Manasquan Football began around 1926 - the exact date is unkown under the watchful eye of Wesley Hackman was known simply by its colors - the Blue and Gray - taken from the schools first baseball coach LeRoy T. Fish who served in WWII and borrowed from his unit's insignia to make his school's uniforms. . It's mascot is now the Warrior, a proud reflection of its days when the region was home to members of the Lenni Lenape tribe who lent the town its name.
Football at Manasquan began with a less than auspicious 0-2 start, but has built itself into a formidable program in the State of New Jersey. The most legendary coach in a long line of great ones, Vic Kubu who tallied 196 wins, and .820 win%, 10 State Titles, 16 division titles and 6 undefeated season from 1985-2006.
Alumni from Manasquan have played all over the country at all levels of football from West Point to Illinois, from Syracuse to Duke and every where in between.
The programs overall record is 563-203-31.
Skip was Manasquan's version of "Everybody's All-American". Graduating in 1969 he led his team to the NJSIAA Group II Title and won All-Shore, State, and All-American honors as an offensive linemen. He went on to captain the Army football team at West Point and served at the tip of the spear through Iraq during Operation Desert Storm. As the Airborne's orthopedic surgeon, Skip performed the first orthopedic surgery in a combat zone in US Army history.
Coach Kubu's legend began during his playing days when he led his team to the 1958 NJSIAA Group III Title for Coach Hal Manson, but grew larger than life during his coaching tenure at MHS. In his 22 seasons at the helm of his Warriors, he won more than any other coach at Manasquan, posting 196 victories, an .820 winning percentage, a Shore Conference record 10 state titles, 15 division titles, and 6 undefeated seasons. He's currently 2nd all-time wins in the Shore Conference at 263.
Alfie "JP" Morgan1948
He was a 3-time All-Shore, 2-time All-State RB, and in 1946 was awarded the Shore Conference's Most Outstanding player by the Asbury Park Press. Writer Jim Sullivan described Alfie as "a great kicker, a long passer, an outstanding runner, a good blocker and a certain tackler - a player who carried an unbeaten, but twice tied Manasquan 11 to a Central Jersey Championship... He is unquestionably one of the greatest backs in Manasquan High School history".
Hal "Buck" Thompson1940
Buck Thompson played End for Manasquan's first State Title team. He went on to win a National Championship at Delaware and play for the Brooklyn Dodgers of the AAFL. He was a decorated WWII vet who fought in the Argonne during WWII. Buck is a member of the UD, State of Delaware and Manasquan High School Athletic Halls of Fame.