JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) — A barber by day but there’s no doubt football runs through Nick Sorrenti’s veins. Following a storied high school career at Maine-Endwell and two seasons as an assistant coach with the Spartans, Sorrenti takes over his first football program as Chenango Valley’s head coach.
“I was excited,” said Chenango Valley head coach Nick Sorrenti. “It actually reminded me a lot of Maine-Endwell and the community that they have and how caring their administrations are for their students. So, in the back of my head, I was like if I get this job, it’s an amazing opportunity to kind of take on that role to be the next piece in the puzzle to try our best to make something special happen for Chenango Valley.”
Sorrenti is accustomed to winning. He won two state championships with M-E, but recently Chenango Valley has fallen on tough times. The Warriors’ last Section IV title came in 2011, the second of back-to-back championships, and Sorrenti wants to bring CV back to that glory.
“I just want to bring that tight-knit feel back to Chenango Valley, that I’ve witness when I played,” said Sorrenti. “They had a really great program there and that gives credit to Jay Hope and what he’s done with his coaching staff. They had amazing years when he was there and I want to kind of instill his culture with my culture and make the kids feel like, what a football team can do for a community is an amazing thing, and if we can do half of what I think we are potentially able to do, I think we’re going to have a lot of fun years in the years to come with Chenango Valley.”