Varsity Football - Boys
Since its inception in 2005, the Pingree football team has developed a strong tradition as a perennial contender in the Evergreen League. The Highlanders were NEPSAC Bowl Champions in 2009 and 2010 and were NEPSAC runners up in 2011, 2015 and 2018.
Our offense is a multiple pro style offense, the foundation of which is a strong running game that uses zone, power and iso schemes. We teach our lineman to be proficient in multiple run/pass techniques that prepare them for the college level. We also utilize multiple backfield sets and a drop back passing game from 3 and 4 wide receivers formations. Our game plan varies from week to week, based on the abilities of our skill positions and the match-up versus opposing defenses.
On defense, we run a 4-3 defense with emphasis on group tackling and disciplined positional play. Above all, we continue to stress the importance of team play both on and off the field, which fits the philosophy honored by all of Pingree’s athletics programs. You can follow along on Twitter for updates year-round.
Pingree Alumni Collegiate Athletes:
Zeke Ebieshuwa '17, Occidental College
Jackson Latimer '17, St. Anselm College
Kole Lentini '17, University of New England
Justin Assad '16, Assumption College
Griffin Beal '16, Union College
Hunter Jacques '16, Mass Maritime Academy
Alex Kachou '16, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Nino Leone '16, UConn
Danya Smith '16, Colby College
Jack VanTuyl '16, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Erik Fyrer '15, Hamilton College
Kevin Moyette '15, Colby College
Kyle Lentini '14, Stonehill College
Johnny Spears '14, Trinity College
Nick Anntenuci ’13, Merrimack College
Hossam Hamdan '13, Bowdoin College
Jerome Cappadona ’13, Hobart College
Hank Martin '13, Hartwick College
Kenny Adinkra ’12, Amherst College
Brendan Oliver ’11, Trinity College
Brandon Parker ’11, Bentley University
Kyle Jamerson ’11, Assumption College
Chris Muise '11 Alegheny College
Ehab Hamdan '10, WPI
Derek Pratt ’09, University of Maine
Patrick George ’09, Bates College
Carlos O’Donnell ’08, Endicott College
Will Taft ’08, Bates College
Jason Kramer ’08, Hamilton College
Head Coach: Mike Flynn
Coach Flynn played football at Cathedral High School in Springfield, MA, the University of Maine and most notably for ten years on the Baltimore Ravens. Mike has coaches youth and high school football through NFL-sponsored football clinics. Since playing professional football, he has been an on air personality for 98.5 "The Sports Hub" as well as NBC Sports, providing commentary on sports topics.
Paul Swaim - Defensive Coordinator
Paul joined the Pingree staff in 2009. Before that he coached at Endicott College for three years and prior to that was the Head Coach at Georgetown Middle/High School from 2003-2005. He won a league title at Georgetown in 2005 and while at Endicott, the Gulls finished in the top 10 Division 3 New England rankings. Paul has been coaching football since 1985. He is a graduate of Peabody High School and Boston University and his favorite team, other than Pingree, is the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
Rob Van Tuyl - Special Teams/Offensive Line
Robert has been with the Highlanders football team since its inception in 2005. Currently Robert works with the offensive and defensive line and is the special teams coordinator. Prior to coaching football at Pingree Robert coached as an assistant coach in Miami, FL. Robert is the head of the science department and coaches the varsity alpine ski team.
Mike Wilmot - Defensive Backs/Receivers
Mike Wilmot joined the Pingree athletics staff in 2010 and has worked with both the football and baseball programs. He has been impressed with both the level of play and the quality sportsmanship of the Pingree athletics program specifically, as well as the EIL and Evergreen League in general. Before joining the Highlanders, Coach Wilmot worked as the head coach of JV baseball and defensive coordinator of the JV football squad at Cushing Academy. In his previous athletic career, Coach Wilmot enjoyed playing baseball, football, and rugby.
Andy Williamson - Defensive Line/Offensive Line
Andy joined the Pingree athletics staff in 2012 and graduated from Endicott College in 2010. While at Endicott, he played for the same Gulls football team that featured current Pingree coach Paul Swaim on its coaching staff. Before Endicott, Andy completed a post graduate year at Bridgton Academy after playing at Brunswick High School in Brunswick, ME from 2001-2004.
Marty Cooke - Running Backs/Tight End
Marty joined the Pingree Football coaching staff in 2018 as the RB/TE coach. Marty has been the commissioner of the Hamilton Wenham Generals youth football program for the last few years and has been coaching youth football for 10 years. He is also the director of development with New England Football and is USA Football certified. Marty is a graduate of Northeastern University and Bishop Fenwick high school.
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