BRICK – Coach Warren H. Wolf dedicated his life to the kids of Brick Township High School, so it is appropriate that the school will be a place for people to pay their respects.
Coach Wolf’s wake will be held at Brick Township High School, the home of the Dragons, in the auditorium on Friday, Nov. 29, from 2-8 p.m. Colonial Funeral Home will be handling the arrangements.
“Coach Wolf’s wife Peggy and the entire Wolf family welcome all that wish to pay their respects to the legendary Coach Wolf,” school officials stated.
Mourners were directed to park in the West Parking Lot. They can then enter through the west lot doors or the main entrance of Brick Township High School.
A private funeral service, interment, and repass is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 30.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Brick United for the Scholarship Fund which honors the coach. Checks can be made to: Brick United Scholarship Fund. They can be mailed to: Brick United, c/o Jay Sendzik, Esq., 1808 Route 88, Brick, NJ 08724.
The Warren H. Wolf Scholarships are awarded annually to Brick Township High School and Brick Memorial High School Seniors for their continuing education. Winners are chosen based on the strength of their application and the applicant’s academic achievement, activities, leadership, and teacher recommendation. To learn more about Brick United and its mission and vision in honor of the legendary coach Wolf go to brickunited.org.
“Throughout his years in Brick, Coach Wolf impacted the lives of countless students, athletes, educators, and community members through his dedication, hard work, perseverance and public service. Coach Wolf’s impact on the lives of all he touched along his journey and his dedication to his community and love for Brick will undoubtedly be his legacy; one which will resonate with many generations to come,” read a joint press release put out by acting Superintendent Sean Cranston and Board President Stephanie Wohlrab.
He served the community throughout his long life, starting back in 1958. He was Brick Township High School’s first and only head football coach for 51 seasons, from 1958-2008. His teams went 361-122-1. Included in that record were 25 Shore Conference divisional championships, and six NJSIAA sectional championships, including the first playoff game ever played in New Jersey. He became the winningest football coach in the state after Brick beat Southern 30-7 on Nov. 13, 1992.
Wolf also started Brick’s ice hockey program as its first coach. Bob Auriemma was his assistant coach, who later took over the program and became the state’s all-time winningest coach in ice hockey.
At various times he was Assistant Principal at Brick Township High School, Assistant Superintendent, Deputy Superintendent for Brick Township Public School District, and a member of the Board of Education for the Brick Township Public Schools.
He held a number of elected positions as well, serving as Mayor from 1971-75, freeholder from 1975-81, an assemblyman from 1981-83, and a Brick Township Council member from 1982-93. He was elected to the New Jersey Sports Writers Association Hall of Fame in 2008.