Eric Hamilton Class of 1971
Eric Hamilton graduated from Bordentown Regional High School in 1971. While at Bordentown Regional High School, he earned “all area and all league” honors as an offensive center in addition to participating in track and field.
In 1975, Mr. Hamilton graduated from Trenton State College with a bachelor of science degree in industrial arts. While playing football at TSC, he earned the “all conference” award three times. As team captain in 1974, he capped his playing career with an “All American? Berth (Kodak, Associated Press, United Press International).
Upon graduation, Mr. Hamilton joined Trenton State College’sx football staff as a graduate assistant. He moved up to assistant coach in 1976. During this time, he was earning a master of education degree in student personnel services.
In 1977, Trenton State College made perhaps its most daring coaching assignment ever in the selection of Mr. Hamilton, twenty-four years of age, as its head coach. At that time, Mr. Hamilton was the youngest collegiate head coach in the country.
Since then, Mr. Hamilton has become Trenton State College’s most successful head football coach. He has completed more than thirteen seasons with the Lions, making him the “dean” among New Jersey Athletic Conference pilots.
His accomplishments have not gone unnoticed as he has twice been selected “Coach of the Year” by the N.J. College Football Writers Association and as New Jersey Athletic Conference “coach of the year” by the conference coaches.
He has been honored for his community service. Mr. Hamilton is also director of Trenton State College’s highly successful camp program for youth. He is married and the father of three beautiful children.