May 13, 2015 |
IT WAS every Sunday, Curtis Bunche said. Bunche and his son, Malcolm, would - like thousands of other Eagles fans - sit in front of the television and watch their beloved team. Malcolm loved watching Eagles greats like Tra Thomas, Brian Dawkins and Hugh Douglas. "A few times we did go to the game," Curtis Bunche said. "But we enjoyed it more so at home in front of the television than actually sitting in the stadium. That was every Sunday his entire life, really, growing up. " Now, Malcolm has a chance to wear an Eagles helmet on Sundays.
February 19, 2015 |
Neshaminy hired Steven Wilmot as its head football coach. Wilmot has been an assistant at the school for 20 years, serving as offensive line coach, offensive coordinator, and assistant head coach. He replaces Mike Frederick, who stepped down last month after one season. Wilmot grew up in Flourtown and played football at Springfield (Montco) and Lock Haven University. He is also a biology teacher at Neshaminy. email@example.com
February 12, 1998 |
The finalists for the Eagles' final coaching slots are in. League sources say that Indiana University special teams coach John Harbaugh and Clemson's Richard Bisaccia are vying for the team's vacant special teams coaching slot, held last year by Joe Wessel. Michigan State offensive line coach Jim Bollman is considered the favorite for the Birds' vacant tight ends coaching position. Harbaugh, 35, who also coaches defensive backs, appears to be the favorite for the special teams job. He interviewed with Eagles head coach Ray Rhodes Saturday at the draft combine in Indianapolis.
April 29, 1992 |
Joe Gallagher, a former assistant coach at St. James, Cardinal O'Hara and Conestoga, yesterday accepted the head football coaching position at Haverford High. Gallagher, who had been the offensive-line coach at Williamson Trade School for the last two years, replaced Jack O'Donnell. O'Donnell stepped down at the beginning of the year. Gallagher, a 1973 graduate of St. James, was a senior on an undefeated Catholic League championship team at the school. He then attended the University of Tennessee, where he started at linebacker, at defensive tackle and, for his final two years, at guard.
January 17, 2013
The Chicago Bears hired Montreal Alouettes coach Marc Trestman on Wednesday to replace the fired Lovie Smith and gave him two basic tasks - fix the offense and lead the team to the playoffs on a consistent basis. How he meshes with quarterback Jay Cutler could go a long way toward determining his success. It's the first head coaching job in the NFL for Trestman, a longtime assistant in the league who spent the last five seasons coaching the CFL's Alouettes and led them to two Grey Cup titles.
January 3, 2013
Matt Rhule, Temple's new football coach, may have hired another assistant coach for his staff. Allen Mogridge, the Central Florida tight-ends and special-teams coach, is the latest addition, according to multiple reports. Neither Rhule nor Temple has confirmed the report. For now, Mogridge is listed as an offensive assistant. OwlScoop.com is reporting that Mogridge could become either the offensive line coach or running backs coach. Temple running backs coach Tyree Foreman is interviewing for that position at Virginia.
September 25, 1988 |
North Catholic offensive coordinator Bill Connolly died last night of an apparent heart attack he suffered in the locker room during halftime of the Falcons' game against Bishop Egan. Connolly, 50, was rushed to Lower Bucks Hospital in Bristol Township, where he was pronounced dead about an hour after he was stricken. The game at Truman High in Bristol Township between the Catholic League North teams was suspended with Egan holding a 7-3 lead. "As far as I'm concerned, the game is over and they win," North Catholic head coach Bill Saybolt said soon after the game was suspended.
September 11, 2008 |
Funeral services for Bruce Stansbury, a well-liked football coach at Council Rock South, were held yesterday at Newtown Presbyterian Church. Burial was in Newtown Cemetery. Mr. Stansbury, 51, died Friday from an apparent heart attack after Council Rock South's 35-14 nonleague victory against host Central Bucks East. Mr. Stansbury, of Holland, served the Golden Hawks as an offensive line coach. He taught special-education classes at the school. Previously, he coached and taught at the old Council Rock.
February 3, 2011 |
Jim Johnson, the great defensive innovator and coordinator for the Eagles, was a quarterback in college and, briefly, a tight end in professional football. He started his coaching career as the head coach at Missouri Southern and, when the time came to move up the ladder a little bit, the job he found was on the other side of the ball, as defensive coordinator for Drake University in 1969. Once there, he never crossed the line of scrimmage again. The point of that dusty story is obvious.
December 19, 2012 |
Jake Pisarcik has never been to the West Coast, never been farther west than Indianapolis. But on Tuesday night, he made plans to cross the continent and play for one of the nation's best college football programs. The Shawnee senior offensive lineman made a commitment to attend Oregon on a football scholarship. "When they called, I was like, 'Wow,' " said Pisarcik, a 6-foot-4, 280-pounder who is the son of former NFL quarterback Joe Pisarcik. "I couldn't believe it. " Jake Pisarcik said he sent a tape of his highlights to Oregon, and a number of other schools, in late October.