Zack Valentine

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Zack Valentine
Born: (1957-05-29) May 29, 1957 (age 60)
Edenton, North Carolina
Career information
Position(s) Linebacker
College East Carolina University
NFL draft 1979 / Round: 2
Career history
As player
1979–1981 Pittsburgh Steelers
1982 Philadelphia Eagles

Zack Valentine (born May 29, 1957 in Edenton, North Carolina) is a former professional American football player who played linebacker for four seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles. As a rookie, he won a Super Bowl ring with the Steelers in Super Bowl XIV over the Los Angeles Rams. Valentine played his prep years at John A. Holmes High School in Edenton.

He had been head coach of Woodbury High School's football team, located in Woodbury, New Jersey, from 2002 until his retirement following the 2012 season. Valentine had a record of 82-37 at Woodbury, recording the second most wins by a head coach, and won three state sectional titles.[1] He lives in Logan Township. Chris Pressley, a player for the Cincinnati Bengals, played for Valentine from 2000–2003.


  1. ^ Chappelear, Scott. "Zack Valentine steps down as Woodbury football coach after 11 years", South Jersey Times, January 29, 2013. Accessed September 28, 2017. "The Thundering Herd head football coach told his team at the program's year-end banquet Monday night, but had known for some time that this would be his final season. He led the team to a 10-2 record in 2012 and its third South Jersey Group I final during his tenure. Valentine leaves as the second-winningest coach in program history with an 82-37 record, two wins behind Jim Boyd, the previous head coach and the man who recommended him for the job when he stepped aside in 2002."

His cousin Derrick Valentine coached Vernon Davis in Washington, DC at MacFarland MS.