Current Notre Dame faculty member and former Boys Varsity Soccer Coach Mike Perone was inducted into the Soccer Coaches Association of New Jersey (SCANJ) Hall of Fame. SCANJ represents over 325 public, private and parochial high schools in New Jersey.
An accomplished soccer player during his high school and college careers, Coach Perone began coaching the Notre Dame Varsity Boys Soccer Team in 1977 as the youngest head coach in Mercer County. While leading the Irish, Coach Perone won two Mercer County Tournament Championships, nine CVC Championships and his 1984 team was ranked first in the state.
In addition to team accomplishments, Coach Perone has earned countless awards, including the 1988 Scholastic Coach Magazine National Coach of the Year, the 2004 SCANJ Coach of the Year and the 2014 NSCA Coach of the Year Private and Parochial Award. He was inducted into the Mercer County Soccer Hall of Fame in 2007 and the Notre Dame Athletic Hall of Fame in 2008. Arguably one of his greatest accomplishments, Mr. Perone recorded his 500th win in 2016.
Coach Perone retired from coaching in 2017 as the oldest of the Mercer County Soccer Coaches. He remains a faculty member at Notre Dame and is the current Chairperson of the Physical Education Department.
Located on 100 beautiful acres in Central New Jersey, Notre Dame High School, founded in 1957, is a college preparatory school for grades 9 - 12, preparing young men and women for lives of purpose, built upon a foundation of Catholic faith, with a commitment to academics, co-curricular activities and service to others.