Mater Dei Prep Announces Andrew Maurizio as New Boys’ Track & Field Coach
Mater Dei Prep is proud to announce Mr. Andrew Maurizio as the new boys’ track and field head coach. Mr. Maurizio is currently a physical education/health teacher in the Woodbridge Township School District and comes to Mater Dei Prep with over thirteen successful years as a track and field coach and strength and conditioning coach.
“It is a great honor to join the Mater Dei Prep track program. I could not be more excited to start getting to work. The coaches that have been on staff have done a tremendous job of preparing the Seraph athletes to compete. The amount of athleticism on the roster is something rare. The focus of our team will be trust, accountability and consistency,” said Coach Maurizio.
Mr. Maurizio played three seasons as a collegiate athlete at Montclair State University. After earning his degree in physical education and health from Montclair State University in 2007, Maurizio became a teacher at Westside High School in Newark, NJ and also served as the winter track assistant coach and spring track head coach. Under Coach Maurizio, Westside High School went on to place 2nd at the Nationals in the 4x200, 4x100, and California Sprint Medley.
Coach Maurizio has also served as the spring track assistant coach at Cedar Grove High School, winter and spring track head coach at Eastside High School in Newark, NJ and strength and conditioning coach at Montclair State University. In 2013, Coach Maurizio became a physical education teacher in the Woodbridge Township School district and the spring assistant track coach at John F. Kennedy Memorial High School.
“Coach Maurizio's track and field experience along with his collegiate experience as a strength and conditioning coach will greatly benefit our track athletes at Mater Dei Prep. We feel we have assembled a dynamic staff for the boys’ and girls’ track programs to work collaboratively as we strive to maintain a high level of success,” said Mater Dei Prep Athletic Director, Mr. Robert Eriksen.
Mr. Maurizio grew up in Iselin, NJ and currently resides in Nutley, NJ. He and his wife, Jessica, have a four year old daughter named Brielle and are currently expecting a son in March. He has also been an NJSIAA track and field official.
“We are very excited to welcome Coach Maurizio to Mater Dei Prep. Coach Maurizio has a proven record of success in coaching and mentoring student-athletes. We are confident he will continue the success of the Mater Dei Prep boys’ track and field program,” said Mater Dei Prep President, Mr. Don Galante.
Mater Dei Prep is an independent faith- based college preparatory high school that fosters individuality and growth within an intimate and inclusive community. For more information about the Mater Dei Prep track and field programs, or about other programs the school offers, please call 732.671.9100 or visit materdeiprep.org.