Former Warwick coach James Sciarra named M-W’s new coach

By Justin Rodriguez

Section 9 Football Insider

Monroe-Woodbury will name former Warwick coach James Sciarra its new head coach at tonight’s school board meeting, sources have confirmed to the Section 9 Football Insider.

Sciarra, 40, will replace Ryan Baldock who left the Crusaders last month after three years to coach Cornwall, the defending Class A state champions. Monroe-Woodbury will open the 2019 season at Cornwall on Sept. 6.

Sciarra, who teaches math and computer science at Warwick High School, has coached in Section 9 for more than two decades. He served as a Warwick assistant from 1998 to 2005 and was the Wildcats’ head coach from 2006 to 2012. Sciarra was an assistant in Monroe-Woodbury’s program for three years (2013-15) and has been an assistant on Burke Catholic’s staff for the last three years.

“I’m really excited for James to be a head coach again,” Burke Catholic coach Aaron Hasbrouck said. “I have been able to work alongside him for the last 15 years and he’s one of the better football minds from the X’s and O’s stand point and being able to get his team to buy into his goals. I’m definitely excited for James and wish him the best.”

Monroe-Woodbury went 6-4 last year, losing to Cornwall, Class AA state champion Aquinas Institute of Rochester and five-time defending Section 9 Class AA champion Newburgh.

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