Trisciani excited for opportunity to lead the Hollis-Brookline football program

John Trisciani comes from a football family. His brother Tony is the head coach at Elon University. His son John was the head coach at Bishop Guertin. John coached with John Jr. in 2022 at BG. Football is the family business if you will.

After years of being the defensive line coach at St. Anselm College and spending last season at Manchester Central, John was ready to run his own program.

The opportunity to run his own program presented itself after the season when former Hollis-Brookline head coach Chris Lones stepped down after nine seasons at the school. 

Trisciani decided that after 45 years of coaching, he still has a passion for the game and wanted the opportunity to run a program again. He was the head coach at Trinity in the late 2000’s. 

Trisciani has certainly paid his dues in his career and always given back to the game he loves. He is also a staple in the New Hampshire football scene. He has coached youth football in the Manchester area for years and is on the board for the Joe Yukica New Hampshire Chapter of the National Football Foundation.

Before interviewing for the job, Trisciani did some background work on the program. He watched film and he even visited the school on his own time and walked the campus.  

“Prior to interviewing I took a drive to H-B and walked around. I had never been to Hollis or H-B. Hollis is beautiful and a top 4 ranked public school in N.H. Walked around the Stadium and loved it. Viewed the game film and did my homework. They needed a coach and I wanted to run a program.” 

The Hollis-Brookline program was the Division II State Title in 2019 but times have been tough since Covid. Numbers have declined and the program no longer fields a junior varsity team. Despite those factors, the job appealed to Trisciani. One of the things that appealed to him was the opportunity to work with a proven athletic director who will be a good partner in the process. 

“AD Brian Bumpus came highly recommended to me and his passion for H-B was clear to me. I have no interest in being an assistant anywhere. I’m very appreciative of the opportunity and will not disappoint.”

Trisciani’s passion and love for the game comes through when you talk to him about this opportunity. He makes no bones about it. He will turn this program around and he will do it by building relationships, working hard and treating it like a Division One football program. 

“To compete I need to sell myself and my commitment. I want every student not playing a fall sport. No experience needed. We will teach you football. We will teach you how to lift and get you stronger. We will make this fun and enjoyable.”

Trisciani met the players for the first time last Wednesday and made his expectations clear. 

“I met with potential players this week and we had some great conversation. This program will be run like a D1 HS program.”

Now the work begins and if there one thing the New Hampshire Football community knows about John Trisciani is, he will get the most out of his players. He always has and he always will.