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March 28, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
John Steinmetz, a longtime La Salle assistant who stepped down last month as defensive coordinator, has returned as the head coach. He was announced Thursday as the successor to nine-year boss Drew Gordon. "I really wasn't away that long," he said. "I thought about it quite a bit after Drew stepped away, talked it over with my family, and decided to put my hat in the ring. " Steinmetz, 56, was an assistant at the school for 34 years. He coached under Gordon, Joe Colistra, and John "Tex" Flannery.
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March 27, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Frank Wilczynski knows all about the tradition of Overbrook football. He was part of it. Now, Wilczynski says his task is to remind his players of the Rams' rich history - and maybe to get them to create a legacy of their own. "I can't even put into words what this means to me," Wilczynski said Wednesday of being named Overbrook's new coach. Wilczynski replaces Wade Inge, who resigned after last season. Overbrook was 11-39 in five seasons under Inge. Wilczynski was an assistant coach for Overbrook last season.
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March 27, 2015 | Staff Report
LA SALLE HIGH School named John Steinmetz as its new head football coach yesterday. Steinmetz, who is a graduate of the Class of 1977, has been an assistant coach at the school for 35 years and served under all three of the former head coaches. Former head coach Drew Gordon stepped down on Feb. 10 after nine seasons (2006-2014). Steinmetz takes over a program that has reached the Catholic League championship game eight times in the last 9 years, winning six titles (2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012)
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March 26, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - Competition between public and non-public schools in football could all but cease in New Jersey under the conditions of a controversial proposal presented on Tuesday by the state's governing body for scholastic sports. A New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association committee formed to seek solutions to the growing rift between public and non-public schools is recommending the creation of a non-public football conference. The committee is recommending that "a split of the public and non-public schools - for football only - be presented to the general membership for a vote" in December.
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March 20, 2015 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Columnist
THE CROWD was long gone, the game long over, the gym quieter than a library. But there we were, my wife and I with our only daughter, the basketball star, sitting on a table while a trainer tried to determine whether a trip to the hospital was in order. She had banged her head again on the unforgiving planks of a high school gym, undercut by a smaller player no doubt encouraged by her coach to get in front of her and draw the charge. It rarely worked but was sometimes called anyway by referees who always seemed to me overly sympathetic to short kamikazes.
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March 19, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Two Temple football players facing aggravated assault charges were key contributors to the team's 6-6 finish last season. Dion Dawkins and Haason Reddick have been charged with aggravated assault, conspiracy, and related charges for their alleged involvement in an off-campus fight on Jan. 18. Temple has suspended both players from the football team. The team issued a statement on Monday and had no further comment on Tuesday. The two players are free on $10,000 bail pending a preliminary hearing on March 31. Neither player has a criminal record.
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March 15, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jamal Parker and Evan Powell both said the offer was kind of "random. " But neither player was complaining about his first NCAA Division I football scholarship offer. Parker, a junior all-purpose athlete at Camden Catholic, and Powell, a junior linebacker at Cherokee, both received offers this week from Army. Both players said they were contacted by Army assistant coach Orlando Mitjans. "I was very surprised," said Parker, who also was a standout point guard for the Camden Catholic basketball team this season.
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March 6, 2015 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
VILLANOVA'S football team, which went 11-3 and made it to the FCS quarterfinals, will open the 2015 season at FBS Connecticut on Sept. 3. It's the first meeting since 1999. The Wildcats will play at defending Patriot League champion Fordham the following week before getting three in a row - sandwiched around a bye - at home against Delaware, Penn and William & Mary. The Delaware game has traditionally been the finale, but due to a scheduling conflict it had to be moved. Their other home games are Oct. 31 against Maine and Nov. 14 against Richmond, which beat them down there by a point.
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March 6, 2015
SEPTEMBER 3   at Connecticut 12   at Fordham 19   Delaware 26   Penn OCTOBER 3   Bye 10   William and Mary 17   at Albany 24   at Towson 31   Maine NOVEMBER 7   at Rhode Island 14   Richmond 21   at James Madison
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March 4, 2015 | By Mike Kern, Daily News Staff Writer
TEMPLE'S MATT RHULE has added two assistants to his staff, and both have NFL connections. Frisman Jackson, a wideout who played six seasons with the Cleveland Browns (2002-06) and New York Jets (2007), is the new wide receivers coach. Glenn Thomas was hired to coach the quarterbacks after spending the last seven seasons on the Atlanta Falcons' sideline as an assistant coach. Former Owls QB Adam DiMichele, the WR coach last season, is now the director of player development. Tyree Foreman, the running backs coach since 2007, was not retained.
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