Bill Belton, who played running back at Penn State from 2011-14, has been named the head football coach at Winslow Township High School in Atco, New Jersey, a place where he previously served as an assistant.
— Bill Belton (@chillbelton) July 21, 2022
“First and foremost, I would like to thank God for the opportunity to be part of a great football program,” Belton wrote to Twitter Thursday afternoon. “It is truly a blessing to be in a position to mentor and help the young men who choose to be part of this football program. It is truly an honor to be able to give back to a program that has provided so many opportunities for me.”
Belton had previously been the offensive cooridnator under Kenneth Scott, who stepped down last month.
Now, Belton is taking over at the place where he played high school football and became the first South Jersey quarterback to pass for and rush for 1,000 yards.
Belton’s play got him noticed by Penn State, where he became part of coach Joe Paterno’s last batch of signees before Paterno’s firing in November of Belton’s freshman year.
Belton’s best season came as a junior in 2013, when he rushed for 803 yards and scored five touchdowns, averaging 5.1 yards per carry.
Belton’s quarterback at Penn State in 2013 and ’14, Christian Hackenberg, is also an assistant at Winslow, and one of Belton’s players, Ejani Shakir, is a four-star receiver who comitted to Penn State in May.
Penn State fans will have a few reasons to follow Winslow football this season, and Belton is elated.
“I am extremley excited to lead this program and all these young men in the seasos ahead,” Belton wrote. “Go Green!”