The following is an except from the Asbury Park Press on September 29, 2020.
The Shore has long been home to high school coaching excellence. There’s been a plethora of accomplished men and women who have led young athletes to team success, life lessons and amazing memories.
Here at the Asbury Park Press, we like ranking sports teams, players and accomplishments. When we looked at picking the area’s top coaches, we had trouble stopping.
We found 150 coaches we think have been best of the best. Some go back several generations. The Shore Conference began taking shape as a sports organization in the mid-1930s and we have several coaches from that era – and there’s no shortage of coaches who are still pacing the sidelines today on our list.
Here, we present Part 1 (Nos. 150-101) of the top 150 Shore coaches of all time, ranked.
- Paul Groben, Lacey, girls soccer, 1981-1998
Groben finished his career with a 238-69-22 mark, and was No. 2 among Shore girls soccer coaches in career victories at the time of his departure. His teams won seven divisional championships, four conference tournament crowns and two South Group 2 championships in his final two seasons. In 1998, Lacey went 22-2, posted 19 shutouts and outscored opponents, 118-6.
Read more about Brother Paul and his accomplishments.
Thank you Brother Ken Tompkins for sharing this in an earlier email and congratulations Paul!