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Saturday, August 31, 2012 ~~ 6 p.m.
Tonight’s Game . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3 Team Statistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-13 Assistant Coaches. . . . . . . . 14, 16-17, 19 Support Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Academics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Sports Medicine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Strength & Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . 27 2013 Dukes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29-30, 32 JMU/nTelos Sports Network . . . . . . . . 35 CAA Update. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Game Rosters, Depth Charts . . . . 39-42 Upcoming JMU Sports Dates. . . . . . . . 43 Women’s Golf’s NCAA Trip . . . . . . . . . . 44 Stadium Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Athletics Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Athletics Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Athletic Affiliations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 JMU Duke Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54-57, 59 Athletics Information Services . . . . . 56 Wheel Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Marching Royal Dukes . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Bridgeforth Stadium/ Zane Showker Field . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Plecker Performance Center. . . . . . . . 62 Key Football Dates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 2004 National Title. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 JMU Football Hall of Fame. . . . . . . 68-69 JMU Hall Of Fame . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71-72 Athletic Facilities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74-75 Volleyball’s New Floor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 JMU & Opponent Results. . . . . . . . . . . 78 Finch To Host Softball Camp at JMU. . 79
Local Advertisers’ Index Allstate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Chili’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Coca-Cola. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Inside Front Cover Daniel’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Downtown Dining Alliance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Duke Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Early Cycle Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Farm Bureau Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . Back Cover Foxhill Townhomes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 JMU Alumni Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 JMU Athletics Social Media . . . . . . . . . . . . 33, 58
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Rockingham Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Signs USA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Southview Apartments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Spotswood Country Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Steven Toyota. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 University of Virginia Health System . . . . . . . . 10 Virginia Business Systems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Virginia Pork Board. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Virginia Sports Hall of Fame. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
TONIGHT’SXX GAME INFO It All Kicks Off Tonight:James Madison will open the 2013 season tonight, hosting Central Connecticut State of the Northeast Conference. This is the second time in the last three years the two teams have met to open the season, with the Dukes coming away with a 14-9 victory in the first game in renovated Bridgeforth Stadium in 2011.
Series: JMU leads 1-0 (last meeting - 2011: at JMU 14, CCSU 9) Stadium (Capacity/Surface): Bridgeforth Stadium (24,877/FieldTurf) Radio Coverage: WSVA 550AM (Harrisonburg) Flagship;WGH 1310AM (Hampton Roads), FOX 910AM (Roanoke),WREJ 1540AM (Richmond), ESPN 94.1 FM (Hampton Roads - Selected Broadcasts) Radio Announcers: Mike Schikman (Play-byPlay), Clint Estes (Color Video Stream: MadiZONE Announcers: Curt Dudley (Play-by-Play), Houston Stutz (Analyst))
Central Connecticut State Information
Location............................ New Britain, Conn. Enrollment............................................. 12,000 Nickname....................................... Blue Devils Colors......................................Blue and White President............................. Dr. John W. Miller Athletics Director.................. Paul Schlickman Stadium..........................................Arute Field ...................................... (5,000/FieldTurf) Conference.......................................Northeast
Team Information James Madison
Head Coach: Mickey Matthews (West Texas St., ’76) at James Madison: 103-65 (15th year) Overall: Same Internet Site: www.JMUSports.com
Central Connecticut State
Head Coach: Jeff McInerney (Slippery Rock, ‘82) at CCSU: 44-33 (Eighth year) Overall: Same Internet Site: www.CCSUBlueDevils.com
Tale of the Tape JMU 7-4 (5-3) Spread 4-3 55.0 7.0 377.0 225.0 100.0 55.0
2012 Record (League) 2-8 (2-5) Primary Offense Multiple Primary Defense Multiple Scoring Offense 23.5 Scoring Defense 38.1 Rushing Offense 179.1 Passing Offense 165.3 Rush Defense 214.5 Pass Defense 177.8
The First at Home Tends To Be Good: Bridgeforth Stadium has been the home to many happy openings for the Dukes. Since its start in 1973, JMU is now 30-10 (.750) in the first home game of the year and it is even more impressive under current Head Coach Mickey Matthews, as his squads are 13-1 (.929) in the first contest at Bridgeforth each year, including a current 10-game winning streak. The only home opener loss under Matthews as in the 2002 season, a tough 31-28 defeat to Hampton. Opening the Season Has Mixed Results: As a NCAA varsity program JMU is 21-18-1 in season-opening games, but since moving to the Football Championship Subdivision (formerly Division I-AA) in 1980, the Dukes are 16-17 in season-openers. In the FCS, JMU has started a season against a Football Bowl Subdivision opponent 10 times (0-10 record), an FCS opponent 16 times (9-7 record) and a Division II opponent seven times (7-0 record). Under Matthews, JMU is 8-6 in season-opening games, including 0-5 against FBS teams, 4-1 against FCS teams and 4-0 against Division II teams. In season-opening games under Matthews, JMU lost in 1999 at Virginia Tech 47-0, defeated Lock Haven 72-0 in 2000, beat Elon 42-21 in 2001, lost to Hampton 31-28 in 2002, defeated Liberty 48-6 in 2003, beat Lock Haven 62-7 in 2004 and 56-0 in 2005, defeated Bloomsburg 14-3 in 2006, lost at North Carolina 37-14 in 2007, lost 31-7 at Duke in 2008, dropped 2009 ‘s season opener at Maryland in overtime, 38-35, won in 2010 against Morehead State, 48-7, lost 2011’s opener at North Carolina, 42-10, and defeated Saint Francis (Pa.) last year, 55-7. The First at Home Tends To Be Good: Bridgeforth Stadium has been the home to many happy openings for the Dukes. Since its start in 1973, JMU is now 29-10 (.746) in the first home game of the year and it is even more impressive under current Head Coach Mickey Matthews, as his squads are 12-1 (.923) in the first contest at Bridgeforth each year, including a current nine-game winning streak. The only home opener loss under Matthews as in the 2002 season, a tough 31-28 defeat to Hampton. Matthews The Winningest: Mickey Matthews (1999-Pres.) became the all-time leader in victories among JMU football coaches Sept. 27, 2008 in a 24-10 victory at Maine. The win gave the then-10th-year Dukes coach a 68-45 JMU record. It is now at 103-65 overall, which currently ranks 23rd among all active coaches in terms of winning percentage and victories. Challace McMillin (1972-84), JMU’s first football coach, had a 67-56-1 record during 13 JMU seasons and held the program’s previous coaching victories record. McMillin has retired as a JMU kinesiology teaching staff member, but he continues to work with JMU athletic teams in a sports psychology role. JMU’S COACHING RECORDS Coach (Years) W-L Pct. NCAA Mickey Matthews (1999-Pres.) 103-65 .617 6 Challace McMillin (1972-84) 67-56-1 .544 0 Joe Purzycki (1985-90) 34-30-2 .530 1 Rip Scherer (1991-94) 29-19 .604 2 Alex Wood (1995-98) 23-22 .511 1 * Challace McMillin’s listed coaching record at JMU does not include the program’s inaugural football season of 1972 when the team’s schedule did not include the minimum number of games to constitute an NCAA-recognized varsity football season. JMU’s 1972 team played five games against a mixture of college varsity, junior varsity and prep-school teams.
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TONIGHT’SXXGAME INFO xx JMU UNDER MATTHEWS
Year Overall Conf. 1999 8-4 7-1 NCAA 2000 6-5 4-4 2001 2-9 0-9 2002 5-7 3-6 2003 6-6 4-5 2004 13-2 7-1 NCAA Title 2005 7-4 5-3 2006 9-3 7-1 NCAA 2007 8-4 6-2 NCAA 2008 12-2 8-0 NCAA 2009 6-5 4-4 2010 6-5 3-5 2011 8-5 5-3 NCAA 2012 7-4 5-3 Totals 103-65 68-47 JMU Football History: The 2013 season is JMU’s 42nd season of football, its 40th varsity football season, its 35th season with football scholarship players and its 34th season competing at what is now the NCAA’s Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) level, formerly Division I-AA. JMU began football in 1972, moved to a recognized varsity schedule in 1974, first awarded scholarships for the 1979 season and moved to Division I-AA in 1980. JMU moved from Division III to Division in 1979 and to then-Division I-AA for the 1980 season. JMU’s top seasons in addition to winning the 2004 NCAA Division I-AA championship (13-2) have been in 2008 when the Dukes reached the FCS semifinals as the playoffs’ top-seeded team and compiled a 12-2 record, 2007 (8-4, NCAA playoffs), 2006 (9-3, NCAA playoffs), 1999 (8-4, NCAA playoffs), 1995 (8-4, NCAA playoffs), 1994 (10-3, NCAA playoffs, second round), 1991 (9-4, NCAA playoffs, second round), 1987 (9-3, NCAA playoffs), 1982 (8-3), 1978 (8-2, No. 9, Division III), and 1975 (9-0-1, College Division). JMU Picked Fifth In Preseason Poll: Madison was selected to finish fifth in the preseason poll, as chosen by the league’s coaches and sports information directors. The Dukes were picked fifth overall in the preseason poll, despite having the second-most first-place votes with four. Villanova was picked to take home the league title, garnering 11 first-place votes, followed by Towson (three votes), New Hampshire (three votes), Richmond (one vote) and Madison. Delaware was picked sixth, followed by CAA-newcomer Stony Brook, Maine and William & Mary. The other CAA-newcomer Albany and Rhode Island round out the poll.
Three Selected To Preseason All-CAA Squads: Senior linebacker Stephon Robertson was named the Colonial Athletic Association Preseason Defensive Player of the Year and was one of three Dukes named to the preseason squad, announced at the CAA Football Media Day at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Md. Joining Robertson on the squad was junior safety Dean Marlowe and senior kicker Cameron Starke. The 2012 CAA Defensive Player of the Year, Robertson was previously selected as a Walter Camp All-American and a Second Team Associated Press and Sports Network All-American, as well as earning First Team All-CAA honors. A starter in all 11 games last year and 34 played in his career, Robertson was a force for Madison’s defense, which ranked second in the CAA and 24th in FCS football in scoring, first in the league and 19th nationally in rushing defense and fifth in the CAA in pass defense. Also a finalist for the Buck Buchanan Award as the nation’s top defensive player, Robertson finished with a team-high 101 tackles, including 48 solos, 8.5 tackles for loss, 1.0 sacks, one interception, one forced fumble and five pass breakups, which earned him First Team All-CAA honors for the second straight year after being named CAA Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2010. A two-time All-CAA selection, including a first-team honor last season, Marlowe was the only sophomore and one of four non-seniors on the league’s first team last year. A Preseason All-America pick by The Sports Network, the safety had a career season-high 82 tackles on the year, including 44 solos, 5.0 for loss, seven passes defended, team-high tying three interceptions, one forced fumble and one safety. One of the leaders on a JMU defense that was second in the CAA in scoring, first in rushing and fifth in pass defense, Marlowe ranked second on the team, third among CAA defensive backs and ninth in the CAA overall at 7.45 tackles per game and 7.63 in league contests. He was tied for eighth in the league with three interceptions and recorded a season-high 12 tackles in the home win over William & Mary, one of two games with 10 or more tackles on the year. A Second Team All-CAA pick last year, Starke was a solid kicker for the Dukes, hitting all 37 of his point after attempts and going 10-for-14 (71.4 percent) on the year in field goal attempts, including connecting on all seven from inside 40 yards. He ranked second on the team in scoring with 67 points, including a careerlong 49-yarder as part of a 13-10 win over then-defending CAA champion Towson. For his career, he is 25-of-33 (.758) on field goals and 71-of-72 (.987) on extra points, including two gamewinning field goals on final plays in 2011. His 15 field goals in 2011 tied a school record for a single season as he is a career 25-for-33 (75.8 percent) on field goals.
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TONIGHT’SXXMATCHUP xx xx Madison Opponent James TEAM STATS Central Connecticut Opponent 317 231 Total Points 235 381 28.8 21.0 Scoring Average 23.5 38.1 224 195 First Downs 182 195 497 373 Rushing Attempts 458 444 2,299 1,348 Rushing Yards 1,791 2,145 209.0 122.5 Rushing Per Game 179.1 214.5 168-282-15-10 227-359-20-8 Pass Comp.-Att.-TD-Int 137-252-14-10 133-228-16-9 2,007 2,208 Passing Yards 1,653 1,778 182.5 200.7 Passing Per Game 165.3 177.8 4,306 3,556 Total Offense 3,444 3,923 391.5 323.3 Total Off. Per Game 344.4 392.3 10-5 11-4 Fumbles-Lost 18-12 10-7 58-545 62-558 Penalties-Yards 63-500 58-518 James Madison Dukes (0-0 • 0-0 CAA) Aug. 31 CENTRAL CONNECTICUT ST........ 6 p.m. Sept. 7 at Akron............................................ 6 p.m. Sept. 14 SAINT FRANCIS (PA.).................... 6 p.m. Sept. 21 CHARLOTTE..................................... 6 p.m. Sept. 28 at Delaware*................................... 7 p.m. Oct. 5 ALBANY*..................................... 1:30 p.m. Oct. 12 RICHMOND* .............................. 3:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at Willam & Mary*..................... 3:30 p.m. Nov. 2 VILLANOVA*............................... 2:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at New Hampshire*................. 12:30 p.m. Nov. 16 STONY BROOK*......................... 3:30 p.m. Nov. 23 at Towson*.................................. 3:30 p.m.
Central Connecticut State Blue Devils (0-0 • 0-0 NEC) Aug. 31 at James Madison.......................... 6 p.m. Sept. 7 at Lehigh.................................... 12:30 p.m. Sept. 14 HOLY CROSS.................................... 6 p.m. Sept. 21 at Albany (N.Y.)................................ 7 p.m. Sept. 28 at Rhode Island............................... 1 p.m. Oct. 5 SAINT FRANCIS (PA.)*.................. 1 p.m. Oct. 12 at Sacred Heart*............................. 1 p.m. Oct. 26 SALVE REGINA................................ 1 p.m. Nov. 2 at Wagner*...................................... 1 p.m. Nov. 9 ROBERT MORRIS*........................ 12 p.m. Nov. 16 at Duquesne*........................... 12:10 p.m. Nov. 23 BRYANT*.......................................... 1 p.m.
* Colonial Athletic Association Opponent
*Northeast Conference Opponent
2012 RETURNING STATISTICAL LEADERS JAMES MADISON
Rushing Dae’Quan Scott Michael Birdsong Jauan Latney Dejor Simmons
Att. Yds. Avg. TD 155 781 5.0 8 26 179 6.9 1 25 92 3.7 1 17 88 5.2 1
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Rushing Att. Yds. Avg. TD Rob Hollomon 213 1104 5.2 5 Andrew Clements 122 340 2.8 7 Nick SanGiacomo 21 62 3.0 0 Darius Lee 27 56 5.6 1
Passing Comp. Att. Yds TD/Int Michael Birdsong 41 77 478 4-1
Passing Comp. Att. Yds TD/Int Andrew Clements 110 188 1,266 10-6 Nick SanGiacomo 27 62 387 4-4
Receiving Dae’Quan Scott DeAndre’ Smith Quintin Hunter
Rec. Yds. Avg. TD 30 295 9.8 4 29 323 11.1 2 13 191 14.7 1
Receiving Denzell Jones Rob Hollomon Nick Bacarella
Punting No. Andrew Clements 8
Kickoff Returns No. Dejor Simmons 11 Jeremiah Wilson 4
Yds. 265 95
Avg. 24.1 23.8
Long 37 37
Kickoff Returns Rob Holloman Darius Lee
No. 15 10
Yds. 336 188
Avg. 22.4 18.8
Long 96 42
Punt Returns Dae’Quan Scott
Punt Returns Rob Holloman
Rec. Yds. Avg. TD 35 337 9.6 2 21 233 11.1 0 6 27 4.5 0
Scoring TD FG PAT Total Dae’Quan Scott 12 0 0 72 Cameron Starke 0 10-14 37-37 67 DeAndre’ Smith 3 0 0 18
Scoring Andrew Clements Rob Holloman Denzell Jones
Tackles Solo Total TFL Sacks Stephon Robertson 48 101 8.5 1.0 Dean Marlowe 44 82 5.0 0.0 Titus Till 13 39 2.5 1.5 Jordan Stanton 14 37 6.0 3.0
Tackles Solo Antwione Reese 42 Patrick Atkinson 29 Tyrell Holmes 28 Josh Alaeze 18
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TD 7 6 2
FG PAT Total 0 2 44 0 0 36 0 0 12
Total 89 81 62 50
TFL 4.0 4.0 2.0 3.5
Sacks 0.0 0.5 1.0 1.5
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this is jmu This Is JMU JMU’s beautiful campus includes 148 buildings on 721 acres. The original campus is built around the Quadrangle, where buildings are constructed of native blue limestone and have ivy coverings. The University’s 19,927 students may choose from 115 degree programs in eight colleges -- College of Arts and Letters, College of Business, College of Education, College of Health and Behavioral Studies, College of Integrated Science and Engineering, College of Science and Mathematics, College of Visual and Performing Arts, Graduate School. JMU’s academic program combines the liberal arts tradition with preparation for technology in a rapidly changing world. All students receive a strong foundation of knowledge through a rigorous general education program. • Female/Male Ratio: 60/40 • Student/Professor Ratio: 16/1 • Average Class Size: 29
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president Jonathan Alger President Mr. Jonathan R. Alger is the sixth president of James Madison University taking office on July 1, 2012. He previously served as the Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Mr. Alger is a nationally recognized scholar and speaker on higher education policy and law and has given hundreds of presentations across the U.S. and abroad on a wide range of topics such as access and opportunity, diversity, student and faculty recruitment and retention, management of financial challenges, student organizations, shared governance, intellectual property and academic freedom. He has taught courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Mr. Alger recently served as the President and Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Association of College and University Attorneys. He has also served on national advisory boards for the Association of American Universities, College Board Access and Diversity Collaborative, American Association for the Advancement of Science Diversity Project, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy at Stetson University College of Law Mr. Alger has chaired national conferences on diversity, discrimination, technology and academic freedom. Mr. Alger was born and raised outside Rochester, New York. He received his B.A. in political science major, history minor and public policy concentration with High Honors and Phi Beta Kappa from Swarthmore College and his J.D. with Honors from Harvard Law School. His wife Mary Ann is a business consultant with a B.S. from Auburn University and an M.B.A. from the University of Miami. Their daughter Eleanor is a student at Skyline Middle School. The family enjoys college sports, music, theatre, travel, history, tennis and hiking.
Vice Presidents Dr. A. Jerry Benson Provost and Senior Vice President Academic Affairs
Charles W. King, Jr. Senior Vice President Administration and Finance
Dr. Mark Warner Senior Vice President Student Affairs and University Planning
Donna Harper Vice President Access and Enrollment Management
Nick Langridge Vice President University Advancement
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head coach Mickey Matthews James Madison University (1999-2013) Born: Nov. 8, 1953 Year at JMU: 14th Career Year: 14th Graduate of: West Texas State 1976 Hometown: Andrews, Texas JMU, Career Record: 103-65 (.613) During his 14 seasons, Mickey Matthews has firmly established James Madison University football among the nation’s leading Football Championship Subdivision programs. While becoming the winningest coach in JMU football history, he has led the Dukes to an NCAA championship (2004) and to five other playoff appearances (1999, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011). Matthews has an 103-65 (.613) JMU record and during the 2008 season surpassed Challace McMillin’s (1972-84) program record for wins. McMillin, JMU’s first football coach, had a 67-56-1 mark. Matthews’ teams are 76-34 during the last nine years and have won the program’s national title and received five postseason bids during that time. JMU tied for the 2004 Atlantic 10 championship and won the 2008 Colonial Athletic Association title with an 8-0 record. The Dukes are 50-22 in league play during the last nine seasons. Matthews three times has been National Coach of the Year (1999 Eddie Robinson Award by The Sports Network; American Football Coaches’ 2004 award; 2008 Robinson Award and an award by Liberty Mutual) and was Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year in 1999 and CAA Coach of the Year in 2008. JMU in 2004 was 13-2 and the first team to reach the Division I-AA title game with three road wins. JMU won at Lehigh (14-13), Furman (14-13) and William & Mary (48-34) and beat Montana (31-21) for the national crown. The 13 wins set a team season record. JMU’s 2004 losses were to nationally-ranked Division I-A West Virginia and to a William & Mary team it later beat during the playoffs. The Dukes beat four nationally ranked teams during the regular season. JMU reached the 2006 playoffs while going 9-3 and 2007 post-season play while going 8-4. The Dukes in 2008 lost their opener at Football Bowl Subdivision Duke but went on to a 10-1 regular-season record and the top seeding in the NCAA playoffs. JMU tied its team record with 12 straight wins, set a team mark for regular-season wins, and was the nation’s top-ranked team from late September through the end of the regular season. The Dukes played three playoff games at home and reached the national semifinals. Matthews led JMU to a share of the Atlantic 10 title and to the league’s automatic playoff bid in 1999 during his first year as a head coach. The Dukes were 8-3 during the regular season after being 3-8 the previous year.
In 2004 he was Virginia Coach of the Year by the state’s sports information directors and the Norfolk and Portsmouth sports clubs, Division I-AA Coach of the Year by the All-America Football Foundation, and recipient of the Amarillo (Texas) Chamber of Commerce’s Achievement Award. In 2006, he was the Richmond Touchdown Club’s Virginia Coach of the Year. Last year, Matthews was inducted into the West Texas State Athletic Hall of
***** Matthews’ JMU players have received nine league player of the year awards. Curtis Keaton was league Offensive Player of the Year and Chris Morant Defender of the Year in 1999; Derrick Lloyd was co-Defender of the Year and received the Buck Buchanan Award as National Defender of the Year in 2001; Tony LeZotte was league Defender of the Year in 2005 and 2007; Akeem Jordan was league Defender of the Year and National Defender of the Year by College Sporting News in 2006; Rodney Landers was league Offensive Player of the Year and Scotty
McGee league Specialist of the Year in 2008; and Arthur Moats was league Defender of the Year and received the Buck Buchanan Award as national Defender of the Year in 2009. Jordan was second in the Buchanan Award voting in 2006 and Landers was second in the voting for the Walter Payton Award in 2008. Last season, Stephon Robertson was the CAA Defensive Player of the Year and eighth in the Buchanan Award voting and second among underclassmen. ***** Matthews was introduced as JMU’s fifth head coach March 22, 1999, succeeding Alex Wood, who left to become quarterbacks’ coach with the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings. Matthews in 1999 took his JMU job a week before spring practice was to begin, inheriting a team that had won but five of its previous 18 games and was picked to finish next to last in the Atlantic 10. The Dukes lost at Division I-A national runner-up Virginia Tech but then won seven straight games, finished the regular season 8-3 overall and 7-1 in the Atlantic 10 and reached post-season play for the first time in four years. The Dukes were named to 12 spots on the league’s three all-star teams, and Keaton and Morant receiving Player of the Year honors was the first time in the league since 1980 that teammates won the awards. Never before had the same program gotten both player awards and the coaching honor. *****
The Matthews Family (left to right): son-in-law Ken Wells, Meredith Anne, Kay, granddaughter Taylor, Clayton, grandson Jackson, Mickey
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Matthews’ 2000 team was nationally ranked for most of the year before finishing 6-5 and had nine players receive all-league honors. His 2001 team, with only 11 seniors and 54 freshmen and redshirt freshmen, was 2-9 with seven games decided by seven or fewer points.
JMU in 2002 was 5-7 and won two of its final three games with a squad that included only six seniors and five juniors. The Dukes won two overtime games, and six of their other contests were decided by seven or fewer points. JMU had eight All-Atlantic 10 honorees. JMU in 2003 was 6-6 with a team that had but four seniors. His 2004 team won seven games by 10 or fewer points and two others that were scoreless into the second half. The balanced and deep JMU squad had only three first-team all-league honorees, including first-team All-Americans in offensive guard Matt Magerko and LeZotte, but had seven members named to the second and third all-league units. JMU’s 7-4 team in 2005 had a first-team AllAmerican in LeZotte, and in 2006 Jordan was runner-up for the Buchanan Award. The 2006 Dukes had seven first-team all-league picks, and JMU was first nationally in kickoff return average (27.1 yards), second in sacks (4.0 per game), and fourth in rushing defense (84.8 yards per game) and passing efficiency (162.5). The 2007 Dukes were 8-4 after falling 28-27 to eventual champion Appalachian State in the first round of NCAA play. LeZotte received his second league Defender of the Year award and All-America honors for the fourth time, and JMU was the national leader in fewest quarterback sacks allowed (0.5 per game). JMU during the 2009 season won its final four games – all against league opponents – to finish 6-5. The 2009 Dukes won at Delaware for the first time since 1994 and at Massachusetts
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for the first time since 1987 during their seasonclosing four-game winning streak. ***** Matthews coached the linebackers and defensive backs at Georgia (1996-98), which won two bowl games during his tenure. He also coached Champ Bailey, the nation’s top defender and Washington’s first-round choice in the 1999 NFL draft. Georgia was 5-6 in 1996, 10-2 in 1997 and 9-3 in 1998. The Bulldogs completed 1998 having won 20 of 25 games, including a Peach Bowl win over Virginia (35-33) and an Outback Bowl win over Wisconsin (33-6). With a supposedly rebuilding team in 1998, Georgia won four SEC road games and was second in the league and 16th nationally in scoring defense (17.2 points per game). At Marshall from 1990-95, Matthews was part of a program that won the Division I-AA title in 1992, was runner-up in 1991, 1993 and 1995, and was a 1994 semifinalist. The Herd led the nation in scoring defense in 1993 and was seventh nationally in 1990 and 1995. Marshall won 64 games during Matthews’ six years (58 the last five seasons) and won 11 or more games and made the playoffs from 1991-95. The Herd was 45-4 at home and 15-4 in post-season play. Marshall led the Southern Conference in total defense four times (1990, 93-95), scoring defense three times (1990, 93-94), passing defense twice (1990, 94) and rushing defense twice (1992, 95).
coaching staff Mike O’Cain Offensive Coordinator, Quarterbacks, Year At JMU: First Graduate of: Clemson (Bachelor’s 1977) Hometown: Orangeburg, S.C. At JMU: In his first year as JMU’s offensive coordinator and will work with the team’s quarterbacks… Brings over 35 years of D-I coaching experience to the Dukes. Before JMU: Spent the last eight seasons as the quarterbacks coach at Virginia Tech... Has been the head coach at NC State and an offensive coordinator at both North Carolina and Clemson... Also has coached in 19 Bowl Games during the course of his time with those three teams... Over the past two years at Virginia Tech, O’Cain has turned Logan Thomas into a competitive college quarterback. In his first year working with the new quarterback, Thomas broke the school’s single-season record for total offense and became just the second 3,000-yard passer in school history. He nurtured Tyrod Taylor over the preceding four years, helping him become a versatile dual-threat quarterback who eventually was drafted by the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens. Prior to Virginia Tech, O’Cain coached at Clemson serving as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. He was instrumental in the guidance of another future NFL quarterback, Charlie Whitehurst, who established 33 school records, including passing yardage and completions for a season. After a one year stint as the Assistant head coach at East Carolina, he joined the N.C. State Wolfpack as a quarterbacks coach. O’Cain was the top assistant under Dick Sheridan from 1986-92 and helped lead the ‘Pack to six bowl game appearances. In 1993, after Sheridan retired, O’Cain was named head coach and became the second coach ever in N.C. State history to lead his team to a bowl game in his first two seasons. After notable wins verses #1 Florida State and Texas in 1998 and 1999, O’Cain became North Carolina’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for one year. He then moved to Clemson to take the quarterbacks coach role until 2004. O’Cain began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Clemson in 1977. He then coached the offensive backfield at The Citadel between 1978-80 before moving to Murray State where he was an assistant under current Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer from 1981-84. Personal: Bachelor’s degree in recreation parks administration... Was a three-year letterwinner at Clemson and was the team MVP and captain of Clemson’s 1976 team, playing both quarterback and punter... Is still ranked in Clemson’s history for passing efficiency... Married to Nancy and they have two daughters, Jenny (27) and Lizzi (25).
Kyle Gillenwater Defensive Coordinator, Linebackers Born: Dec. 22, 1964 Year At JMU: 14th Graduate of: Bridgewater (Bachelor’s 1987), Frostburg State (Master’s 1989) Hometown: Powhatan, Va. At JMU: Coaches the linebackers and was named defensive coordinator before the 2009 spring practice period… Primary Recruiting Area: Virginia’s Route 29 corridor… joined the JMU staff with head coach Mickey Matthews… Coached 2011 First Team All-CAA selection Stephon Robertson and Pat Williams, a Second Team pick... had the 2010 CAA Defensive Rookie of the Year and Third-Team All-CAA pick in Stephon Robertson... in 2009 coached Pat Williams, who was Third-Team All-CAA… in 2007 Justin Barnes was Second-
Team All-CAA… in 2006 coached Akeem Jordan and Isaiah Dottin-Carter, First-Team All-Atlantic 10 picks… Jordan was national defensive player of the year by College Sporting News and runner-up for national defender of the year by The Sports Network, state Division I defender of the year by Virginia’s sports information directors and was named to four All-America first teams… in 2005 Jordan was second-team all-league… in 2004 coached Kwynn Walton (first-team All-A-10 and third-team All-America by The Sports Network) and Trey Townsend (second-team All-A-10)… Dennard Melton was second-team All-A-10 in 2003 and third-team in 2002… Derrick Lloyd in 2001 won the Buck Buchanan Award and was named to four All-America first teams… Mike Luckie and Derick Pack were First-Team All-A-10 in 1999… Pack was first-team All-A-10 in 2000 and 2001 and Lloyd second team in 2000 and first team in 2001… in 1999 Pack was the regular-season tackles leader in the A-10, Second-Team All-America by the Associated Press and a finalist for the Buchanan Award… in 2000 he led the A-10 in tackles and was first-team All-America by Football Weekly and third team by The Sports Network… Lloyd led the A-10 in tackles and was the national leader in solo stops in 2001. Before JMU: Coached Elon’s defensive line from 1996-98… coached at Hargrave Military Academy and was Marshall’s assisant linebackers coach in 1994 while JMU coach Mickey Matthews was defensive coordinator there… coached the defensive backs and was recruiting coordinator at Bridgewater from 1989-91… U.S. Achievement Academy All-America and academic All-America at Bridgewater. Personal: Bachelor’s degree in education with a concentration in physical education and a master’s in education… his wife, Elizabeth, is a JMU graduate and a special education teacher. They have three sons, Josh (23), Trey (10), and Thomas James (5).
Curt Newsome Assistant Head Coach, Offensive Line Born: ???? Year At JMU: Eighth Graduate of: Emory and Henry (Bachelor’s 1982) Hometown: Newport News, Va. At JMU: In his second stint at JMU, re-joining the staff in the spring of 2013, returning as the assistant head coach and offensive line coach, the same positions he held previously… Brings 14 years of collegiate football coaching experience, seven of which were previously with JMU... Returns to the Dukes’ organization where he previously was a part of the program that won the 2004 Division I-AA National Championship... Served as JMU’s assistant head coach and offensive line coach from 2003-2005 and also as tight ends and tackles coach (2002) and defensive line coach (1999-01)... During the 2004 national championship season, the Dukes led a rush-heavy offense that followed the blocks of a talented line, averaging 212.9 rushing yards per game, and scored 37 rushing touchdowns... Coached All-Americans on both sides of the ball during his time with Madison, as defensive end Chris Morant was a two-time First-Team All-American and offensive guard Matt Magerko earned Associated Press First-Team All-American honors during the Dukes’ run to its first national championship... Primary Recruiting Area: ????… Before JMU: Previously coached the Virginia Tech Hokies’ center and guards for two years after serving as the offensive line coach the preceding five seasons... In 2011, the Hokie offensive line ranked 22nd in the country in fewest sacks allowed per game, while blocking for ACC Player of the Year David Wilson’s 1,700 rushing yards and nine rushing touchdowns...The 2010 Virginia Tech offensive line included three All-ACC selections, and his 2009 group earned four All-ACC selections and led the Hokies to ACC and Orange Bowl titles during his tenure... Before his stint with JMU coached at Kecoughton High School from 1987 to 1997... Also coached at Newport News’ Heritage High School, where he was named the AP’s Virginia Scholastic Coach of the Year, and both Phoebus and Ervington high schools. Personal: Bachelor’s degree in physical education while playing college football at Emory and Henry… Newsome and his wife Melinda have a son, Curtis, 25, and a daughter, Elizabeth, 18.
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coaching staff Isai Bradshaw Strong Safeties Born: Feb. 20, 1983 Year At JMU: Seventh Graduate of: JMU (Bachelor’s 2006) Hometown: Cambridge, Mass. At JMU: Joined the JMU staff during the spring of 2007 and is now coaching the strong safeties after previously serving as an assistant with the team’s defensive line… Promoted to full-time in spring 2011... Primary Recruiting Area: North New Jersey and Southern New York… assisted the JMU staff on a volunteer basis during the spring of 2006 after playing for the Dukes as a linebacker and defensive end from 200205… member of JMU’s 2004 national championship team and took part in 270 career tackles, including 12.5 quarterback sacks… as a senior defensive end in 2005 was Second-Team All-Atlantic 10 Conference after taking part in 32 tackles, including nine for loss and 4.5 quarterback sacks… involved in 35 tackles in 2004 as an end and 109 and 94, respectively, in 2002 and 2003 as a linebacker… second on the team in tackles in 2002… had 75 tackles in JMU’s last five games and was National Defensive Player of the Week by Football Gazette after a 21-tackle effort in a win over William & Mary… second on the 2003 team in tackles. Before JMU: Two-time Eastern Massachusetts and Greater Boston All-Star at Cambridge Ridge and Latin High School… played in 2001 at Bridgton (Maine) Academy… team MVP and captain… Sprint Factory Magazine top prep player and a Shriners All-Star game participant. Personal: Bachelor’s degree in kinesiology with a sports management concentration.
Earl Chambers Running Backs Born: Jan. 8, 1977 Year At JMU: First Graduate of: Georgia (Bachelor’s 1999) Hometown: College Park, Ga. At JMU: In his first season on the JMU coaching staff and works with the running backs… Primary Recruiting Area: South New Jersey and Georgia. Before JMU: Recently completed his eighth season as the defensive line coach for Valdosta State, helping lead the squad to a 12-2 record last year and the 2012 NCAA Division II National Championship, the second in his tenure at VSU... Previously served as the Blazers’ Recruiting Coordinator and Director of Football Operations... Was named prior to the 2012 as the Co-Defensive Coordinator for VSU. During his time, the Blazers posted a combined 71-22 record with five playoff appearances... Coached 10 All-Gulf South selections as well as three All-American honorees... The 2006 Blazer defense setting a school record for fewest points and total yards allowed... Joined the Valdosta State staff from the University of Georgia, where he spent five years as a graduate assistant... Spent his first year on the Bulldog staff as a recruiting assistant, helping to evaluate position recruits as well as coordinating official visits... His final four seasons at UGA served as an assistant with the UGA defensive staff and as video coordinator, involving him with the defensive line and allowing him to coach the team’s offensive and special teams scout players... Also worked as an academic mentor, assisting the Bulldogs as they worked towards their college degrees... Georgia was 50-14 during Chambers’ five seasons on the coaching staff and made bowl appearances all five years, including winning the SEC title and Sugar Bowl champions in 2002 and the SEC East title in 2003... Coached three NFL first round draft picks in his five seasons with the school, including Jonathan Sullivan, Charles Grant and David Pollack.. Starred at strong safety for Georgia from 1995 through 1999, including a redshirt year in 1996... He registered 41 tackles and four pass breakups his senior season
and aided the Bulldogs to an Outback Bowl title that year... Overall, UGA was 33-11 in his four years of action, including a 3-1 mark in bowl games... Served on the SEC Council, UGA Athletic Board and the Faculty Committee during the 1996-97 school year. He also served two years on Georgia’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee during his undergraduate years. Personal: Bachelor’s degree in psychology... A member of the American Football Coaches Association... Married to the former Tonya Bell of Cuba, Alabama and is the father of three children, Eariona, 18, Jordan, 6 and Evelyn, 4.
Ulrick Edmonds Tight Ends/Recruiting Coordinator Born: Oct. 16, 1979 Year At JMU: 11th Graduate of: JMU (Bachelor’s 2001, Master’s 2004) Hometown: Blackstone, Va. At JMU: In his second tenure on the JMU coaching staff and works with the running backs… Primary Recruiting Area: Virginia’s Tidewater region… played at JMU from 1997-2000 (defensive line) and was a defensive assistant in 2001… returned to the football staff for the spring 2004 practice period after completing his master’s degree… an assistant in JMU’s judicial affairs office for one year and in its admissions office for another while completing his master’s program… in 2005 JMU tailbacks Alvin Banks and Maurice Fenner were Second- and Third-Team All-Atlantic 10, respectively… in 2006 tailback Eugene Holloman was first-team All-A-10… in 2007, JMU’s Griff Yancey was the CAA’s leading rusher among freshman and sophomores… Holloman was All-CAA Second Team and Yancey third team in 2008… coached Jamal Sullivan in 2010, a Third-Team All-CAA running back... lettered four times at JMU… started five times as a sophomore in 1998 and in each of the team’s 23 games during 1999 and 2000… had 154 career tackles and 6.5 career sacks… in 2000 was Second-Team All-Atlantic-10 after having 51 tackles (28 solo)… sixth on the team in tackles in 2000 when he had six tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, a fumble recovery and eight quarterback hurries… in 1999 on JMU’s NCAA playoff team was third-team All-A-10… had 62 tackles, including 37 solo and three sacks, and had a fumble recovery and 14 quarterback hurries… in 1998 had 26 tackles, a sack and two fumble recoveries, and in 1997 had 15 tackles as a true freshman. Before JMU: Three-year letterman at Nottoway High School… Honorable Mention All-State at linebacker as a senior and at offensive tackle as a junior… two-time AllDistrict on offense and defense… First-Team All-Region at offensive tackle and second team at defensive end as a junior and First-Team All-Region at linebacker and second team at offensive tackle as a senior. Personal: Bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in criminal justice and a master’s of counseling psychology with a concentration in college student personnel administration... Married to Lindsay Smith Edmonds, an assistant coach with NC State’s women’s basketball team and former assistant at JMU.
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coaching staff Jeff Hanson
Aquinas High School in Georgia with brother Matt, who serves as the head coach. Personal: Bachelor’s degree in 2008 in kinesiology with a sports management emphasis and a minor in business at JMU.
Defensive Line Born: Sept. 19, 1949 Year At JMU: First Graduate of: Richmond (Bachelor’s 1971, Master’s 1973) Hometown: Beloit, Wisc. At JMU: Joined the JMU staff during the 2013 spring drills and works with the Dukes’ defensive line… Brings 39 years of collegiate football coaching experience, 28 of which were at fellow Colonial Athletic Association-school Richmond... Primary Recruiting Area: Richmond, Va., and Texas. Before JMU: Previously was the University of Virginia defensive line coach and recruiting coordinator... Spent three years at UVa, including bringing in talented young players to Virginia and earning the school top-30 rankings in recruiting for 2011 and 2012... Prior to his hiring, the Cavs struggled defensively surrendering 173.8 yards rushing per game during the 2009 season. However, two years later in 2011 the team improved to number three in total defense and number five in defending the run in the ACC, while only giving up 139.5 rushing yards per game... Before his time at UVa, Hanson coached at six different schools including Richmond (‘71-’79, ‘89-’06, and ‘08’09), VMI (‘07), West Texas State (‘87-’88), Southwest Texas State (‘83-’86), Lamar (‘82’83) and Marshall (‘80-’81). While working with the Richmond Spiders, he helped the team to a 2008 FCS National Championship and one year later, a share of the 2009 CAA title... During the 2008 season, Hanson guided Lawrence Sidbury and Sherman Logan to possibly the best season ever by a pair of defensive ends in Richmond history, as the tandem combined for 17.5 of the teams 36 sacks and both earned All-CAA honors for their efforts... Played linebacker for Richmond and was part of the 1968 Tangerine Bowl Championship team... Remained with the Spiders as a graduate assistant, coaching the freshmen defensive lineman from 1971-73 while completing his degree in physical education and his master of education. Personal: Received his undergraduate degree in physical education and his master’s degree in in education administration… Married to DeDe and the couple have three daughters, Laurie, Kristin and Katie and son-in-law Jeff Lee. Grandchildren: Matthew Silva, Emily Silva, Laurie Silva, Braeden Lee, Tegan Lee.
Clayton Matthews Wide Receivers, Kickers Born: Feb. 2, 1982 Year At JMU: Eighth Graduate of: JMU (Bachelor’s 2006) Hometown: Harrisonburg, Va. At JMU: Is coaching the team’s wide receivers and kickers for a sixth season after working previously as a student assistant coach on the Dukes’ staff – mostly with the kickers – during the previous two seasons… Primary Recruiting Area: Virginia’s Loudoun, Fauquier, and Warren counties, Southwest and Central Virginia… in 2007 Dave Stannard was Second-Team All-CAA as a placekicker, L.C. Baker was Third-Team All-CAA as a receiver and punt returner, and Jason Pritchard was Third-Team All-CAA as a punter… Baker was Second-Team All-Atlantic 10 and punter Jason Pritchard and placekicker David Rabil third team in 2006… was a scholarship performer in the JMU football program before injuries shortened his playing career… played for the Dukes as a quarterback, wide receiver, punter and placekicker… made starts at quarterback as a true freshman in 2001 and at wide receiver in 2002… completed 24 of 53 passes for 347 yards and two touchdowns in 2001… in 2002 had a 10-yard reception, left opponents inside their 20-yard line after seven of his 12 punts and kicked two extra points. Before JMU: Scholastic football standout in Georgia before playing in Virginia during his senior season… quarterback and kicker on Oconee County’s Georgia state championship team in 1999… played in 2000 at Spotswood High School. Personal: Bachelor’s degree in kinesiology with a sports management and business concentration… son of JMU head coach Mickey Matthews.
Dominique White Defensive Line Assistant
Secondary Born: Jan. 18, 1985 Year At JMU: Third Graduate of: JMU (Bachelor’s 2008) Hometown: Augusta, Ga. At JMU: Joined the JMU staff in 2011... Was a four-year letterwinner for the Dukes... ranks sixth on JMU’s all-time tackles list with 416 in his career, good for first among defensive backs... also recorded seven career interceptions, including one returned 100 yards for a touchdown, and 25 pass deflections... His 144 tackles in 2004 were the most on the team and helped propel the Dukes to a National Championship, earning him Atlantic-10 and CollegeSportsReport.com Freshman of the Year honors... Was named to the Walter Camp Foundation’s AllAmerica First Team twice... Was the league’s first four-time All-America and four-time First Team All-League player... Only the second player in JMU history to be elected as a team captain for three years... Named All-ECAC twice, Defensive Player of the Year three times (Roanoke Times in 2004, Atlantic 10 in 2004 and CAA in 2007), and was named to a combined five All-America teams in 2004 and 2007. Before JMU: Played in the Canadian Football League with the Montreal Alouettes in 2008... has spent the last three years coaching offensive and defensive backs at
Born: June 13, 1987 Year At JMU: Second Graduate of: JMU (Bachelor’s 2010) Hometown: Hampton, Va. At JMU: In his first year as an assistant coach with the defensive line after serving the 2010-11 and 2011-12 school years as the Director of Player Relations for the football program... Was a four-year letterwinner for the Dukes and part of the 2008 CAA Championship team that was ranked No. 1 for the majority of the season and advanced to the semifinals... Also helped the Dukes to a playoff berth in 2007... Had a total of 21 tackles in his career at Madison Personal: Received his bachelor’s degree from JMU in kinesiology with a sports management concentration.
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football staff Pete Johnson
Football Equipment Manager
Director of Football Strength & Conditioning
Born: Aug. 31, 1968 Year At JMU: 17th Graduate of: JMU (Bachelor’s 1997) Hometown: Danville, Va. At JMU: In his 12th season as football equipment manager after being JMU’s basketball equipment manager for four years… is responsible for equipment maintenance, inventory and purchasing… organizes game-day and practice set up and works with the coaching staff to coordinate practice sessions… supervises a student staff and oversees transporting equipment to road-game sites… has been a certified equipment manager since June 2002 and is a member of the Athletic Equipment Managers Association. Before JMU: Was head student manager under then JMU-coach “Lefty” Driesell in men’s basketball as a JMU undergraduate and was an assistant basketball coach at George Washington High School in Danville, Va., for five years. Personal: Received his bachelor’s degree in history… has sung the national anthem at numerous JMU athletics events and has recorded with JMU’s band, the Marching Royal Dukes… married Elizabeth Ann Tyler June 29, 2008… their family includes daughters Hannah Alicia (16), Elizabeth May (14) and Whitley Sarah (2).
Born: Jan 25, 1977 Year At JMU: Second Graduate of: SUNY Cortland (Bachelor’s 1999), South Carolina (Master’s 2002) Hometown: Scotia, N.Y. At JMU: Joined the JMU staff during the fall of 2012. Before JMU: Spent two seasons at Auburn University, where he served as an Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach in charge of men’s basketball and men’s and women’s golf... Women’s golf won the Southeastern Conference title in 2012 and advanced to the NCAA Central Regional., while the men’s golf team finished as runnerup in the SEC in 2012 and advanced to the NCAA Championship, where it tied for 15th... Prior to that spent five years as Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at American University in Washington, D.C. ... Was in charge of the implementation of all resistance, speed enhancement and conditioning programs for all 11 varsity sports... Was a part of back to back Patriot League Championships in 2007-08 and 2008-09 for men’s basketball with their first ever trip to the NCAA Tournament during the 2007-08 season... Prior to American was the Assistant Director of Sports Performance at Velocity Sports Performance in Alexandria, Va., and Baltimore, Md., where he coached high school, collegiate and professional athletes as well as assisted in day to day business operations... Worked for one season with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim as the strength coach for the Provo Angels, a minor league affiliate in Mesa, Ariz., and Provo, Utah, where the team went 54-22 and reached the league championship in 2003... Served as an Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach at the University of Richmond from 2002-03 where he worked with football, basketball, baseball, field hockey and tennis... Began his career at the University of South Carolina as a graduate assistant strength coach while earning his Master of Science degree in exercise science in 2002. Personal: Received his Bachelor of Science degree in biology with a minor in education from the State University of New York College at Cortland in 1999... Married to the former Gabrielle Baxter of Newark, Del., and they have two sons, Braden (4) and Bryce (1).
Scott Cook Football Athletic Trainer Born: April 20, 1968 Year At JMU: 11th Graduate of: West Virginia (Bachelor’s 1991), Purdue (Master’s 1993) Hometown: Lovettsville, Va. At JMU: Is in his 10th season as the athletic trainer for the JMU football program… works with JMU’s football team daily, including during the off-season… handles a variety of responsibilities, including injury treatment and rehabilitation… serves as an approved clinical instructor in JMU’s undergraduate athletic training curriculum… is a certified emergency medical technician. Before JMU: Was an assistant athletic trainer for four years (1999-2003) at Illinois, where he was the assistant athletic trainer for the football and men’s and women’s golf teams and was a clinical instructor in the university’s athletic training educational program… was the football rehabilitation coordinator and emergency care event manager… from 1993-99 was an assistant athletic trainer at Notre Dame, where he worked with the men’s soccer and lacrosse teams and assisted with the football and hockey teams. Personal: Received his bachelor’s degree in general science and secondary education with a minor in athletic training and his master’s in higher education administration… his wife, Jini, who is a West Virginia graduate, is space management coordinator at JMU… they have two children -- a daughter Peyton (16) and a son Wyatt (12).
Shane Eachus Director of Player Relations Born: August 19, 1989 Year At JMU: Second Graduate of: Ursinius (Bachelor’s 2012) Hometown: Aston, Pa. At JMU: In his second year as a graduate assistant, serving as Director of Player Relations.… Workins on his master’s in kinesiology with an emphasis in sports and recreation leadership. Before JMU: Was a four-year letterwinner and three-year starter at Ursinius... Started at free safety his junior and senior seasons, serving as team captain his final year... Earned First Team Academic All-America and All-Region his final year... Started at multiple positions in the secondary as a freshman... Was a three-time Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll member. Personal: Earned a dual bachelor at Ursinius, majoring in psychology and media/ communication studies... Graduated magna cum laude and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
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support staff Additional Football Staff
Denise Lough Office Manager
Patty Dorfer Office Assistant
Shane Vernarsky Assistant Football Equipment Coordinator
Jake Patten Associate Strength & Conditioning Coach
Joe Baroch Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach
Pete Shifflett (left) and Darren Drury TeamTelecommunications Technicians
John Kaltenborn Associate Athletic Trainer
Dr. Kent Diduch Team Physician
Dr. Mark Miller Team PhysicianOrthopaedic Surgeon
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academics Student-Athletes Receive Outstanding Academic/Development Services James Madison University has outstanding graduation and retention rates for its student-athletes, and the university’s commitment to academics -- through support services in academic advising and student development -- is a key reason they are successful in the classroom. JMU’s Office of Student-Athlete Services provides comprehensive academic advising to freshmen and upperclassmen without declared majors as members of the university’s advising system. Advisors provide individual assistance to all student-athletes throughout their college careers, and JMU student-athletes participate in a wide range of counseling and student development, career exploration, leadership and study skills programs. Casey Carter is JMU’s associate athletics director for academic support services Steve Henderson is the associate director. She is assisted by advisors Jennifer Burkhart, Tiffany Hall, Scott Arbogast, Joi Irby, Terrence Apted and Alise Svihla. Suzann Meyerhoeffer is admissions, tutor and housing assistant and Elaine Buthe provides office administrative support. Academic staff members work with student-athletes to develop class schedules and to choose major fields of study; they meet weekly with all first-year student-athletes and student-athletes in academic difficulty; they monitor progress toward graduation according to JMU and NCAA eligibility guidelines; they communicate with faculty regarding academic progress and other issues; and they participate in recruiting. They also facilitate career development by discussing vocational objectives and assisting in preparing student-athletes for employment interviews and recruitment seminars conducted by major corporations and firms through the university’s on-campus interviewing program. Carter and her staff meet each semester with all JMU student-athletes to monitor compliance with NCAA progress-toward-graduation and JMU academic guidelines. The office also coordinates tutoring and lap-top loan programs which provide all student-athletes with tutors and lap-top computers for academics when athletics events necessitate time away from campus. Additional office responsibilities include coordination of nominating student-athletes for awards and scholarships and implementing the NCAA CHAMPS/Life Skills Program, a program designed to provide student-athletes opportunities for personal growth in five commitment areas -- academic excellence, athletics excellence, personal development, community service and career development. The program focuses on the holistic development of the individual and on the changing needs and skills of that individual in the years during and after college. Carter, Burkhart, Henderson, Apted and Hall are JMU graduates, and Svihla graduated from Virginia Tech. All are National Association for Athletic Academic Advisors members, and Burkhart, Apted and Hall are former JMU student-athletes. In addition to programs available to student-athletes, all JMU students have the opportunity to meet regularly with an advisor from their major field. Student-athletes participate in the university’s orientation program before beginning classes and an orientation experience designed by the student-athlete services office during their first JMU semester. Student-athletes benefit from study halls supervised by advisors, the Greater Madison athletic honors program and NCAA progress toward graduation and degree completion programs. Other programs provided by the university include the following: • An educational skills development laboratory that examines students’ study habits and works to improve listening, note-taking, test-taking, reading and comprehension skills. • A writing laboratory where students receive assistance in building vocabulary and grammar skills and preparing for graduate or professional school examinations. • A reading, writing and mathematics support laboratory that provides assistance to freshmen. • A reading center that provides diagnostic services for students with reading difficulties. • A First-Year Involvement program designed to assist freshmen in their adjustment to university life. • An Office of Disability Services that ensures that the university complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to guarantee the rights of all students with documented disabilities equal access to an education. • A Supplemental Instruction program that assists in student achievement and retention. SI features students helping students complete historically challenging courses.
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sports medicine JMU Staff “Sets The Standard” for Student-Athlete Care JMU student-athletes have access to outstanding athletic training room venues, medical facilities and medical care. Scott Cook is the football team’s head athletic trainer, and he oversees all aspects of the players’ healthcare needs. Cook is a West Virginia graduate, and he received a master’s degree from Purdue. Before joining the JMU staff, he was an athletic trainer at Notre Dame and Illinois. JMU teams also are served by team physician Dr. Kent Diduch and team orthopedic specialist Dr. Mark Miller. Dr. Diduch came to JMU in 2007-08 and is a Virginia native who graduated from William & Mary and The University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Diduch is a board certified family physician and a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. He also serves JMU as an associate professor in the health sciences and as medical director for the athletic training and physician assistant academic programs. Dr. Miller is the S. Ward Casscells Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Director of the Sports Medicine Division at the University of Virginia. He is a Distinguished Graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Dr. Miller completed his fellowship training in sports medicine and shoulder surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. He is board certified in orthopedic surgery and orthopaedic sports medicine and is a nationally recognized expert in orthopedic sports medicine. This is his seventh year as a team physician for JMU. The assistant athletics director for sports medicine is Tom Kuster, who is in his 12th JMU year. A JMU graduate, Kuster received his master’s degree from West Virginia, and he is responsible for the overall administration and operation of the sports medicine department. Certified athletic trainers Jackie Downar, John Kaltenborn, Jon Leonard, Chris Smith, Lisa Friesen, Nell Morgan, Dr. Paula Maxwell, Dr. Connie Peterson and Dr. Jamie Frye complete an experienced sports medicine staff that is assisted by graduate assistant certified athletic trainers and undergraduate athletic training students. JMU has a long tradition of athletic training and possesses one of the nation’s finer athletic training education programs, assisting the sports medicine team in setting the standard for student-athlete care.
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strength & conditioning Strength Program Helps Dukes Reach Their Full Potential JMU football players benefit from a strength training and conditioning program designed to develop all components of their athleticism. The players work directly with a full-time strength training and conditioning coach assigned to the football program on a full-time basis. JMU is among only a few schools with a person dedicated solely to football in the NCAA’s Football Championship Subdivision. The strength coach works with JMU players daily in and out of season. Those working with football include director Jason Riddell, associate director Jake Patten and assistant director Joe Baroch. “Our goal is to give all athletes the opportunity to reach their full potential while training throughout the year,” said Matthews. “Our strength & conditioning staff assesses each athlete’s needs, allowing them to determine the best actions to take in preparing for competition. A program is designed for all athletes and focuses on the key components of strength and conditioning. We believe that the keys to success on the field are better developed by concentrating on building athletes’ strength, speed, power, flexibility, balance and coordination. “Goals are set for all athletes throughout their training cycles, and players must dedicate themselves to our program to reach their potential. They understand what it takes to be competitive; therefore, they must prepare on a daily basis in an intense environment. Training in a team atmosphere can carry over onto the playing field and give us a chance to be competitive every Saturday,” Matthews said. JMU’s program follows what players do on the field with players at each position performing drills adapted from their playbooks. Offensive players execute positional blocking techniques and run paths and pass routes; defensive players simulate various stunts, coverage routes and pursuit drills. JMU’s football team conducts workouts in the Plecker Athletic Performance Center. The 7,000-square-foot weight room features state of the art equipment to benefit each athlete’s needs. There are nine power lift half racks and power racks that are equipped with Ivanko Bumper Plates and E-Z Lift Plates. This equipment is the core of JMU training, along with Hammer Strength and various pieces of Selectorized equipment that is used throughout each athlete’s training cycle. To enhance the form and technique of all of the athletes the strength and conditioning facility has two 45-inch flat screen televisions hooked to digital cameras, allowing the staff to immediately correct any flaws or imperfections during their training routines.
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2013 dukes Khalid Abdullah
Fr., RB, 5-10, 195 Newport News, Va. Heritage
R-Sr., FS, 5-10, 190 Ashburn, Va. Stone Bridge
Fr., DE, 6-3, 215 Gaithersburg, Md. Quince Orchard
R-So., PK, 6-0, 205 Williamsport, Md. Williamsport
R-Fr., DT, 6-0, 260 Ashburn, Va. Briar Woods
R-So., DB,5-10, 180 Takoma Park, Md. Eleanor Roosevelt (Ole Miss)
R-Fr., LB, 6-1, 215 Ventnor, N.J. St. Augustine Prep
R-So., OL, 6-4, 260 Stephenson, Va. Millbrook
So., QB, 6-4, 230 Matoaca, Va. Matoaca
Fr., WR, 6-4, 190 Virginia Beach, Va. Bayside
R-Fr., WR, 5-9, 180 Burkeville, Va. Nottoway
R-So., LB,5-11, 225 Mechanicsville, Va. Hanover
Fr., TE, 6-2, 245 Chester, Va. Matoaca
R-Jr., WR, 6-5, 220 Windsor, Va. Isle of Wight
R-Jr., OT, 6-3, 295 Alexandria, Va. West Potomac
Fr., WR, 5-9, 160 Charlottesville, Va. Charlottesville
Fr., WR/DB, 6-2, 175 Cranberry Township, Pa. Seneca Valley
R-Jr., OG, 6-6, 300 Malvern, Pa. Great Valley
R-So., TB, 6-2, 240 Mechanicsville, Va. Hanover
R-So., WR, 5-10 185 Richmond, Va. Meadowbrook (Fork Union Military)
R-Jr., WR, 6-0, 180 Union Bridge, Md. Linganore
R-Fr., CB, 5-10, 165 Warrenton, Va. Kettle Run
R-Jr., S, 6-1, 205 Virginia Beach, Va. Green Run (Marshall)
Fr., TE/DE, 6-4, 230 Virginia Beach, Va. Kellam
R-Fr., OG, 6-4, 290 Fairfax, Va. Fairfax
R-So., OT, 6-6, 300 Oyster Bay, N.Y. Holy Trinity
Fr., QB, 6-3, 225 Christchurch, Va. Christchurch
R-Fr., TB 5-9, 195 Midlothian, Va. Cosby
R-Jr., CB, 5-10, 190 Williamstown, N.J. Williamstown
Fr., DB, 6-0, 185 Virginia Beach, Va. First Colonial
Jr., DE, 6-4, 235 Virginia Beach, Va. Ocean Lakes (Fork Union Military)
R-So., TE, 6-4, 240 Manheim, Pa. Manheim Central
R-Sr., WR, 6-0, 210 Oakton, Va. Flint Hill
Fr., LB, 6-1, 195 Baltimore, Md. Dunbar
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2013 dukes Cody Hendrickson
Fr., DL, 6-3, 260 Seaford, Va. York
R-Jr., DE 6-2, 280 Fairfax, Va. Woodson
Fr., WS, 5-11, 175 Dry Fork, Va. Tunstall
R-Sr., WR, 6-1, 210 Orange, Va. Orange County (Virginia)
R-So., DE, 6-2, 235 Springdale, Md. C.H., Flowers
Fr., RB,5-10, 180 Newport News, Va. Warwick
R-Jr., WS, 6-0, 205 Richmond, Va. Highland Springs
R-Sr., OG, 6-5, 305 McLean, Va. Langley
Jr., LB, 5-11, 205 East Wantagh, N.Y. Douglas MacArthur
R-Fr., OL, 6-5, 295 Kensington, Md. St. John’s College HS
R-So., OG, 6-6, 280 Nokesville, Va. Kettle Run (Fork Union Military)
R-Jr., OT, 6-5, 310 Clifton Park, N.Y. Shenendehowa (Syracuse)
R-Jr., TB, 6-0, 230 Fredericksburg, Va. Massaponax
R-Jr., DE, 6-2, 260 Sterling, Va. Park View
Fr., P, 5-9, 175 Spring Valley, Calif. Castle Park
R-Jr., RB, 6-0, 200 Petersburg, Va. Petersburg
Jr., FS, 6-2, 205 Queens, N.Y. Holy Cross
R-Fr., LB, 6-2, 225 Chesterfield, Va. Manchester
Fr., ATH, 6-2, 195 Chesapeake, Va. Great Bridge
R-So., DT, 6-3, 290 Highland Springs, Va. Highland Springs
Fr., OG, 6-4, 300 Bridgewater, Va. Turner Ashby
R-So., DE, 6-3, 240 Richmond, Va. Deep Run
Fr., QB, 6-3, 200 Culver City, Calif. Culver City (Avon (Conn.) Old Farms)
Fr., DE, 6-3, 235 Maplewood, N.J. West Orange
R-Jr., DE, 6-4, 250 Herndon, Va. Herndon
Fr., CB, 5-10, 165 Lynchburg, Va. Heritage
Fr., LS, 6-0, 180 Lynchburg, Va. Heritage
Fr., WR, 5-11, 165 Stafford, Va. North Stafford
R-Fr., CB, 6-1, 190 Newark, De. Newark
R-So., TE, 6-6, 255 Tamaqua, Pa. Marian Catholic
R-Fr., OC, 6-2, 270 Wirtz, Va. Franklin County
R-Sr., LB,5-11, 230 Alexandria, Va. Edison
R-Jr., WR, 6-3, 200 Amherst, Va. Amherst
R-Sr., WS, 5-11, 205 Amherst, Va. Amherst
Fr., QB, 6-5, 225 Yorktown, Va. Tabb
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2013 dukes A.J. Scott
R-Jr., OG, 6-5, 295 Staunton, Va. Robert E. Lee (Marshall)
R-Sr., TB, 5-9, 215 Staunton, Va. Robert E. Lee
R-So., PK/P, 5-11, 160 Winchester, Va. Handley
Fr., OL, 6-6, 285 Chesapeake, Va. Hickory
Fr., LS, 6-1, 210 Leesburg, Va. Fork Union Military Academy
R-Jr., TB, 5-8, 190 Virginia Beach, Va. Green Run
Jr., WR, 5-10, 185 District Heights, Md. Wise High School
R-Sr., DE, 6-3 265 Vinton, Va. William Byrd
Fr., TE, 6-4, 250 Yorktown, Va. Grafton
R-Fr., LB, 6-1, 215 Chesapeake, Va. Oscar Smith
R-Sr., DT, 6-4, 280 Fairfax, Va. Robinson
R-Sr., PK, 5-11, 180 Halifax, Va. Halifax County (West Virginia)
R-Fr., LB, 6-1, 230 Front Royal, Va. Warren
Fr., WR, 6-1, 185 Morgantown, W.Va. Morgantown
Fr., K/P, 5-8, 175 Richmond, Va. Hermitage
Fr., OL/DL, 6-5, 250 Troy, Va. St., Anne’s-Belfield
Fr., WR, 6-0, 180 Leesburg, Va. Loudoun County
R-Fr., WR, 6-2, 190 Chesapeake, Va. Western Branch
R-Sr., OT 6-6, 310 Mechanicsville, Va. Hanover
R-So., TE, 6-5, 230 Prince George, Va. Prince George
R-Jr., SS, 6-2, 215 Upper Marlboro, Md. Wise (Maryland)
R-Sr., DT, 6-1, 270 Springfield, Va. Robert E., Lee
R-So., WS, 5-11, 195 Stafford, Va. North Stafford
R-Fr., CB, 5-9, 160 Norfolk, Va. Norview
R-Jr., OC, 6-3, 290 Glen Mills, Pa. Cardinal O’Hara
R-Jr., WS, 5-10, 195 Winchester, Va. Handley (Maryland)
R-Jr., WR, 5-10, 185 Frederick, Md. Johnson
R-So., QB/TB, 6-3, 220 Virgnia Beach, Va. Ocean Lakes (Vanderbilt)
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network JMU’s entire 2013 football schedule will be broadcast by the JMU/nTelos Wireless Sports Radio Network. Front Row Marketing Services®, JMU and the VerStandig Broadcast Group are teamed up to manage each live game-day broadcast as well as Coach Mickey Matthews’ weekly radio show. Radio Stations VerStandig’s WSVA-AM station in WSVA-AM 550 Harrisonburg continues its long-runHarrisonburg ning service as the flagship station. Mike Schikman is the radio playESPN 94.1 or WGH 1310 by-play voice of the Dukes while Hampton Roads Clint Estes provides color commentary for games at Bridgeforth WREJ-AM 1540 Stadium and Curt Dudley travels to Richmond provide insight for road games. Fox Radio 910 Schikman’s career includes two Roanoke stints of JMU sports coverage, and he has been in the broadcast booth each season since 1991. He previVideo, Audio Webcasts ously was a network commentator www.JMUSports.com from 1981-86, and he handled the network’s in-station broadcast responsibilities in 1989 and 1990. Dudley, the JMU athletics department’s director of multimedia communications, assists in the coordination of network operations and productions and is the play-by-play voice for MadiZONE HD SportsNet, the Internet source for JMU sports video and audio productions. He has broadcast at various times since joining the JMU staff in 1988, and has been a regular since the 2000 football season. Estes begins his fourth season on the network and comes with 30-plus years of radio sports broadcasting experience from the central Virginia area, working for WJMA in Mike Schikman Orange, and WINA and ESPN 840 of Charlottesville. A Brooklyn, N.Y., native, Schikman is a 1977 Queens College graduate. He was WSVA’s sports director from 1979-86 and sports director at WORD in Spartanburg, S.C., from 1987-88. Dudley, a Norfolk, Va., native, is a 1983 Bridgewater College graduate and the host of the Mickey Matthews TV Show. Estes, a Charlottesville, Va., native and a graduate of Emory & Henry College and the University of Virginia, has hosted numerous sports talk shows in addition to game broadcasts. He is in his 36th year of working in Virginia public schools. Curt Dudley WSVA’s 5,000-watt signal broadcasts to listeners in the Shenandoah Valley area. Network affiliates make JMU broadcasts available in Hampton Roads (ESPN 94.1 FM or 1310 WGH AM), Richmond (WREJ 1540 AM) and Roanoke (FOX 910 AM), and the broadcasts are also streamed globally on MadiZONE HD SportsNet. Through the use of the JMU Dukes App, fans can listen on an iPad, iPhone or Android. In addition to game broadcasts, the network’s scheduling includes the JMU Rally Hour with Coach Mickey Matthews, heard weekly on Wednesdays from 7:10-8 p.m. The program is produced live at the Harrisonburg Chili’s Southwest Bar and Grill during the week of home games, Clint Estes and fans are invited to come out to Chili’s and enjoy the evening. The JMU/nTelos Wireless Sports Network also broadcasts JMU men’s and women’s basketball games.
JMU/nTelos Wireless Sports Radio Network
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FOOTBALL XXSUPPORT xx
2013 JMU Football Sports Medicine Staff
Front Row (left to right): Elizabeth Bird, Kaitlyn Grossman, Football Graduate Assistant Helen Denbow, Kathleen Knauf, Katelyn Grimes. Back Row: Associate Athletic Trainer John Katlenborn, Associate Athletic Trainer, Scott Cook, Timmy Huynh, Stephan Bodkin. (not pictured - Travis Cole)
2013 JMU Football Equipment Staff
Front Row seated (left to right): Assistant Kathryn Stotler, Assistant Football Coordiantor Shane Vernarsky, Head Football Pete Johnson, Erika Grimm. Back Row: Adriana Kania, John Harper, Jordan Underwood, Meredith Cherry. (not pictured - Head Student Manager Chris Hudgins, Assistant Head Student Manager Sean Eavro 2013 JMU Football Program - 37
CAA FOOTBALL XX UPDATE Preseason League Honors & Poll
Preseason Offensive Player of the Year Terrance West, RB, Jr., Towson
Preseason Defensive Player of the Year
Stephon Robertson, LB, Sr., James Madison
Preseason All-CAA Team
OFFENSE QB: John Robertson, So., Villanova RB: Kevin Monangai, Jr., Villanova RB: Terrance West, Jr., Towson FB: Emmanuel Holder, So., Towson WR: Ben Edwards, Sr., Richmond WR: R.J. Harris, Jr., New Hampshire WR: Tre McBride, Jr., William & Mary TE: Justin Perillo, Sr., Maine OL: Josh Bucci, Sr., Villanova OL: Randall Harris, Sr., Towson OL: Bobby Kennedy, Sr., Delaware OL: Seamus O’Neill, Sr., New Hampshire OL: Eric Pike, Sr., Towson DEFENSE DL: Rakim Cox, Sr., Villanova DL: Evan Kelly, Jr., Richmond DL: Zach Kerr, Sr., Delaware DL: Antoine Lewis, Sr., Villanova LB: Andrew Bose, Jr., Rhode Island LB: Monte Gaddis, Sr., Towson LB: Luke Rhodes, So., William & Mary LB: Stephon Robertson, Sr.,
S: Manny Asam, Sr., New Hampshire S: Dean Marlowe, Jr.,
CB: Jordan Love, Sr., Towson CB: Tye Smith, Jr., Towson
2012 CAA Standings Conference Overall W-L W-L @Old Dominion# 7-1 11-2 Richmond 6-2 8-3 New Hampshire# 6-2 8-4 Villanova*# 6-2 8-4 Towson 6-2 7-4 James Madison 5-3 7-4 Maine 4-4 5-6 Delaware 2-6 5-6 William & Mary 1-7 2-9 Rhode Island 0-8 0-11 @%Georgia State 0-0 1-10 @ = Ineligible for Conference Title % = Not Eligible for Post Season Play * - CAA Football Champion # - NCAA D-I Championship Participant
CAA In Action This Week Thu., Aug. 29 Rhode Island at Fordham.............7 p.m. Towson at Connecticut...........7:30 p.m. Jacksonville at Delaware.......7:30 p.m. Sat., Aug. 31 William & Mary at West Virginia ......................................................... Noon Villanova at Boston College........ Noon Albany at Duquesne..............12:10 p.m. Central Connecticut State at James Madison.......................6 p.m.
SPECIAL TEAMS RS: Justin Grant, Jr., Richmond PK: Cameron Starke, Sr.,
Maine at Norfolk State.................6 p.m.
P: Mark Hamilton, Sr., Villanova
VMI at Richmond..........................6 p.m.
Predicted Order of Finish (first-place votes) 1. Villanova (11) 2. Towson (3) 3. New Hampshire (3) 4. Richmond (1) 5. James Madison (4) 6. Delaware 7. Stony Brook 8. Maine 9. William and Mary 10. UAlbany 11. Rhode Island
Towson at Holy Cross...................1 p.m. Stony Brook at Rhode Island......1 p.m. Maine at Massachusetts.............2 p.m. New Hampshire at Central Michigan......................3 p.m. Delaware State at Delaware......6 p.m. Albany at Colgate..........................6 p.m. Richmond at North Carolina State .........................................................6 p.m. Villanova at Fordham....................6 p.m. James Madison at Akron............6 p.m. Hampton at William & Mary........7 p.m.
2012 CAA Statistical Leaders Rushing 1. Terrance West 2. Kevin Monangai 3.
4. 5. 6. 7. 8.
John Robertson Andrew Pierce Nico Steriti Rickey Stevens Keith McBride
10. Tyree Lee
Team Cl G TOWSON SO 10 VU SO 12 JMU
VU DELAWARE UNH MAINE W&M
FR JR SO JR SO
12 9 12 11 10
189 139 140 137 139
1021 703 921 819 689 681
9. Andy Vailas 10. Sean Goldrich
5.4 14 5.1 4 6.6 9 6.0 2 5.0 3
46 40 63 58 36
85.1 78.1 76.8 74.5 68.9
159 864 5.4
Passing Average/Game Team Cl G 1. Taylor Heinicke ODU SO 13 2. Marcus Wasilewski MAINE JR 11 3. Grant Enders TOWSON SR 11 4. Trent Hurley DELAWARE SO 10 5. John Robertson VU FR 12 6. Ben McLane GSU FR 10 7. Bob Bentsen URI JR 10 8.
Att Yds Avg TD Long Yds/G 195 1046 5.4 14 64 104.6 212 1210 5.7 11 44 100.8
Att 579 338 317 294 253 274 279
Cmp 398 206 208 185 152 139 162
SR 10 205
SO 11 217 126 FR 9 180 107
Int 14 11 8 14 7 11 7
Pct. 68.7 60.9 65.6 62.9 60.1 50.7 58.1
Yds 5076 2364 2332 1964 1965 1592 1553
TD 44 21 19 10 14 10 7
Avg/G 390.5 214.9 212.0 196.4 163.8 159.2 155.3 152.9
3 58.1 1558 18 141.6 5 59.4 1202 8 133.6
Receive Yards/Game Team Cl G Rec Yds TD Long 1. Nick Mayers ODU SR 13 79 1233 16 75 2. R.J. Harris UNH SO 12 84 1059 9 73 3. Albert Wilson GSU JR 11 48 947 7 93 4. Tre McBride W&M SO 11 55 897 10 72 5. Ben Edwards RICHMOND JR 11 80 852 3 46 6. Stephen Barnette RICHMOND SO 11 56 848 4 49 7. Larry Pinkard ODU SO 12 55 830 7 73 8. Antonio Vaughan ODU SO 13 60 885 7 74 9. Nihja White DELAWARE SR 9 57 592 1 50 10. Blair Roberts ODU SO 13 56 707 7 62
Avg/C Yds/G 15.6 94.8 12.6 88.2 19.7 86.1 16.3 81.5 10.6 77.5 15.1 77.1 15.1 69.2 14.8 68.1 10.4 65.8 12.6 54.4
Kick Return Average Team Cl G Ret Yds TD Long Avg 1. Albert Wilson GSU JR 11 29 751 1 100 25.9 2. Michael Johnson DELAWARE SO 11 23 593 1 94 25.8 3. Billy Morgan URI SR 11 23 509 0 46 22.1 4. Colby Goodwyn ODU JR 11 23 486 0 47 21.1 5. B. Johnson-Farrell URI SR 11 38 777 0 48 20.4 Tackles (All positions) Team Cl 1. Paul Worrilow DELAWARE SR 2. Matt Evans UNH SR 3. Stephon Robertson JMU JR 4. Donte Dennis MAINE SR 5. Jerome Couplin W&M JR 6. Andrew Bose URI SO Darius McMillan RICHMOND SR 8. Cooper Taylor RICHMOND SR 9. Dean Marlowe JMU SO 10. Monte Gaddis TOWSON SO 11. Ronnie Akins VU SR 12. Eric Wright RICHMOND SO 13. Aaron Roane RICHMOND SO 14. Craig Wilkins ODU SR
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G 10 12 11 10 11 11 11 10 11 10 11 11 11 13
Pos Solo Ast LB 57 50 LB 87 39 LB 48 53 LB 38 48 DB 53 38 LB 52 34 LB 33 53 DB 44 33 DB 44 38 LB 40 34 DB 60 19 LB 34 44 DB 39 38 LB 41 49
Total Avg/G Sack 107 10.7 3.0 126 10.5 3.0 101 9.2 1.0 86 8.6 1.0 91 8.3 0.0 86 7.8 1.0 86 7.8 1.0 77 7.7 1.5 82 7.5 0.0 74 7.4 5.0 79 7.2 0.0 78 7.1 0.0 77 7.0 3.5 90 6.9 6.5
JMU ROSTER XX No. Name xx
Yr. Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown/High School (Previous) 1 Titus Till* R-Jr. SS 6-2 215 UpperMarlboro,Md./Wise(Maryland) 2 Quintin Hunter** R-Sr. WR 6-1 210 Orange, Va./Orange County (Virginia) 3 Sage Harold** Jr. DE 6-4 235 Virginia Beach, Va./Ocean Lakes (Fork Union Military) 5 Dejor Simmons** R-Jr. TB 5-8 190 Virginia Beach, Va./Green Run 6 DeAndre’ Smith** Jr. WR 5-10 185 District Heights, Md./Wise 7 Rhakeem Stallings R-Fr. LB 6-1 215 Chesapeake, Va./Oscar Smith 8 Andre Coble* R-So. WR 5-10 185 Richmond, Va./Meadowbrook (Fork Union) 9 Peter Rose** R-Sr. WS 5-11 205 Amherst, Va./Amherst 10 Daniel Brown* R-Jr. WR 6-5 220 Windsor, Va./Isle of Wight 11 Dae’Quan Scott*** R-Sr. TB 5-9 215 Staunton, Va./Robert E. Lee 12 Lafonte Thourogood R-So. SS 6-3 220 Virgnia Beach, Va./Ocean Lakes (Vanderbilt) 13 Alex Girvan Fr. QB 6-3 225 Christchurch, Va./Christchurch 14 Taylor Reynolds R-Fr. CB 6-1 190 Newark, De./Newark 15 Daniel Schiele Fr. QB 6-5 225 Yorktown, Va./Tabb 16 Dean Marlowe** Jr. FS 6-2 205 Queens, N.Y./Holy Cross 17 Michael Birdsong* So. QB 6-4 230 Matoaca, Va./Matoaca 18 Arlandis Harvey*** R-Sr. WR 6-0 210 Oakton, Va./Flint Hill 19 Lukas O’Connor Fr. WR 6-3 200 Culver City, Calif./Culver City (Avon (Conn.) Old Farms) 20 Daniel Allen*** R-Sr. FS 5-10 190 Ashburn, Va./Stone Bridge 21 Jeremiah Wilson* R-Jr. WS 5-10 195 Winchester, Va./Handley (Maryland) 22 Marquis Woodyard** R-Jr. WR 5-10 185 Frederick, Md./Johnson 23 Jauan Latney** R-Jr. TB 6-0 230 Fredericksburg, Va./Massaponax 24 Justin Wellons R-Fr. WR 6-2 190 Chesapeake, Va./Western Branch 25 Cardon Johnson Fr. RB 5-10 180 Newport News, Va./Warwick 26 Abdul Bangura R-So. CB 5-10 180 Takoma Park, Md./ Eleanor Roosevelt (Ole Miss) 27 Stephon Robertson*** R-Sr. LB 5-11 230 Alexandria, Va./Edison 28 Jainard Crawley-Lambert R-Fr. TB 5-9 195 Midlothian, Va./Cosby 29 Kyre Hawkins Fr. LB 6-1 195 Baltimore, Md./Dunbar 30 Ron Gordon* R-Jr. CB 5-10 190 Williamstown, N.J./Williamstown 31 Rashard Davis Fr. WR 5-9 160 Charlottesville, Va./Charlottesville 32 Khalid Abdullah Fr. RB 5-10 195 Newport News, Va./Heritage 33 Gage Steele R-Fr. LB 6-1 230 Front Royal, Va./Warren 34 Wyatt Johnson R-Jr. WS 6-0 205 Richmond, Va./Highland Springs 35 Sean Walker* R-So. WS 5-11 195 Stafford, Va./North Stafford 36 Logan Boyd Fr. WR 6-4 190 Virginia Beach, Va./Bayside 37 Deane Cheatham R-So. TB 6-2 240 Mechanicsville, Va./Hanover 38 Kwe’shon Williams R-Fr. CB 5-9 160 Norfolk, Va./Norview 39 Zach Dunston R-Jr. S 6-1 205 Virginia Beach, Va./Green Run (Marshall) 40 Raven Greene Fr. WS 6-0 185 Virginia Beach, Va./First Colonial 41 Blaine Stewart Fr. WR 6-1 185 Morgantown, W.Va./ Morgantown 42 Connor Arnone* R-So. PK 6-0 205 Williamsport, Md. – Williamsport 43 Eric Magruder** R-Jr. RB 6-0 200 Petersburg, Va./Petersburg 44 Jordan Brown Fr. WR/DB 6-2 175 Cranberry Township, Pa./ Seneca Valley 45 John Barillo R-Fr. LB 6-1 215 Ventnor, N.J./St. Augustine Prep 46 Cameron Starke*** R-Sr. PK 5-11 180 Halifax, Va./Halifax County (West Virginia) 47 Marzae Brooks* R-So. LB 5-11 225 Mechanicsville, Va./Hanover 48 Ascene Jacques* R-So. DE 6-2 235 Springdale, Md./C.H. Flowers 49 Graham Sharples R-So. PK/P 5-11 160 Winchester, Va./Handley 50 Brandon Lee** R-Jr. DE 6-2 260 Sterling, Va./Park View 51 Scott Jones** R-Sr. OG 6-5 305 McLean, Va./Langley 52 Justin Baker R-Fr. DT 6-0 260 Ashburn, Va./Briar Woods 53 Matt Williams** R-Jr. OC 6-3 290 Glen Mills, Pa./Cardinal O’Hara 54 Jake Marten R-Fr. LB 6-2 225 Chesterfield, Va./Manchester 55 A.J. Scott** R-Jr. OG 6-5 295 Staunton, Va./Robert E. Lee (Marshall) 56 Jordan Stanton*** R-Sr. DT 6-4 280 Fairfax, Va./Robinson 57 Silas Ademola Fr. DE 6-4 265 Bladensburg, Md./Bladensburg 58 Tom Joyce Jr. LB 5-11 215 E.Wantagh, N.Y./Douglas MacArthur 59 Casey Kroll R-So. OG 6-6 280 Nokesville, Va./Kettle Run (Fork Union) 60 Matt Cunningham** R-Jr. OT 6-3 295 Alexandria, Va./West Potomac 61 Christian Norton R-So. DE 6-3 240 Richmond, Va./Deep Run 62 Kyle Rigney R-Fr. OC 6-2 270 Wirtz, Va./Franklin County 63 Ryan Shaver Fr. OL 6-6 285 Chesapeake, Va./Hickory 64 Matt Frank R-Fr. OG 6-4 290 Fairfax, Va./Fairfax
o. Name N Yr. Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown/High School (Previous) 65 Evans Osuji Fr. DE 6-3 235 Maplewood, N.J./West Orange 67 Bingham Togia*** R-Sr. DT 6-1 270 Springfield, Va./Robert E. Lee 68 Nic Moyers Fr. OG 6-4 300 Bridgewater, Va./Turner Ashby 69 Dylan Stallings Fr. TE 6-4 250 Yorktown, Va./Grafton 70 Aaron Stinnie Fr. OL/DL 6-5 250 Troy, Va./St. Anne’s-Belfield 71 Josh Wells*** R-Sr. OT 6-6 310 Mechanicsville, Va./Hanover 72 Erik Buchholz* R-Jr. OG 6-6 300 Malvern, Pa./Great Valley 73 David Pultz Fr. LS 6-0 180 Lynchburg, Va./Heritage 74 Simeyon Robinson Fr. DL 6-2 265 Virginia Beach, Va./First Colonial 75 Cody Hendrickson Fr. DL 6-3 260 Seaford, Va./York 76 Mitchell Kirsch R-Fr. OL 6-5 295 Kensington, Md./St. John’s Coll. HS 77 Austin Lane* R-Jr. OT 6-5 310 Clifton Park, N.Y./Shenendehowa (Syracuse) 78 Wray Fucci* R-So. OT 6-6 300 Oyster Bay, N.Y./Holy Trinity 79 Alex Barnes R-So. OL 6-4 260 Stephenson, Va./Millbrook 81 Coby Branch R-Fr. WR 5-9 180 Burkeville, Va./Nottoway 82 Ryan Dixon** R-Jr. WR 6-0 180 Union Bridge, Md./Linganore 83 Derek Hart* R-So. TE 6-4 240 Manheim, Pa./Manheim Central 84 Brandon Brown Fr. TE 6-2 245 Chester, Va./Matoaca 85 Dominick Richards* R-So. TE 6-6 255 Tamaqua, Pa./Marian Catholic 86 Nick Edwards Fr. TE/DE 6-4 230 Virginia Beach, Va./Kellam 88 Brandon Ravenel Fr. WR 5-11 165 Stafford, Va./North Stafford 89 Anthony Rose* R-Jr. WR 6-3 200 Amherst, Va./Amherst 90 Alex Mosley* R-So. DT 6-3 290 HighlandSprings,Va./HighlandSprings 91 Juan Luna Fr. P 5-9 175 Spring Valley, Calif./Castle Park 92 Albert Williams R-So. TE 6-5 230 Prince George, Va./Prince George 93 Andrew Ankrah Fr. DE 6-3 215 Gaithersburg, Md./Quince Orchard 94 Brad Szoka Fr. WR 6-0 180 Leesburg, Va./Loudoun County 95 Tyler Snow*** R-Sr. DE 6-3 265 Vinton, Va./William Byrd 96 Julian Drakeford R-Fr. CB 5-10 165 Warrenton, Va./Kettle Run 97 Zack Ozycz R-Jr. DE 6-4 250 Herndon, Va./Herndon 99 Josh Hogan* R-Jr. DE 6-2 280 Fairfax, Va./Woodson 4 1^ Brett Siegel 46^ Jevontae Parrish 63^ Nick Michalski 91^ John Stiebel 94^ Evan Huffman
Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr.
LS CB ATH K/P WS
6-1 5-10 6-2 5-8 5-11
210 165 195 175 175
Leesburg, Va./Fork Union Lynchburg, Va./Heritage Chesapeake, Va./Great Bridge Richmond, Va./Hermitage Dry Fork, Va./Tunstall
* Indicates letters earned at James Madison
^ Duplicate numbers
2013 James Madison Coaching Staff Head Coach Mickey Matthews (15th Year) Assistant Coaches Mike O’Cain (Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks) Kyle Gillenwater (Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers) Curt Newsome (Associate Head Coach/Offensive Line) Isai Bradshaw (Strong Safeties) Earl Chambers (Running Backs) Ulrick Edmonds (Tight Ends) Jeff Hanson (Defensive Line) Tony LeZotte (Secondary) Clayton Matthews (Wide Receivers/Kickers) Dominique White (Def. Assistant)
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WHEN JMU HAS XX THE BALL xx
6 DeAndre’ Smith Jr. • 5-10 • 185 24 Justin Wellons R-Fr. • 6-2 • 190
1 Jevon Elmore Fr. • 5-10 • 175 88 Shawn Robinson Jr. • 6-3 • 200
FS 11 Dae’Quan Scott R-Sr. • 5-9 • 215 28 Jainard Lambert R-Fr. • 5-9 • 195
17 Michael Birdsong So. • 6-4 • 230 15 Daniel Schiele Fr. • 6-5 • 225
18 Arlandis Harvey R-Sr. • 6-0 • 210 22 Marquis Woodyard R-Jr. • 5-10 • 185
60 Matt Cunningham R-Jr. • 6-3 • 295 78 Wray Fucci R-So. • 6-6 • 300
51 Scott Jones R-Sr. • 6-5 • 305 59 Casey Kroll R-So. • 6-6 • 280
53 Matt Williams R-Jr. • 6-3 • 290 62 Kyle Rigney R-Fr. • 6-2 • 270
55 A.J. Scott R-Jr. • 6-5 • 295 72 Erik Buchholz R-Jr. • 6-6 • 300
71 Josh Wells R-Sr. • 6-6 • 310 76 Mitchell Kirsch R-Fr. • 6-5 • 295
37 Deane Cheatham R-So. • 6-2 • 240 83 Derek Hart R-So. • 6-4 • 240
13 Josh Alaeze Jr. • 6-1 • 242 95 Joe Efese Sr. • 6-7 • 254
52 Austin Wezenski R-Fr. • 6-3 • 275 50 Darnell Benjamin Sr. • 6-3 • 270
59 Willie Maxen Jr. • 6-0 • 260 90 Anthony Davis Fr. • 6-0 • 275
96 Victor Harris Sr. • 6-3 • 235 99 Elijah Yopp So. • 6-2 • 225
WR 2 Quintin Hunter R-Sr. • 6-1 • 210 8 Andre Coble R-So. • 5-10 • 185
16 Chris Linares Sr. • 5-9 • 170 17 Markeith Cirinna Sr. • 5-10 • 175
6 Josh Celerin So. • 6-0 • 205 3 Julian Grant Fr. • 6-0 • 195
9 Patrick Atkinson Sr. • 6-0 • 235 46 Kenny Thomas Fr. • 6-1 • 225
54 David Rose Jr. • 6-1 • 215 23 C.J. Morrison So. • 5-8 • 200
5 Chris Abner Jr. • 6-0 • 205 20 Andrew Murdock Jr. • 6-2 • 198
24 Antwione Reese Sr. • 5-10 • 195 2 Stephen Niggebrugge Sr. • 6-2 • 195
James Madison’s Specialists K P
46 Cameron Starke R-Sr. • 5-11 • 180 49 Graham Sharples R-So. • 5-11 • 160 42 Connor Arnone R-So. • 6-0 • 205 49 Graham Sharples R-So. • 5-11 • 160
88 Quintin Hunter R-Sr. • 6-2 • 170 41 David Skahn R-Sr. • 6-2 • 175
83 Derek Hart R-So. • 6-4 • 240 53 Matt Williams R-Jr. • 6-3 • 290
83 Derek Hart R-So. • 6-4 • 240 53 Matt Williams R-Jr. • 6-3 • 290
16 Dean Marlowe Jr. • 6-2 • 205 or 11 Dae’Quan Scott R-Sr. • 5-9 • 215 or 6 DeAndre’ Smith Jr. • 5-10 • 185
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5 Dejor Simmons R-Jr. • 5-8 • 190 23 Jauan Latney R-Jr. • 6-0 • 230 81 Coby Branch R-Fr. • 5-9 • 180 6 DeAndre’ Smith Jr. • 5-10 • 185
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21 Tyrell Holmes Jr. • 6-2 • 185 83 Nick Bacarella Sr. • 5-7 • 160
22 Rob Hollomon Jr. • 5-8 • 170 25 Darius Lee Jr. • 5-8 • 177
68 Tyler Hurd So. • 6-4 • 290 76 Kyle Bryan So. • 6-5 • 250
11 Andrew Clements Sr. • 6-3 • 230 14 Nick SanGiacomo So. • 6-3 • 224 86 Tom Tarantino Jr. • 6-2 • 235 15 Brenden Lytton Fr. • 5-10 • 198
61 Mark Robinson So. • 6-1 • 224 70 Mike Money So. • 6-5 • 300
51 Blaise Rosati Jr. • 6-2 • 300 53 Travis Buzzo R-Fr. • 6-1 • 265
66 Paul Spada Fr. • 6-5 • 284 70 Mike Money So. • 6-5 • 300
71 Taylor Fuller Sr. • 6-5 • 300 78 Anthony Maggio So. • 6-5 • 270 80 Eric McGlone Jr. • 6-4 • 230 82 Matt Braddock So. • 6-1 • 220
38 Kwe’shon Williams R-Fr. • 5-9 • 160 96 Julian Drakeford R-Fr. • 5-10 • 165
33 Gage Steele R-Fr. • 6-1 • 230 47 Marzae Brooks R-So. • 5-11 • 225
27 Stephon Robertson R-Sr. • 5-11 • 230 7 Rhakeem Stallings R-Fr. • 6-1 • 215
9 Pete Rose R-Sr. • 5-11 • 205 45 John Barillo R-Fr. • 6-1 • 215
67 Bingham Togia R-Sr. • 6-1 • 270 75 Cody Hendrickson Fr. • 6-3 • 260
56 Jordan Stanton R-Sr. • 6-4 • 280 69 Dylan Stallings Fr. • 6-4 • 250
3 Sage Harold Jr. • 6-4 • 235 97 Zack Ozycz R-Jr. • 6-4 • 250
50 Brandon Lee R-Jr. • 6-2 • 260 48 Ascene Jacques R-So. • 6-2 • 235
FS 10 Denzell Jones Sr. • 6-6 • 210 84 Scott Benzing Jr. • 6-1 • 180
21 Jeremiah Wilson R-Jr. • 5-10 • 195 40 Raven Greene Fr. • 6-0 • 185
16 Dean Marlowe Jr. • 6-2 • 205 20 Daniel Allen R-Sr. • 5-10 • 190
14 Taylor Reynolds R-Fr. • 6-1 • 190 46 Jevontae Parrish Fr. • 5-10 • 165
Central Connecticut State’s Specialists K P
49 Steven Calitri Jr. • 5-10 • 200 38 Ed Groth Fr. • 5-10 • 155
38 Ed Groth Fr. • 5-10 • 155 49 Steven Calitri Jr. • 5-10 • 200
83 Nick Bacarella Sr. • 5-7 • 160
18 Jake White Sr. • 6-3 • 210
KOR 18 Jake White Sr. • 6-3 • 210
22 Rob Hollomon Jr. • 5-8 • 170
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22 Rob Hollomon Jr. • 5-8 • 170 83 Nick Bacarella Sr. • 5-7 • 160
CENTRAL CONN. XX ROSTER o. xxName N Yr. Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown/Previous School 1 Jevon Elmore Fr. DB 5-10 175 New London, Conn./USMA Prep 2 Stephen Niggebrugge Sr. DB 6-2 195 Manchester, Conn./Manchester 3 Julian Grant Fr. DB 6-0 195 Orlando, Fla./Olympia 4 Quinn Fleeting Fr. QB 6-0 175 Windsor, Conn./Windsor 5 Chris Abner Jr. LB 6-0 205 Boston, Mass./Canterbury School 6 Josh Celerin So. DB 6-0 205 Tampa, Fla./Brandon 7 Keir Minor Fr. LB 6-2 195 Newark, N.J./Barringer 8 Brennden Cullen So. TE 6-3 220 Colchester, Conn./Bacon Academy 9 Patrick Atkinson Sr. LB 6-0 235 Stamford, Conn./Stamford 10 Denzell Jones Sr. WR 6-6 210 Bloomfield, Conn./Bloomfield 11 Andrew Clements Sr. QB 6-3 230 Southbury, Conn./Pomperaug 12 Darius Cohen Fr. WR 5-9 175 Clewiston, Fla./Moore Haven 13 Josh Alaeze Jr. DE 6-1 242 Baltimore, Md./Dunbar 14 Nick SanGiacomo So. QB 6-3 224 Barnegat, N.J./Tulane 15 Brenden Lytton Fr. RB 5-10 198 Torrington, Conn./Milford Academy 16 Chris Linares Sr. DB 5-9 170 New Britain, Conn./New Britain 17 Markeith Cirinna Sr. DB 5-10 175 New Britain, Conn./Connecticut 18 Jake White Sr. QB 6-3 210 Milford, Conn./Foran 19 Ed Tandy Fr. QB 6-2 190 Buchanan, N.Y./Hendrick Hudson 20 Andrew Murdock Jr. LB 6-2 198 Queens, N.Y./Holy Cross 21 Tyrell Holmes Jr. WR 6-2 185 Bristol, Conn./Bristol Eastern 22 Rob Hollomon Jr. DB 5-8 170 Philadelphia, Pa./Kent State 23 C.J. Morrison So. LB 5-8 200 East Hartford, Conn./Capital Prep 24 Antwione Reese Sr. DB 5-10 195 Waldorf, Md./Westlake 25 Darius Lee Jr. RB 5-8 177 Tampa, Fla./Brandon 26 Aaron Berardino So. WR 5-11 190 Windsor, Conn./Windsor 27 Jules Lucas Fr. DB 6-0 177 Huntingtown, Md./Huntingtown 28 David Campbell Fr. WR 5-10 185 Bloomfield, Conn./Bloomfield 29 Devon Lofton Fr. RB 5-9 180 Fairfield, Conn./Bridgton Academy 30 Chandler Foster RFr. DB 5-11 200 Stamford, Conn./Stamford 32 Willie Quarles Jr. LB 5-8 160 Torrington, Conn./Torrington 33 Dan Hebert Fr. WR 5-9 167 Newtown, Conn./Newtown 34 Leandro Santos RFr. DB 5-8 185 Wethersfield, Conn./Wethersfield 35 Bryce Fausett Fr. DB 5-11 200 Midlothian, Texas/Midlothian 38 Ed Groth Fr. K/P 5-10 155 Shelton, Conn./Shelton 39 Delshawn Wilson RFr. DB 6-0 200 Norwalk, Conn./Norwalk 40 Chuck Watson Sr. LB 5-11 213 Middletown, Conn./Dean College 41 Joe Carter Fr. K/P 5-9 175 Fairfax Station, Va./WT Woodson 42 Lorenzo Herman Fr. DE 6-0 200 Memphis, Tenn./Memphis Central 43 Ryan Morris Fr. K/P 5-10 155 Warrenton, Va./Liberty 44 Angelo Niforatos Fr. K/P 6-0 155 Rock Hill, N.Y./Monticello 45 Xavier Jenkins Fr. WR 6-0 175 Easton, Pa./Easton Area 46 Kenny Thomas Fr. LB 6-1 225 Baltimore, Md./Archbishop Curley 48 Jake Pinho So. DB 5-7 172 Prospect, Conn./Woodland Regional 49 Steven Calitri Jr. K/P 5-10 200 Gilman, Conn./Norwich Free 50 Darnell Benjamin Sr. DL 6-3 270 Massapequa, N.Y./Nassau C.C. 51 Blaise Rosati Jr. OL 6-2 300 Boonton Township, N.J./ Avon (Conn.) Old Farms 52 Austin Wezenski RFr. OL 6-3 275 Killingworth, Conn./Xavier 53 Travis Buzzo RFr. OL 6-1 265 Culpepper, Va./Liberty 54 David Rose Jr. LB 6-1 215 Hamden, Conn./Notre Dame 55 Jonah Dorsey Fr. OL 6-5 295 Newington, Conn./Xavier 56 Darick Orange Fr. OL 6-1 300 Hampton, Conn./Windham RVT 58 Kamahl Valentine RFr. LB 5-10 205 Windsor, Conn./Windsor 59 Willie Maxen Jr. DL 6-0 260 Southbury, Conn./Pomperaug 61 Mark Robinson So. DL 6-1 224 Stamford, Conn./Stratford 62 Joe Scelzo Fr. OL 6-3 325 Staten Island, N.Y./Tottenville 64 Tyler Collins Fr. DL 6-1 255 Syracuse, N.Y./Corcoraw 65 Hernst Milfort So. OL 6-0 250 Stratford, Conn./Bunnell 66 Paul Spada Fr. OL 6-5 284 Rocky Hill, Conn./Rocky Hill 68 Tyler Hurd So. OL 6-4 290 Saratoga Springs, N.Y./ Saratoga Springs 69 James Thompson Fr. OL 6-2 320 Lake Grove, N.Y./Sachem North 70 Mike Money So. OL 6-5 300 Fairfield, Conn./Fairfield Warde 71 Taylor Fuller Sr. OL 6-5 300 Stratford, Conn./Bunnell 75 Duyane Christie Jr. OL 6-1 330 Bridgeport, Conn./Bridgeport Central
o. Name N Yr. Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown/Previous School 76 Kyle Bryan So. OL 6-5 250 West Hartford, Conn./Hall 78 Anthony Maggio So. OL 6-5 270 Lafayette, N.J./Pope John XXIII 80 Eric McGlone Jr. TE 6-4 230 Salem, Conn./East Lyme 81 Miguel Godoy So. WR 5-9 190 West Hartford, Conn./Hall 82 Matt Braddock So. TE 6-1 220 South Windsor, Conn./South Windsor 83 Nick Bacarella Sr. WR 5-7 160 Monroe, Conn./Masuk 84 Scott Benzing Jr. WR 6-1 180 Brookfield, Conn./Brookfield 85 Russell Spaeth Sr. WR 6-0 190 Killingworth, Conn./ Haddam-Killingworth 86 Thomas Tarantino Jr. TE 6-2 235 Bristol, Conn./Bristol Eastern 87 Lionel Edwards Fr. WR 5-11 170 Bloomfield, Conn./Bloomfield 88 Shawn Robinson Jr. WR 6-3 200 Stamford, Conn./Trinity Catholic 89 Daniel Bates Fr. WR 6-1 189 Plainville, Conn./Plainville 90 Anthony Davis Fr. DT 6-0 275 Holbrook, Mass./Brockton 91 Asia Bolling Fr. DE 6-3 225 Stratford, Conn./Milford Academy 92 Lance Ormsby Fr. DE 6-2 210 Windsor, Conn./Windsor 93 Jamar Johnson RFr. DE 6-1 220 Bloomfield, Conn./ Pathways to Technology 94 Jay Kral Fr. K 6-0 183 Middletown, Conn./Xavier 95 Joe Efese Sr. DE 6-7 254 Spring Valley, N.Y./St. Joseph Regional 96 Victor Harris Sr. DE 6-3 235 Windsor, Conn./Windsor 97 Jalen Hill So. DL 6-3 265 Bloomfield, Conn./Bloomfield 98 Elijah Thompson Fr. DL 6-4 270 Austin, Texas/James Bowie 99 Elijah Yopp So. DE 6-2 225 New Britain, Conn./New Britain
2013 Central Connecticut State Coaching Staff Head Coach Jeff McInerney (Eighth Year) Assistant Coaches Jason Manson (Co-Defensive Coordinator/Safeties) Tommy Buzzo (Co-Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers) Marty Humphrey (Quarterbacks) Joe Grace (Running Backs) Bobby Maffei (Wide Receivers/Special Teams) Vincent Ziccardi (Defensive Line) Brian Picucci (Offensive Line) Travis Wright (Cornerbacks)
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SENIORS XX Q & A 51 • Scott Jones
20 • Daniel Allen
R-Sr. – OG – 6-5 – 310 McLean, Va. – Langley
R-Sr. – CB – 5-10 – 190 Ashburn, Va. – Stone Bridge
The biggest misconception about being a studentathlete is: That we really aren’t students first. Greatest accomplishment: Beating Virginia Tech in my second career start in 2010
The biggest misconception about being a studentathlete is: That everything is handed to you on a plate… along with the forks, knives, spoons and oh dessert.
If you could talk to anyone from the past or the present, who would it be?: Ron Swanson, in character.
If you were stranded on a deserted island, who is the one person with you? Bear Grylls because he’s an expert.
If you were stranded on a deserted island, who is the one person with you?: My Dad, he’d build a boat with whatever was on the island. Behind my back, my teammates say: I’m a big goofy kid. After meeting Coach Matthews, I thought: He’s definitely from Texas. What was your parents’ favorite saying: Dad: “Pay attention, hustle and do your best (PhD).” Mom: “Be Careful.” Before a football game, I: Pace back and forth in the locker room and on the sidelines When I want to relax, I: Need a good recliner If I could have an ESPN SportsCenter highlight, it would be: Making a hole-in-one at Augusta To me, “JMU Nation” means: A true brotherhood of students. Dukes supporting Dukes. Who is your favorite professor/teacher at JMU and why? Pete Giesen. He cares more about the students than anyone I have ever met. If you could have any job, what would it be? PGA Golfer, that’s a job right? Name your favorite player of all-time. John Elway, he’s the reason I started playing football.
Behind my back, my teammates say: I’m a clown An important lesson I’ve learned in life is: Stop worrying about things and move on. What was your parents’ favorite saying: NO!/ I don’t know (I used to ask my parents and brothers a lot of questions.) When I want to relax, I: Jump in bed and watch TV or beat everyone in my house and my neighbors’ house in FIFA! To me, “JMU Nation” means: Everyone involved with JMU from the past, present and future. Who is your favorite professor/teacher at JMU and why? Ben Carr and Queen Daphyne because they challenged my thought process and wouldn’t let me settle with being average. What is your favorite fast food restaurant? Chipotle…McDonalds is nasty along with all the others. What is your favorite movie? My favorite movie would have to be 300...SPARTANS!
What was your most embarrassing moment? Jumping offsides on the 8yd line on 1st and Goal at VT in 2010
If you could have any job, what would it be? Working with the government so I could know what REALLY goes on in this country.
What is your favorite kind of ice cream? Cinnamon. Yes, Cinnamon ice cream
What is your dream car? 1967 Shelby GT 500 with racing stripes What is your favorite song to sing in the shower? Georgia by Ray Charles but I’m still learning all the words.
What is your favorite dessert? Mom’s Apple Crunch
What is the weirdest thing you can do? Make an extremely loud popping
sound with my tongue.
What was your favorite cartoon as a child? Scooby Doo
What sport, other than football, do you enjoy? Basketball… they still
call me Kobe!
What is your favorite song to sing in the shower? 22 by Taylor Swift
Why did you choose JMU? I liked the school itself.
What is the weirdest thing you can do? Walk on my hands for almost 25 yards What sport, other than football, do you enjoy? Golf Why did you choose JMU? The atmosphere and the coaching staff. The three people (dead or alive) I’d invite to a dinner party are: Toby Keith, George Bush and Kate Middleton Favorite line from a movie (and the movie): Carl Spackler (Bill Murray): Check me if I’m wrong Sandy, but if I kill all the golfers, they’re gonna lock me up and throw away the key... ; Sandy: Gophers, ya great git! The gophers! The little brown furry rodents! Carl Spackler: We can do that; we don’t even have to have a reason. -- Caddyshack
What song is currently on your iPod/MP3 Player? Bruno Mars – When I Was Your Man What is the one thing that you always do before a game: Visualize myself making plays. Person in history I’d like to meet: Aristotle Biggest celebrity I’ve ever met: Stephon Robertson My biggest pet peeve is: Eating with your mouth open The thing I like most about JMU: The friends I have met along the way My proudest moment as an athlete is: Never quitting Most valuable thing I’ve ever learned is: Winning isn’t everything
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WOMEN’S GOLF’S XX NCAA TRIP xx When a coach goes into a championship event with a lineup that averages out to a true sophomore, it would be reasonable to expect a team might falter down the stretch. However, the James Madison women’s golf team did anything but that despite the circumstances, capturing the 2013 Colonial Athletic Assocation championship and the league’s automatic berth to the NCAA Regionals. The Dukes entered the tournament with a lineup of one junior, three sophomores and a freshman, though all had played significant rounds through the year. Madison was fourth after the opening round of the 54-hole tournament, but a record-setting second day launched Madison into the lead. Sophomore Shabril Brewer shot a course-record 4-under 68 at The Reserve Club in Southport, N.C., to pace JMU to a 23-shot improvement and a tournament-low 10-over 298 to build an 11-shot lead. From there, the entire field battled howling winds on the final day and the squad held on for an eightshot victory, including Brewer taking home medalist honors, and the program’s first berth to the NCAA Regionals since 2005. “Having such a young team, winning the CAA championship and going to the NCAA regionals was a giant step forward for our program!” Head Coach Paul Gooden said. “Winning breeds winning! I can see in their eyes that they are more confident in their abilities to play great golf. That experience will help us achieve higher goals this year.” After the victory, the Dukes had a week of practice before learning their destination for one of three regionals. Eventually, JMU saw that it was the No. 22 seed at the East Regional at Auburn University Golf Club. JMU had 10 days to learn about the course, including a practice round upon its arrival in Auburn. Prior to their arrival, however, the players received some additional good news as four Dukes garnered All-CAA honors, as junior Ginger Mak and sophomores Shabril Brewer and Maria Andrea Legaspi were recognized on the first team and freshman Karishma Thiagaraj was selected to the second team. In just their second team berth in program history, the squad finished 22nd overall, improving its score throughout the event. While the finish was not
what the team wanted, it was still a trip to be treasured and is already creating motivation to return for an improved performance this year. “It was the best feeling to win a CAA title and to play in the NCAA Regional with my team,” Brewer acknowledged. “I know that it has fired us all up to win more tournaments during the year along with CAAs, and to improve on how we did in the NCAA Regional last year.” “It was an amazing experience to win the CAA title as a very young team, and to carry on and play in the 2013 NCAA Women’s Golf Regional,” Mak, JMU’s top finisher at the NCAAs, commented. “I had a lot of fun traveling and competing at the regionals; it is something I will never forget.” “Winning our conference championship and having the chance to play in the Regionals with some of the top schools in the country meant so much to us as a team,” Legaspi said. “It clearly showed us that hardwork pays off, and we are coming together as a whole team. Most importantly, it gave us that dose of confidence we need to believe in ourselves and realize that we can actually win. Being at the regionals was a terrific experience, packed with a lot of great lessons we learned competing with top teams in the country, but mostly from within ourselves that will surely help achieve great things in the near future.” “Winning the CAA Championship and competing at the NCAA regionals was the highlight of my two years at JMU so far,” rising junior Nikola Wessels voiced. “We really pulled together as a team last season and winning the CAA title was such a great experience for the whole team as it got everyone motivated and excited for this coming season. Playing at the NCAA regionals with this team was simply fantastic and I am looking forward to the next two years with JMU women’s golf!” “ The opportunity to compete in the NCAA Regional’s was an excellent experience for our young team,” first year assistant coach Jessica Hollandsworth, who played in four regionals at Maryland, expressed. “We hope that winning the CAA Championship will help lead to regular season victories this year. Ending the season on such a positive note is very encouraging for us this upcoming season.”
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stadium info ATM There are no ATMs in Bridgeforth Stadium. The closest is located at the bus shelter near the entrance to the Godwin parking lot.
Cameras/Video Cameras Still cameras are permitted for JMU football games; however, in no instance may photography interfere with access ways, aisles, or other guests’ enjoyment of the game. Video cameras are not permitted.
First Aid Emergency medical personnel are located at the first aid stations in the Godwin breezeway (behind section 3) and in the lower and upper concourses of the west grandstands. For assistance in an emergency situation, please contact a Public Safety Officer or one of the Guest Services staff.
Guest Assistance Assistance is available from your seat by texting “Dukes” followed by a space and your location to 78247* or by calling the game day hotline at 540-568-4356,
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Fans may recognize that special person’s birthday, anniversary, or other congratulatory announcements on the Bridgeforth Stadium/Zane Showker Field video board (JMVU). Additionally, JMU will include community service events on a scrolling list of upcoming community service events during the Community Service video piece during the game. For these types of announce-
ments, please e-mail dukedog@jmu. edu.
Recycling JMU Recycling is asking for your support in keeping the parking lots, tailgating areas, and athletic facilities clean by recycling your aluminum, glass and plastic. Recycling bins are strategically placed beside every trash can, so be looking for the recycling containers out there this year and “Get in the Game” RECYCLE!
Respect Madison Good sportsmanship, both in the game and in the stands, contributes to an outstanding game day environment for all fans while being considerate to those around you. Respect yourself, respect your neighbors, RESPECT MADISON.
Stadium Re-Entry Re-entry is not allowed in Bridgeforth Stadium.
Smoking Policy In accordance with University Policy 1111, smoking is not allowed in Bridgeforth Stadium.
For more information visit JMUSports.com/faninfo
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athletics director Jeff Bourne Athletics Director
Jeff Bourne is in his second decade as JMU’s athletics director, having already overseen a period of dramatic enhancements on behalf of all of the university’s student-athletes and coaches. At JMU, Bourne leads a program that is competitive within the Colonial Athletic Association as well as at regional and national levels and that has positioned itself to continue to play a major role in intercollegiate athletics. Bourne has overseen processes to ensure the academic, athletic and social success of all JMU student-athletes. In 2008-09, JMU celebrated an 80 percent graduation rate among its studentathletes, compared with JMU’s general student population rate of 81 percent. When Bourne arrived at JMU, the graduation rate among student-athletes was 71 percent and the overall student rate 79 percent. Annual fundraising has improved dramatically under Bourne’s leadership, with an overall increase of more than 400 percent during the past eight years. Studentathlete support services and facility improvements also have been highlights of the past 10 years. JMU enjoys a tremendous academic reputation nationally as evidenced by its continued placement among national and regional publications. For the 16th consecutive year the university ranked as the top public, master’s-level university in the South in the highly regarded annual poll on academic quality conducted by U.S. News & World Report for its guidebook, 2010 America’s Best Colleges. During Bourne’s tenure more than 1,000 conference academic honors have been given to JMU student-athletes, including CAA scholarathletes, CAA commissioner’s academic award winners and ECAC scholar-athletes of the year. JMU also has had four student-athletes receive NCAA post-graduate scholarships. Perhaps the best measure of success is the NCAA’s Academic Progress Rate. JMU has ranked well above the NCAA minimum standard for each of the program’s rating periods, and no JMU teams have been subject to APR-related penalties. Seven of JMU’s 18 teams had APR scores ranking in at least the 90th percentile of their respective sports in the most-recent APR release, the greatest number reaching that mark among any of the 12 CAA institutions. Providing outstanding athletics facilities is a primary focus, and JMU will continue to make significant progress in this front during the coming year. In 2009-10, the new Veterans Memorial Stadium complex for baseball and softball was completed; work was recently completed in summer of 2011 on the first phase of the new University Park, including practice and competition facilities for soccer, lacrosse, track and field and cross country with field hockey to follow in the near future; and the $62 Million, 20-month process to renovate Bridgeforth Stadium/Zane Showker Field finished prior to the 2011 season. The football stadium expansion project increased seating at the facility to nearly 25,000 and featured major enhancements, including private suites and club level seating, improved concessions and restroom facilities, improved
lighting, and a new media facility. Under Bourne, JMU has developed an enhanced volunteer fundraising network and a point-priority system to recognize donor participation and has implemented programs to increase game attendance and address the needs of athletics infrastructure. These efforts have resulted in unprecedented levels of success in fundraising while driving football attendance to all-time records. Major program enhancements in student-athlete services and academic advising, sports medicine and strength and conditioning have added to the overall quality of the student-athlete experience as demonstrated in annual senior exit interviews and peer program evaluations. Annual evaluation and information data also is incorporated into a strategic planning and reporting process to enhance the organizational structure of the athletics division with the primary focus on meeting the needs of student-athletes and coaches. “We’re very proud of the accomplishments we’ve had and I am quite fortunate to work with and serve a tremendous group of coaches and a talented support team. We will continue to work together toward the common goals of ensuring the success of our student-athletes in all of their endeavors -- academically, athletically and socially,” Bourne said. “Our goals are to win conference championships and to advance our teams to post-season play while adhering to NCAA and conference guidelines and to graduate our student-athletes. “We continue to strengthen the infrastructure and facilities of the athletics program,” he said. “Our support centers and athletics personnel are dedicated to providing student-athletes with the best experience possible at the intercollegiate level. We also are extremely pleased with the construction of the Robert and Frances Plecker Athletic Performance Center, which benefits all of our student-athletes with state-of-the-art academic facilities and serves as an entrance and focal point for our football stadium. Other athletics facilities construction that is being planned and implemented on campus -immediately new baseball and softball stadiums and enhancement of our football facility and later upgrades for other programs -- will provide JMU with outstanding competition sites.” The Plecker Performance Center, which opened in 2005, is the first significant facility project funded primarily through private resources in JMU athletics’ history. The $10 million facility is adjacent to Bridgeforth Stadium/Zane Showker Field and features support areas for football and areas for entertaining during home football games and for JMU’s athletic hall of fame. Also included is the Challace
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McMillin Academic Center that benefits performers in all JMU sports programs. Advising and counseling for all of JMU student-athletes take place at the facility, which also includes an outstanding computer lab and strength training and sports medicine facilities. Bridgeforth Stadium/Zane Showker Field, the home of JMU’s football program, has a large electronic videoboard with live game action and video replay capabilities, an outstanding FieldTurf playing surface and an enhanced sound system added in recent years. Prior to arriving at JMU in 1999, Bourne served in several athletics roles at Virginia Tech from 1986-97 and was senior associate athletics director at Georgia Tech from 1997-99. At Georgia Tech, he supervised finance, marketing and promotions, ticketing, sports information, and radio and television broadcasts and production. He also was liaison to the Alexander-Tharpe fund, the university’s development arm, and administered baseball and golf. At Virginia Tech, he was associate athletics director during his final two years, and he cochaired a committee that reviewed gender equity at the school. The committee developed and implemented a plan that brought the school into compliance with federal guidelines and ranked it fifth nationally in compliance. A Salem, Va., native, Bourne was Virginia Tech’s athletics business manager and then associate athletics director for administration and finance. Bourne received his Bridgewater College degree in business administration and accounting in 1981 and completed his master’s degree in education and sports management at Virginia Tech in 1994. He worked for four years in public accounting and received his certification in public accountancy before moving to Virginia Tech, where he first was an internal auditor and a consultant to the athletic business office. He is a 1994 graduate of the Sports Management Institute Executive Program from the University of North Carolina and the University of Southern California. The Bourne family bleeds purple and gold. Bourne’s wife, the former Mary Lou Garber, is a Harrisonburg native and Bridgewater graduate. She serves as the Director of Technology Transfer at James Madison. Their children are also engrained at Madison, as son Jason is a 2011 graduate, Kyle is a JMU senior and future daughter-in-law Megan Martin graduated in 2012.
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athletics staff ATHLETIC ADMINISTRATION LEADERS
Deputy Athletics Director
Associate AD, Student Athlete Services
Associate AD, Athletic Development
Associate AD, Compliance/ SWA
Associate AD, Sports Programs
John A. Martin
Dr. Robert Harmison
Assistant AD, Ticketing & Customer Relations
Assistant AD, Sports Medicine
Assistant AD, Communications
Assistant AD-Facilities and Events
Director of Sports Psychology
Director of Marketing
Faculty Athletics Representative
Director of Business Operations
Head Strength & Conditioning Coach
Head Coach Diving
Head Coach Men’s Basketball
Head Coach Women’s Basketball
Head Coach Women’s Softballll
Head Coach Men’s Golf
Dr. Tom Martin
Head Coach Wtomen’s Soccer
Head Coach Field Hockey
Head Coach Women’s Tennis
Head Coach Men’s Soccer
PROGRAM HEAD COACHES
Head Coach Track & Field
Head Coach Women’s Golf
Head Coach Lacrosse
Head Coach Baseball
Head Coach Cheerleading
Head Coach Cross Country
Head Coach Men’s Tennis
Head Coach Volleyball
Director of XC/ Track & Field
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athletic affiliations Colonial Athletic Association Football
Since 1978, CAA Football members have accumulated 69 playoff berths, 18 Lambert Cups, 82 final top-25 rankings and 40 final top-10 rankings. Two National Championships, four NCAA Championship game appearances, eight NCAA semifinal appearances and more than 30 postseason wins in five years under the CAA Football banner...Unprecedented numbers in terms of Football Championship Subdivision success. CAA Football raised the profile of what was once the Yankee 2012 Standings Conference and later the Conference Overall Atlantic 10 Conference when W L W L it took the reins of the league Old Dominion 7 1 11 2 in 2007. Now five years into Richmond 6 2 8 3 the CAA’s leadership the New Hampshire 6 2 8 4 league has cemented itself as Villanova 6 2 8 4 an FCS power conference in Towson 6 2 7 4 terms of on-the-field success, James Madison 5 3 7 4 television exposure, marketMaine 4 4 5 6 ability and success of its playDelaware 2 6 5 6 ers at the next level. William and Mary 1 7 2 9 The conference continued Rhode Island 0 8 0 11 its stonghold in the national Georgia State 0 0 1 10 polls, showing at least seven teams ranked over a six-week stretch. In the Oct. 17 release of The Sports Network Top-25, a record nine CAA Football programs were ranked between No. 9 and No. 22. CAA Football ended the 2011 season with a national-best six teams among both Top-25 polls. The league has earned 80 total playoff berths, including 37 in the last 10 seasons. Getting into the playoffs isn’t where the success stops, as evidenced by 52 playoff wins since 2002. CAA Football has continued to make its presence felt at the national level by placing eight teams in the national semifinal round over the last five seasons, and advancing a team to the national title game four of the last five years. New Hampshire linebacker Matt Evans, Towson head coach Rob Ambrose and his rookie running back Terrance West helped CAA Football take home three of the four top national honors from The Sports Network. Evans, a junior in 2011, became the league’s third Buck Buchanan National Defensive Player of the Year. Adding the honors won by Ambrose, Evans and West gives CAA Football a total of 22 individual accolades accumulated by standouts from the league. Among the award winners, James Madison linebacker Derrick Lloyd (2001) and defensive lineman Arthur Moats (2009) each received the Buck Buchanan Award prior to Evans’ honor in 2011. Additionally James Madison’s Mickey Matthews (1999 & 2008) is the only two-time winner of the Eddie Robinson National Coach of the Year Award, as the league has garnered the honor six times. Success beyond the collegiate playing field can be measured in numerous ways. CAA Football has had 100 players drafted by NFL franchises dating back to 1948. A total of 26 players have been selected in the draft over the last 10 years, including the league’s second-highest draft pick ever -- former Delaware Blue Hen quarterback Joe Flacco (18th overall to the Baltimore Ravens in 2008). The league has also excelled in graduating student-athletes as 10 programs have earned NCAA Public Recognition Awards over the last three years for ranking among the Top 10 percent of the FCS in the NCAA’s Academic Progress Rating system. The CAA Football geographic footprint will encompass much of the East Coast during the 2012 season with schools located from Maine to Georgia. This season’s members include Delaware, Georgia State, James Madison, Maine, New Hampshire, Old Dominion, Rhode Island, Richmond, Towson, Villanova and William and Mary. While CAA Football officially began March 1, 2007, its roots date back more than 60 years. On December 3, 1946, the Code of the Yankee Conference went into effect. Established as an all-sports conference for the New England land grant colleges, the six charter members included Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. Upon the formation of Division I-AA football in 1978, the league disbanded all sports except football. Delaware and Richmond were admitted to the conference in 1986, Villanova was added in 1988 and James Madison, Northeastern and William and Mary joined the league in 1993. The Atlantic 10 assumed operation control of the conference from 1997-2006, with Hofstra becoming part of the league in 2001 and Towson joining the group in 2004.
NCAA Division I Championship Subdivision
In the NCAA’s Football Championship Subdivision, JMU competes with approximately 120 teams and is eligible for a 20-team playoff. First-round playoff games are Nov. 24 and the title game Jan. 5, 2013 in Frisco, Texas. The first four rounds are at campus sites. Ten leagues have automatic playoff bids -- the CAA, Big Sky, Big South, Gateway, Mid-Eastern, Northeastern, Ohio Valley, Patriot, Southern, and Southland -- and 10 spots are filled by at-large entries. Division I-AA had its first playoff in 1978. NCAA FCS The playoffs from Champions 1978-80 included four 1978 Florida A&M teams. Eight took part 1979 Eastern Kentucky in 1981, and the field 1980 Boise State went to 12 in 1982 and 1981 Idaho State to 16 in 1986. The last 1982 Eastern Kentucky expansion to 20 teams occurred in 2012, with 1983 Southern Illinois expansion to 24 teams expected in the near 1984 Montana State future. 1985 Georgia Southern This year’s title game will be the second 1986 Georgia Southern straight at Pizza Hut Park, home of FC Dallas 1987 Northeast Louisiana of Major League Soccer, after Chattanooga’s 1988 Furman Max Finley Stadium/Davenport Field held the 1989 Georgia Southern event for 15 years. CAA teams, past and pres1990 Georgia Southern ent, have won five national titles – Villanova 1991 Youngstown State in 2009, Richmond in 2008, JMU in 2004, 1992 Marshall Delaware in 2003 and Massachusetts in 1998. 1993 Youngstown State ESPN televises the playoffs’ semifinal and 1994 Youngstown State championship rounds. In 2004 for the first 1995 Montana time one semifinal game was played on 1996 Marshall Friday evening and the other on Saturday af1997 Youngstown State ternoon. The title game takes place on Friday 1998 Massachusetts 1999 Georgia Southern evening. 2000 Georgia Southern Towson’s CAA Football championship made 2001 Montana it one of five CAA Football programs to earn 2002 Western Kentucky a berth in the 2011 NCAA Championship field, 2003 Delaware a mark no other FCS conference has ever 2004 JMU equaled. James Madison and Old Dominion 2005 Appalachian State each garnered first round playoff victories 2006 Appalachian State helping CAA Football make up five of the final 2007 Appalachian State 16 teams in the NCAA’s second round. Maine 2008 Richmond went on the road and topped perennial power 2009 Villanova Appalachian State in the second round, but 2010 Eastern Washington the remaining four (James Madison, New 2011 North Dakota State Hampshire, Old Dominion and Towson) all 2012 North Dakota State stumbled. The Black Bears’ season ended the next weekend when it lost at Georgia Southern in the NCAA quarterfinal round.
2012 Playoffs First Round
South Dakota St. 58, Eastern Illinois 10 Bethune-Cookman 14, Coastal Carolina 24 Stony Brook 20, Villanova 10 Wagner 31, Colgate 20
North Dakota St. 28, South Dakota St. 3 Wofford 23, New Hampshire 7 Georgia Southern 24, Central Ark. 16 Old Dominion 63, Coastal Carolina 35 Montana State 16, Stony Brook 10 Sam Houston St. 18, Cal Poly 16 Appalachian St. 37, Illinois State 38 Eastern Washington 29, Wagner 19
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North Dakota St. 14, Wofford 7 Georgia Southern 49, Old Dominion 35 Montana State 16, Sam Houston St. 34 Illinois State 35, Eastern Washington 51
North Dakota St. 23, Ga. Southern 20 Sam Houston St. 45, E. Washington 42
North Dakota State 39, Sam Houston State 13
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duke club Duke Club Endowed Donors Anonymous (2) Adams Endowed Golf Scholarship Joseph A. Alexander Scholarship
Gira Endowed Scholarship
Justin Marshall Armitage Memorial Scholarship Benshoff Distance Runner Scholarship Fund
The Conrad Helsley ‘72 & Esther Helsley Endowment for General Student-Athlete Scholarships
Mr. Joseph A. Alexander
Mike & Kerry Benshoff
The Black Brothers, Inc. Paint & Wallcovering Co. Endowed Scholarship
Black Brothers, Inc. Paint & Wallcovering Company
Steve B. Dod Endowed Scholarship Henley Carter & John Dod
Kathy & Bob Wade Scholarship
Bob Wade Lincoln Mercury, Inc.
Bompiani Endowed Scholarship Dr. & Mrs. Larry Bompiani
Gordon D. Bowman Scholarship
Bowman Apple Products Co., Inc.
The Apple Scholarship
Mr. Gordon D. Bowman, II
Les Branich Endowed Scholarship Fund Edward L. Branich
William E. Bridgeforth Scholarship
Mr. & Mrs. William E. Bridgeforth, Jr.
The Champs/Life Skills Fund
Ted & Stephanne Byrd & Scott & Anne Marie Elles
Betty & Frank Campbell Scholarship Mr. & Mrs. Frank Campbell
Harold W. Carr Memorial Scholarship Robby & Ann Carr
Dr. & Mrs. Ronald E. Carrier Scholarship Ronald & Edith Carrier
Ruth Wampler Clark Endowed Scholarship Charles W. Clark & Miriam M. Clark
Coleman Family Endowed Scholarship Warren & Judi Coleman
Robert & Carolyn Wetsel Endowed Scholarship Fund Dan & Melinda Beam
Costco Scholarship William A. Julias Memorial Scholarship Fund Cunningham Endowed Scholarship Mr. & Mrs. Terrence John Cunningham
Daniel’s Scholarship (2) Dan & Robin Newberry
Don Largent & Family Scholarship Don Largent Roofing, Inc.
Duke Dog Scholarship The Martha Hall Dunbar ‘80 Endowment for the Women’s Varsity Tennis Program Kevin Robert Dunbar
Eagle Carpet Endowed Scholarship Fund Rodney Eagle
Dean & Joanne Ehlers Scholarship Fund Mark T. Farrell ‘80 Athletic Scholarship Endowment Mark T. Farrell ‘80
Mr. John D. Gira
Gracie Family Endowed Golf Scholarship Brian W. Gracie
Dr. Conrad Helsley & Esther Helsley
Holsinger Family Endowed Scholarship Mr. Ronald E. Holsinger
Bonnie Neff Hoover Endowed Scholarship Bonnie Neff Hoover
Mr. & Mrs. Cletus Houff Scholarship Houff Foundation
James & Joan Hughes Family James & Joan Hughes
Babe & Sidney Louis Hyatt Memorial Scholarship The Sidney Louis Hyatt Estate
J-M Apartments Endowed Scholarship Mr. James & Mr. John Monger, III
The Paul Harris ‘96 & Tony Jordan ‘97 Athletic Scholarship Endowment Fund (2) Paul Harris & Tony Jordan
The John David Kraus Memorial Scholarship The John D. Eiland Family Scholarship The John D. Eiland Family
Hugh & Nancy Lantz Endowed Scholarship Nancy Lantz & Hugh Lantz
Virgil C. Armstrong Memorial Scholarship Robert & Gail LaRose
The Lemish Family Scholarship Don & Sue Lemish
Litten & Sipe Endowed Scholarship Litten & Sipe
Homer & Nellie Long Family Endowed Scholarship Mr. & Mrs. Homer A. Long, Jr.
Luth Family Endowed Scholarship The Luth Family
Maria Malerba Women’s Tennis Scholarship Mason Family Scholarship Mr. & Mrs. Richard L. Mason
Mathie Endowed Scholarship James & Virginia Mathie
The J. R. McIntyre, Sr. Scholarship The James R. McIntyre, Jr. Family
Michael Endowed Scholarship Mr. & Mrs. V. Erwin Michael
Michael Endowed Scholarship Mr. & Mrs. Vern Michael
Morris Endowed Scholarship Mr. & Mrs. Jerry F. Morris
Browns Pharmacies, Inc. Endowed Scholarship The Necsary Family
Neff Endowed Scholarship Mr. & Mrs. Jack S. Neff
Nielsen Construction Co., Inc. Scholarship Nielsen Construction Co., Inc.
Mr. & Mrs. H. D. (Ike) Riddleberger, Jr. Scholarship Mr. & Mrs. H. D. Riddleberger, Jr.
The Ridgway Endowment
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Kramer Family Scholarship Elmer & Mary Kramer
Godfrey Thomas Endowed Scholarship Mr. & Mrs. Richard A. Shady
Sciarrone Soccer Scholarship Showalter Family Endowed Scholarships (3) Mr. & Mrs. W. Raymond Showalter, Jr. David & Kim Showalter
Challace McMillin Student-Athlete Forum Endowment Joseph Showker ‘79 & Deborah Showker ‘78
Zane Showker Scholarship Mr. Zane D. Showker
Eugene J. Siciliano, Sr. Endowed Scholarship Mark & Ann Siciliano
Jane & Rick Smith Scholarship Fund Jane & Rick Smith
Dr. & Mrs. Ray V. Sonner Scholarship Dr. & Mrs. Ray V. Sonner
Souder Endowed Scholarship
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Sprinkel Endowed Scholarship Mr. & Mrs. James G. Sprinkel
Stone Scholarship Fund
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Storeman Specialty Scholarship Mr. & Mrs. Eldon Layman
JMU Student Duke Club Endowed Scholarship Tobin Scholarship Linda B. Tobin
Turner Family Endowed Scholarship Fund James & Elizabeth Turner
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Valler Endowed Scholarship
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Valley Blox Scholarship Valley Blox, Inc.
Roselee M. Wagoner Memorial Scholarship The Richard Wagoner Family
Wease Endowed Scholarship Mr. & Mrs. Bob Wease
Russell Weaver Scholarship Mrs. Russell Weaver
The Weaver Family Endowed Scholarship Fund The Weaver Family
James W. Quick Endowed Scholarship
O’Donnell Family Scholarship
The Adam R. Wheatcroft Memorial Endowment for Archery Scholarships
Harry & Margaret Flippo Scholarship
William A. (‘77) & Janet Bourland (‘78, ‘81) O’Donnell Athletic Scholarship Endowment
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Animal Health & Specialties, Inc. Scholarship
WHSV-TV Endowed Scholarship Fund R. Rolston Endowed Scholarship Fund
Russell & Mary Fleetwood & Family Harry & Margaret Flippo
Matthew Ritter Flook Endowed Scholarship Fund The Flook Family & Friends
Forbes Family Scholarship Bruce & Lois Forbes Jeff & Stephanie Forbes
Joseph & Audrey Najjum Women’s Golf Scholarship Rachel Frye
Funkhouser Endowed Scholarship
Danny & Gail O’Donnell
William A. (‘77) & Janet Bourland (‘78, ‘81) O’Donnell Animal Health & Specialties
Robert & Frances Plecker Scholarship Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Plecker
Riddleberger Brothers, Inc. Endowed Scholarship Riddleberger Brothers, Inc.
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph K. Funkhouser, II
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Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Wheatcroft Mr. & Mrs. James H. Wheatley
Women’s Athletic Scholarship
duke club Full Scholarship $23,668+
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ACME Stove Co. Alumni Office Mr. and Mrs. Richard Anderson Sherry and Steven Andrews Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Avery Mr. William T. Bates, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. George A. Baumgardner, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. John J. Bavis, III Matt Benedetti Blackwell Engineering Blue Ridge Beverage Company, Inc. Mr. and Ms. Jeffrey T. Bourne Mr. and Mrs. Thomas S. Bowles Tom and Deborah Brinkman Mr. and Mrs. Lee W. Campbell Robby and Ann Carr Dr. and Mrs. Ronald E. Carrier Classic Kitchens Comcast Spotlight Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Oliver Converse Scott and Linda Crawford Greg and Linda Cross Sandra and Christopher DiPasquale Ms. Vanessa Evans Ferguson Enterprises, Inc. Fine Earth A-J and Beth Fischer Karin Flagle JMU Bookstore Jeff and Stephanie Forbes Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Forward The Frazier Quarry Inc. Rachel and David Frye Mr. and Mrs. Michael Funkhouser Scott and Mary Gessay Donna and Bob Golson Todd and Nancy Gordon William Hall Donna and Randy Harper Harrisonburg Honda Brandon and Heather Hedrick Mr. and Mrs. Howard J. Hicks Houff Foundation Andrew Huggins Mr. J. Robert Hummer Mr. and Mrs. Walt Hurley Mr. and Mrs. David G. Israel
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duke club Directors $2,000+
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wheel club Thank you for your support! Augusta Dodge Jeep William Elliott
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Nick and Jill Langridge Mr. and Mrs. David Lawn Stuart and Amy Macaleer Lloyd and Cheryl Martin Michael and Teresa Mathisen Mr. and Mrs. J. Byron Mehlhaff Gregory Mueller Mr. and Mrs. Edward Myrtetus Bill and Mary Beth Nash John and Charlotte Outland Tim and Terri Palkovitz Kevin Pigott Nicholas Rau Rockingham Cooperative Inc. Kurt and Dona Rodgers Hank Schiefer Diane and Curt Schwalbach Mr. and Mrs. Lee Shifflett Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Smith Mr. Jeff Smyser Diane and Alan Stamp StellarOne Bank Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Strauss Michael Szoka Mr. and Mrs. Randal W. Thompson Mr. and Mrs. John Torregrosa Scot and Bonnie Townshend Phillip and Christina Updike Lisa and Mark Valvo Kevin and Pamela Viers Lee and Cheryl Warfield Jerry and Wendy Weaver Kevin and Jennifer Weaver Mr. and Mrs. Scott Weismiller Mr. and Mrs. Thomas S. Wells Darrin and Linda White Mr. and Mrs. C. Elwood Whitmore Mr. and Mrs. Walter A. Wilson, III Mr. Joshua R. Wolfe
marching royal dukes Marching Royal Dukes “And now, presenting ‘Virginia’s Finest,’ The James Madison University Marching Royal Dukes!” This familiar announcement begins each exciting halftime as one of America’s premier collegiate marching bands takes the field with its exciting music and fast-paced drill maneuvers. The 450-member Marching Royal Dukes have come from humble beginnings in 1972 (the first year of JMU football) to quickly move to the fast track of college bands in America. Among their many awards and performances, the MRDs have performed at NFL games in Pittsburgh, Baltimore, and Washington. In 1983 they were the featured halftime show for the NFC title game between Washington and Dallas. They have been performers for Walt Disney Productions and several times have been the premier band for the Richmond Christmas Parade. In 1988 and 1991, they were the featured exhibition at the Bands of America Grand National Championships. In 1994 the John Philip Sousa Foundation named the Dukes recipients of the Sudler Trophy, known as the “Heisman Trophy of college marching bands.” In 1997 and 2001, they were featured in the inaugural parades for Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. In 2002 and 2006 they performed at the inauguration ceremonies for Virginia Governors Mark Warner and Tim Kaine. The band has established a strong tradition as ambassadors of the university and community. It took its first European tour in 1997 and performed for the closing ceremonies of the 700th anniversary of the Grimaldi Family in Monaco. In December 2000 the Dukes performed at a New Year’s celebration in Athens before an audience of more than 500,000; in 2001 they performed in the 75th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City; and in December of 2003 they were the featured band for the New Year’s celebration in Dublin. During the 2004 season, the Marching Royal Dukes traveled with the JMU football team to perform at the NCAA Division I-AA championship game in Chattanooga, Tenn. The band returned to Dublin for its second New Year’s performance in December 2006 and returned to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2008. The MRDs will take their fifth trip abroad in 2010 as they will travel to London and Paris. The program is supported by the Yamaha Corporation and Zildjian Cymbals and has been used in the international advertising campaigns for both firms. The band is directed by Scott D. Rikkers and Chad Reep is the assistant director. Rick Deloney is the director of marching percussion, Ryan Jonker is a percussion instructor and Michael Overman is the percussion front ensemble instructor. Carly Philp and Erin Fairchild are the colorguard instructors, while Julia Urban is the coach of the Dukettes. The JMU band program is also staffed by administrative assistant Connie Driscoll, graduate assistants and a student staff of more than 70 JMU students representing almost every department on campus.
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bridgeforth stadium Bridgeforth Stadium/ Zane Showker Field •
Bridgeforth Stadium/Zane Showker Field, a 24,877-seat lighted facility in the center of campus, features a FieldTurf playing surface, a state-ofthe-art support facility in the south end zone, and a 24-by-60 videoboard above the south end zone. Construction began following the 2009 season and was completed prior to the 2011 campaign on a project that expands Bridgeforth Stadium/Zane Showker Field’s seating capacity to 24,877. Updated turf was installed prior to the 2013 season. Enhanced seating, with a club level and suites a second deck on the stadium’s west side, and a new media facility has been included. Permanent seating has been installed in the north end zone, and improved fan amenities are available as the $62.5 million project is completed. The stadium is named for William E. Bridgeforth of Winchester, Va., a longtime JMU supporter and board of visitors member whose family remains very active with JMU. The playing field is named for Harrisonburg-area businessman Zane Showker, a longtime JMU supporter and university board rector and for whom JMU’s business school facility is named. The stadium was originally constructed in three phases. A synthetic playing surface was installed in 1973-74, the east stands (near Godwin Hall, JMU’s athletics/kinesiology facility) in 1975 and the previous west stands in 1981.
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plecker center Robert & Frances Plecker Athletic Performance Center • Named in honor of Robert & Frances Plecker • A $10 million state-of-the-art athletic support facility • 7,000-square foot strength and conditioning center with flat-screen televisions for individual instruction • 5,000-square foot sports medicine facility • Computer lab with more than 30 work stations • Tutoring and small group meeting facilities • JMU’s athletic hall of fame • Student-athlete lounge
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key football dates July 17, 1972
Athletic director Dean Ehlers announced that JMU would start football in 1972 and named Challace McMillin head coach. JMU played five games, including two with junior varsity teams and two with military schools. Most of the 1972 team was recruited from the school’s fall registration lines.
The 8-4 Dukes returned to the playoffs for the second straight year and were nationally ranked in every poll during the season by The Sports Network.
The Atlantic 10 Football Conference assumed the Yankee Conference’s operations
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Oct. 7, 1972
Challace McMillin, JMU's first head coach, confers with a player during the Dukes' first football game in 1972
varsity and military teams.
JMU lost 6-0 to Shepherd’s junior varsity in its first game, played on what is now a practice field adjacent to Godwin Hall. The game was to have been played at Harrisonburg High School but wasn’t because of wet conditions. JMU finished 1972 with a 0-4-1 record and without scoring.
Sept. 22, 1973
JMU posted its first win, 34-8 over Anne Arundel (Md.) Community College at Harrisonburg High School. JMU finished the year 4-5, again playing mostly junior
John Kent (79) and coaches Brent Good (left) and Challace McMillin celebrate JMU's 1982 win at Virginia
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JMU announced it would offer 25 scholarships in 1979. Quarterback Frankie Walker and fullback Joe Curro, transfers from Lees-McRae (N.C.) College, were announced as JMU’s first scholarship signees Jan. 17, 1979.
JMU was 8-3 and appeared in the Division I-AA top 20 poll for seven straight weeks, reaching ninth midway through the season. JMU defeated Virginia 21-17 in Charlottesville (Sept. 18), the Dukes’ first win over a Division I-A opponent.
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Sept. 21, 1974
JMU began its first varsity season with a 24-22 win at Washington and Lee.
Oct. 12, 1974
JMU beat Bridgewater 41-13 in the first game at Bridgeforth Stadium/Zane Showker Field. An astroturf field had been completed during the 1973-74 school year, and temporary seating was used until 1975.
Wide receiver Gary Clark became the first JMU player drafted 0by a professional football team when Jacksonville made him its first choice (sixth pick overall) in the United States Football League draft. Jacksonville was an expansion team, and he was its initial draft choice.
Dec. 20, 1984
Joe Purzycki became JMU’s second head coach, replacing Challace McMillin.
April 29, 1986
Sept. 18, 1976
JMU was 9-0-1 with a season-opening scoreless tie at Glenville (W.Va.) its only blemish. JMU won the Virginia College Athletic Association title and won seven straight games by seven or fewer points. JMU beat Towson 28-26 at home, raising its record to 3-0 and its winning streak to 12 games and earning a tie for first place (with C.W. Post) in the NCAA Division III poll.
Sept. 25, 1976
Linebacker Charles Haley, JMU’s initial Division I-AA first-team All-America, became the first Duke selected in the National Football League draft (fourth round, San Francisco). JMU enjoyed its most successful scholarship season to date, going 9-3 and reaching the NCAA Division I-AA playoffs for the first time. JMU was nationally ranked for nine straight weeks and was ranked as high as third.
JMU played in the first Division III regular-season game televised by a major network (ABC), losing 21-14 at Hampden-Sydney.
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JMU’s Board of Visitors unanimously approved moving football to Division I. The Board met in Williamsburg, where JMU lost 32-7 to William and Mary in its first game with an in-state Division I foe. JMU Frankie Walker was went to Division II in 1979 and among JMU's first to Division I-AA in 1980.
Nov. 11, 1978
JMU won 42-12 at Emory and Henry to finish the year 8-2 and ranked ninth nationally in Division III.
Rip Scherer became JMU’s third head coach, replacing Joe Purzycki. The 9-4 Dukes reached the second round of the NCAA Division I-AA playoffs for the first time. They were nationally ranked for nine straight weeks, and they beat four nationally ranked opponents, three on the road.
JMU won 17-12 at Davidson, its first win over a Division I foe.
group of football scholarship signees in 1979
Mickey Matthews became JMU’s fifth head coach. He was introduced at a March 22 press conference, and he succeeded Alex Wood, who resigned March 15 to accept a coaching assistant’s position with the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings.
JMU first played in the Yankee Conference after joining the league in 1991.
JMU set a team record for wins (10-3 record) and reached the second round of the NCAA Division I-AA playoffs for the second time. JMU was nationally ranked for 10 of the regular-season’s last 11 weeks and beat four of five ranked foes it faced.
Jan. 23, 1995
Alex Wood became JMU’s fourth head coach, replacing Rip Scherer, who became head coach at Memphis.
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JMU tied for the Atlantic 10 title, its first Division I crown, and returned to the NCAA playoffs. Mickey Matthews was the Division I-AA coach of the year by The Sports Network; Curtis Keaton was the Atlantic 10 offensive player of the year and a fourth-round draft choice by the Cincinnati Bengals; and Chris Morant was the Atlantic 10 defensive player of the year.
JMU’s Delvin Joyce became the first Division I-AA player to reach the 1,000-yard career mark in each of the statistical categories of rushing (1,260), receiving (1,009), kickoff returns (1,902) and punt returns (1,488).
JMU linebacker Derrick Lloyd won the Buck Buchanan Award, sponsored by The Sports Network, as Division I-AA’s top defensive player.
June 6, 2003
Ground was broken on the on the Robert and Frances Plecker Athletic Performance Facility adjacent to Bridgeforth Stadium/Zane Showker Field.
JMU won the NCAA Division I-AA national title by beating Montana 31-21 Dec. 17 in Chattanooga, Tenn. The 13-2 Dukes set a team record for wins and became the first Division I-AA team to win three Mickey Matthews was road playoff games durDivision I-AA national ing the same season. coach of the year in 1999, Mickey Matthews 2004, 2008 was Division I-AA coach of the year by the American Football Coaches Association.
The 9-3 Dukes made their second playoff appearance in three seasons and were nationally ranked in every poll during the season by The Sports Network, including in the top 10 in the final seven polls.
The Colonial Athletic Association assumed the Atlantic 10’s operations. The 8-4 Dukes made their third NCAA playoff appearance in four seasons and were nationally ranked in every poll during the season by The Sports Network and the FCS coaches.
JMU won the CAA title with an 8-0 record, was the top seed for the NCAA playoffs, and finished 12-2. The playoff appearance was the team’s fourth in five seasons and Mickey Matthews was national coach of the year by The Sports Network and Liberty Mutual.
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2004 nATIonAL TITLE James Madison University football in 2004 made history at the team and national levels. The 13-2 Dukes won the NCAA Division I-AA title with a playoff effort that became increasingly impressive as the postseason progressed. JMU took the national crown without hosting a playoff game, becoming the first Division I-AA team to win three playoff road contests in a season. JMU won with depth and balance, consistent play that included Division I-AA’s secondranked run defense (86.8 yards per game), good special teams play, and an offense that developed a powerful running attack and avoided mistakes. The Dukes won seven games by 10 or fewer points and were particularly effective late in contests. JMU won 17-0 at Villanova after a scoreless first 36 minutes and beat Massachusetts 28-7 after a scoreless first 40 minutes. The Dukes won 24-20 at Maine with a touchdown with 0:48 left and beat Delaware 20-13 with an 87-yard punt return for a score with 3:04 left and by stopping the Hens after they had a firstdown-and-goal situation from the three during the next drive. After tying for the Atlantic 10 title (7-1 record), JMU was disappointed not to get a home playoff game. However, the Dukes responded with a 14-13 first-round win at Lehigh and then won by the same score at Furman, driving 74 yards during the final 5:11 for the decisive touchdown. JMU avenged its lone Division I-AA loss of the year by winning 48-34 at William & Mary in a nationally televised (ESPN) Friday night game and beat Montana 31-21 for the NCAA title the following Friday in Chattanooga, Tenn., before another national television audience. The Dukes took a 21-0 lead at William & Mary, fell behind 26-21 early in the second half, and then dominated play with 28 straight points in an 18-minute period. JMU was equally effective during the last three quarters against Montana, running for 314 yards overall and holding the ball for 36:13 of the game’s 60 minutes. JMU’s play helped Mickey Matthews gain Division I-AA coach of the year honors from the American Football Coaches Association, and several Dukes received major awards. Offensive guard Matt Magerko and free safety Tony LeZotte led the award recipients. Magerko was first-team All-America by Associated Press, and LeZotte was first-team by I-AA.org, second team by Associated Press and Football Weekly and third-team by The Sports Network. Linebacker Kwynn Walton was third-team All-America by The Sports Network, and safety Rodney McCarter was a Football Foundation All-America. LeZotte was the Atlantic 10 co-rookie of the year. Tailback Raymond Hines was team MVP after running for 1,038 yards. He became a starter at midseason when Alvin Banks and Maurice Fenner were hurt and became only the fourth Duke to run for 1,000 yards during a season. Fenner (117 yards at William & Mary, 164 vs. Montana) and Banks (88 yards vs. Montana) stepped back into the spotlight for the final two playoff games after Hines was hurt at William & Mary. Quarterback Justin Rascati threw for 2,045 yards and 14 touchdowns, ran for 10 scores, and was intercepted only five times in 283 passes. Team defensive MVP Trey Townsend and Walton as linebackers, LeZotte, and McCarter led the defense. LeZotte set a team freshman record with 144 tackles, Townsend had 102 tackles and five interceptions, McCarter had 92 stops, and Walton had 88 tackles. Cornerback Clint Kent, who had 73 tackles for the season, returned an interception 69 yards for a score at Wiliam & Mary and sealed JMU’s title-game win over Montana with an interception.
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2004 JMU Results
JMU 62, Lock Haven 7 JMU 17, Villanova 0 West Virginia 45, JMU 10 JMU 31, Hofstra 21 JMU 28, Massachusetts 7 JMU 24, Maine 20 JMU 26, Richmond 20 JMU 41, VMI 10 JMU 20, Delaware 13 William & Mary 27, JMU 24 JMU 31, Towson 17 JMU 14, Lehigh 13 JMU 14, Furman 13 JMU 48, William & Mary 34 JMU 31, Montana 21
football hall of fame Woody Bergeria (1974-77) Defensive Line
Kodak first-team All-America and JMU’s defensive MVP in 1977… key player on JMU’s 9-0-1 team in 1975.
Ron Stith (1973-76) Running Back
Ran for 2,308 yards and 23 TDs while sharing time with hall of famer Bernard Slayton… member of JMU’s 9-0-1 team in 1975.
Les Branich (1972-76) Quarterback
Quarterback on JMU’s first four teams, including its 9-0-1 squad in 1975… All-Virginia in 1974.
Charles Haley (1982-85) Linebacker
JMU’s career tackles leader and first Division I-AA first-team All-America and NFL draftee (San Francisco, 1986)… first five-time Super Bowl winner.
Bernard Slayton (1973-76) Running Back
Ran for 2,161 yards and 21 TDs while sharing time with hall of famer Ron Stith… member of JMU’s 9-0-1 team in 1975.
Challace McMillin (1972-84) Coach
Led JMU for 13 years, starting the program and rebuilding it at the scholarship level… had a 64-52-1 JMU record.
Mike Cawley (1993-95) Quarterback
Led the Dukes to two NCAA playoff appearances in 1994 and 1995… set JMU season passing records during each of his three seasons… drafted by the Indianapolis Colts.
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football hall of fame Gary Clark (1980-83) Wide Receiver
Had 155 JMU receptions and more than 600 professional catches, mostly with the Washington Redskins with whom he won two Super Bowls.
Curtis Keaton (1998-99) Quarterback
Set and matched multiple school records during his JMU career… Atlantic 10 and ECAC Offensive Player of the Year in 1999… selected in the fourth round of the 2000 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals.
Warren Marshall (1982-86) Running Back
JMU’s career (4,168) and game (264) rushing yards leader… had 20 100-yard games and three 1,000-yard years.
Eupton Jackson (1987-90) Safety
Team captain, state defensive player of the year and named to four All-America first teams as a 1990 senior… member of JMU’s 1987 playoff team… had 362 career tackles.
Eriq Williams (1989-92)
Scott Norwood (1978-81)
Started all four seasons, earning the job midway through his redshirt freshman season… Holds JMU’s career record for total offense with 7,678 yards and career rushing touchdowns with 32… Also is the leader in combined rushing/passing touchdowns with 72… Third on JMU’s career passing yards and career touchdown passes lists and fourth on career scoring list.
Had 32 JMU field goals, including 15 in 1980… allpro with the Buffalo Bills with whom he scored more than 600 points.
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Tony Booth (1995-98) Safety
Recorded 292 career tackles with nine interceptions and five tackles for loss… Honored as a First Team All-American by the Walter Camp Foundation and Third Team Associated Press All-American in 1998… Earned First Team AP and Second Team Sports Network AllAmerica honors in 1997… His eight interceptions in 1997 set a JMU single-season mark… Named First Team All-Atlantic 10 in 1997 and 1998… Drafted in the seventh round of the 1999 NFL draft by the Carolina Panthers.
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hall of fame JMU’s Athletic Hall of Fame honors individuals who by excellence of their athletic achievements or their connection with athletics as a competitor, coach, administrator or interested individual have brought recognition and esteem to themselves and JMU. Individuals nominated for their athletic achievements must have made significant contributions to the JMU program as members of a varsity team and have earned a baccalaureate degree from JMU or left the university in good academic standing. JMU coaches, JMU administrators, and other individuals who have distinguished themselves in various athletics-related activities may be considered. Included may be JMU alumni who have brought distinction to the university and non-JMU alumni who have distinguished themselves in JMU athletics-related areas. Individuals nominated for their achievements as student-athletes are eligible for consideration for induction following a period of 10 years after competing. Individuals nominated for their contributions as employees of JMU may be considered three years after honorable termination of employment from the university. Others may be considered as deemed appropriate by the selection committee. Nominations may be made at any time but must be received by Sept. 30 for consideration during that academic year. Nominations should be made to JMU Athletic Hall of Fame, Athletics Communications, MSC 0404, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA 22807. Nominations should be in the form of a letter that documents the credentials for the individual to be considered for induction. JMU’s Athletic Hall of Fame members include the following:
Mary Lou Carroll ’56
Mendy Childress ’79
Field Hockey, Basketball, High School Coach
Katherine Johnson ’77 Althea Loose Johnston Alan Mayer ’74 Billy Sample ’77
Janet McCullough Gerard ’83
Christine Shelton ’70
Basketball, Field Hockey, Tennis
Basketball, Field Hockey, Swimming, Sports Psychologist Archery
George Toliver ’73 Basketball
Gracie VanDyck ’47
Basketball, Field Hockey, High School Coach
Dr. Ronald Carrier
L. Leotus Morrison
Administrator, Coach Basketball, Field Hockey
Scott Norwood ’82 Football
Pat Dosh ’78 Basketball
Ray Laroche ’75 Soccer
Dee McDonough ’73 Field Hockey, Lacrosse
Susan Shreckhise Slater ’83 Track & Field
Ron Stith ’77 Football
Dzalya Manns ’89
Sherman Dillard ’78
Robert W. Ryder ’75
Les Branich ’76
Dorothy V. Harris ’53
Julianne Hull Elicker ’79
Billy Sample (‘77)
Maria Grosz-Pope ’81 Coach Football, Cross Country, Track & Field
Charles Haley ’86 Football
Carol Horton ’68
Administrator, Coach Fencing
Administrator, Coach Basketball, Cross Country
Sydney Beasley ’88 Basketball
Floretta Jackson ’87 Basketball
Bernard Slayton ’77 Football
Linton Townes ’82 Basketball
Marjorie Berkley ’45
Field Hockey, Lacrosse Track & Field
Dan Ruland ’83 Basketball
Warren Marshall ’87 Football
Shelia Moorman Coach Basketball
Sandy Wilson ’87 Field Hockey
Juli Speights Henner ’92
Bob Vanderwarker Coach Soccer
Kim Arehart ’90 Archery
Lorenzo Bundy ’82 Baseball
Linton Townes ’82
Woody Bergeria ’78 Football
Julie Franken ’87 Basketball
Coach Field Hockey
Adam Wheatcroft ’04 Archery
Charles “Lefty” Driesell Coach Basketball
Steve Hood ’91
Mark Carnevale ’82
Tiombé Hurd ’95
Coach Basketball Golf
Linton Townes (’82)
Cross Country, Track & Field Basketball, Field Hockey High School Steve Stielper ’80 Coach, Official Basketball
Pat Dean ’ 61
Floretta Jackson (’87)
Jeff Bowyer ’87
Swimming & Diving
Cindy Gilbert-Bevilacqua ’84
Gary Clark ’84 Football
Track & Field
Basketball, Field Hockey High School Coach
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Alan Mayer (‘74)
Mark Gabriele ’95 Swimming & Diving
Alisa Harris ’88 Basketball
Matt Holthaus ’95 Track & Field
Carole Thate ’96 Field Hockey
Jim Barbe ‘77 Baseball
Brent S. Bennett ‘95 Soccer
Eupton C. Jackson ‘91 Football
Diane Buch Traynor ‘88 Field Hockey, Lacrosse
Gary Butler ’73 Basketball
E. Ashley Williamson ’96 Soccer
Kaarlo Kankkunen ’95 Soccer
Nora Maguire White ’92 Lacrosse
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Dr. Ronald E. Carrier
Lynn Craun ’82
Missy Dudley-Heft ’89
Bethany Eigel ’00
Todd Winterfeldt ’78)
Aimee Vaughan Sharp
Cross Country/Track & Field
Eileen Arnaldo ‘11
Women’s Soccer, Lacrosse Cross Country/Track & Field
Samantha Bates Floyd ‘98
Women’s Cross Country/Track & Field
Lindsay Collingwood ‘00
Ryan Frost ‘97
Clyde Hoy ‘82
Cindy Slagle Flickinger
Shelley Klaes-Bawcombe ‘97
Patrick McSorley ‘96
Men’s Swimming & Diving
Cross Country/Track & Field
Men’s Swimming & Diving, Coach
Cross Country/Track & Field Cross Country/Track & Field Football
Ryan Frost (‘10)
JW Mitchell Baseball
Tony Booth Football
Jess Marion Lacrosse
Paul Morina ‘12
Track and Field
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athletic facilities James Madison University has made a commitment to its athletics program and the facilities needed to give the teams the best opportunity to succeed in the conference, regionally and nationally. • Godwin Hall houses a 5,000-seat gymnasium, an 800-seat natatorium and areas for strength training and indoor practices. • Facilities also include the 7,156-seat JMU Convocation Center for basketball and a lighted field hockey/track and field complex with a synthetic playing surface. • JMU’s baseball and softball programs began play in the spring of 2010 in the new Veterans Memorial Stadium complex, a lighted facility that provides an outstanding playing venue for each program. The new complex includes new stadiums with top-of-the line amenities and press box as well as new offices, locker rooms and indoor practice facilities in the adjacent Memorial Hall. • The golf programs enjoy two new on-campus shortgame practice facilities, including an indoor facility with video analysis, chipping and putting areas as well as an outdoor facility that includes driving ability as well as chipping and putting greens with a variety of terrain to give the teams the ability to practice in short time frames. • Construction was recently completed on University Park off Port Republic Road, which has recreation facilities as well as practice and competition facilities for men’s and women’s soccer, women’s lacrosse and women’s track and field in the fall of 2012, with an eventual expansion for field hockey at the facility.
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VOLLEYBALL’S XX NEW FLOOR xxby Brian Hansen, Athletics Communications Associate
Coach Steinbrecher and the administration decided to move to a new playing surface after doing research When the James Madison volleyball team takes on the amount of impact injuries the team has sustained the court for its home opener on Sept. 6, Sinclair over the three years she’s been coaching at JMU. Gymnasium will have an Olympic feel to it. That’s Steinbrecher added, “For the last couple of years, because this August, JMU installed a state-of-art court and actually it probably goes back a decade or so having surface called Taraflex. talked to other people, we’ve had quite a few injuries in Specifically, the product is the Taraflex Sport M our program where the players come in healthy and by Performance and it the time they get to be was installed on all juniors and seniors they five volleyball courts have a lot of impactinside Godwin Hall. It related injuries. We went is the same court that to the administration has been used in the and they were wonderful last 10 Olympic Games, about putting our including 10 courts student-athletes and their installed for the 2012 welfare first. They said London Olympics, as they would do whatever well as being the official it took to get a safe exclusive flooring playing environment for for the Federation of our girls.” International Volleyball The safety is a big (FIVB). selling point for Gerflor, “We could not be with Corbett saying, more excited about the new floor,” JMU Head Volleyball “safety of these courts is the number one concern” Coach Lauren Steinbrecher said. “Taraflex is the best according to his conversations with coaches. In addition volleyball surface in the world to play on. They play on it to absorbing shock from the constant jumping and in the Olympics, FIVB and there are also a few Division diving involved in volleyball, the court also has a coated I volleyball programs that use this flooring. We have the surface of urethane that is UV-baked into the surface. nine millimeter court which is the top-of-the-line model; This provides what Corbett described as the proper so it is great for impact and offsetting long-term, high‘coefficient of friction” that is ideal for volleyball players. impact injuries.” Players get the proper amount of grip to move around JMU is now the fifth Division I volleyball program smoothly on the court but are also able to dive and slide to install Taraflex for its playing surface. Other schools on the court without worrying about floor burns tearing with the court include Nebraska, Clemson, Hawai’i and up their skin. Kentucky with the University of Iowa also installing it Corbett added that there are scientific standards that this fall. measure the coefficient of friction and the Taraflex has “Taraflex is a vinyl floor with met or exceeded them all. 2013 JMU Volleyball Home Schedule two layers of shock absorbing The Dukes unveil the (all games played in Sinclair Gym) cushioning underneath,” Joe new court on Sept. 6-7 as they Corbett, a Sport Market Segment host the first of two home JMU Classic Manager for Gerflor USA said. tournaments this season. JMU Fri., Sept. 6 Wyoming 7:30 p.m. “It’s made specifically to be a welcomes Wyoming, CSU Sat., Sept. 7 CSU Bakersfield 12:30 p.m. sport floor. It’s not a vinyl floor Bakersfield and Presbyterian to Sat., Sept. 7 Presbyterian 7:30 p.m. that someone added cushioning Harrisonburg for the two-day, sixtoo and decided it’s good for match tournament. Their home JMU Invitational sports as well. Gerflor invented opener is on Sept. 6 at 7:30 p.m. Fri., Sept. 20 Wake Forest 7:30 p.m. this in 1947. It has two layers of against Wyoming while the home Sat., Sept. 21 Campbell 12:30 p.m. cushion to it, which provides schedule includes 13 matches at Sat., Sept. 21 Cleveland State 7:30 p.m. good shock absorption without Sinclair Gymnasium this fall. sinking into the floor.” Fri., Sept. 27 William & Mary* 7 p.m. College of Charleston* 7 p.m. The flooring is manufactured Fri., Oct. 4 Sun., Oct. 6 UNCW* 1 p.m. in Tarare, France and was Fri., Oct. 11 Towson* 7 p.m. shipped over by boat. It arrived Sun., Oct. 13 Delaware* 1 p.m. in Harrisonburg on Aug. 9 and Fri., Nov. 1 Hofstra* 7 p.m. installation took about six days to Sun., Nov. 3 Northeastern* Noon complete. 2013 JMU Football Program - 77
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Jacksonville. . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:30 p.m. Delaware State. . . . . . . . . . 3:30 p.m. at Navy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:30 p.m. Wagner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 p.m. James Madison*. . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. at Maine*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:30 p.m. Albany*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 p.m. at Rhode Island*. . . . . . . . . . . 12 p.m. at Towson*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. William and Mary*. . . . . . . . . . 3 p.m. Richmond* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 p.m. at Villanova*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TBA
at Rhode Island*. . . . . . . . . . . . 1 p.m. at Buffalo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:30 p.m. at Villanova*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 p.m. Towson* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 p.m. Bryant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 p.m. at Colgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 p.m. New Hampshire* . . . . . . . . . . . 4 p.m. at Maine*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12:30 p.m. Richmond* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 p.m. at James Madison* . . . . . . . . . 3 p.m. Albany*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 p.m.
Aug. 29 Sept. 7 Sept. 14 Sept. 21 Sept. 28 Oct. 5 Oct. 12 Oct. 19 Oct. 26 Nov. 2 Nov. 16 Nov. 29
Sept. 7 Sept. 14 Sept. 28 Oct. 5 Oct. 12 Oct. 19 Oct. 26 Nov. 2 Nov. 9 Nov. 16 Nov. 23
Aug. 29 Sept. 7 Sept. 14 Sept. 21 Sept. 28 Oct. 5 Oct. 12 Oct. 19 Oct. 26 Nov. 2 Nov. 16 Nov. 23
at UCF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. James Madison. . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 p.m. at Michigan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 p.m. Louisiana-Lafayette . . . . . . . . . 6 p.m. at Bowling Green*. . . . . . . . . . . TBA Ohio*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 p.m at Northern Illinois*. . . . . . . . . 5 p.m. at Miami (Ohio)*. . . . . . . . . . . . . TBA Ball State*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 p.m. Kent State* . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:30 p.m. at Massachusetts* . . . . . . . . . . 1 p.m. Toledo* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TBA
at Central Michigan. . . . . . . . . 3 p.m. Colgate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 p.m. at Lehigh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12:30 p.m. at Towson*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 p.m. Rhode Island*. . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 p.m. Villanova*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 p.m. at Stony Brook* . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 p.m. at William and Mary*. . . . . 1:30 p.m. James Madison*. . . . . . . . 12:30 p.m. at Albany*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:30 p.m. Maine*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 p.m.
at Connecticut. . . . . . . . . . . 7:30 p.m. at Holy Cross. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 p.m. Delaware State. . . . . . . . . . 7:30 p.m. at North Carolina Central. . . . . 2 p.m. at Stony Brook* . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 p.m. New Hampshire* . . . . . . . . . . 12 p.m. Villanova*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. at Albany*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:30 p.m. at Richmond* . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 p.m. Delaware*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. at William and Mary*. . . . . 1:30 p.m. James Madison. . . . . . . . . . 3:30 p.m.
Aug. 31 Sept. 7 Sept. 14 Sept. 21 Sept. 28 Oct. 5 Oct. 12 Oct. 19 Nov. 2 Nov. 9 Nov. 16 Nov. 23
Aug. 31 Sept. 7 Sept. 14 Sept. 21 Sept. 28 Oct. 12 Oct. 19 Oct. 26 Nov. 2 Nov. 9 Nov. 16 Nov. 23
Aug. 30 Sept. 7 Sept. 21 Sept. 28 Oct. 5 Oct. 12 Oct. 19 Oct. 26 Nov. 2 Nov. 9 Nov. 23
at Duquesne . . . . . . . . . . . 12:10 p.m. at Colgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 p.m. Rhode Island*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. Central Connecticut State. . . . . 7 p.m. at Old Dominion . . . . . . . . . . . 6 p.m. at James Madison* . . . . . . 1:30 p.m. at Delaware*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 p.m. Towson* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:30 p.m. at Richmond* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 p.m. Maine*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:30 p.m. New Hampshire* . . . . . . . . 3:30 p.m. at Stony Brook . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 p.m.
VMI. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 p.m. at NC State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 p.m. at Gardner-Webb. . . . . . . . . . . . 6 p.m. Liberty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 p.m. Maine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 p.m. at James Madison* . . . . . . 3:30 p.m. at Rhode Island*. . . . . . . . . . . . 1 p.m. Towson* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 p.m. Albany*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 p.m. at Stony Brook* . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 p.m. at Delaware*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 p.m. William and Mary*. . . . . . . . . . 4 p.m.
at Boston College. . . . . . . . . . 12 p.m. at Fordham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 p.m. Stony Brook*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 p.m. Penn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 p.m. William and Mary*. . . . . . . . . . 1 p.m. at Towson*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. at New Hampshire*. . . . . . . . 12 p.m. Maine*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 p.m. at James Madison* . . . . . . 2:30 p.m. at Rhode Island*. . . . . . . . 12:30 p.m. Delaware*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TBA
Central Connecticut St.
Saint Francis (Pa.)
William & Mary
Aug. 31 Sept. 7 Sept. 14 Sept. 21 Sept. 28 Oct. 5 Oct. 12 Oct. 26 Nov. 2 Nov. 9 Nov. 16 Nov. 23
Sept. 7 Sept. 14 Sept. 21 Sept. 28 Oct. 5 Oct. 12 Oct. 26 Nov. 2 Nov. 9 Nov. 16 Nov. 23
Aug. 31 Sept. 7 Sept. 14 Sept. 21 Oct. 5 Oct. 12 Oct. 19 Oct. 26 Nov. 2 Nov. 9 Nov. 16 Nov. 23
at James Madison . . . . . . . . . . 6 p.m. at Lehigh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12:30 p.m. Holy Cross. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 p.m. at Albany (N.Y.). . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. at Rhode Island. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 p.m. Saint Francis (Pa.)*. . . . . . . . . . 1 p.m. at Sacred Heart*. . . . . . . . . . . . 1 p.m. Salve Regina. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 p.m. at Wagner* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 p.m. Robert Morris* . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 p.m. at Duquesne* . . . . . . . . . . 12:10 p.m. Bryant* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 p.m.
at Georgia Southern. . . . . . . . . 6 p.m. at James Madison . . . . . . . . . . 6 p.m. Lincoln College. . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 p.m. Fordham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 p.m. at Central Connecticut St.* . . . 1 p.m. Monmouth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 p.m. Sacred Heart*. . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 p.m. at Duquesne* . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:10 p.m. at Bryant* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 p.m. Wagner* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 p.m. Robert Morris* . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 p.m.
Charlotte Aug. 31 Sept. 7 Sept. 14 Sept. 21 Sept. 28 Oct. 5 Oct. 12 Oct. 26 Nov. 2 Nov. 9 Nov. 23
Campbell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 p.m. Chowan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 p.m. North Carolina Central. . . . . . 12 p.m. at James Madison . . . . . . . . . . 6 p.m. at Presbyterian . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 p.m. Gardner-Webb. . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 p.m. UNC Pembroke. . . . . . . . . . . . 12 p.m. at Charleston Southern . . . 1:30 p.m. at Coastal Carolina. . . . . . . . . . 3 p.m. Wesley College. . . . . . . . . . . . 12 p.m. at Morehead State . . . . . . . . . . 1 p.m.
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at West Virginia. . . . . . . . . . . . 12 p.m. Hampton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. at Lafayette. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 p.m. Rhode Island*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. at Villanova*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 p.m. Penn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:30 p.m. at Maine*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12:30 p.m. James Madison*. . . . . . . . . 3:30 p.m. New Hampshire* . . . . . . . . 1:30 p.m. at Delaware*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 p.m. Towson* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:30 p.m. at Richmond* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 p.m.
FINCH TO HOST SOFTBALL CAMP Next weekend, the James Madison softball team will welcome Jennie Finch to Memorial Park as she brings her Jennie Finch Softball Camp to Harrisonburg, Va., Sept. 7-8. The camp will run from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 8. Saturday night, there will be a Champions dinner in the club level of Bridgeforth Stadium. Finch is played at the University of Arizona from 1998 through 2002 where she was a three-time All-American and a two-time winner of the Honda Sports Award given to the nation’s top player. She set an NCAA record winning 60 consecutive decisions, spanning nearly two seasons. Three of those wins came in the 2001 Women’s College World Series where she won Most Outstanding Player honors after guiding Arizona to the title. After college she was a member of the USA National team, winning a gold medal in Athens in 2004 and a silver in Beijing in 2008. She also played in the National Pro Fastpitch league for the Chicago Bandits where she played for JMU Head Coach Mickey Dean.
Has Jennie taught you anything that you’ve been able to instill in your players? MD: If you watch Jennie play, you see someone who was able to play the game at such a high level and still be able to enjoy it. Sometimes players have trouble with that. They focus so much on trying to be the best player, they never enjoy it and sometimes they enjoy it, but never progress. She and the other Olympians have the ability to put both of those things together and get the most out of the game. Former Olympian/Team USA pitcher Jennie Finch How did you get involved with doing a camp with Coach Dean? JF: I do camps all over the country and he had shown some interest. He told me he’d love to do one in Virginia, so we brought one to Radford and it sold out, bringing in over 400 campers. It was such a huge success that we will now be doing it for a fifth year with Coach Dean. Why did you what to get involved with running camps for young softball players? JF: I love being on the softball field. I love sharing the passion I have for the game, the love, the life lessons, how to deal with failure, teamwork, discipline, leadership. That’s what it’s all about. Teaching young softball players, and hopefully inspiring the next generation.
We sat down with Coach Dean and Finch to discuss the upcoming camp. JMU Head Coach Mickey Dean How did you first get involved with the Jennie Finch camp? MD: While coaching the Chicago Bandits in the NPF she played for me for about six years. She had already been doing camps across the country so we asked her to come do one at Radford when I coached there. She came and did some camps for us at Radford and they were really successful, so when I was hired here, I asked if she’d continue to do it. What’s the usual attendance for one of these camps? MD: It’s just a great event for the community. It probably brings in 3,000 people. Normally we get around 400 campers. The community and the kids get to talk to five US National Team players and be trained by the best. We’ll also do a banquet with a silent auction on Saturday night. The community gets to sit down with Jennie and the Olympians, asking them questions and getting some time to get to know them. It’s a really nice event. What is your role with the camp? MD: We’re just here. It’s her camp and she runs it. My staff and the players, since it is a community event, will volunteer to work it. What benefit do you think your players will get from the camp? MD: I think just being around those players will help. Every one of them was an All-American. They were strong academically. I think it is always important if you want to be successful, to surround yourself with successful people. I think our players will get a great benefit just being around the camp. Specifically, you have to successful pitcher returning pitchers returning in Jailyn Ford and Heather Kiefer. Do you think they’ll get a chance to learn from Jennie? MD: I’m sure they will at dinner and other meals. Hopefully they are smart enough, and really I hope this of the whole team, to grab one of the Olympians and asked them to grab a meal or coffee. I’d hope they’d just sit down and talk to them and hear their stories and wisdom. How has working with Jennie and some of the other Bandit players helped make you a better coach? MD: It gave me a better understanding of there being more than one way to do something. A team always needs to be on the same page, especially defensively. Working the Bandits taught me to listen to players. Rather than just coaching them all the time, it’s better to engage and hear what they are thinking. It is one of the reasons I have an open door policy to my office. When we are out of the field we have a very short time period to get a lot done. With an open door policy it allows the players to come in and talk about whatever’s on their mind, be it softball or whatever.
This camp is a little different from some of your others because it includes a Champions Dinner. What does that entail? JF: The Champions Dinner will have all the camp coaches, including some of my Olympic teammates, getting an opportunity to be more personal with those attending the dinner. We’ll do a question and answer session. It is a more intimate, but goes into greater depth. We’ll get a chance to hang out and talk about the game. What other members of the USA National Team are attending? JF: Andrea Duran (UCLA, 2006), she was a 2008 silver medalist in Beijing. Leah O’Brien-Amico (Arizona, 1997), she’s a three-time gold medalist in 1996, 2000 and 2004. Mackenzie Vandergeest (Arizona, 2004) and Toni Mascarenas (Arizona, 2001), they were both members of the USA National team. Have you had a chance to follow Coach Dean’s success, specifically his first year at JMU? JF: Unfortunately not a lot. I know they had an incredible year and I know he also did some great things at Radford as well. He’s had a ton of success over the last five or six years and that’s not at all surprising to me. I’m sure he’ll continue to do great things at JMU and JMU will have a bright future. As a pitcher, what did you enjoy about working with Coach Dean? JF: He’s passionate about what he does. He truly cares for his players beyond what they do on the field. That’s what I think stands out the most when I think of Coach Dean.
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Finch in action for Team USA (courtesy USA Softball)
UPCOMING JMU SPORTS Sun., Sept. 1 Women’s soccer at Tennessee 1 p.m. Sun., Sept. 1 Field hockey hosts Ball State 1:30 p.m. Sun., Sept. 1 Men’s soccer hosts Binghamton 2:30 p.m. Fri., Sept. 6 Fri., Sept. 6 Fri., Sept. 6 Sat., Sept. 7 Sat., Sept. 7 Sat., Sept. 7 Sat., Sept. 7 Sun., Sept. 8 Sun., Sept. 8 Sun., Sept. 8 Sun., Sept. 8
Field hockey at American 3 p.m. Women’s soccer hosts Villanova 7 p.m. Volleyball hosts Wyoming 7:30 p.m. Volleyball hosts CSU Bakersfield 12:30 p.m. Football at Akron 6 p.m. Men’s soccer hosts UNCG 7 p.m. Volleyball hosts Presbyterian 7:30 p.m. Men’s golf at Golfweek Program Champ (True Blue Golf Club-Pawleys Island, S.C.) Women’s golf at Golfweek Program Champ (Caledonia Golf & Fish CampPawleys Island, S.C.) Field hockey vs. Columbia 1 p.m. (Washington, D.C.) Women’s soccer hosts Virginia Tech 7 p.m.
Mon., Sept. 9 Men’s golf at Golfweek Program Champ (True Blue Golf Club-Pawleys Island, S.C.) Mon., Sept. 9 Women’s golf at Golfweek Program Champ (Caledonia Golf & Fish Camp Pawleys Island, S.C.) Tue., Sept. 10 Men’s golf at Golfweek Program Champ (True Blue Golf Club-Pawleys Island, S.C.) Tue., Sept. 10 Women’s golf at Golfweek Program Champ (Caledonia Golf & Fish Camp Pawleys Island, S.C.) Tue., Sept. 10 Volleyball at Radford 6 p.m. Wed., Sept. 11 Field hockey at Longwood 5 p.m. Wed., Sept. 11 Men’s soccer hosts VMI 7 p.m. Fri., Sept. 13 Women’s tennis at Liberty Fall Classic (Lynchburg, Va.) All Day Fri., Sept. 13 Volleyball vs. Albany 4 p.m. (Carolina Classic - Chapel Hill, N.C.) Fri., Sept. 13 Women’s soccer at Charlotte 7 p.m. Sat., Sept. 14 Women’s tennis at Liberty Fall Classic (Lynchburg, Va.) All Day
Sat., Sept. 14 Women’s cross country at Longwood Invitational (Farmville, Va.) 10 a.m. Sat., Sept. 14 Volleyball at North Carolina Noon Sat., Sept. 14 Volleyball vs. George Washington 5:30 p.m. (Carolina Classic - Chapel Hill, N.C.) Sat., Sept. 14 Football hosts Saint Francis (Pa. 6 p.m. Sun., Sept. 15 Men’s soccer at Georgetown TBA Sun., Sept. 15 Field hockey at Richmond 1 p.m. Sun., Sept. 15 Women’s soccer at Davidson 2 p.m. Wed., Sept. 18 Field hockey hosts VCU 7 p.m. Fri., Sept. 20 Women’s soccer hosts UNCG 7 p.m. Fri., Sept. 20 Volleyball hosts Wake Forest 7:30 p.m. Sat., Sept. 21 Women’s cross country at Towson Invitational (Towson, Md.) 10 a.m. Sat., Sept. 21 Volleyball hosts Campbell 12:30 p.m. Sat., Sept. 21 Field hockey hosts Appalachian St. 1 p.m. Sat., Sept. 21 Football hosts Charlotte 6 p.m. Sat., Sept. 21 Volleyball hosts Cleveland State 7:30 p.m. Sun., Sept. 22 Men’s soccer hosts Stetson 1 p.m. Sun., Sept. 22 Women’s soccer at Longwood 7 p.m. Mon., Sept. 23 Men’s golf at VCU Shootout (Hermitage Country Club Manakin-Sabot, Va.) All Day Mon., Sept. 23 Women’s golf at Golfweek Conf. Challenge (Red Sky Ranch & Golf Club Wolcott, Colo.) All Day Tue., Sept. 24 Men’s golf at VCU Shootout (Hermitage Country Club Manakin-Sabot, Va.) All Day Tue., Sept. 24 Women’s golf at Golfweek Conf. Challenge (Red Sky Ranch & Golf Club Wolcott, Colo.) All Day Wed., Sept. 25 Women’s golf at Golfweek Conf. Challenge (Red Sky Ranch & Golf Club Wolcott, Colo.) All Day Wed., Sept. 25 Field Hockey at Virginia 6 p.m. Wed., Sept. 25 Women’s soccer hosts George Mason 7 p.m.
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Fri., Sept. 27 Women’s tennis at Hokie Fall Invite (Blacksburg, Va.) All Day Fri., Sept. 27 Men’s soccer hosts Furman 7 p.m. Fri., Sept. 27 Volleyball hosts William & Mary * 7 p.m. Sat., Sept. 28 Women’s tennis at Hokie Fall Invite (Blacksburg, Va.) All Day Sat., Sept. 28 Football at Delaware* 7 p.m. Sat., Sept. 28 Women’s soccer hosts William & Mary* 7 p.m. Sun., Sept. 29 Women’s tennis at Hokie Fall Invite (Blacksburg, Va.) All Day Sun., Sept. 29 Field hockey at William & Mary* 1 p.m. Mon., Sept. 30 Women’s golf at Starmount Fall Classic (Starmount Forest Country Club Greensboro, N.C.) All Day Mon., Sept. 30 Men’s golf at Joe Agee Invitational (Willamsburg Country Club Williamsburg, Va.) All Day Tue., Oct. 1 Women’s golf at Starmount Fall Classic (Starmount Forest Country Club Greensboro, N.C.) All Day Tue., Oct. 1 Men’s golf at Joe Agee Invitational (Willamsburg Country Club Williamsburg, Va.) All Day Wed., Oct. 2 Men’s soccer hosts Loyola (Md.) 7 p.m. Thu., Oct. 3 Women’s soccer at Delaware* 5 p.m. Fri., Oct. 4 Women’s swim and dive at Radford 3 p.m. Fri., Oct. 4 Field hockey at Towson* 6 p.m. Fri., Oct. 4 Volleyball hosts College of Charleston* 7 p.m. Sat., Oct. 5 Women’s cross country Paul Short Invite (Bethlehem, Pa.) 10 a.m. Sat., Oct. 5 Football hosts Albany * 1:30 p.m. Sun., Oct. 6 Women’s soccer at Drexel* Noon Sun., Oct. 6 Volleyball hosts UNCW* 1 p.m. Sun., Oct. 6 Men’s soccer hosts Northeastern* 1 p.m. Sun., Oct. 6 Field hockey at Delaware* 1 p.m.