Ramapo High School Welcomes New Coaches

Ramapo High School Welcomes New Coaches
Posted on 01/03/2023
Ramapo High School Welcomes New Coaches

Ramapo High School Athletics Welcomes New  Coaches


William DiMauro - Press Release Ramapo High School Head Wrestling Coach

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. William DiMauro as the new Head Wrestling Coach at Ramapo High School based on a comprehensive interview process and the recommendations of other fellow coaches.  Last winter Coach DiMauro served as an assistant coach to the Ramapo wrestling team and won the award for District 2 Assistant Coach of the Year.

Coach DiMauro is a 2002 Ramapo graduate that has been involved in education and coaching since 2006 and has positively impacted the lives of many student-athletes since then.  He has helped to demonstrate the importance of sports to all his athletes by creating a disciplined environment that promotes hard work and allows for future success in a student-athlete’s career.  While in high school, Coach DiMauro was a three sport athlete that had success on a state championship level in football, wrestling, and track & field.

As an educator, Mr. DiMauro has taught all levels of chemistry at Paramus Catholic and Hanover Park High School over the past 14 years including many years involved in teaching AP Chemistry.  This will be his first year teaching and coaching in the district at Ramapo High School.  Coach DiMauro earned his Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA while also competing as part of the Division I track & field program there all 4 years specializing in sprinting and jumping events.  He also earned a Masters in Biomedical Sciences from UMDNJ.

As a coach, Mr. DiMauro began coaching wrestling at Ramapo High School in 2008 for several years as an assistant to the late Drew Gibbs.  Much of his knowledge and demeanor on the mat is credited to Drew who was an outstanding role model and inspiration for all the Ramapo community.  During his time coaching at Ramapo he helped to lead the team to a League Championship in 2009 and helped develop many wrestlers that earned medals at the District, Region, and State levels.

Shortly after, Coach DiMauro began coaching track & field full time at Hanover Park in the winter and spring.  He had great team success winning multiple league, county, and state championships and producing many individual athletes that went on to compete in college.  In 2018 Coach DiMauro was recognized as the NJ.com State Coach of the Year after winning the Group 2 North 2 State Sectional Championship.

After returning last year to wrestling Coach DiMauro hopes to continue his great success as a coach and build a strong team program with a mix of young and returning talented wrestlers that has a bright future for years to come.  He looks forward to beginning his new role starting this winter and hopes that the Ramapo community continues to support the team.  Please join me in congratulating and welcoming Coach DiMauro as our new Head Wrestling Coach at Ramapo High School.

Joseph Torres- Press Release Ramapo High School-Head Coach Boys & Girls Swimming 

I am excited to announce Joe Torres as the new Head Coach of Boys and Girls Swimming at Ramapo High School! Joe will be going into his second season with the program and is looking forward to a great year. He has shown his dedication and passion for the sport throughout the year and is excited to continue working with the student athletes at Ramapo High School.

Joe has been involved in coaching swimming for the past six years to children of various ages. While competitive swimming is not for everyone, he believes that swimming in general is a life skill everyone should learn. Joe takes pride in developing each student athlete despite their skill level in the pool. He believes that the swim program at Ramapo offers everyone a chance to grow, develop new skills, and to learn how to work together as a team. 

Joe is also a multisport coach, coaching boys soccer in the fall and track and field in the spring. He is highly dedicated to the high school sports world and to all of his student athletes. When he is not coaching, Joe works in the Glen Rock School District as a School Social Worker working with students in grades 6-12. He is very excited to be stepping into this position and looking forward to the winter season. 



Stephen Harvey-Press Release Ramapo High School Boys Lacrosse Head Coach

It is with great pleasure that we announce the hiring of Stephen Harvey as the next Head Coach of Ramapo High School’s Boys Lacrosse program. Coach Harvey is a Ramapo alumnus that brings a tremendous amount of passion to the district and is dedicated to helping our student athletes and team develop, achieve their goals, and play lacrosse at the next level. Coach Harvey places an emphasis on team building and creating an immersive program and culture that reflects the tradition of excellence and values of the Ramapo Indian Hills High School District.

Coach Harvey played football and lacrosse at Ramapo High School and was a member of the 2006 Group 2 State Championship lacrosse team that defeated Montgomery and the 2007 Bergen County Champion team that defeated Bergen Catholic. He finished his career at Ramapo as a two-time 1st Team All-League, Team MVP, and 1st Team All-State Lacrosse player. He went on to play four years of Division 1 lacrosse at Manhattan College where he was a three-year starter on defense and team captain.

Coach Harvey started the lacrosse program at Park Ridge-Emerson High School and was the head coach there for eight seasons. He worked closely with the recreation program and stakeholders to build a community-wide lacrosse culture that helped grow the game. The team won the league title in 2017, and Coach Harvey was named the League Coach of the Year. Coach Harvey has also been the offensive coordinator of the football team at Park Ridge since 2016 and the team has won five league titles, two sectional championships, and one regional championship during that time. Last season, Coach Harvey was the Offensive Coordinator for Pascack Valley Varsity Lacrosse. Coach Harvey has coached several elite travel lacrosse teams and takes great pride in helping players develop so that they can reach their full potential.

“I am truly appreciative and would like to thank the Ramapo Indian Hills Board of Education and Ramapo High School’s administration for providing me the opportunity to be the next Head Coach of the Ramapo Boys Lacrosse Program. I understand Ramapo’s tradition of academic and athletic excellence and am grateful to be a part of a community that understands the importance of athletics and the lessons it teaches student-athletes. Ramapo lacrosse has given me so much, and I am honored to give back and provide student-athletes with some of the same opportunities and experiences that have helped shape me as an athlete, coach, and person. The district has a rich tradition, and I am eager to work with all stakeholders to honor that tradition and build upon it”, said Coach Harvey.                 





Maria Grant-Press Release Ramapo High School Head Coach Girls Lacrosse

The Ramapo Indian Hills Board of Education voted to hire Maria Grant as the next Head Coach of Ramapo High School’s Girls Lacrosse program.  Coach Grant is focused on developing each student-athlete to become their best selves.  She places an emphasis on the academic, social, and emotional well-being of each student-athlete, while ensuring that they conduct themselves in a manner that represents the core values of the Ramapo Indian Hills School District. 

Coach Grant has an extensive athletic resume that includes coaching at various Division I and Division III schools such as Syracuse and Rutgers University and Vassar College.  While coaching at the collegiate level, Coach Grant’s teams were Nationally ranked in the top 15 in the country. She coached three All Americans; seven Regional All Americans; ten All Big East Conference Players; two Rookie-of-the-Year Conference Players; two North All Stars; and One Olympic Festival Player and defeated six teams with National Rankings within the Top 10 in one year.

Currently Coach Grant is also coaching at the girl’s lacrosse club level for Building Blocks Lacrosse.  Over the years she has coached at independent high schools, and at the scholastic and youth levels.  She served as President of the Hunterdon Mohawks Girls and Boys Youth Lacrosse program and under her leadership the club was the first youth organization in the United States to earn the Gold Stick Award from US Lacrosse for best practice, best safety, and best lacrosse experience in 2016.

“I would like to thank the Ramapo Indian Hills Board of Education and Ramapo High School’s administration for providing me with this fantastic opportunity to lead the Ramapo High School Girls Lacrosse Program. I am eager to work with such a supportive administrative team that understands the lessons that athletics teach young student-athletes and the components of a strong athletic program. The student-athletes have made it very clear that they are committed to making this program very competitive and combined with this administration I couldn’t ask for a better opportunity, said Coach Grant.”

Coach Grant was a four-year varsity letter winner for both field hockey and lacrosse at Rutgers University. During her athletic career Coach Grant earned USWLA First Team All-American; Brine First Team All-American; led the nation in saves in one season and highest save percentage; Most Valuable Player and Team Captain; Captain US Lacrosse New England 1 National Team two years; US Women’s Lacrosse National New England First Team goalie eight years.

While playing field hockey at Rutgers University Coach Grant was a member of the USA National Squad; National Sports Festival Team, won a National Sports Festival Bronze Medal; was an NCAA National Tournament Final Eight participant; Rutgers University two-time Regional All-American; and Most Valuable Defensive Player.

Sean Larson

We are pleased to announce the new Head Coach of the Ramapo Girls Fencing Team, Sean Larson. With 14 years of experience as a fencer, Sean is excited to be the new head coach for this season.  He has been the assistant coach for the team over the past two seasons and has enjoyed those seasons tremendously. A little background information about his fencing experience is that Sean began when he was  10 years old and has developed a love for the sport ever since. He competed at the high school level all four years at Passaic Valley Regional High School, and then went on to compete all four years at Drew University as a NCAA Division III athlete. During both high school and college, he was a captain of the high school team for two years and a captain of his college team for three years. Near the end of his college career, Sean coached at a private club called Masters Fencing Academy.  Connections made at Masters lead  to Sean being hired as an assistant coach here at Ramapo High School.


Outside of coaching, Sean acquired a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science while at Drew University and recently began working as a Systems Support Technician at a healthcare company in New Jersey. Eventually, he would like to move into the field of cybersecurity as he  always had an interest in the security aspect of our ever-expanding digital world. Overall, Sean is looking forward to the upcoming season and is excited to see what the team can do this year!