In his third season with the Trojans’ football team, Brian Meeney had the young men who bought into the program, and it was all paying off, after a pair of four-win seasons, en route to a 9-1 record and the tying of a modern era shutout record, allowing just nine points the entire regular season, pitching seven shutouts in a highly successful 2021 campaign.
And just like that, he’s gone.
St. Thomas Aquinas High School announced on its website today that Meeney had died, leaving a huge hole in the school community.
“We are saddened to inform you of the passing of our football coach, Brian Meeney,” a post on the site said. “At this difficult time, please keep the Meeney family and the STA family in your prayers. Eternal Rest, Brian, eternal rest. May perpetual light shine upon Brian.”
Meeney was 46. NJ.com’s Mike Kinney reported Thursday afternoon that Meeney had a massive heart attack earlier that morning.
The school said counselors and Campus Ministry were available for students and staff throughout the day.