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Coach Manj Singh

Jan 27, 2023

It’s exciting when we at HustleMania get to share the story of people we know and love. Today is a great longtime friend, Coach Manj Singh. Manj has always been a go-getter. He was determined to make a difference in the world, no matter what it took. He was passionate about two things: real estate and football.
So, it was only natural that he would pursue a career in both. Manj started out as a real estate agent for Weichert Realtors. He quickly made a name for himself as a top agent in the area. He is known for his extensive knowledge of the local market and his ability to find the perfect home for his clients.

However, Manj never lost his love for football. He had always dreamed of becoming a coach, and he finally got his chance when a job opened up at Glen Ridge High School. Manj jumped at the opportunity and became the head coach of the football team. Manj's positive personality is an inspiration to those around him. He always has a smile on his face and encourages his team to strive for greatness. His players respect and admire him for his dedication and hard work. Manj's impact on the Glen Ridge High School football team was immediate. His players credit his positive attitude and leadership for their success.

Manj's success in both real estate and coaching football is not just a testament to his hard work and determination, but also to his ability to balance his time and responsibilities. His real estate clients appreciate his professionalism and expertise, while his football players respect and admire his dedication to the sport. Manj's unique combination of skills and interests is an inspiration to many. He has shown that it is possible to follow your passion and achieve your goals, no matter how unconventional they may seem. He proves that there is always a way to pursue what you love and make a difference in the world, no matter how busy you are. Manj has shown that it is possible to excel in multiple fields and live a fulfilling life. He has proven that you can follow your passion and make a difference in the world, no matter how busy you are. He has become a role model for many people, and his dedication to both his career and his team are a testament to his hard work and determination. His positive personality is an inspiration for those who surround him.

Read below an interview with Coach Manj Singh about his first season: Get 'em right Coach!!

Coach, thanks for joining us. Before we start, how would you sum up your season in a few words?

The great legendary Dusty Rhodes said it best with his promo “HARD TIMES”  

We always love a good wrestling analogy. Speaking of dealing with hard times, how was your first year?

Well, let me start by saying how much of a blessing it is to be the head football coach at Glen Ridge High School, and be part of a community with so much support! When I went to the interview with Glen Ridge Athletic Director Rob Hill and David Manzo it was very comfortable as well as feeling at home without even getting the job yet. I was hired on 6/6/2022 a day after my 45th birthday which was the greatest gift ever. A dream job with an uphill battle ahead of me.

What was your first memory of the season?

We started the season OTA’s with 14 players. We went into our first game with 22 players and only 18 suited up vs Cedar Grove. We took a huge loss of 50-15 but fought until the end and that’s when I said my coaching background is what will help me succeed.

Where did you get your start in coaching?

Montclair NJ town league 2000/01 was where I first started, then over the years worked my way up to Don Bosco & Saint Joseph’s (Montvale), working around some of the best coaches not only in NJ but the country.

Did you go into the season with any preconceived idea of the outcome?

Did it look like a long road ahead? Yup. Did I feel like quitting? Nope. That is because I knew how special this team is and how badly they wanted to change the culture to become a winning program. My coaching staff was essential to getting there. My team was made up of Assistant Head Coach Chris Ferrara, Defensive Coordinator (long-time GR Coach) Carl Houser Jr, OLine/ DLine coach Rob Rollo, and Quality Control Coach Tim Aumack (aka Mack Trucks).  We knew we had a long road ahead, so we put in a lot of time to get the best results.

What were your biggest accomplishments in this first season?

We put together the pieces and proceeded forward each game with fundamentals, most importantly. I would say our biggest accomplishment as a team was winning the Group 1 Regional Invitational Championship. We were all very proud because it was Glen Ridge’s first trophy in 40 YEARS! As far as individual accomplishments, we had our first Division 1 Commit in over 30 years, Jake Russell heading to the Valpariso Beacons. Our QB Dylan O’Neil broke the single-season record for passing with 1,598 yds and also threw for more yards this season than he did in the previous 2 seasons combined. We had several players win all-conference and All-Group 1. We are turning into a very competitive football program and one day we are hoping to bring home the sectional or the group 1 state championship.

Coach, this has been really great to hear about your first year, and excited for all the success that is to come. 

Thank you. It’s been great to share and be a part of HustleMania which helps promote the great things happening in the community. 

You can learn more below about Manj and his journey as a coach as well as how he can help you as an expert Real Estate Agent in NJ.

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