Asbury Park high school coach suspended after being found half-naked

New Jersey high school football coach is suspended after being found half-naked on the field at 2am: Cops also find human feces on rug and vomit on jerseys in team’s locker room

  • Nick Famularo, Asbury Park High School football coach, was suspended after he was found half-naked and trespassing on the New Jersey school grounds
  • Police found a disorientated Famularo locked out of his car without pants and with a woman by the football stadium
  • Officers entered the team’s locker room to find human feces and vomit
  • Famularo went on to coach the team in a game hours after the incident 
  • Along with Famularo, the district’s athletic director and two assistant football coaches were also suspended, with some criticizing the decision 
  • A New Jersey high school football coach has been suspended after police body cam footage showed the half-naked and disorientated man trespassing on school grounds earlier this month. 

    Asbury Park High’s Nick Famularo, 26, was found without pants at the school’s stadium on November 6 after locking himself out of his girlfriend’s car. Police responding to help the coach also found human feces and vomit in the football team’s locker room.   

    The school board on Thursday voted to put Famularo on paid administrative leave, along with Athletic Director Mark Gerbino, assistant football coach Lamar Davenport and gym teacher and assistant coach Matt Ardizzone, New Jersey Advance Media reported.  

    The suspensions will remain in effect as the school board and police continue to investigate the incident. 

    Police found Asbury Park High School football coach Nick Famularo without pants and disorientated at the school's stadium on the early morning of November 6

    Police found Asbury Park High School football coach Nick Famularo without pants and disorientated at the school’s stadium on the early morning of November 6

    Nick Famularo

    Athletic Director Mark Gerbino

    Nick Famularo, left, and Athletic Director Mark Gerbino, along with two assistant coaches, were suspended in connection to the incident

    The Asbury Park school district did not immediately reply to DailyMail.com’s request for comment.  

    According to the police report, three officers found Famularo without pants at the stadium at 2:21 a.m. on November 6. One of the officers reportedly went to high school with Famularo and tried to assist the disorientated man.   

    Famularo, who has served as the head football coach since last year, was reportedly locked out of his vehicle, but because the car was registered to his girlfriend, police could not unlock it for him. 

    Famularo’s girlfriend then arrived to pick him up, and a woman then walked out of the stadium to give him back his facility keys, cellphone, jacket and car keys. 

    Ardizzone was at the scene as well and helped police enter the football team’s locker room, where they found vomit on students’ jerseys and human feces on the rug. 

    Asbury Park police spokesman Mike Casey told NJ Advance Media that there is an on-going internal investigating regarding a body camera violation during the officers’ interactions with Famularo. 

    Famularo graduated from Asbury High in 2013 and took over the position of head coach from Tim Fosque in 2020. He was a football player and wrestler at the high school before going on to play at South Carolina State University and Delaware University. 

    He was previously a substitute teacher and assistant wrestling coach at Asbury High, APP reported.

    Three officers approached the half-naked coach who was reportedly locked out of his car

    Three officers approached the half-naked coach who was reportedly locked out of his car 

    Police found human feces and throw up in the team's locker that night

    Police found human feces and throw up in the team’s locker that night

    Hours after the incident, Famularo went on to coach the Asbury Park Blue Bishops against a rival high school, and Gerbino claims he was not aware of the incident until after the game. 

    While Famularo’s suspension was expected, some said the district was going too far in punishing Gerbino, Ardizzone and Davenport. 

    ‘Those assistant coaches and the athletic director have done more for these kids than anyone, and way before (Famularo) came into the district,’ said Lynn Johnson, a kindergarten teacher in the Asbury Park school district for the past 21 years.

    Asbury Park Education Association President John Napolitani criticized the suspensions, calling them ‘unprofessional’ during Thursday’s board meeting. 

    ‘The two assistant coaches and the athletic director are being railroaded and this is a witch hunt. There’s no reason they should be suspended,’ he said.