Jersey Express is not that good. Only reason why they advanced to bracket at World Series is because Coach C made sure they were in same pool as LI express along with 4 really bad teams. BBL, LE and Towermen would probably all beat Jersey Express pretty easily.
Coach C has nothing to do with the WS or Jersey express's bracket. Good try though.
You think it was coincidence? It is a known fact that the WS reaches out to program directors for feedback on the pools well before the event. That is not even a secret. Regardless, Jersey Express is probably the 4th best team in NJ at 2026. At best.
Giving feed back and "making sure" are 2 different things. He has no more influence over bracket setup than the other local coaches for the event. As far as you ranking them #4 in the state i'd say that makes them a pretty decent team. I wouldn't say "Jersey Express is not that good". Enjoy your weekend of ranking 8th grade teams.
Fair to say JE is downright terrible. At this age Towermen, BBL, LE, true are way better. Maybe patriot, riot, lakers are even or better. Any of the talent at 2026 or 2025 left last summer.