|Coach Sam Alvaro
Sam Alvaro took over the head coach position of the football team in 2002. He was previously the assistant varsity coach and the head junior high coach. A 1991 alumnus of Notre Dame, Alvaro was a stand-out athlete in football, basketball, and baseball. He received all-state, all-conference, and all-county honors in football and baseball, along with basketball all-county recognition.
Upon graduation from NDHS Alvaro continued his athletic career playing baseball at Marshall and Garrett County College. He was also the head baseball coach at Notre Dame for three years where he took the team to the state championship tournament and won two Catholic state tournaments.
Alvaro has taken the football team to the state play-offs in four of the years he has been coaching. Before he took over the team, Notre Dame had not made the play-offs since 1980. Alvaro is the owner/manager of Tony’s 5-Star Muffler in Clarksburg.