Longtime assistant Bert Mozealous has been named the next head coach at Amity Regional in Woodbridge, athletic director Paul Mengold confirmed Thursday.
Mozealous, who teaches at the school, has been with the football program for over 20 years, beginning with a 13-year stint from 1974 to 1987 and picking up again from 1999 until now. He was an assistant under Bill Johnson on the 1978 Class LL state championship team and later coached under Rick McGowan and Mike DeVito, who resigned earlier this year after taking a job with the Milford Police Department.
Like most of the assistants on the Amity staff, Mozealous is a program guy, which Mengold believes will help keep the program on a straight path.
“It’ll help make smooth transition from last year,” Mengold said. “He’s well-respected by the players and the teaching staff here. It’ll be a good thing for our program to make a seamless transition. We don’t have to reinvent the wheel, which is good for the kids.”
Under DeVito, the Spartans were 31-28-1 over six years — all spent in the SCC’s rough Division I. DeVito’s best season was 2008, when Amity was 7-4. Last season, the Spartans finished 3-7 with a relatively young group.