Sunday, April 26, 2015

Football: Thumbnail Sketch of Germantown Academy

Germantown Academy

Football: Thumbnail Sketch of Germantown Academy

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New GA coach Matt Dence, a 1994 graduate of Father Judge, previously coached at Georgetown.

Germantown Academy

Coach: Matt Dence, first year.

Last season: 3-6 overall, 0-5 Inter-Ac league.

Offense: Spread.

Defense: Multiple.

Top performers: Rob Gorman, RB-LB, 5-11, 215; Lou Stevens, TE-LB, 6-1, 220; Joe Taylor, WR-DB, 5-10, 180; Cullen Doyle, OL-DL, 6-5, 270; Hayes Nolte, QB, 6-4, 210; Kyle Donahue, WR-DB, 6-0, 185; Clifford David, TE-LB, 6-0, 190; John Dean, OL-DL, 6-3, 260; Patrick Cawley, OL/LB, 6-0, 200.

Matt Dence: "Our goal is to win the day every day. If you start looking down the line too early, you don't accomplish what you need to accomplish."

Notes: Gorman, a high-level student, is hearing from Ivy and NESCAC programs; Princeton has inquired about Stevens. Dence's assistants include OL/DL coach Greg Isdaner (Episcopal Academy, West Virginia), who was part of the Eagles training camp in 2010; former Morrisville boss Jim Gober (defensive coordinator), and ex-GA standout Tyler Stampone (WRs, DBs), the school's baseball coach; Dence, who played at Father Judge, last coached at Valley Forge Military Academy.


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