Hudson Valley Sports Report


After A Year Coaching Nyack Football, Former Arlington Mentor Gets His Dream Job At Mahopac

 By Rich Thomaselli
HVSR Staff

This was a long time coming.

Former Arlington High School football coach Dominick DeMatteo is going home and will take over the head coaching position at Mahopac, where he will also teach.

DeMatteo is stepping down after one season at Nyack, where he landed after resigning from Arlington following the 2015 season.

DeMatteo lives in Mahopac, but the timing never seemed right for him to take over the Indians and also get a physical education teaching job in the district. The timing became right after Mahopac parted ways with coach Mark Langella after just one season. The school did not renew his contract after a 3-6 campaign last fall.

“Mahopac is a wonderful community with a long-standing tradition of both academic and athletic excellence within its school district at many levels,” DeMatteo said in a text message. “I am honored and excited to have the responsibility of creating a football program that is competitive, well respected and a source of pride for our entire community.”

The coach, his wife Dianne, and their two boys Anthony (12) and Dominick (10) have lived in Mahopac for the past 12 years. He said that Nyack Superintendent Dr. James Montessano, Principal Nicole Saieva and Athletic Directo Joe Sigillo are “three of the most dynamic educators I have ever worked with & three of the best people I have ever met.”

But coaching Mahopac was hard to pass up after some missed opportunities.

“This will be a collaborative effort with administration, faculty, staff, students, parents, our youth program and the entire Mahopac community,” DeMatteo said.

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