Ron Dorsey has been named the new head football coach at St. Joseph’s Academy, the school announced in a statement Monday.

Dorsey replaces Paul Sack, who coached his last game on Wednesday night after 41 years, accumulating a 378-75-5 record with the program. Dorsey has been an assistant under Sacco for the past three seasons, including as defensive coordinator this fall.

Dorsey becomes the ninth coach in St. Joseph’s history, a program that began under Joe Mazzone in 1965. Mike DeLaurentis (1962-64, 1966-67), Bill McComb (1968), Fred Brown (1969-70), Jim Gallagher (1971-73), Chuck Donahue (1974-1980) and Bob Loftis (1981) continued Sacco is on the Wildcats’ coaching roster.

“I am honored to be named the head coach of St. Joseph’s Academy,” Dorsey said in a news release. “I am eternally grateful to SJA President Stephen Cappuccio and the SJA Board of Trustees for trusting me to lead this program. St. Joseph’s Academy is a special place and I look forward to continuing the tradition of excellence that Coach Sacco has established with this amazing group of student-athletes, coaches and staff.”

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