The Jets posthumously named Gary Mioli of Park Ridge High School the recipient of their Coach of the Week award Tuesday. Mioli led Park Ridge’s football team for 23 seasons and was preparing for his 24th year as head coach when he died suddenly on Sept. 11.
The Jets and Chase bank, who are partnering for the award, will donate $2,000 to benefit Park Ridge’s football program, the Jets said in a news release.
Mioli’s wife, Patty, will be presented with a certificate and an award ball and has been invited to watch the Jets’ Dec. 21 game against New England in Chase’s suite at MetLife Stadium.
Mioli also is survived by three children, Joseph, Annie and Kelly.
Mioli had a record of 127-103 in his career at Park Ridge and guided the Owls to their only state sectional title in 1995. Mioli, a resident of Cresskill, also was a guidance counselor at Park Ridge High School and was a member of the Cresskill Board of Education.
Park Ridge’s season opener against Harrison, which was scheduled for Sept. 12, was postponed one day after Mioli’s sudden passing.
The Owls won, 28-7, and the players and coaches dedicated the victory to Mioli.