Reappoint Vince Paragano as the BHS Varsity Fencing Team's Head Coach.
  • Petitioned SHSD Board of Education

This petition was delivered to:

Nancy Hunter, Board Secretary
SHSD Board of Education
SHSD Superintendent
Mr. Peter Miller
BHS Principal
Mr. Scott Neigel

Reappoint Vince Paragano as the BHS Varsity Fencing Team's Head Coach.

    1. Petition by

      Bernards Fencing Association

In the 2012/2013 high school fencing season, Vince Paragano’s coaching style proved to be positive and encouraging to the team. This past year he taught the team the importance of exercising regularly, eating healthy, good sportsmanship and honesty. These are all traits Mr. Paragano himself exemplifies in the eyes of the team. This year both the girl’s and boy’s teams were in the top 8 in the state. The girl’s team also won the prestigious Santelli Tournament for the first time in school history, as well as being District and Conference Champions. Finally, girl’s epee won the Squad State Championship. For all of the above reasons, this team stands united behind Coach Paragano and asks the SHSD Board of Education to renew his head-coaching contract. We are a happier team with him as our Head Coach.

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    • Ralf Wrana BERNARDSVILLE, NJ
      • 10 months ago

      Coach Paragano is passionate about fencing and I have seen his dedication to the BHS fencing team. All you have to do is to look at some of the photos of him with his team to see how committed he is to his team and how much they think of him. I think the the 2012/2013 record shows he is a great coach. My son will be joining the team next year and Coach Paragano volunteered his time to help coach and develop the middle school fencers . He is respected by the fencing community and my son is looking forward to being coached by him next year.

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    • Teresa Reilly BEDMINSTER, NJ
      • 10 months ago

      He's a great coach.

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    • Trevor Lawrence BERNARDSVILLE, NJ
      • 10 months ago

      Coach P. demanded the best from everyone. From what I hear of the other coach, that attitude helped the team and myself reach new levels and inspired all of us to do the best we can in everything we do.

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    • Deborah Coury FAR HILLS, NJ
      • 10 months ago

      Mr. Paragano has been an excellent fencing coach for both the children at BHS and SHFC. He inspires every child to be the best that they can be. His dedication to these fencers is unsurpassed. He has my full support to continue as the BHS Varsity Fencing Team's Head Coach. There isn't a fencing coach out there that is as dedicated to our children as Mr. Paragano.

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    • kristen Coury FAR HILLS, NJ
      • 10 months ago

      Mr. Paragano was by far the most fun, helpful, and respected coach I have ever had. He is definitely my favorite out of the six coaches that I have had for various sports throughout my time at high school. With him as our coach, our fencing team has learned a lot and we improved on many things very quickly. Even the new fencers got a lot of time on the varsity strips, and won a lot of their bouts. Mr. Paragano taught all of us how to eat healthy and take care or ourselves along with teaching us new fencing techniques. Everything he told us to do, he did himself as well, and he definitely led us by example. If he is not our coach next year, I along with the rest of the team, will be very disappointed for we will be losing the best high school coach we have ever had.

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