The patriarch of Shore Conference football is turning 90 on August 1 and the Brick Dragon Alumni Club will honor the legendary Warren Wolf with a birthday celebration.

Wolf's birthday party will take place on Saturday, August 5 at Windward Beach Park in Brick and will also serve as a fundraiser for the 2017 Brick football team. The event starts at noon and tickets are $20 each for a BBQ and non-alcoholic beverages. The Alumni Club asks that tickets be purchased in advance. Payment can be sent via or mailed by check to P.O. Box 4190, Brick, NJ 08723. Please list your name and the number of tickets requested along with contact information.

There will also be a silent auction of Wolf's memorabilia with proceeds going to the Warren Wolf Scholarship Foundation.

When talking Shore Conference football it's best to start with Wolf. He came to Brick in 1958 to become the school's inaugural head coach and patrolled the sidelines for the next 51 seasons, building the Dragons into a state powerhouse. When he retired as Brick's coach in 2008 he had a then-state-record 361 wins along with six NJSIAA state titles, 31 division titles, eight undefeated seasons and 42 winning seasons.

Wolf returned to the sidelines two years later as the head coach at Lakewood for one season. The Piners went just 3-7 in 2010, but snapped a Shore Conference-record 33-game losing streak that started the program's turnaround.

Brick's 21-20 win over Camden in the 1974 South Jersey Group IV state championship game at Atlantic City's Convention Hall is remembered as one of the landmark games in state history.

Wolf was a physical education teacher during his career at Brick and later the township's mayor, an Ocean County freeholder and a state assemblyman. There is now an elementary school in Brick which bears his name, Warren H. Wolf Elementary school. Brick's athletic complex is also named after Wolf.

Wolf's coaching tree in the Shore Conference includes Vic Kubu, Ron Signorino, George Jeck, Al Saner, Dan Duddy and many others.


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