The Hunterdon Huskies is very pleased to announce the appointment of Head Football Coaches for our 2018 Football Season. We’d like to thank them in advance for “stepping up” to provide our young athletes with leadership to excel “On the Field, In the Classroom and In the Community”. Please welcome:
14U Head Football Coach – Ed Balut
Ed began his coaching career with the Huskies is 1991 and he has amassed an impressive overall record of 240 wins and 27 losses including 12 undefeated seasons, 15 conference championships, 5 regional championships, 1 National Runner-Up Achievement and 3 National Championships (2007, 2015 and 2016), historical Back-to-Back National Championships for the Huskies. Coach Balut was selected the 2016 National Head Coach of the Year by the American Youth Football Organization. Ed is a member of the Hunterdon Huskies Hall of Fame and was also inducted into the New Jersey AYF’s prestigious Touchdown Club for his exemplary years of service. Ed believes in developing teamwork, self-esteem, respect for others, a winning attitude, a love for football, a love of family and the self confidence that will assist his student-athletes in all phases of their lives, both on and off the field. Balut claims that his proudest accomplishments to date remain the numerous players who have gone on to have very strong high school and college football careers.
10U Head Football Coach – Daniel Van Volkenburgh
We are pleased to welcome Coach Van Volkenburgh back to the Hunterdon Huskies for our 2018 season. Coach Dan comes to us as an experienced football player and coach with great first hand knowledge and understanding of the sport. Dan has three sons who have played for the Huskies from flag through our competitive levels. His oldest son, Jack, was a part of the 2006 National Championship team and his middle son, Vance, is a back-to-back Huskies National Champion. His youngest son, Luke, was a member of the 2017 undefeated 9U team and is eagerly looking forward to another competitive season and following in his champion brothers' footsteps. Dan is excited to continue his coaching career with the Huskies on 10U level. Dan is truly devoted to many facets of the Hunterdon Huskies program and is currently serving his third year as the Huskies President.
9U Instructional Coach – Mark "Gunny" Charbonneau
Flag Football Coach – Announcement pending