Montclair Immaculate names Maurice Lucas as next football head coach
March 31, 2021
Maurice, affectionately known as Coach Moe in the football community, has had a lifelong love affair with the game of football since playing as a child. As a resident of Ivy Hill, he saw a need for more active youth programs in the community. He took over a fledgling Ivy Hill program and founded the Ivy Hill Broncos Youth Football & Cheer Organization (currently known as the Northwest Broncos). Coach Moe has been able to take the Ivy Hill Broncos program to the championship level, making it to the Pop Warner Eastern Regionals every year since 2014. Coach Moe thrives on working with children, teaching football fundamentals and helping them learn lasting life skills. HIs organization services over 150 area youths.
After his success in youth football, Coach Moe took his talents to the high school level working as an assistant coach for Hall of Fame Coach Darnell Grant at Malcolm X Shabazz HS in Newark. While at Shabazz he was able to be part of the first undefeated season in school history, as well as a State Championship. Maurice is also the founder of JRL Sports Transportation, helping athletes travel across the country to live out their sports dreams. He has sponsored young men on college tours and mentoring workshops, always in an attempt to give young men from his community a better opportunity to be successful.
“The Immaculate community and I are very excited to have Coach Moe join us as our new head football coach. We all have big dreams for the Immaculate football program, and we are looking forward to its return to Codey Field this summer. Coach Moe has the full support from the administration, and we are confident that he will lead our football team to great success” - ICHS Athletic Director, Ryan Horan
“I am so pleased that Coach Moe has accepted the Head Coach position at our school. He is one of those coaches who is a “gym rat”, someone who lives and breaths sports. I am confident he will stress academics as much as he will football basics with his team members. He is a welcome addition to our ICHS family,” said Principal Michele Neves.