John Wagner

Beach Garnet Gulls
*2016 Shore Conference Football Preview Homepage*
After consecutive 5-5 seasons that were the byproduct of fielding a mostly young and inexperienced team, Point Beach is banking on relative depth and seasoned veterans to lead it back to championship contender status...
2015 Point Beach Football Preview
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There was a time when losing was commonplace at Point Beach, but those days are now long behind the Garnet Gulls. Now losing is unacceptable, and even a 5-5 season is viewed as a down year...
10/30 SHOW
Listen to the latest Investors Bank High School Football Show with Kevin Williams, Matt Harmon & Ed Sarluca live from Baker’s Water Street Grille from Thursday, October 30.
Coach of the Year
The game everyone will remember at Point Beach is the historic 12-7 victory over Shore Regional for the program's first NJSIAA sectional title, but the seeds for that landmark win were sewn during the regular season.
The final motivation was then provided by former New York Giants offensive line…
True Believers [AUDIO]
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EWING – There was plenty John Wagner could have said to his team in the week leading up to Point Beach's first sectional final appearance in 31 years, just one week after losing by 31 to its championship opponent...
Round Two
With each passing day leading up to Saturday’s Central Jersey Group I final, Point Beach head coach John Wagner gives his team another example of a squad that lost badly in the regular season and came back to beat that same opponent to win a state championship...
The Exorcists
By Art Gordon – Shore Sports Network contributor
POINT PLEASANT BEACH - All week, Point Beach head coach John Wagner continually answered text messages on his phone from his players. Text after text came in with the same general theme.
“They were so excited to be here, especially against F…
A Bond They Will Never Forget
For many of them, the memories had simmered below the surface for months as they tried to recover.
On Tuesday, the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy demolishing the Jersey Shore, there was no way to avoid the emotions rushing back. Whether it was turning on the television, checking out social m…
Beach Tops Mater Dei
By Art Gordon - Shore Sports Network contributor
POINT PLEASANT BEACH - The last two weeks, defending Class B Central champion Point Beach was involved in a pair of low-scoring slugfests, splitting the two games and absorbing their first loss last week...