Coach Gary Haase hung up the coaching whistle in 2013 to spend more time with family but remains with the Miners in an advising and recruiting role. Coach Haase rebuilt a Miners roster last season with a 9-3 record in his first season as the Miners HEad Coach. Coach Haase previously held a 16-5 record in two seasons (2010-2011) as the Head Coach with the minor league New Jersey Stags and is the Defensive Coordinator at High Point Regional High School in New Jersey. Coach Haase was first introduced to the NEPA Miners in 2009 with a brief stint as the NEPA Miners Offensive Coordinator under Donnie Jackson-Bey. Coach Haase has held various coaching titles at North Warren Regional High School since 2003. Coach Haase was the winning Head Coach as part of a East Preps National Bowl Game. “Coach Haase is a proven winner and a highly experienced recruiter of talent at this level”, stated Miners Co-Owner and Director of Business Operations Jason Muskey. “Gary is a great fit for the Miners as he shares our values for business and possesses the hard working blue collar mentality of the Miners.” Coach Haase is a Senior Probation Officer in Sussex County and has a Bachelor degree in Criminal Justice from Rutgers University. Coach resides in Blairstown, New Jersey with his wife Kerry, two children Zach and Luke and with their first daughter on the way. “I am honored to become part of such a great franchise. The Miners truly are a first class organization; everything from their front office, stadium, community presence and team marketing made my decision an easy one. Northeast Pennsylvania is rich in football talent, I have been recruiting players from the minute I accepted the head coaching position. Expect big things from the Miners in 2012,” said the Miners new Head Coach Gary Haase. Coach Haase delivered on his words last season and the Miners are glad to keep him on in an advisory role recruiting talent to NEPA and helping that talent advance to the next level.