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It is with tremendous sadness that I share the news of the passing of Steve DiGregorio, former NHS head football coach, NHS social studies teacher, and Nutley alumnus.  Steve passed away last night, at home, surrounded by his family.


As you know, Steve fought a brave and courageous battle with cancer over the last few years.  Many of you have known Steve for decades, but even those who are new to Nutley knew of him. He was well respected on and off the field and in the classroom. Steve wanted you to know that the Nutley community meant the world to him. Steve loved to teach and his students were most important.  It was his students, his players, and his colleagues that kept him going, and for as long as he did. 


Please keep his wife, Nadia, and sons, Zack, Derek and Aaron in your thoughts and prayers.


We do not currently have details on services, but will work with Steve’s family to accommodate those who might wish to offer condolences and pay respects. In addition, the district will host a memorial in Steve’s honor in the Oval, when his family is ready, at a date in the future. 


We know that this will be a time of grieving for our community. Our School Counseling Department and Special Services have worked together to make sure we have support available for those in need. A letter with details will follow shortly.


When we learn of tragic events, such as this, it reminds us that life is short,  to count our many blessings, and to find comfort in our shared memories. At this time of loss, please take a moment to reflect on Steve, his family and his legacy to the Nutley community.



The Nutley School District serves approximately 4,100 students in Kindergarten through grade 12. The five elementary schools serve students K-6 and include Lincoln School, Radcliffe School, Spring Garden School, Washington School and Yantacaw School. John H. Walker Middle School serves students in grades 7-8 while Nutley High School addresses the needs of students in grades 9-12.