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    PANTHER
    FOOTBALL
    COACHING STAFF:

     

    Head Coach                                                   William Clark

    I am the Varsity Football Head Coach at Perth Amboy High School. I have served as an assistant coach for the Panthers from 2003-2012 and 2016-2018. During the 2013 and 2014 seasons, I was an assistant at Eastside High School in Paterson.  As an educator and a product of this community, I am honored and proud to service the youth of our city. I was fortunate to attend the University of Virginia as a full grant winner, additionally, I completed my Teachers' Certification Program at New Jersey Ctiy University. I taught 3rd grade Resource at the Edward J. Patten Elementary School from 2015-2019. I also served as a para-professional at the Samuel E. Shull Middle School from 2004-2011. 

    I am a proud member of the graduating class of 1997 and a strong believer of Panther P.R.I.D.E. As a student-athlete at PAHS, I served as a co-captain during my senior year. I was member of the All-State Football team and participated in the North - South All Star Classic. Additionally, throughout my high school career, I was named to the All-Area Football Team twice, the All-County Football Team twice, the All-Red Division Football Team,  the All-White Division Football Team twice.

     

    Asst. Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator         Sean Atkins

    I am the Varsity Football Asst. Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator for the Perth Amboy Football team. I am a proud member of the graduating class of 2006. During my years as a student-athlete I played Linebacker and Running-Back all four year. I served as a co-captain during my junior and senior year. I was selected to play in the 2006 snapple bowl Middlesex vs Union All-Star game. Throughout my high school career, I was named to the All-White Division Football Team twice, All-County Football Team twice, All-Area Football Team once. After high school I attend Kean University were I was a three time All-NJAC team and shortly after coached at Kean University as the Tight-Ends coach from 2011 until July of 2014. Till this present day I have been coaching and mentoring young men in this community. I am also the assistant head coach for winter and spring track and the President of the Perth Amboy Red Raiders youth football program. I am also an educator in this wonderful community I currently work at WC McGinnis school as a paraprofessional. Every year my goals remain the same and that is to help our kids reach their full potential on and off the field and help them understand they represent their town, school, families and more importantly their represent their self.

     

    Defensive Coordinator                                    Jeremy Rosa

    I am the Defensive Coordinator for the Perth Amboy Football team. I attended PAHS and graduated in 2007. During my years as a student I played Linebacker for the Panthers. From there I went to Rowan University, where I received my Bachelors of Education in 2012. Once I graduated I knew I wanted to come back to my hometown and give back to our youth. I coached Red Raiders for the 2012 football season, and from 2013-present I have had the pleasure of coaching at the high school level. Every year my goals remain the same, teach our young men how to carry themselves in their adult life and coach them up to represent themselves and this town on that field with Pride.

     

    Special Teams (Coverage) Coordinator            Michael Manfre

    I graduated from John F. Kennedy High School where I played football, basketball, and baseball. I attended Kean University and was drafted during my junior year by the Cincinnati Reds to professional baseball. I am starting my 20th year teaching and coaching the Perth Amboy High School.

     

    Special Teams (Return) Coordinator                Patrick Ricks

     

    Offensive/Defensive Line                              Lonnie Rawles

    I am a Perth Amboy High School Alum, Class of 2011. I played 4 years of Division I Football at Bucknell University and graduated Class of 2015. I am currently in my 3rd year on the Perth Amboy Football Coaching Staff. I am working as a substitute teacher in the Perth Amboy School District. I decided to become a coach for Perth Amboy because coming from this town where there is an abundance of talent, but not enough of this town’s talent gets to achieve their full potential has always been upsetting to me. Living in town and being able to watch these young men grow into responsible and successful adults is why I give it my all to be the best coach and role model I can be to them.

    Freshman                                                     Jeffrey Gumbs, Jr. 

    I graduated from Perth Amboy High School in 2006. While attending PAHS I played football for all four years of High School and played in the Snapple bowl All- Star game as a senior. This is my second year on the Perth Amboy Football Staff as an Offensive/Defense line coach for all levels and the  Defensive Coordinator for Freshmen team.

    Freshman                                                     Damon Clark

    I was born and raised in Perth Amboy and graduated from Perth Amboy High School in 1997. I attended St. Peter's College on a baseball scholarship. In 2003, I began my professional career as a police officer and retired after 10 years on the force. I have worked in the district as a paraprofessional for the last 8 years. I am currently the Varsity Head Baseball Coach, the JV Basketball  Coach, and the Freshman Football Coach.    

     
     
     
     
    CONTACT INFO:
    Head Coach:William Clark (732) 3766030 Ext. 23449 willclark@paps.net

    Assistant Coach: Sean Atkins (732) 3766030 Ext. 23449 seanatkins@paps.net

    Assistant Coach: Jeremy Rosa (732) 376‐6030 Ext. 23449 jererosa@paps.net

    Assistant Coach: Mike Manfre (732) 3766030 Ext. 23449 michmanfre@paps.net

    Assistant Coach: Patrick Ricks (732) 376-6030 Ext. 23449 patrricks@paps.net  

    Assistant Coach: Lonnie Rawles (732) 3766030 Ext. 23449 lonnrawles@paps.net 

    Assistant Coach: Jeff Gumbs (732) 3766030 Ext. 23449 jeffgumbs@paps.net

     Assistant Coach: Damon Clark (732) 3766030 Ext. 23449 damoclark@paps.net

     

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