John Cella was an outstanding three sport athlete for Glen Rock, earning eleven varsity letters in football, track and wrestling.
John played both offense and defense as a four year starter for the football team, and is considered by Coach Alan Deaett and others to be one of the best linemen ever in school history.
As a track and field athlete, John threw the shot and the discus and he also ran as a part of the 440 relay team, a slot rarely reserved for a football lineman and a testament to his all-around athletic abilities.
The wrestling mat was where John was at his best, winning three District titles and placing third in the Districts as a freshman. As a team co-captain, John compiled 45 wins vs. 6 six losses in his final three seasons, going undefeated and scoring a record 62 points in dual meets during that period. In his senior year, he pinned opponents in 17 of 21 matches.
John’s honors included being named to the All-Suburban team and All League – BPSL team three times. He was also honored by his selection as 1st Team – All Bergen by the Paterson News and won the
meet championship at the Mahwah Christmas Tournament.
John is a construction consultant and lives in Suffern, NY with his wife Lisa and daughters McKenzie and Cameron.