Dr. Steven R. Racine Head Coach Varsity
Steve Racine began his New Jersey high school coaching career as an assistant boys soccer and spring track coach at Bayley-Ellard High School in Madison, NJ in 1980. This was the inaugural season for the varsity soccer team and they enjoyed a winning record. Two years later he moved on to Morris Catholic High School. Under his direction, the girls soccer team won 11 State, 17 Conference, and 6 Morris County Championships. His record at MC was 410-58-21(84%) over 21 seasons. The team twice earned the Star-ledger Trophy as New Jersey’s #1 team and was nationally ranked by the National Soccer Coaches Association 7 times. More than 150 Crusaders played in college during his tenure.
Racine’s outdoor track teams won 4 State, 4 Morris County and 11 Conference Championships. His over-all record was 112 – 20. The indoor track team won 3 State, 2 Morris County, and 2 Conference Championships.
In 2003 he moved on to Kinnelon High School to teach history and coach soccer and track. In 2006, the Colts won their first ever State Championship in any team sport, defeating Metuchen 2-1. In 2008 he was recognized as the National Scholastic Coaches Association National Girls Soccer Coach of the Year. During his first 9-year stint as head coach, the Colts also won 2 Morris County Championships and 5 Conference Championships. In 2015, Steve returned to the sidelines after a three-year hiatus during which Mike Petrucelli led the Colts to another State Championship and broke the school record for wins. In that season the Colts won another state sectional championship and seniors Julia Kleczkowski led the state in assists (27), Ida DiClementi tied the school record for goals in a season (32), and Emily Kapr set the career shut-out record (34). His 11 year record at Kinnelon currently stands at 163 – 61 – 19 (67%). Steve is a member of the National Scholastic Coaches Association Hall of Fame, the New Jersey Scholastic Coaches Association Hall of Fame, and in 2010 was recognized by his alma mater Morris Catholic as the Outstanding Alumni of the Year. His combined win total of 573 stands at #5 all-time in the history of high school girls varsity soccer.
Steve has a B.S. in Secondary Education from Southern Connecticut State University, an M.A. in Supervision and Administration from Seton Hall University, an M. Litt from Drew University, and D. Litt (concentration in History and Literature) also from Drew University. His dissertation The Henderson Family of Stained Glass Craftsmen won the Dean Pain Casperson School of Graduate Studies Interdisciplinary Dissertation Prize for originality of research and presentation in 2013. Steve also owns Racine Art Glass, LLC a business designing, fabricating, and installing stained glass windows since 1980. He has three daughters: Sarah (KHS ’17); Rebecca (KHS ’20); and Danielle Pieklo who lives with her husband Rob and twins Robert John and Emmi in Flanders, NJ.
Scott Rosenberg Volunteer Assistant Coach
Scott Rosenberg is entering his 14th year as Assistant Principal/ Athletic Director at Kinnelon High School. He is also the President of the Morris County Athletic Director’s Association and was recognized in 2015 as the Morris County Athletic Director of the Year. Mr. Rosenberg serves on various committees for the county, conference, and the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association.
Scott has served as an assistant coach for 13 seasons working with Dr. Racine. His coaching specialty is the technical development of players and systems of play. He has an extensive coaching and playing background. At Morris Hills High School he earned All-State recognition as a midfielder. He also was a varsity wrestler. Scott played soccer at The University of Delaware
Mr. Rosenberg started his teaching (history) and coaching career at Morris Hills High school where he served as Varsity Girls Soccer Head Coach (8 years); in 2003 he was selected Morris County Girls Soccer Coach of the Year. He took over a struggling program and turned them into a contender. He also coached Wrestling (5 years) Varsity Boys Tennis (5 years). Mr. Rosenberg served several years as the President of the Morris County Girls Soccer Coaches Association and started the Annual All-County recognition banquet.
Mike Petrucelli Volunteer Varsity Coach
Mike started his coaching career as the assistant coach for the Palisades Park Boys’ Soccer team in its first year in 2005. After transitioning to a varsity program in 2006, the team qualified for the state tournament and the Bergen County Tournament in two of the next four years and won its only state tournament game in the program’s history to date. While at Palisades Park, Mike served as the head bowling coach from 2006-2010, the head middle school baseball coach from 2007-2009, and the intramural girls’ soccer coach from 2005-2007.
In the spring of 2010, Mike moved to Kinnelon High School, where he joined the staff of the Kinnelon Girls’ Soccer team as an assistant coach in 2011. He is a math teacher at Kinnelon High School where he also serves as the Mathematics Department Lead Teacher. During his two years as an assistant, the Colts won Conference Championships twice and advanced to the Morris County Tournament Final once. Mike then served as the head coach during the 2013 and 2014 seasons, where the Colts won two Conference Championships, one State Sectional Championship, and one Group I State Championship. The team’s record during the two seasons was 37-10-2, including a record-setting 20-win season during 2014’s state championship season. Mike was selected as the 2014 NFHS New Jersey Girls’ Soccer Coach of the Year but credits the 31 players and 5 coaches with the honor. In order to spend time with his first child, Mike stepped down from the position of head coach after the 2014 season. He served as a volunteer assistant coach during the 2015 state sectional champion season and will continue in that role under the direction of his mentor, Steve Racine.
Mike graduated with honors with a BS in Mathematics from Montclair State University. He is an owner of Three Brothers Home Improvements, LLC, a company specializing in custom home renovations, founded by Mike and his two brothers in 2006.
Christopher Bell Volunteer Varsity Coach 10th Year
As a member of the high school girls’ soccer staff, this is Coach Bell’s 10th year in Kinnelon. During his first two seasons, he simultaneously served as the Head Coach of the Pearl R. Miller Girls Soccer team where they compiled a record of 17 wins, 7 losses, and 2 ties. In his second year (2008), he led the girls to their first Morris County Championship in 23 years. That season’s win total of 11 stands as one of the highest in the program’s history to date. As both a JV and Assistant Varsity Coach under Coach Racine, the team experienced unprecedented success winning 2 Morris County Championships, 5 conference championships, many all–area, all-conference, all-county, and all-state selections. Coach Bell’s primary coaching focus during the 2007-2011 seasons was with the goalkeepers where he guided Katie Burke and Hannah Steadman to achieve the “most shut-outs” single season records. After a season away in 2012, he returned to assist Coach Petrucelli in directing the program to a conference, sectional and Group 1 State Championship in 2014, working directly with the defensive and goalkeeping units. Upon Coach Racine’s return in 2015, Coach Bell continues to work with the team’s defensive unit and overall game tactics. Before becoming a soccer coach, he was a successful age group Head Swim Coach with compiling a record of 93 wins, 13 losses, and 1 tie.
As a school administrator, he is currently completing his 5th year as Principal of Meadowbrook School in Hillsdale, NJ. His school was twice recognized as a “New Jersey School of Character” while boasting higher student achievement in Language Arts and making major curricular strides throughout the Pre-K – 4 grade levels. Previously, he was the Assistant Principal in Stillwater Township School located in Sussex County, NJ. As an educator, Mr. Bell was a Second Grade Teacher in Kiel School from 2006-2011. During his five years in the classroom in the Kinnelon Public Schools, he was a part of many district committees. In January of 2010, he co-presented at Rutgers University on the topic of effectively implementing a student code of conduct in the early childhood setting. He also spearheaded the initiative to implement interactive technology in the K-2 classroom setting by writing for and receiving grant money from numerous organizations. To this day he misses walking the hallways at Kiel and his old Room 217.
Coach Bell completed his Master's Degree at Seton Hall University in 2009 graduating with "Summa Cum Laude" honors in Education Leadership, Management and Policy. He graduated from William Paterson University in 2001 with a B.A. in History and earned his Teaching Certificate in 2005. While at WPU, he was a 4 time Varsity letter winner, 3 time record holder, 2 time Captain, and finished 5th on the “All-Time Scoring List” for swimming. He graduated from Pequannock Township High School where he was a 3 sport letter winner (soccer, swimming, track) and was recognized as an All-County athlete and Suburban Trends “Athlete of the Week.”
In his time away from education and coaching, he is a volunteer on the Pequannock Township Fire Department since August of 2001. In 2012, he was named Department Chief and completed a 3rd and final term in 2014. In 2015, he was appointed to the Office of Emergency Management to assist the town in planning for, and managing major emergencies / incidents.
He and his wife Kristin, reside in Pompton Plains where they are the proud parents of two energetic boys, Braeden and Andrew.