Treglia Resigns As Football Coach At Staples

Phil Treglia has resigned after one season as Staples’ football coach.

The Phil Treglia era at Staples has ended after one season.

Treglia has resigned after leading the Wreckers to a 7-3 mark last fall.

Both Treglia and Staples athletic director Marty Lisevick cited distance as the issue. Treglia has been commuting to Westport from his job in New Rochelle, where he works as a guidance counselor at Iona Prep. Treglia lives in Eastchester.

“I love the league, I love the school, I love the kids and the community,” Treglia said this morning. “I felt very supported. At this time I have to look for opportunities closer to where I work.”

Staples has been unable to find a job for Treglia that would have allowed him to work in the building.

“Phil has resigned to pursue other opportunities in NY,” Lisevick wrote in a text message yesterday morning. “The distance between his school and Staples had become too much.”

Treglia, who had been the offensive coordinator at Archbishop Stepinac, which won the Catholic High School Athletic Association state championship months before he was hired by Staples, replaced Marce Petroccio, who had 210 wins and won five FCIAC and three state titles in 25 seasons. Petroccio left to take the job at Trumbull, his alma mater.

“It was a pleasure to work with the kids,” Treglia said. “That is what I will miss the most. They are going to have a great season.”

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