Rehire Jamie Galioto as Head Varsity Softball Coach
  • Petitioned West Orange Board of Education

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West Orange Board of Education

Rehire Jamie Galioto as Head Varsity Softball Coach

    1. Molly Rich
    2. Petition by

      Molly Rich

      West Orange, NJ

Galioto cares about this team more than anyone. I do not know the reason why he was not rehired, but it obviously was not his choice. He built the program from the ground up, and should continue to make this team one of the most elite in the state. He has also recently won the 2012 Essex County Coach of the Year, so him being fired is completely absurd.

To:
West Orange Board of Education
Rehire Jamie Galioto as Head Varsity Softball Coach

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • danny fischer MATTHEWS, NC
      • over 1 year ago

      can't allow administrators to do whatever they want with no consequences

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    • Robert Rich WEST ORANGE, NJ
      • almost 2 years ago

      As a parent of two daughters that played varsity softball under Coach James Galioto, I find it outrageous that he was inexplicably not recommended and rehired as head softball coach at West Orange High School. He was notified of his termination on Christmas Eve. Happy Holidays! He has worked for many years building a losing program into a consistently winning one, rebuilding the middle school program, providing winter clinics for elementary students, and assisting in coaching fall and summer travel team activities for his players. He was also named Essex County Coach of the Year recently.

      This move is outrageous and irresponsible. Were his players and their parents consulted on this decision? Am I missing something? As a former director of athletics and an assistant superintendent in another district, this callous and blindsided move makes no sense. With true leadership and character, Coach Galioto has proven to be an excellent coach who has for many years mentored and guided his players with dedicated compassion and commitment. This decision needs to be revisited by the West Orange Board of Education. All parties involved in the coach’s dismissal need to be called to task. We need an explanation. This is no way to run a school district terminating a coach who has brought respect, recognition, and honor to this proud community.

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    • Meghan Rich WEST ORANGE, NJ
      • almost 2 years ago

      my sisters were both on his team and flourished under his coaching and passion for softball

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    • Allison Aporta WEST ORANGE, NJ
      • almost 2 years ago

      Galioto is a phenomenal coach! I was a three sport athlete at west orange high school and he was by far my favorite coach and taught me so much. West Orange is making a huge mistake by not rehiring him considering he built the organization from the ground up and made it what it is today. It was an honor to play for him and wont ever be the same without him!

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    • Kimberly Reitmeyer WEST ORANGE, NJ
      • almost 2 years ago

      Galioto was more than just a coach to me, and west orange softball will never be the same without him.

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