Head Coach Brian Carlson

Head Coach Brian Carlson has over 27 years of coaching experience at the college and high school levels. Coach Carlson was both head coach and assistant coach at Kean University throughout the 90's. Prior to that Coach Carlson coached and taught at Paramus Catholic High School. Coach Carlson is a former President of the Bergen County High School Football Coaches Association. Coach Carlson was the former CEO of Parisi Sports Inc., a position he held for 10+ years. Coach Carlson is a graduate of Montclair State University where he was captain of the football team and earned his BS degree in Economics. Coach Carlson has completed 30 Master credits in Bussiness Administration. 

Alex Cabasso - Co Offensive Coordinator / Running Back Coach

Dominque Gaston - Defensive Coordinator / Outside Linebacker Coach

Coach Dom Gaston: Defensive Coordinator (Linebacker) will be entering his first season as Pope John XXIII High School’s Defensive Coordinator.  This will be his third season as a coach at Pope John after spending a year away as the Defensive Coordinator at Plainfield HIgh School. Gaston is the sixth grade Math teacher at Reverend Brown, in Sparta,NJ.  Gaston is a graduate from Wagner College and earned a BA in Sociology. Gaston played football at Wagner College and was a two year starter.  Gaston is a HIgh School graduate from Bergen Catholic.

Kyle Rountree - Special Teams / Safety Coach

Coach Kyle Rountree (Defensive Backs)  graduated from Central Islip High School, in Long Island, NY in 2008.  Coach Rountree played three seasons at Wilkes University as a Safety and Outside Linebacker. He graduated from Wilkes University in 2012 with his BS in Accounting and completed 39 credits to obtain his MBA in 2013. Coach Rountree currently works as a gym teacher at St. Joseph Regional School in Newton and Immaculate Conception Regional School in Franklin.

Sean Maguire - QB Coach

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RJ Crusco - Wide Receivers Coach

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John McKeever - Offensive Line Coach

Fitzroy Campbell Jr - Defensive Back Coach

Coach Fitzroy Campbell Jr. (Varsity Secondary/ Freshmen Defensive Coordinator)

Coach Campbell is entering his first season with Pope John XXIII. He attended Morristown High where he obtained his Varsity letter all 4 years for football. Received Second Team All-Morris County as a junior and first Team All-Morris County as a senior. He went on to major in Communications minor in Sociology at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Coach Campbell held the record for most blocked kicks freshmen year (6) and was named Special Teams Player of the Week in the Middle Atlantic Conference 3 times as a freshmen .He played 2yrs of college football. Along with coaching, Coach Campbell is a certified licensed auto mechanic for Toyota.

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Pope John XXIII Regional High School

28 Andover Road, Sparta, NJ 07871
973.729.6125, Ext. 240

Head Coach, Brian Carlson - briancarlson@popejohn.org

Admin Asst, Shelley Zambardi - admin@popejohnlions.org