2019 State Championship

"That was the turning point of the entire game. Getting out of that with only one run was huge for us."

-Dennis Hulse, Head Coach

Sectional Championship Trophy

State Championship Trophy

Dennis Hulse named NJ.com Coach of the Year 2019

Nine years ago, when there was an opening for a head baseball coach at St. Mary High School in Rutherford, athletic director Matt Stone sought the right man for the job.  Dennis Hulse, a three-sport star in football, basketball and baseball for the Gaels, was one of the candidates. At the time, Hulse had been a New York City police officer for 10 years.

SMHS beats Gloucester Catholic to win the NJSIAA Non-Public B baseball championship

Somehow, it just didn’t seem like a fair fight.

Gloucester Catholic had a starting pitcher going to North Carolina, a No. 4 hitter going to Florida State and a championship history with a record 19 group titles.

St. Mary had a bulldog right-hander named Kenny Quijano.

Ring ceremony presentation

Ring ceremony gallery