Sallies head football coach William DiNardo leaves program

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Saleslianum head football coach Bill DiNardo prays with his football players, photo courtey of Salesianum

Salesianum School has announced football head coach Bill DiNardo is leaving the program.

DiNardo has coached the Sals since 2004 totaling 156 wins and four state championships. 

His team won his 300th career victory during the 2022 season.

DiNardo helped SALS make 16 State Tournament appearances with four state championship titles in 2005, 2006, 2009, and 2013.

Salesianum’s football program began in 1921 and will enter its 96th season this fall, pausing from 1939-1944 for World War II.

DiNardo is one of the school’s longest-tenured coaches with more wins than any other coach in the program. 

Salesianum President Thomas Kardish said DiNardo’s wins obscures the greater achievement of shepherding thousands of students on their journey to becoming Salesian Gentlemen.

“Through his gentle strength, patience, and generosity, Bill has provided an example that will be missed but will live on in the successes of those he coached and taught,” Kardish said.

DiNardo also held roles in the classroom and, most recently, as a member of the school’s administrative team focused on student life. 

DiNardo told his team Tuesday that he was leaving.

With the exception of my own family, you have been the most important thing in my life,” he said. “There is nothing that has made me prouder than to be called coach.” 

Salesianum will begin a search for a head football coach immediately.


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