Coaching Staff

Marce Petroccio

Head Coach

Marce Petroccio joined the Trumbull Eagles in 2018 after 25 years as the Head Coach at Staples High School with an overall record of 210 wins and 72 losses. Under Coach P’s tutelage, Staples won the FCIAC Championship in 1997, 2003, 2009, 2011 and 2012 and won the Class M State Championship in 2002 and the Class L State Championship in 2004 and 2005.

For his excellence in coaching, Petroccio has received numerous awards and accolades. He was named the 2002, 2003, 2009 and 2011 FCIAC Coach of the Year. In 2013 he was named one of the top USA Today's Coach of the Year. In 2004 Petroccio was honored by the New York Giants as the Lou Rettino High School Football Coach of the Year. In 2007, Petroccio was honored by his peers by being named the Coach of the Year by the Connecticut High School Coaches Association.

In 2014 he was inducted into the Connecticut High School Hall of Fame, the FCIAC Hall of Fame, and the Greater Bridgeport Hall of Fame.

Petroccio has also served on the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference Football Committee. Petroccio attended Trumbull High School, where he played tight end and defensive end for the legendary Jerry McDougal, including a perfect 11-0 senior campaign where the team was ranked number one in the state and New England. He went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education at Southern Connecticut State University where he played for former UConn Head Coach Paul Pasqualoni who also gave him his first opportunity in coaching in 1982 at Western Connecticut State University. After serving as linebackers and defensive backs coach at Western Connecticut Petroccio spent three years as an assistant at Cheshire High School under current Boston College Head Coach Steve Addazio. In 1993 Petroccio assumed the head coaching position at Staples.

Coach P resides in Ridgefield with his wife Julie and daughters Gianna and Aleah.

Brendan Moore

Offensive Coordinator

Coach Moore has been Trumbull's Offensive Coordinator since 2018. In 2021, Coach Moore's offense was the number 1 ranked passing offense in the FCIAC and number 3 ranked passing offense in the entire state. Coach Moore previously served in the same position at Ridgefield High School and took his team to the Class LL State Championship Game and many offensive school records were broken during his tenure with the team. He has been the position coach for 10 All-State Wide Receivers including the state's leading receiver in 2017. Brendan also won a State Championship and multiple SWC Conference Championships at Masuk High School as the team's wide receivers coach. Brendan is a Trumbull High School PE teacher and resides in Trumbull with his wife Cari and sons Jackson and Cooper.

Jesse McCray

Defensive Coordinator / Offensive Line Coach

Jesse McCray joined the Trumbull High School football staff after previously serving on the Staples High School football staff, where he coached for 25 years under Head Coach Marce Petroccio. Jesse is a graduate and 3 year varsity letterman in football at Branford High School where he was elected Captain his senior year. Jesse went to Western Connecticut where he played for Paul Pasqualoni, the current defensive coordinator for the Detroit Lions. After receiving his B.S. in Social Science, Coach McCray started his coaching career at Danbury High School. During his tenure at Danbury High school the Hatters earned a record of 46-10 and won the 1990 FCIAC Championship and finished as Class LL State Runner ups. He was named the CHSCA Assistant Football Coach of The Year in 2002 after joining the staff at Staples. While at Staples, Jesse's teams appeared in 8 CIAC Finals and 7 FCIAC Championship games, the most in school history. Jesse is also the Head Coach of the Staples Indoor Track team which he led to FCIAC Titles in 2013 and 2015 and State Titles in 2014 and 2015. Coach McCray has received numerous Coach of the Year honors from the Connecticut Post and was named the U.S. Track and Field / Cross Country Connecticut Coach of the Year in 2015. Jesse is a Grade Level Assistant at Staples High School and resides in Spring Glen with his wife Michele and sons Gabriel, and Christopher.

Jack McFarland

Secondary Coach / Receivers Coach

Coach McFarland previously coached baseball and football at Fairfield H.S. from 1989-1994 and Staples H.S. from 1994-2017. Jack has coached numerous players who received All League, All Area and All State recognition during his tenure. Coach McFarland has coached in 8 State finals and 7 FCIAC football championships at Staples working under Hall of Fame Coach Marce Petroccio. In 2004 he was selected CHSCA Assistant Football Coach of the year. Coach McFarland is also head coach of the 2017 State Champion baseball program at Staples. Jack resides in Monroe with his wife Norma and 4 daughters: Kelly , Kenzie , Megan and Abby.

Jim Vadas

Running Backs Coach / Linebackers Coach

Zack Voytek

Offensive Line Coach

Michael Giunta

Assistant Coach

CHarlie Anderson

Freshman Assistant Coach