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About NR Football

The North Rockland football program has a rich tradition and a history of success on the gridiron. Located in Thiells, New York, North Rockland has always been a force in the world of high school football. The program has claimed numerous titles and accolades over the years, solidifying its place as a perennial power in New York State. 


Some of the notable achievements of the North Rockland football program include capturing the first State Title in 1993 and boasting an impressive record of 9 undefeated seasons. In addition, North Rockland has secured an incredible 14 Section Titles, 6 PSAL Titles and 22 League Titles.


Notably, North Rockland football prides itself on its stability and consistency in leadership. Throughout its history, the program has only had four Head Football Coaches: Ralph Cordisco (1956-1979), Joe Casarella (1980-2010), Tom Lynch (2011-2021) and James Hickey (2022-Present).


The success of the North Rockland football program is also reflected in its notable alumni. Some of the standout individuals who have emerged from the program include Dennis O'Sullivan, Derrick Lassic, Jeff Becker, Molly McGee, Kameron Williams, Kelvin Smith, Gary Welsch, Cedric Dawkins, and Brandon Hepburn.


At North Rockland, we are committed to carrying on the proud tradition and legacy of our football program. We aim to inspire and develop young athletes, instilling in them the values of hard work, sportsmanship, and dedication. We invite you to explore our website to learn more about our program and the future of Red Raider football! 

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North Rockland Football Head Coaches


Coach Ralph Cordisco



Coach Joe Casarella



Coach Tom Lynch



Coach James Hickey


Our Facilities


North Rockland High School  |  106 Hammond Rd, Thiells, New York, 10984


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