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GLOUCESTER CITY N.J. Ziggy Zearfoss has coached the Mustangs since 1988 but has been around the program his whole life. He grew up in a Mustangs family. He played for Billy Flynn as a youth.
His brothers played, and oldest brother Jimmy helped start the Pintos. His mother Betty Dobleman ran the Mustangs cheerleaders for years. His son Chad played and two daughters Lisa and Jenna cheered for the Mustangs. His wife Kathy helped run the snack stand for years.
It's safe to say the Mustangs have always been a big part of his life. He took a couple years off after being diagnosed with throat cancer in 2008. In 2011, he found himself back in the fields watching his grandson play. It was only a matter of time before he returned to the sidelines. In 2013, he joined the 80-pound staff and it was once again a family affair for Zearfoss and his Mustangs. He, alongside his son, grandson and a great group of kids, helped lead the Mustangs to back to back 11-0 seasons and league championships.
Chad Zearfoss said, "My dad has always been a role model to me. He's had a huge impact on a lot of people's lives. I can't go to a sporting event in South Jersey without someone knowing my dad from football or softball. I know my grandmom and Uncle Jimmy would be proud of the service he's given to the Mustangs and our community."