April 28, 2015 |
WHEN IT CAME to feminine beauty, Lori Rodville was the one to see. Lori was a successful model for many years, but she also was an expert milliner, turning out classic head adornments, as well as a teacher of models, an expert on makeup and a bridal coordinator who made sure weddings went off with style and verve. She organized fashion shows to let her models strut their stuff in public, and was a commentator on television fashion shows. She brought to all her activities a flair for the dramatic and a zest for life lived to its fullest.
March 21, 2015 |
A month after stepping down as La Salle's head football coach, Drew Gordon has decided to return to the sideline. Gordon has accepted the position of offensive coordinator at nearby Bishop McDevitt, where he was a standout quarterback in the late 1960s. "It's something that I had a lot of interest in because it's close to home, I played there, I've known [head coach] Pat Manzi for a long time, and I'm friendly with [president] Steve Finley," he said. "I'm excited about the challenge.
January 10, 2015 |
Considering the success Bob Shoop enjoyed in his first season as Penn State's defensive coordinator, it seemed only natural that a program with deep pockets, such as Louisiana State, would reach out and try to persuade him to go south. Shoop said he was "flattered" by the attention, but he decided Wednesday night that he would stay at Penn State, and informed his followers on Twitter. Fox Sports reported Thursday that Shoop, who is originally from Oakmont, Pa., a suburb of Pittsburgh, had a good incentive for staying - a new three-year deal worth about $1 million annually.
January 7, 2015 |
The Buffalo Bills requested permission Monday to interview Eagles offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur for their head coaching vacancy, an NFL source said. Shurmur interviewed with the Raiders on Friday. Of the six head coaching openings - the 49ers, Bears, Falcons and New York Jets have the others - he now has been linked to two. Shurmur, 49, compiled a 9-23 record in two seasons (2011-12) as head coach of the Browns. He was fired after an ownership change. He started his NFL coaching career as an assistant with the Eagles and has spent the last two seasons as coordinator under coach Chip Kelly.
December 31, 2014 |
Chip Kelly said that Bill Davis would return next season for a third year as the Eagles defensive coordinator. "I thought Billy did a really good job," Kelly said on Monday, a day after the 10-6 Eagles ended the season. "I thought our defense improved in a lot of categories. There's still things we need to clean up. " The first question of Kelly's news conference was about Davis. The Eagles coach, however, made it clear throughout the rest of the session that the team had yet to make final evaluations on the 2014 season.
December 17, 2014 |
STATE COLLEGE - It happens all the time: A defensive, offensive or special-teams coordinator molds a consistent, standout unit, which sometimes carries a team to success. That not only garners the respective group attention, but also the coach that's mentoring. In Penn State's case, that's defensive coordinator and safeties coach Bob Shoop. With his first regular season at Penn State in the books, Shoop has made a name for himself. A lot falls on the players' performances, but the Nittany Lions were top-10 in scoring defense and allowed the fewest rushing yards per game, and Shoop - who was nominated last month for the Broyles Award for the nation's best assistant - deserves some credit.
December 15, 2014 |
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - The frustration over the inability of the Penn State offense to move the football consistently bubbled over on the sideline at times this season, with quarterback Christian Hackenberg and offensive coordinator John Donovan at the center of the discord. It was particularly evident during the Nov. 1 game against Maryland, a 20-19 loss, when Hackenberg appeared to have animated discussions with Donovan. Head coach James Franklin said a few days later he felt there were areas that his sophomore leader "can handle better.
October 27, 2014 |
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Penn State offensive coordinator John Donovan usually likes to call plays from his booth in the press box, but he spent Saturday night on the home sideline at Beaver Stadium to help quarterback Christian Hackenberg. Nittany Lions coach James Franklin said this past week that Donovan would return to the booth on Saturday, after being on the sideline two weeks ago at Michigan. But after meetings on Wednesday, the decision was made to keep Donovan on the sideline.
October 14, 2014 |
As Clayton Gonzalez makes his way through the hallways at Veterans Memorial Family School, he stops every few minutes to ask a student, "You all right?" He checks in with a 7-year-old new to the K-8 Camden school who was bummed out to learn it had no soccer program, then stops by the cafeteria and talks with a boy sitting alone at lunch. Earlier in the day, he visited the home of a family who had just lost its patriarch to a car accident, and then went to help a father translate court documents into Spanish.
October 8, 2014
T HE PHILLIES announced the hiring of Rafael Chaves as the minor league pitching coordinator yesterday. Chaves, 46, was the Los Angeles Dodgers' minor league coordinator from 2009 to 2013 before spending the past season as a player personnel special assistant with the Dodgers. "We are extremely excited to add Rafael to our staff," Phillies director of player development Joe Jordan said. "He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience and is one of the most respected names in our business when it comes to developing pitchers.