Varsity Football Coach Retires at Sleepy Hollow High

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by Kevin Brown

Varsity Coach Steve Borys
Varsity Coach Steve Borys

Former players and their parents were stunned and saddened to hear that after 14 years, Sleepy Hollow Varsity Football Coach Steve Borys has resigned from the position.

“When I interviewed for the job 14 years ago, the parents tasked me with reviving a dead program.  They had gone through four coaches in three years. They could not field a team at times,” Borys said. “My first year as coach, we made the playoffs and the very next year, we lost to Rye in the Section 1 title game.  All told, we made the playoffs nine out of 14 years and played for the title four times. I inherited a joke and left the program a perennial power.”

What I am most proud of is that I had a chance to help so many young lives through the sport of football,” he continued. “This sport saved my life. It helped me go from an overweight, dyslexic orphan with little hope to a professional with a Master’s degree. That is why I coach. To help the next generation of young men. I am so proud of my players who are now strong husbands, fathers and community leaders. That is the real victory.”

According to SHHS Athletic Director Chuck Scarpulla, a committee will soon be formed to search for the best candidate to lead the program going forward. There are currently no front runners for the job.

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