Growing up in New Jersey, Jack DiSalvo, or better known by his players as Coach D", quickly realized his passion for coaching and mentoring student athletes was his life calling. Jack began his career at Paterson Catholic and spent the next 35 years as a public school educator, baseball and football coach, and retired as the Vice Principal of Hawthorne High School in 2004. Coach Ds tremendous coaching and mentoring abilities on and off the field lead to a career record of 459 wins and 257 losses (.786), accompanied by multiple honors including induction to the New Jersey Coaches Hall of Fame in 1996, winning 9 League State Championships, 9 Coach of the Year awards and co-authoring a book entitled College Admissions for the High School Athlete. He is considered and remembered as one of the greatest coaches in New Jersey history and our foundation preserves his legacy while passing along the principles he stood for to a new generation of student athletes and children in need.






The Jack DiSalvo Foundation provides scholarship funds and other community resources essential to the growth and development of adolescents in the greater tri-state area, while also focusing on supporting and advancing cancer research, awareness and prevention in both children and adults.


But above all, we remain committed to the principles Jack DiSalvo stood for throughout his life.








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Educational Scholarships are awarded to student athletes who demonstrate strong athletic abilities as well as academic excellence and are fueled by the motivation and determination to succeed.


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The Jack DiSalvo Foundation could not exist without the support of our community and from individual donors like you.


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