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Head Coach Murphy
 
Name:Michael Murphy
Title:HeadCoach
Team:Varsity
Email:Not available without sign-in.
Years
Coaching:
15
College(s):East Stroudsburg University - M.Ed '96, B.A. '93
Specialties:Director of the Football Program
Offensive Coordinator
Summary:

The Haverford School   2005 - Present
Associate Athletic Director
Director of the Football Program / Head Varsity Football Coach

In 2005 Coach Murphy was named the 14th Head Coach in the history of The Haverford School Football. A graduate of East Stroudsburg University (BA '93  M.Ed '96) and Quakertown High School '89, the 2014 season will be his tenth as the head coach of the Fords. Coach Murphy is married and has 2 children.

Since taking over the Haverford program, Murphy has compiled a 47-49-0 overall record and a 25-19-0 Inter-Ac record. His 25league wins in 9 seasons are more than the total league wins from the 25 seasons prior to his arrival. The 2009 season was one of the best in school history, with the Fords compiling 8 wins and finishing tied for the Inter-Ac Championship, their first since 1971. 2010 saw one of the most remarkable turnarounds in school and league history. After starting 0-6 against a tough non-league schedule, the Fords finished the season 5-0, winning all of their league games and capturing Haverford's first outright Inter-Ac title in 39 years. In 2012 he again led the Fords to the championship game undefeated in the I-Ac, coming up just short of the crown in the final game. 2013 saw another share of the I-Ac Title for the Fords, their third in his tenure.
He has produced 41 All Inter-Ac selections and 6 AA All State selections. Under his leadership the program has grown from 37 players in grades 9-12, to close to 75 players that will compete in 2014. In 2012 Haverford was one of the top schools in the area in producing DI recruits (5 total). During the 2014 season, 11 of his former players will compete at the collegiate level. 


Prior to joining The Haverford School in 2005, Murphy taught and coached at The Episcopal Academy for 8 years. He was a member of the Varsity Football coaching staff for 5 years as the Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks coach. At EA he helped lead EA to a share of the Inter-Ac title in 2004, their first in 21 years, and QB Brian FitzPatrick was named City Player of the Year.

Coach Bailey
 
Name:Isaac Bailey
Title:Backfield
Team:Varsity
Email:Not available without sign-in.
Years
Coaching:
2
College(s):Junior at Villanova University
Coach Conboy
 
Name:Matthew Conboy
Title:DefensiveLineCoach
Team:Varsity
Email:Not available without sign-in.
Years
Coaching:
9
College(s):University of Delaware B.S., A.B.M 83'
Specialties:Defensive and Offensive Line
Summary:
Coach Conboy enters his fourth season as the Defensive Line Coach in 2011. Coach Conboy is a native of Drexel Hill, PA. One of five children of James P. Conboy, Sr. a decorated WWII Veteran. He was a 3 sport athlete at Upper Darby High School and a member of the graduating class of 1979. He matriculated to the University of Delaware, where he was a four year member of football teams that were perennial Lambert Cup contenders, and Division II National Champions in 1979. Previously he coached at St. Bernadettes CYO, the final 3 as Defensive Coordinator. He coached in the CYO Blue/Gold game for 3 years. Conboy is married with 3 children. He is a self-employed HVAC contractor and real estate investor.
Coach Creed
 
Name:James Creed
Title:Varsity Linebackers Coach
Team:Varsity
Email:Not available without sign-in.
Years
Coaching:
6
College(s):Trinity College, CT ~ B.A. Political Science
Awards:First Team All NESCAC, First Team All ECAC, First Team All New England, New England All Star.
Summary:
Coach Creed enters his sixth year as a coach for the Fords in 2014.  He will return to the Defensive Line after a successful four years as the Inside Linebackers coach. 

Creed graduated from Episcopal Academy in 2000.  He served as co-captain during his senior year. 

Creed went on to attended Trinity College where he played both Football and Lacrosse.  He was a four year starter at defensive end for the Bantams, and served as co-captain of the lacrosse team in his senior season.  He helped lead the Bantam football team to an undefeated season in 2003 and a #1 defensive ranking nationally.  In his senior season Creed broke the 22 year old College Career Sack Record finishing with 24 for his career.  Creed graduated from Trinity in 2004.

Coach Creed has worked in Commercial Real Estate for the past nine years and currently resides in Valley Forge (PA) with his wife.

Coach Martin
 
Name:Brian Martin
Title:DefensiveCoordinator
Team:Varsity
Email:Not available without sign-in.
Years
Coaching:
8
College(s):Wesley College
Summary:
Brian Martin grew up in Ridley Park, PA where he started playing football at the age of eight. A graduate of St. James High School, he played football, indoor track, and baseball. Martin continued his education and football career at Wesley College in Delaware. After graduating from Wesley,  he taught Special Education in Maryland for three years. Martin returned to Ridley Park where he taught at Ridley HS for 3 years and coached the Freshman football team. Martin joined the faculty of The Haverford School in 2003, teaching Physical Education and Health in the Middle School. At The Haverford School he has been the varsity defensive coordinator for five years. Under his leadership, the defense has become one of the top units in the Inter-Ac League. In the 2010 championship 5-0 run, the defense was the backbone of the team. His defenses have been known for their ability to take away the football and put points on the board for the Fords. He has coached both football and lacrosse during his time at HS. He was previously the head coach of the middle school football team. Other coaching experience includes, upper school JV lacrosse for five years and upper school winter fitness for two years. Martin has a wife Diane and two children.
Coach Mills
 
Name:Zack Mills
Title:QuaterbacksCoach
Team:Varsity
Email:Not available without sign-in.
Years
Coaching:
5
College(s):Penn State University - B.S. Kinesiology '04
Awards:

All-time career total offense (7,796 yds) leader - Penn State Univ.
Tied for career passing TD's (41) and 200 yd games (16) - Penn State Univ.

Summary:
Coach Mills is a 2000 graduate of Urbana High School, Frederick County Maryland, where he led the team to two consecutive 2A state championships and undefeated seasons. While there he passed for 5,638 yards and 59 touchdowns, both MD state records at the time. Mills matriculated to Penn State University where he was a 3 year starter for coach Joe Paterno. He holds many Penn State records. His 7,796 yards of total offense is a school record, and his 41 career TD passes and 16 career 200 yd passing games both tie school marks. Mills graduated from PSU in 2004 with a Degree in Kinesiology. Coach Mills spent the 2004 Pre-season in the NFL camp of the Washington Redskins. Mills is currently a Manufactures Representative for a Sales Rep Agency.
Coach Nassib
 
Name:Joseph Nassib
Title:SpecialTeamsCoordinator/LinebackersCoach
Team:Varsity
Email:Not available without sign-in.
Years
Coaching:
9
College(s):University of Delaware, Villanova University, B.A. '85 
St.Joseph's University, M.B.A. '90
Summary:
Coach Joe Nassib was born and raised in Havertown, PA. He attended St. Aloysius Academy in Bryn Mawr, then Malvern Prep, where he was a member of three consecutive Inter-Ac championship football teams. After graduating from Malvern, he attended and played football at the University of Delaware prior to his graduation from Villanova University with a degree in Business Administration. Nassib attended Graduate School at St. Joseph's University, where he received an MBA in Finance. He is presently the President of J.G. Nascon Incorporated of Eddystone PA., a heavy highway/site work contractor. Nassib joined The Haverford School varsity football staff in 2006 as the defensive line coach. Prior to joining the Haverford staff, he was the heead football coach at his alma mater, St.Aloysius Academy.
Coach Richardson
 
Name:Donald Richardson
Title:DefensiveBacksCoach
Team:Varsity
Email:Not available without sign-in.
Years
Coaching:
10
College(s):Bloomsburg University, B.S. Business Management
Summary:
Coach Richardson is the Special Teams Coordinator and Defensive backs coach in his eighth season at HS.

Coach Richardson hails from the Philadelphia area where he was an All Public, All City inside linebacker for the Mastbaum A.V.T.S. After graduating from Mastbaum in 1994, Richardson went on to play defensive back for DII powerhouse Bloomsburg University. After graduating with a degree in Business Management in 1999, he returned to the Philadelphia Public Leauge where he coached linebackers and served as the defensive coordinator at his alma mater for four years. In 2005, Richardson joined the staff at The Haverford School as the defensive backs coach. Coach Richardson has a seven year old daughter, Dallas.
Coach Rosko
 
Name:Matt Rosko
Title:StrengthandConditioningcoach
Team:Varsity
Email:Not available without sign-in.
Years
Coaching:
6
College(s):Eastern University, B.S. Biokinetics
Specialties:B.S Biokinetics
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
USAW Club Coach
AFPA Nutrition Certification
CPR/AED Certified
Awards:3
Summary:

 

Coach Rosko is entering his 7th year as the Strength and Conditioning coach of the Fords. In addition to working with the Fords’ football team, he serves as the strength and conditioning coach for all sports at Haverford School. Rosko attended Eastern University, where he earned his B.S. in Biokinetics in 2003 and played four years of collegiate basketball. He also earned his M.Ed from Eastern in 2012, while serving as the strength and conditioning for Eastern's Men's Basketball. Rosko has previously served as a Strength and Conditioning Coach at Villanova University, where he assisted with football and worked directly with Track/Field, Volleyball, Tennis and Crew. Previous to Villanova he served as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Iona College. Before his time working at Iona College, Rosko was also an assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at Saint Joseph’s University (PA) for Men’s and Women’s Basketball. In his 1st year with SJU Men’s team, the team went 27-0 and to the Elite 8 of NCAA tournament, with a #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. He was responsible for assisting Saint Joe's year around workouts for men's and women's basketball. Rosko helped plan, design, and implement all plyometric, agility, and sport specific training.  Rosko has trained alongside Jim Schmitz, former USA Olympic Team weightlifting coach for the, 1980, 1988, and 1992 Olympics. He specialized in teaching Olympic weight lifting movements and program design to performance athletes of multiple sports, including football. Coach Rosko was born and raised in Aldan, PA and currently resides in Havertown with his wife Nicole.

 


 

 

 

Coach Trocano
 
Name:Tom Trocano
Title:OffensiveLineCoach
Team:Varsity
Email:Not available without sign-in.
Years
Coaching:
14
College(s):Yale University, B.S.-Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry
Wake Forrest University, MA.Ed
Specialties: 
Awards: 
Summary:
Coach Trocano was born and raised in Cleveland Ohio. He holds an MA.Ed from Wake Forrest University, and a B.S. in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale University. He is currently Chair of the Science Department and a science instructor at The Haverford School (2005-present). Prior to his arrival at The Haverford School, he was the Dean of Science and an Instructor of chemistry at The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics(1997-2004). Trocano played football at Charles F. Brush High School in Lyndhurst, OH (where he was named to the All-Greater Cleveland Conference Team in 1979), and at Yale University. He has coached football at Case Western Reserve University (graduate assistant), Duke University (club team), Kempsville High School, VA and West Forsyth High School, Clemmons, NC. Trocano joined The Haverford School varsity football staff as an offensive line coach in 2005.
Coach Venuti
 
Name:Stephen Venuti
Title:TightEndsCoach/FreshmanCoach
Team:Varsity
Email:Not available without sign-in.
Years
Coaching:
10
Summary:
Coach Venuti enters his third year with the Fords varsity program. He spent  two years as Head Coach of the seventh grade team prior to joining the varsity staff. Coach Venuti will work with the Tight Ends at the Varsity level and assist with the  Freshman team. Prior to coaching at The Haverford School, Venuti was a coach in the Marple Tigers organization of the Bert Bell League.
Coach Wright
 
Name:Jay Wright
Title:WideReceiversCoach
Team:Varsity
Email:Not available without sign-in.
Years
Coaching:
10
College(s):Trinity College
Specialties:Wide Receivers
Summary:
Jay Wright, a lifer of The Haverford School, began playing football for the Fords in the seventh grade. Wright continued to play for The Haverford School until his graduation in 1996. As a WR/DB, Wright received all Inter-Ac league honors and was named team captain his senior year. After graduating from Haverford, Wright went on to play football and run track at Trinity College in Hartford Connecticut. Upon graduation from Trinity College in 2000, Wright returned to his alma mater, becoming a Health and Physical Education teacher. Wright has coached football at Haverford since his return, starting as a middle school coach prior to becoming a member of the varsity staff. Wright  is also the head coach of the Indoor Track team at Haverford.

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