Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

North Bergen Alum Somick Set to Be Head Football Coach

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

North Bergen Alum Somick Set to Be Head Football Coach

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Ed Somick has been around North Bergen football for decades.

After playing for the Bruins in high school, he coached in the town's recreation program. He was then an assistant coach with the high school's freshman team before becoming its head coach for 22 years.

Somick knows exactly what North Bergen football is all about and what its identity should be.

Now he has an even greater chance to uphold that identity as Somick was hired last month to become the Bruins' varsity head coach.

"It's great because I have a great group of kids this year," said Somick, who played for legendary coach Vincent Ascolese. "They're absolutely wonderful kids and I'm not saying that because I'm here. They're a group of kids that are the most into football that I've seen in probably 10 years. They love it. They're excited. …

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