Santilli resigns as Forest Park football coach

Forest Park varsity football coach Bill Santilli has stepped down after 22 years with the Trojans. Santilli made the announcement at the Forest Park Board of Education meeting on Monday.

Santilli spent 18 seasons as the head coach at Forest Park. Under the guidance of Coach Santilli, the Trojans won 13 conference titles, 10 district championships, nine regional championships, six state runner-up finishes, and a state title in 2007.

“I would like to thank the Forest Park Schools for allowing me the opportunity to be their Head Football Coach throughout the past 18 years,” said Santilli in statement released by the school.  ” I have enjoyed my involvement with the football program and will forever cherish the memories that have been created.  My most satisfying accomplishment during my tenure has been the relationship that I’ve established with fellow Coaches, Officials, Administrative School personnel, Sports Reporter’s, fans, and most of all, the Players.  I have been blessed in so many ways with intangibles that money can’t buy and I can’t sell.  It has been a pleasure to play and coach football at Forest Park High School.  I will always remain a Forest Park Trojan!”

A search to find Santilli’s replacement is underway. Last week, Joe Reddinger, the varsity head football coach at North Dickinson, stepped down after 37 seasons with the Nordics.