Rumson-Fair Haven: Q&A with coach Shane Fallon

Rumson-Fair Haven: Q&A with coach Shane Fallon

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Rumson-Fair Haven: Q&A with coach Shane Fallon

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Shane Fallon begins his 15th season as Rumson-Fair Haven’s head coach one win short of 100 for his career. In recent seasons, Rumson has become one of the Shore’s upper-echelon programs. The Bulldogs have been in the NJSIAA Central Group II championship the last two seasons. They won their first sectional title in 2010. However, they graduated 26 seniors from last year.

Fallon talks about what he expects from his team:

Q: How has senior quarterback Danny Roberto progressed in his second season as starter?

A: Danny has been around our program since he was in the first grade. He’s seen more games here at Rumson-Fair Haven than I think anyone ever. He’s a student of the game. He watches a ton of film. He prepares. His work ethic is excellent. I think the experience he got last year will show up this year. He’s been in big games in big spots. Danny’s a kid who doesn’t get too high or too low. He doesn’t get rattled. If he makes a mistake, he owns up to it.

Q: What are you concerned about with your team and what are you pleased with?

A: We’re pleased with the kid’s work ethic. They worked very hard in the offseason. Joe Murphy, our offensive line coach, does a great job with our offseason conditioning program. We’re very strong as a team. We’re happy with where we are from a physical standpoint. We fly to the ball. We tackle well defensively. Our big thing right now is just a lack of experience. We’ve got some pieces to the puzzle.

Q: Your thoughts on Manasquan and Red Bank Catholic coming into Class A Central this year?

A: Listen, any time, you bring Manasquan into your division, it’s never a good thing for the other teams. Red Bank Catholic, let’s face it: Everybody knows they’re one of the top programs in the Shore. We always have our work cut out every single year on Thanksgiving with them. We’re well aware of who’s in our division and the task at hand. That’s for sure.

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