Non-Profit Premier Youth Football & Cheer Program in Hunterdon County New Jersey

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The Hunterdon Huskies have been honored to have some of the best coaches working with the athletes in our program.    Over the years, we have had the pleasure of inducting some fine honorees into the Hunterdon Huskies Hall of Fame: 


Carl Nosenzo

  • Founding member of the Huskies; served 10+ years
  • Carl, along with, Albert Gasparetti, Arnold Gasparetti and Frank Morrison applied for and received a $12k loan to start the High Bridge Huskies. With this money they purchased helmets, uniforms for both cheer and football players and insurance.
  • The Huskies began with 80 kids and has grown in the hundreds
  • Carl would go to the grocery store every Sunday morning to purchase a case of oranges. He would them come back to the field to clean and cut up the oranges and hand them out to all the football players and cheerleaders. He will always be remembered as the "Orange Man"
  • Seeing the Huskies win the National Championships has been the highlight of his involvement.

Arnold and Albert Gasparetti

  • Brothers Arnold and Albert Gasparetti served 10+ years with the Huskies.
  • Although they didn't have any children athletes, they are both remembered as staunch supporters of all athletic programs in High Bridge.

Frank Morrison

  • Frank organized the Pop Warner High Bridge Huskies in 1971 with Carl Nosenzo, and the late Albert and Arnold Gasparetti.
  • First year he served as the Commissioner/Director and a Head Coach
  • Coached for 5 years
  • Frank believes his accomplishment is in being instrumental in organizing the Huskies, watching the teams grow, win championships, and helping to give many young boys and girls this opportunity.  He also was honored to watch his grandson, Austin Holthaus, play football for the Huskies and play in a Huskies championship game in Orlando, Florida.
  • His best memory with the Huskies was their first ever win!  And if his memory is correct it was a 7-0 win over the Raritan Falcons.

Brian Lewis

  • Served Huskies from inception in 1971 until 1993
  • His contribution to the Huskies was developing the kids for high school
  • His most memorable moments being part of the Huskies was working to better the kids

Arthur Jacobs

  • Art was involved with the Huskies for nearly 20 years.
  • In his early days, he helped coach and then served as the president for 17 years.

Scott Saxon

  • 10 years
  • 43-4 record as an Assistant Coach
  • 74-1 record as a Head Coach
  • First Huskies Coach to win a Natl Championship
  • The relationship I have "my kids" post Huskies.

Ed Balut

  • 27 years head coaching at the Hunterdon Huskies on the junior peewee level, peewee level, and junior midget level. Overall record of 322 wins, 27 losses and three ties in both Pop Warner and AYF. 
  • 12 undefeated regular seasons
  • 15 Conference Championships
  • 4 New Jersey State Championships
  • 8 Eastern Regional finals
  • 5 Eastern Regional Championships
  • 1  Second in the Nation (2005)
  • 3  National Championship (2007, Back-to-Back 2015 and 2016)
Also served the Hunterdon Huskies as: 
  • Equipment Manager
  • Head Football Commissioner
  • Building and Grounds
  • Snack Shack Coordinator
Coach Balut was selected as the 2016 AYF National Head Coach of the Year and is a member of the Jersey Shore AYF Touchdown Club for devoting 25 years of service to Youth Football.

Jim Jeffry

  • Served the Huskies for 29 years
  • 2 seasons undefeated with the midgets
  • Numerous Junior Pee Wee Championships
  • Most memorable moment was winning the Nationals - watching the kids work so hard and the excitement when they won was amazing.

Bob Pierce

  • Bob was an assistant football coach for nearly 20 years
  • He coached on junior peewee level, peewee level and junior midget level.
  • Bob also assisted with the Snack Shack, buildings and grounds and assistant to the head football commissioner

Jana Watts

  • Has been coaching with Huskies for more than 14 years
  • Coached teams to 2 National Championship Titles -- 2010 Junior Midget Large Intermediate and 2013 Junior Midget Large Blue (Advanced); and one National Runner-up in 2005
  • Coached many teams to Conference Championship and Regional titles
  • One of her favorite Huskies moments was winning Nationals

Perry Papantonis

  • Served as president for 3 years
  • Transitioned Huskies to the AYF program
  • 1st National Cheer win
  • Football East Region Finals
  • Greatest Huskies moments were watching the cheerleaders win the 2010 National Championships via live satellite feed and receiving the email in 2007 for the Junior Peewee football National Championships

Vicky Bischoff

  • Has been coaching with Huskies for more than 12 years
  • 2010 National Champions Jr. Midgets
  • 2013 National Champions and Grand Champions
  • 2012 placed 3rd in the Nation
  • Placed 1st for several Conferences throughout the years for JM and Midgets
  • Every year for the past 7 years, had girls make varsity at the local high schools, and some went on the cheer in college
  • Most memorable moments were both National Championships

Susie Lavigne


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