Sunday, February 24, 2013
Summit Board of Education approved Kostibos for position on Thursday night. He replaces former head coach John Liberato, who announced his retirement in January.
Sunday, February 24
The Summit Board of Education approved Kevin Kostibos as the new Summit High School Varsity Head Football Coach at Thursday night's meeting, which was held at Franklin Elementary School. Coach Kostibos replaces John Liberato who has retired from his role as head coach in order to spend more time with his family and watch his two sons play college ball. Kostibos teaches at Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School, coaches JV baseball at SHS and is a wrestling assistant coach at LCJSMS. He has been a coordinator for Summit's football program for the past six seasons. He has been a member of the North/South All-Star Football Game Board and a three-time North/South All-Star Game Coach. In his remarks Thursday night, Kostibos thanked the coaching…
Friday, February 22, 2013
Liberato received award for his leadership in Summit and his 25 years of coaching in New Jersey.
Friday, February 22
This past weekend, Summit's former head football coach, John Liberato, was honored with the Semper Fi award from the United States Marine Corps. While at the Glazier Football Clinic at the Hanover Marriott, Liberato was presented with the award for installing honor, courage and commitment in his players. He was honored, not only for his leadership in Summit, but also for his 25 years of coaching throughout the state. Editor's Note: This information was originally published on the Summit Public School District's website.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Assistant Coach Kevin Kostibos is expected to be recommended for head coaching position at the next Board of Education meeting. Former Head Coach John Liberato stepped down from the position in January.
Kevin Kostibos, the assistant coach for the Summit High School Varsity Football team, will be recommended to the Board of Education for the team's head coaching position, according to The Star-Ledger. Former Head Coach John Liberato, who was at helm of Summit Football since 2007 and lead team to state playoffs every year since 2008, announced he was stepping down from his position in early January 2013. Kostibos was Liberato's assistant coach for the past few seasons, according to The Star-Ledger. He also played for Liberato at Hanover Park High School and at John Hopkins University. Athletic Director Mike Sandor told The Star-Ledger that he recommended Kostibos for the position to Superintendent Nathan Parker. He expects Parker to …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
John Liberato, who has been at helm of Summit Football since 2007 and lead team to state playoffs every year since 2008, said "it's the right time" to leave his position.
John Liberato is stepping down as head coach of Summit Football on a high note. After leading the Hilltoppers to a 30-0 state sectional title over Palisades Park in early December of 2012, the second in his six years as head coach, Liberato told Patch Wednesday that “it’s the right time” to leave his position. “I just felt it was time to make that decision,” Liberato said. “I have the support of my family. The people here in Summit are tremendous; this has to be the best place to live in the world. Everybody here is very, very supportive and they’re very complimentary on everything that we’ve accomplished.” Liberato said he began telling his players individually about his decision on Monday, who were very supportive and thanked him for …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Liberato told The Star-Ledger that "it's just the right time" to retire as head coach of the Hilltopper football team and he will remain a physical education teacher at the high school.
John Liberato, head coach of Summit Football since the 2007 season, is stepping down from his position, according to a report in The Star-Ledger. While Liberato could not be immediately reached for comment Tuesday night, he told The Star-Ledger that he will still remain a Physical Education Teacher at Summit High School and said "it's just the right time" to retire as head coach of the Hilltopper football team. “It’s not really that big of a thing. I’ve been the head coach for 25 years, whether it was football, wrestling, winter track or spring track," Liberato told The Star-Ledger on Tuesday. "Summit’s an awesome place; there’s no better high school to work in than Summit High School. I’m very thankful for the opportunity I had here.” …
Liberato has been a head coach for 25 years in a variety of sports and said it's "the right time" to step down as head coach of Summit Football.
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Hilltoppers' football finishes 11-1 after loss in title game.
UNION -- When it comes to state tournament football there’s no shame in losing to good teams that have great players. The Hilltoppers had a terrific season but they had not come against a team as good as Madison and a player as talented as Justin Goodwin in some time. Madison’s junior tailback put on a show, rushing for 164 yards and two touchdowns and passing for another score to lift Madison to a 47-7 victory over Summit to capture the North 2, Group II state title on Friday night on the turf at Kean University. Summit completed its season at 11-1. A four-yard sweep by Kyr’e Negron with 6:26 left in the second quarter was the Hilltoppers only score. It made it a 19-7 game after Mike Badgley nailed the extra point. The second quarter …
Hilltoppers end season 11-1.
See game highlights and hear what Coach John Liberato had to say afterward.