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Muraco Steps Down After One Season

By Rich Thomaselli
HVSR Staff

Franklin D. Roosevelt High School is in the market for a new football coach as James Muraco has decided to step down after one season, HVSR has learned.

In a brief text exchange on Sunday, Muraco said “it was a tough decision to leave after one season and with so much young talent.”

Muraco, who took over when Brian Bellino resigned after the 2018 season, is also a teacher at Arlington High School, which might have made it somewhat difficult coaching at FDR.

The Presidents had a tough year in 2019, winning just one game and that was a forfeit victory over Monticello.

Roosevelt athletic director Tom Cunningham did not return a call and an email seeking comment.

The Hyde Park Central School District did post the job externally saying it was seeking a head football coach for the 2020 season. The job posting noted that “FDR football is varsity only with students in Grades 10-12 participating. Our fitness center/weight room has been fully renovated and has the most current equipment necessary to prepare the student-athletes for competition.”

The position pays a stipend of $5,051 for the season.

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