Dennis Hard, Head Coach
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.  
Paul Castellini, Freshman Head Coach 
Entering his 21st 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.  

Matthew Penn, Defensive Assistant
Entering his 5th season - after 3 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 8th 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 15th 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 7th 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 Emerson with his wife, Janine, son Thomas aka "The Duke" and daughter Tess.

Bobby Rissetto, Assistant
Entering his 2nd season, Coach Rissetto, a former All-Leauge Center for the Cardinals, makes his return to his alma mater.  A Summa Cum Laude graduate of William Paterson University with a degree in Psych/History, Bobby is now an ABA Aide at Berkeley Elementary and is pursuing his Masters in School Counseling.

Amir Saadah, Defensive Assistant

Coach Saadah joins the Cardinals coaching staff as a defensive assistant for the 2019 season. The veteran coach played collegiately at the University of New Hampshire as a middle linebacker in the early 2000s.  In 2005, Coach Saadah began his coaching career at Hawthorne High followed by a head coaching position at his alma mater, Fair Lawn High School where he played football and wrestled. He then served as an assistant coach at Wayne Valley High Schol for 3 years before taking on his new position here in Westwood. Coach Saadah resides in Fair Lawn with his wife and three daughters.

Ed Suri, Offensive Assistant
Coach Suri joins the Cardinals coaching staff as an offensive assistant for the 2019 season. The 14 year veteran coach played collegiately at Montclair State University as a quarterback and defensive back in the early 2000s.  In 2003, Coach Suri began his coaching career at Rutherford High followed by successful stints at Becton Regional, Dover and most recent Wayne Valley where he served as the offensive coordinator. Coach Suri resides in Hasbrouck Heights with his wife, Nina and son Charles. Mrs Suri is a guidance counselor at Westwood Regional High school.