Friday, July 31, 2015

Former Eagle to coach Woodrow Wilson

Thomas Tapeh, who played fullback for three seasons with the Eagles, has been named the new head football coach at Woodrow Wilson in Camden.

Former Eagle to coach Woodrow Wilson

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Former Eagles fullback Thomas Tapeh will be taking over as the head football coach at Woodrow Wilson High. (Tom Mihalek/AP file photo)
Former Eagles fullback Thomas Tapeh will be taking over as the head football coach at Woodrow Wilson High. (Tom Mihalek/AP file photo)

Thomas Tapeh, who played fullback for three seasons with the Eagles, has been named the new head football coach at Woodrow Wilson in Camden.

The 32-year-old Tapeh replaced Chris Crowley, who resigned after the season.

“I’m very excited for this opportunity,” Tapeh said.

A 2004 fifth round draft choice of the Eagles from the University of Minnesota, Tapeh played for the Birds in 2004, 2006 and 2007. He missed the 2005 season due to a dislocated hip injury that he suffered late in the 2004 season.

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Tapeh appeared in two games for the Minnesota Vikings during his final NFL season in 2008.

He takes over a Wilson team that went 7-4 last season and won an opening round South Jersey Group 3 playoff game. The Tigers have suffered many key losses to graduation and Tapeh will inherit a relatively inexperienced team.

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