March 24, 2023 Oradell, NJ – Following an extensive national search, Dominic Santoli ’00 has been named the third coach of the Bergen Catholic wrestling program, Director of Athletics Brendan McGovern ’10 announced on Friday.
Santoli, who began his tenure as Interim Head Coach at Bergen on February 18, has been a member of the wrestling and football coaching staffs and the faculty for well over a decade.
Coach Santoli’s courage, competitiveness and commitment to Bergen Catholic HS and its student-athletes fits perfectly with the school’s desire to strive toward excellence with its nationally recognized program.
Coach Santoli has lived the mission of the school every day for well over twenty years. He demonstrates his commitment to excellence in all he does, as a wrestling and football coach, Department Chair of the Physical Education Department and Transportation Coordinator.
He has a great rapport with the student body and is one of the most well-liked and well-respected faculty members in the BC Community.
Coach Santoli was an exceptional student-athlete at Bergen Catholic High School, consistently earning his place on the Academic Honor Roll and excelling in football, wrestling and baseball.
As a wrestler, he became part of the second father-son County Champion tandem. His father, Gene won a county title with the Indians of Pascack Valley HS.
As a HS wrestler at BC, Coach Santoli was a three-time district champion, a region champion and placed 4th in the states at 215 pounds. He finished his senior year with a 36-2 record and a 93-11 overall record in his high school career.
As a football player at BC, Coach Santoli was a pillar of two state championship defenses in 1998- 1999 and was named defensive player of the year in the state of New Jersey.
NorthJersey.com listed him as a member of Bergen Catholic’s All-Time Football Team. He continued playing football at the University of Delaware where he helped the Blue Hens to a National Championship.
Coach Santoli lives with his wife Christina and their three children, Nico, Gianna and Santina. As a father and family man, he brings to the program a powerful role model with the heart of a crusader. Bergen Catholic seeks to educate the whole person – mind, body and spirit – by deepening religious faith, developing academic excellence, and strengthening social consciousness and responsibility in young men and there is no better man to do that than Coach Santoli.