CARDINAL COACHES

  CARDINAL COACHES  
Dennis Hard, Head Coach - Record (24-9)
After serving four years at Westwood Regional coordinating one of North Jersey’s most ferocious and stingiest defenses, Dennis Hard became the Cardinals’ fifteenth head football coach on May 1, 2015.  A thirty-five year coaching veteran and former head coach at Wallington and Weehawken where he amassed a record of 64-47, Coach Hard is highly regarded in Bergen County as a man of solid  character and a proven leader of young men.  His distiguished coaching careeer also includes assistant coaching roles at Wallington (State Champs ’90), Paramus Catholic, Bergen Tech and Wayne Valley and Head Wrestling Coach at River Dell. An All Conference lineman at Ridgefield Park HS and William Paterson College, he has two grown daughters and lives in Teaneck with his wife, Bernadette.  
 
Vincent Aiello, Defensive Assistant 
Entering his sixth season, Coach Aiello is a graduate of SUNY Cortland where was a standout free safety - earning multipe scholar-athlete awards and a NJAC championship. A Medford, NY native, Vinny serves as a guidance counselor at WWRHS and resides in the Twp. of Washington, NJ.
 

                                                                          
Paul Castellini, Freshman Head Coach 
Entering his nineteenth season, "Coach Cast" recorded his second undefeated season in 2014 (prior 2011).  Cast was a collegiate wrestler at Rutgers and also leads our wrestling program as head coach. A science teacher at WWRHS, he resides in Oak Ridge, N.J.  with his wife Annmarie and two children, Chase and Riley.  

 
Michael Colucci, Offensive Assistant
Entering his sixth season, Coach Colucci serves as QB Coach.  A former Cardinal who played on the 2006 Championship team and was the 2007 Huntington Award winner, Mike graduated from Virginia Tech where he served as Graduate Assistant for the Hokies football team. He is employed as a consultant in a firm that provides HD video techology to NFL, college and high school football programs.


Matthew Penn, Defensive Assistant
Entering his third season - after three years coaching at Bergen Tech - Coach Penn returns to the sidelines of his Alma mater where he was an All-League safety and integral part of the 2004 State Championship team. A graduate of Southern Connecticut with a degree in Special Ed/History, Matt teaches at Westwood Middle School and currently resides in Ramsey with his wife, Jaime. 
Robert Guy, Offensive Coordinator
Entering his sixth season, Coach Guy is the architect of the Cardinals offensive attack.  He began his coaching career as a Grad Assistant at his alma mater, Pace University, where he was an All-Conference linebacker.  A graduate of Fair Lawn HS, Bobby was also a decorated All-County tight-end.  He teaches math at WWRHS and lives in Westwood with his wife, Shannon.
                  
Kris Izzo, Offensive Assistant 
Entering his thirteenth season, Coach Izzo begins his 5th year dedicated to the offensive line.  A product of Emerson HS, he was a two sport letter winner who played varsity baseball at Dominican College. Kris also served as Westwood's Head Baseabll Coach, teaches history at WWRHS, and resides in Ramsey.



Tom O'Melia, Defensive Assistant
Entering his fifth season back at Westwood, 2016 HOF Inductee, Tommy 'Moose' O'Melia was an All-County lineman and mainstay on the Cardinals 2000 State title team. A WW assistant for seven years, he also earned a title in '06 under Coach Straub and coached for Vito Campanile. Tom played football at Montclair, teaches PhysEd at Washington School, and lives in Hoboken with his wife, Janine and son Thomas aka "The Duke."