Former Don Bosco Prep and Rutgers quarterback Gary Nova was recently named PC’s new offensive coordinator.

John Whitehead asked for names as he began to build his Paramus Catholic coaching staff.

He got one everyone in New Jersey is quite familiar with.

Former Don Bosco Prep and Rutgers quarterback Gary Nova was recently named PC’s new offensive coordinator. He got the job thanks in part to his friend, former PC quarterback Chris Maldonado.

Maldonado played for current Michigan assistant Chris Partridge in high school, but his late brother, Willie Maldonado, played for Whitehead during his first stint leading the Paladins. When Willie died in a car accident in 2006, Whitehead connected with Chris, one of his first phone calls after he was re-hired in May.

“When he got hired, he reached out to Chris, because it was last minute, and he asked if he knew any guys that wanted to coach,” Nova told NJ Advance Media this past weekend at former Rutgers fullback Mike Burton’s youth camp. “Chris said I was the first name that came to mind, and Whitehead said, ‘You think he would do it because he’s a Bosco guy?’

“I said, ‘Hell yeah, I’ll do it.'”

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Nova, who was a volunteer assistant for Elmwood Park last year, is a busy guy these days. He has also started a football-focused podcast, “The Sideline Hustle,” with former Rutgers graduate assistant Drew Tomlinson, who recently became an assistant for Mike Teel at Bosco. They discuss their experiences behind the scenes in college football and also offer coaching tips. Former Rutgers offensive coordinator Ralph Friedgen is a frequent guest.

Coaching at Paramus Catholic, one of Don Bosco’s main rivals nowadays, has not been strange, Nova said.

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