C.J. Szydlik is expected to be hired as Upper Moreland's new head football coach, pending school board approval Tuesday, according to sources.
Szydlik, 41, previously was in charge at Neumann-Goretti (2011-13) and Jenkintown (2010). He was the defensive coordinator at Council Rock North under Matt McHugh last season.
Szydlik's father, Chalie, is Neumann-Goretti's athletic director and was head football coach at Neumann-Goretti (2014) and the now-closed North Catholic (2004-09). C.J. Szydlik served as an assistant at both schools.
The younger Szydlik will replace Adam Beach, who guided Upper Moreland from 2005-10 and again from 2013-17.
Upper Moreland went 10-2 last season, captured the Suburban One League American Conference title with a 6-0 mark, and reached the second round of the PIAA District 1 Class 5A playoffs.
The Golden Bears will return first-team all-conference running back Caleb Mead, who rushed for 1,367 yards and 17 touchdowns last year.