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Closter Parent and Family Banned for Life from Peewee Football

Peter Iappelli, 50, of Closter 

photo courtesy of the Westwood Police 

October 12,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Westwood NJ,  A peewee football league has banned a parent and his family for life after the father allegedly snapped when his son was rotated out as quarterback on a flag football team and attacked a teenage coach.

Peter Iappelli,  50, who earns $171,136 a year as school business administrator in Closter, was charged Wednesday by Westwood Police  with simple assault and disorderly conduct after allegedly placing the 16-year-old coach in a chokehold.

Westwood Youth Football is for 6 to 12-year-olds and Westwood Youth Football is a founding member of newly created and formed NNJJFL ( The Northern New Jersey Junior Football League). This newly formed league was built with fair competitive play as the cornerstone of its development. Joining Westwood in the NNJJFL are the following programs: Washington Township, Hillsdale, Rivervale, Lodi, Garfield and Hawthorne.

2 thoughts on “Closter Parent and Family Banned for Life from Peewee Football

  1. Perhaps the most notable factoid in this article is the bloated salary for a public school “business administrator”. Compared to a middle manager in the private sector, what possible skill set could possibly justify such a salary? Stated differently, in order to succeed, the private sector manager has to be right all the time or suffer the harsh discipline of the market. In the public schools, the only time they have to succeed is once a year when the push their predictable annual percentage increase in the operating budget onto their tax base. Why can taxpayers not grasp this and mobilize against having to pay for waste (fiscal and human) like this?

    What is NOT notable is another sports-crazed lunatic parent aggressively acting out based on their truncated athletic career and living vicariously through their kids.

  2. To follow up on my earlier post, consider this (from the school district’s own annual report via Wikipedia). CAPS are added for emphasis.

    As of the 2014-15 school year, the district and its TWO SCHOOLS (!!!!!) had an enrollment of 1,671 STUDENTS and 86.0 CLASSROOM TEACHERS (!!!!) (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 19.4:1.

    So let’s get this straight. Closter pays this hothead loser $171K to manage a “business office” staff of four to manage payroll and other payables for a pre-K through 8th grade school system with only 86 teachers and two school buildings? What a joke. The “villagers” should be surrounding city hall with pitchforks and torches demanding this function be performed by an single $80K clerical person.

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