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 …
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.
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Hilltoppers shut out the Tigers, 30-0; finish season undefeated
After a close first half, the Summit Hilltoppers came out firing on all cylinders in the second half to shut down Palisades Park in the NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 2, Group 3 Championship Game at MetLife Stadium on Saturday afternoon. For the Hilltoppers, it is their seventh state playoff title. "In the locker room at halftime, some of the seniors stood up and talked to the team," said A.J. Iarussi. "Coach told us to play Hilltopper football and once we got rolling, there was nothing they could do to stop us." The win capped off an undefeated season for Summit. "This is the greatest feeling in the world," said senior quarterback Mike Badgley. Badgley attributed the close first half to "pregame jitters because of MetLife Stadium." Head …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The two teams will meet 7 p.m. Friday night at Delaware Valley.
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Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Hilltoppers end season 11-1.
See game highlights and hear what Coach John Liberato had to say afterward.
Friday, December 2, 2011
Arrive at Tatlock Field by 4:15 p.m. wearing maroon and white. Join all the local action on Twitter with hashtag #PatchFootball
WHAT: North 2, Group 2 Championship Game, Summit vs. Madison Sendoff WHEN: 4:15p.m. Tatlock Field WHAT TO BRING: Hilltopper spirit and maroon and white! GAMETIME: 7:00 PM Kickoff, Kean University Alumni Stadium, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ For directions to Tatlock, via Summit Schools Investors Bank Field (Tatlock Park) 26 Butler Parkway * From Route 24 East or West exit on to River Road (an extension of the JFK Parkway that passes the Mall at Short Hills) and proceed to the 5th left hand turn (Butler Parkway). * Turn left on Butler Parkway and proceed about 0.25 mi, Investors Bank Field is on the right. GO HILLTOPPERS!!
John Liberato hasn't been Summit's head coach for too long, but his winning ways have already changed the way football is played here.
Watch a video profile of John Liberato.
We caught up with some former Hilltoppers' who took some time to reflect on their own experiences as well as offer some advice for the team as they prepare for their North 2 Group 2 championship showdown against Madison.
We got a chance to catch up with some key players from past Summit championship teams. The former players vividly recalled details some of the most memorable moments of their Hilltopper careers' and offered some words of advice for this year's team as they preapre for the title game. Carl DeMuth '95 (two-time state champion: '93 and '94) I was fortunate enough to play in three state championships and won two; my junior and senior years in 1993 and 1994. We played Mendham both years. The 1993 game was one of the best games in Summit High School history. We were down 21-19 and scored with 20 seconds left to win 26-21. It was the most thrilling game and when the final seconds ticked off, the most thrilling moment of my life. The 1994 game…
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Superintendent Nathan Parker got both schools together over eggs, pancakes and sausage.
Coaches and athletic staff got together this morning for a breakfast meeting before Friday's big game.