Williamstown coach Frank Fucetola said he was "exhausted" after the longest season of his coaching career.
"Give him a week, he'll be fine," Monroe Township superintendent Charles Earling said after Fucetola led Williamstown to a 43-20 victory over Southern Regional in the South Jersey Group 5 title game Friday night at Rowan.
Fucetola plans to retire from teaching on Feb. 1.
What does that mean for his future as a coach?
"I just want to enjoy this," Fucetola said after Friday's game.
Earling and Williamstown principal Paul Deal said Fucetola almost certainly would be approved by the board of education to continue as football coach as an adjunct, although the district's policy is to give preference to candidates who are teaching in the district.
Fucetola indicated he likely would be back to coach the Braves. He said he wanted to recover a little from the season before making a decision.
Fucetola has been Williamstown's coach for 16 seasons after three seasons at St. Augustine Prep.
"We'll do whatever we can to keep him as our coach," Earling said.