BRHS Athletic Director Retires After 23 Years


Siyona Naidu, Sports Section Editor

Mr. John D. Maggio, the athletic director at BRHS for 23 years and 4 months, is taking a step back from all the hard work in a career he describes as satisfying.

As a husband and father of three, Maggio decided to be an athletic director at the age of 12. Since he began his career, he has worked at numerous districts as a football coach and director of athletics in Midland, Bedminister, Scotch Plains, Bound Brook, and Bridgewater.

Maggio’s job here at Bridgewater entailed overseeing all aspects of every sport. He loved working in this district with students, coaches, and the athletic program in general. He says there was nothing negative about working with this community and he was fortunate to be here. He also says the only reason he is leaving a job he loved so much is because of his age.

His best experience at Bridgewater-Raritan was being able to see so many athletes and teams succeed. He hopes his impact on both coaches and athletes has left many successful. Interactions with the staff, coaches, trainers, and support staff have brightened his day and he is going to miss them the most.

After retirement, Maggio will spend his time with his wife and three children and maybe go fishing. He’s not entirely sure what’s next for him.

About this outstanding district, he says, “I’ve been blessed to be here!” Best of luck to Maggio in his future endeavors.

His replacement, Bill Deniz, will begin his role as the school district’s athletic director during the week of December 12. He comes to Bridgewater-Raritan High School after 10 years in the same role at Delaware Valley Regional High School.