Al Mailahn could have made his debut as Woodbury's new football coach against any Colonial Conference foe.
Fittingly, he'll bring the Thundering Herd into Haddon Heights for Saturday's season opener for both teams.
"The kids have been razzing me pretty good," Mailahn said of the Haddon Heights students.
Mailahn has been teaching health and physical education at Haddon Heights since 1994. He also is a senior-class adviser.
He also was the Garnets' head football coach from 1993 to 2005.
"Lot of connections," Mailahn said.
Mailahn joined Zack Valentine's staff at Woodbury in 2006. He was an assistant for the Thundering Herd for seven years and took over the program after Valentine resigned following the 2012 season.