Red Bank Regional High School will unveil a new road dedicated to it beloved former football coach.
Robert Strangia, who coached Red Bank Regional’s football team from 1970 to 1975, will have a path named after him before the team’s home opener on Sept. 15 against Matawan Regional High School.
The path begins at the historic Red Bank cannons on the east side of the Red Bank Regional campus, which leads to the football field and winds around the back of the school building, according to a Red Bank Regional High School District press release. The ceremony will begin at 6:15 p.m., right before the game’s kickoff at 7 p.m. The school will unveil a road sign and a commemoration plaque, according to the release.
Strangia joined the Red Bank Regional teaching staff in the late 1960s and had an educational career spanning four decades. Strangia’s historic career as the Buccaneers’ football coach was highlighted by three undefeated teams in 1971, 1974, and 1975, as well as one of the longest winning streaks in Shore Conference history of 28-0 from 1973-75.
Strangia is retired in Florida and will not be at the ceremony, according to the release. Members of his family will be in attendance in his honor.