After for a 20th season as varsity football head coach last year, Keith Sachs will be returning to the Warrior sidelines this fall.
The Wantagh Board of Education approved the appointment of Sachs to serve in his previous longtime coaching position at its Wednesday night meeting in a unanimous vote. Sachs, who coached Wantagh football from 1992-2010, replaces, , who in March after leading the Warriors to the last fall in his one season leading the program. Appointed as football assistant coaches under Sachs by the school board Wednesday night were Matthew Simeone and Jay Saravis.
Sachs went 109-66-1 in his 19 seasons as Wantagh football head coach including capturing a Long Island Class III title in 2001 and a Nassau County championship in 2004. When Sachs took over the Wantagh football program in 1992, he inherited a team that had gone winless the previous season and was in the midst of a 19-game losing streak.
"I'm excited to be back," Sachs said. "I am proud of the tradition here."
The decision last year to not re-appoint Sachs as varsity football coach last June was met with anger from former players who held a and community members who a Board of Education meeting voicing displeasure and demanding answers. The district did not comment on their decision to not re-appoint Sachs only saying it was "a personnel matter."
In addition to building up Wantagh's football program into a consistent winner, Sachs has also served as the school's varsity baseball head coach since 1994 and led the Warriors to a state championship in 1998 and Long Island title in 2010. He was a standout baseball player at Calhoun High School in Merrick and Hofstra University.