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Edgewood Hires New Football Coach

Wednesday, April 14, 1999

By Lucas H. Blatherwick
SJSports Special Correspondent

Edgewood Regional High School is getting a new football coach in the form of Derryk Sellers for the upcoming season. Sellers, 33, will replace Bob Lee, who resigned after last season. He has coached at Cumberland for the last two seasons with a combined record of 2-17, yet beat out 25 other applicants for the job, 12 of whom are current head coaches.

Edgewoods athletic director Frank Panhuise said that Sellers possesses some qualities that they were looking for, such as teaching in the building (special education) and being an upbeat guy. Sellers, for his part, said that he wanted the job because it would bring him closer to his family, and that he liked the history of the program.

Sellers, who played for Moorehouse College in Atlanta, and later at Jersey City State, said that although he may be a defensive minded coach, he plans on getting involved with the whole team. He was both surprised and excited with the talent level and speed of Edgewood's athletes after watching some games on film.

Edgewood, who has not had a winning season since 1992, and was 1-9 last year, now has something to look forward to in the form of a dynamic young man who many are convinced can turn things around for this struggling program.

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