|Head Varsity Coach|
|Education:||Temple University 2013: Linebacker|
Camden Catholic High School names Gary Onuekwusi head football coach
(Cherry Hill, NJ) December 11, 2018 — Fr. Joseph Capella, Rector of Camden Catholic High School,
announced the hire of interim head coach Gary Onuekwusi as head coach,
“Gary has played an instrumental role in the growth of our football team during a challenging year,” said
Derrick Levine, Director of Athletics. “His experience as a Division I football player, his dedication to
our student-athletes and his knowledge of how to run a quality football program will help to continue our
“We are honored that Coach Onuekwusi has accepted the position of head coach for the Irish. Our
student-athletes, parents and alumni are excited and eager to embark on a new era of Irish football under
his leadership. His commitment to our program in the final portion of last season demonstrated his desire
to match both missions: that of a first class high school football program and the Catholic Christian
foundation of CCHS,” said Fr. Capella.
Onuekwusi also works as a Dean of Climate and School Culture at the School of the Future in
Philadelphia. He graduated from Temple University with a degree in communications, where he was a
four year letterman on the Owls football team. As assistant coach to the Irish during the 2018 season,
Onuekwusi lead the strength and conditioning program, handled opponent film break down, defense and
special teams installation, prepared practice schedules and led defensive team meetings and film sessions.
“This opportunity is a dream because it’s bigger than just football. I am truly passionate about making a
positive influence on the youth through mentorship and personal development, and I am able to do that
every day here at CCHS,” said Onuekwusi.
Onuekwusi plans to build the Irish program through a strong culture and community based around faith,
hard work and perseverance. “I hope to mold student-athletes into successful leaders, both on and off the
field,” he said. “During this past season I have built relationships with players by being authentic, fun,
relatable, and creating a competitive atmosphere. I let the players know that winning at life is about
having faith in God and in the gifts that he has given you.”
The Irish will once again compete in the Constitution Division in the 2019 season. Onuekwusi
plans to begin the team’s winter workouts following Christmas break.