Tim Fosque Approved as New Asbury Park Football Coach
Former assistant Tim Fosque, who has been a member of the staff for several Asbury Park football championship teams of the past eight years, was approved as the Blue Bishops' new head coach by the Asbury Park Board of Education on Tuesday night.
Fosque hopes to bring stability to a turbulent position, as he is Asbury Park's fourth different head coach in four years. He succeeds Bill Hill, who was not re-hired by the Board after a 2-8 season in 2014 in his only season with the Blue Bishops following a 7-23 stint in three seasons at Toms River South. A year before Hill, Keith Killea coached one season, leading Asbury Park to a 7-4 mark and a trip to the Central Jersey Group I semifinals before stepping down.
Prior to Killea, head coach Matt Ardizzone spent three seasons as head coach, leading the Blue Bishops to the 2011 Central Jersey Group I championship, their fourth CJ Group I title in five seasons. Ardizzone was also an assistant under coach Don Sofilkanich, who led the Blue Bishops to three straight state titles from 2007-09.
Fosque inherits a program that returns some building blocks, particularly junior wide receiver Jaedon Stephens, an All-Class B Central selection who had 35 catches for 690 yards and 7 touchdowns last fall, as well as junior fullback/linebacker Charles Sanders, who had 201 yards rushing and three touchdowns and also had a receiving touchdown while making 45 tackles on defense. They also return sophomore two-way lineman Calvin Simmons-Carter, another All-Class B Central selection. Junior quarterback Davon Thompson was inserted into the starting lineup late in the season and threw for 554 yards and 5 touchdowns on only 23 completions, and he also returns.
Fosque joins Freehold Township's Cory Davies and Colts Neck's Darian Barnes as new head coaches heading into the 2015 season. The lone remaining vacancy is at Holmdel.