Archive for the ‘Football’ Category

RYAN O’HALLORAN, The Florida Times-Union (TNS)Pat Flaherty

New Jacksonville Jaguars football boss Tom Coughlin began putting his stamp on the coaching staff this weekend with the hiring of offensive line coach Pat Flaherty.

Flaherty, a Delone Catholic High School graduate, was a Coughlin assistant for 12 years with the New York Giants.

Flaherty was a standout center at East Stroudsburg and started his major college coaching career as a graduate assistant at Penn State, helping the Nittany Lions to the 1982 national title.

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, 505-5446/@ydsportsRandy Edsall, Milton Porter

Susquehannock High School graduate Randy Edsall returned as the head football coach at UConn less than three weeks ago.

To call the intervening time period “eventful” would be a classic understatement. “Tumultuous” might be a better word.

In fact, hardly a day has gone by without the new Edsall Era in Storrs creating a new attention-grabbing headline — some good, some bad and some just intriguing.

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MARK WOGENRICH, (Allentown) Morning Call (TNS)Big 33

Following years of financial struggles and the death of its executive director in December, the Big 33 Scholarship Foundation announced Wednesday that it will dissolve after nearly 60 years.

However, the organization’s signature event, the annual Big 33 high school football all-star game, will continue under new leadership. A number of York County players have participated in the Big 33 contest over the decades.

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, 505-5402/@P_Stroheckerfball media day

The first head football coaching vacancy of the offseason in the York-Adams League apparently belongs to South Western.

On Monday night, Damian Poalucci confirmed to The York Dispatch that he resigned as head coach of the Mustangs on Monday morning and informed his players of his decision after school.

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JEFF JACOBS, The Hartford Courant (TNS)Randy Edsall

When Randy Edsall steps to the podium Friday, the first three meaningful words out of his mouth must be, “I am sorry.”

UConn football fans deserve to hear those three words. The former UConn players who were in that locker room in Arizona following the 2010 season’s Fiesta Bowl loss deserve to hear them.

So, too, do the players Edsall is inheriting.

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, 505-5446/@ydsportsEdsall

Susquehannock High School graduate Randy Edsall will return to his football coaching roots.

University of Connecticut athletic director David Benedict announced Wednesday that Edsall will become the head football coach of the Huskies for the second time in his career.

Edsall was previously the Huskies’ head coach from 1999 through 2010.

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, 505-5446/@ydsportsCammile Adams, Hali Flickinger

The calendar is about to close on the 2016 York County sports year.

It was 12 months that none of us are likely to forget anytime soon.

There were mesmerizing moments of inspirational triumph, along with excruciating events of unspeakable tragedy.

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