly formed team will have more wins than the Dumont group. I hope after this year the school board steps in and gets ride of a losing coach, regardless how much the AD loves him.
player

Wading River, NY

#24 Aug 26, 2011
i dont get this coach d is an ass hes such a bull shiter fucking he dosnt understand what people gop through just to play this sport.. every day tells me im dogin it when the QB ran the same way that i just did wtf man.... and he pulled me out of my postion for a lil mistake that can happen to any one really im done tryin ima just go with the flow..... Any words of encouragement coach? or u still goin to put ed and avery in and sit ur seniors.. seniors man fuckin our last season and ur goin to sit us down.((shakein my head)
drelich

Wading River, NY

#25 Sep 7, 2011
if these comments are made by current players shame on u got gotta believe in the coach and the team dont sit there talkin shit come on were better then this and if these are parents sayin this i dont see any of u on the field coach D is workin with wat hes got............... remember highschool football changes every year u can be on top as a champ and in a sec down for the count.
Player1

Closter, NJ

#26 Sep 8, 2011
How can you believe in a guy that goes back on his word? He is not a good coach and can't motivate a flea.. I didn't see our team on top last year but at the bottom.. 0 and 10 last year was really bad so we get any worse. Couldn't score points. Hopefully we can we 2 games. Fort Lee and Englewood.
L Taylor

Closter, NJ

#27 Sep 10, 2011
Last year 23-3 Ramsey, this year 20-0. Can't get close enoguht to score a point.

Bye Bye Coach
dhsyadtm

United States

#28 Sep 12, 2011
The actual score was 34 to zero. I guess the person....hum.. sending in the scores forgot to add the fourth quarter. So in the coaches tenure he has scored how many points?
Former Player

United States

#29 Oct 4, 2011
Good win coach!
Player

Closter, NJ

#30 Oct 5, 2011
WOW! He actually one a game! 1-13 now. Wonderful, he beat an 0-3 team. He actually might win too more. I am ure he won't be around next year. No one likes this guy. Parent and players think badly of him. Cursing at players? Isn't that bullying? There are news laws against that now. He doesn't deserve to be called coach.
gtonner

Trenton, NJ

#31 Oct 5, 2011
Reposted from another forum:

The people on here looking to bad mouth the football program, the head coach, the AD and, remarkably enough, the kids really need to step back and check themselves.

Starr88, you apear to know who I am. If that is the case then you know how I feel about these kids. I have had some contact with probably of the current high school team over the years in one sport or another. I have spent countless hours on fields around this town and behind the scenes trying to better sports in this town for the kids that play them. I say this not to praise myself, but to point out that , to me, the most important thig we are talking about here are the kids.

Let me make a couple of observations. First..Coach Delzotto: I came on these forums last year in defense of this man because people on these forums hiding behind screen names found it fashionable to bash him and scream for his removal. Here I am again this year. I said last year that I wanted him to return as football coach this year and be given a proper chance to succeed with a fine group of young men that currently play for him. I said then that you could talk to ANY successful HS(or higher) coach and they will tell you that to rebuild a program will take a good 3-5 years if very hard work during which there are sure to be some bumps along the way.

I was not willing to judge him on a season in which he inherited a team in disarray. I'm still not. I am closer to the team this year than I was last year. I have seen these coaches work with these young men and have seen a difference in the attitudes of just about every member of the team...from freshman to senior. I have seen these boys buy into an idea that they can be better than the naysayers say they are.

Last Saturday, I saw a team that found out that if they play as a team they can overcome the adversity of falling behind early. They didn't quit, as some here would suggest that they might. They reached down deep inside themselves and found a way. I didn't see a team that doesn't believe in their coach. I saw a team that started to believe in themselves. I think that Coach Phil Delzotto had a lot to do with that. I was in the locker room at halftime. Down 12-7. I saw the faces of the young men that mattered...whether they be starters, backups or freshman and injured players who didn't dress. There was not one person in that room who was ready to quit. After the last couple of years it would have been easy to quit when it was 12-0. I have watched as he, and his coaches, have worked to instill a sense of confidence in this team that I haven't seen in several years. I see 48 young men that buy into the idea of a football team as a second family, led by a man who wants nothing but the best for them. I see them believing in him, the other coaches and most of all, themselves.
(cont)
gtonner

Trenton, NJ

#32 Oct 5, 2011
(cont)
You people who are ready to run Coach D out of town on a rail are all operating under a false assumption that these young men don't like him...don't want to play for him. I am here to tell you that you are wrong, in my humble opinion. I was asked last year if I really wanted Coach D to return this year. I replied wholeheartedly in the affirmative. My opinion has changed only in that I believe it now more than ever.

So far I have seen predictions of 0-9. Starr quite eagerly suggested that they would be 0-3 after Englewood. When I pointed out that his prediction hadn't quite gone as he seemed to hope, what was the response? "Wow..we're still 1-19 over the last 2 years. We haven't beat Tenafly in 6 blah blah blah". How about some encouragement for the boys that play this game? How about an acknowledgement for a well deserved victory instead of finding something negative to spit out. Will you be at DHS tomorrow night to root for a watershed victory for our young men or will you pray for a defeat to "prove you point" and be able to come here on Friday and sy "I told you so"?

Whether you like the man or not is not the issue. My problem is you are so willing to shortchange these young men. I have seen you use adjectives such as 'terrible' in describing them ..not only in football but other sports as well. How about believing in them and giving them the chance to know what it is like to have the full support of the community behind them. I have had people tell me: "so what..they beat Englewood" What will I hear should they beat Mahwah tomorrow night? Will you find a reason to downplay that as well?

I have had people tell me that they "heard" players were leaving in droves. Quite the contrary...they have had 3(that I know of) new young men sign up this past week alone...including the younger brother of one of the current starters.
This is not the sign of a coach who has lost his team. This is a sign that maybe we are about to turn the corner on the fight to return to respectability. Star88, this in turn, over time, will lead to beating Tenafly...and maybe back to the point of competing for a league title that you seem to use as you bench mark.

Baby steps. That's what this team is taking. Coach D is there with them while they take these first steps and in my opinion should be given the respect and chance to do this. His staff believes in him. So do I. More importantly the 48 young men that he is charged to lead believe in him.

I don't think anyone could have done a better job under the circumstances and I stand behind him 100%.
regardless of how anyone here feels, you should ALL be at the High School tomorrow to root these young men on and show that their community..their home...supports them.
gtonner

Trenton, NJ

#33 Oct 5, 2011
The people on here looking to bad mouth the football program, the head coach, the AD and, remarkably enough, the kids really need to step back and check themselves.

Starr88, you apear to know who I am. If that is the case then you know how I feel about these kids. I have had some contact with probably of the current high school team over the years in one sport or another. I have spent countless hours on fields around this town and behind the scenes trying to better sports in this town for the kids that play them. I say this not to praise myself, but to point out that , to me, the most important thig we are talking about here are the kids.

Let me make a couple of observations. First..Coach Delzotto: I came on these forums last year in defense of this man because people on these forums hiding behind screen names found it fashionable to bash him and scream for his removal. Here I am again this year. I said last year that I wanted him to return as football coach this year and be given a proper chance to succeed with a fine group of young men that currently play for him. I said then that you could talk to ANY successful HS(or higher) coach and they will tell you that to rebuild a program will take a good 3-5 years if very hard work during which there are sure to be some bumps along the way.

I was not willing to judge him on a season in which he inherited a team in disarray. I'm still not. I am closer to the team this year than I was last year. I have seen these coaches work with these young men and have seen a difference in the attitudes of just about every member of the team...from freshman to senior. I have seen these boys buy into an idea that they can be better than the naysayers say they are.

Last Saturday, I saw a team that found out that if they play as a team they can overcome the adversity of falling behind early. They didn't quit, as some here would suggest that they might. They reached down deep inside themselves and found a way. I didn't see a team that doesn't believe in their coach. I saw a team that started to believe in themselves. I think that Coach Phil Delzotto had a lot to do with that. I was in the locker room at halftime. Down 12-7. I saw the faces of the young men that mattered...whether they be starters, backups or freshman and injured players who didn't dress. There was not one person in that room who was ready to quit. After the last couple of years it would have been easy to quit when it was 12-0. I have watched as he, and his coaches, have worked to instill a sense of confidence in this team that I haven't seen in several years. I see 48 young men that buy into the idea of a football team as a second family, led by a man who wants nothing but the best for them. I see them believing in him, the other coaches and most of all, themselves.
(cont)
gtonner

Trenton, NJ

#34 Oct 5, 2011
sorry...somehow I double posted
First Lady Status

Secaucus, NJ

#35 Oct 6, 2011
Listen, Phil is probably the best coach this school has ever had. He could have gave up on those kids a long time ago but he didn't! It's funny how you ppl have so many negative things to say about the coach when it's the kids that are more important! Obviousl it's a personal issue you have against this man. He's a great coach, He cares about those kids more then anyone else. He know's what those kids face going out there on that field and that means more to him then some smart a$$ criticizing his work ethic!! Grow up and put more focus on your own children and their future!
Great Job Phil and keep up the Good work.:)))
eddiej

Washington, DC

#36 Oct 6, 2011
Good luck tonight coach. We all all routing for dumont.
LTD

Closter, NJ

#37 Oct 7, 2011
Cursing at players? Calling them names? Threatening them? Yes the kids are the most important thing. That makes a good coach? So far he is 1-13 at Dumont and he is the best coach they ever had? You have got to be kidding me. Who wrote this Phil? I am routing for Dumont and the kids too and too but I have seen this guy in action and all I can say is; not good.
What is his coaching career record? I know what it is.
Notice we score towards the end of the game when the team that is crushing us puts their JV players in for practice against our varsity.
Nothing personal here!
Please beat 0-4 Cliffside!!!!
Great Job Phil and keep up the Good work.:))) Yeah right.
Phil, you better keep having your friends post for you.
I do wish you and the team good luck though.
dhsyadtm

United States

#38 Oct 7, 2011
Why didn't Passaic hire this guy..? I wouldn't play for him, in my opinion he is a big baby. He goes around the school forcefully asking kids to play. To the point kids run hiding from him. He is a pain, once a kid says no it means no. Finally one kid had had enough and told the coach to go F himsely this was of coarse after weeks of bullying in my opinion. So what did the baby do he went running to the AD and told on the kid. What a fing jerk. This way kids don't want to play. There is more talent not playing then playing. As for rebuiling, never going to happen with this coach and AD.
WTF

Closter, NJ

#39 Oct 8, 2011
For GTONNER, Coach Phil, & AD
If 3 kids joined the team this week or last as Gtooner said?
Based on the Athletic Policy as posted on the DHS website, no player may join a team after the 21st day following the first day of practice. Which for football is August 17th. So how is it that kids are allowed to join this late? Does that mean that the coach along with the AD is in clear violation of its OWN rules? In additional per the NJISAA website any new player signed up (usually meant for transfers) after October 1 must have a 30 day period of no play or practice period. So explain to me how new kids are allowed to join up now.
This the AD's MO.
Bill Folds

Closter, NJ

#40 Oct 10, 2011
I am not sure who did it but...... After half-time activities and the prior to the Dumont team returning to the field someone up in the press box (an adult) did something in poor taste. The Huskies were down quite a few td's and some played the Beatle song help prior to and while the team was reentering the field. I can't imagine that this was done unintentionally. Maybe it was done as a joke but the team must have felt horribly coming out behind and hearing that song. The AD should look into who played that song. He is in charge of that field and press box.

Whether you like the coach or not, this type of behavior by an adult school official/teacher is uncalled for. Our kids should not have to put up with these insults
ILUVFB

United States

#41 Oct 27, 2011
Coach : Good win last week GO GET FT LEE !!!!!!

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