Born in Scoglitti, Sicily in 1938, Gaetano Susino brought his love for soccer to America when he moved to the U.S.A. With his mother and sisters at 16-years old.
After joining the U.S. Army in 1960 and honorably serving for two years, Gaetano’s passion for soccer changed his life two years later.
That’s when he founded the Scoglitti Soccer Club which has become one of the most successful in the history of New Jersey amateur soccer.
Since he founded Scoglitti, Gaetano served in every capacity – including coach and general manager. Under his leadership, Scoglitti became a symbol of success in the Garden State, winning numberous championships and awards.
That success led to Gaetano Susino becoming Game Chairman for the Schaefer League and the Italian American Soccer League.
The pinnacle of Gaetano’s soccer experience in America came in 2004 when he realized his longtime dream and took his Scoglitti SC team to Sicily where it competed in several tournaments against some of the finest professional and semi-pro teams in the reagion.
After 49 years contributing to the growth of amateur soccer in New Jersey, Gaetano is certainly a worth inductee to the NJSA Hall of Fame as a coach.
Gaetano and his wife have two children – Sandy and John – and three grandchildren – John David, Sophia and Ralph – who have watched their proud grandfather become of the most respected men in New Jersey amateur soccer and the newest NJSA Hall of Fame Administrator.