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COLLEGE SPOTLIGHT . . .

ANTWON BAILEY Syracuse University

After being named Offensive MVP at St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in 2005, 2006, and 2007, Bailey headed north to Syracuse, where he made a splash as a true freshman. The highlight of his season came against Notre Dame when he led the Orange to a 24-23 victory in South Bend. Bailey took over in the fourth-quarter, finishing with 126 yards rushing and a 26-yard touchdown to lead Syracuse back from a 23-10 fourth quarter deficit. The 5-foot-8 tailback also took some snaps at quarterback, completing his one pass for a 25-yard gain. As a sophomore, his biggest game came against Rutgers, when he amassed 181 all-purpose yards. As a junior, he amassed 860 yards from scrimmage on offense, the second most on the team. To start off his senior season, he ran for 114 yards and two touchdowns to propel the Orange to an overtime victory over Wake Forest. On the academic side, he has made the Syracuse Honor Roll in each of his three years on campus.

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RECENT ALUMNI IN THE NFL . . . Several former SJC players through the years have made it to the NFL. From Gene Augusterfer, who played DB for Pittsburgh in the 1930s, to more recent players like Scott Glacken (1960s quarterback for Denver) and Tommy Marvaso (1970s DB for the New York Jets), St. John’s has been well represented at the highest level of football. Mike Kruczek, for example, won two Super Bowl rings for the Pittsburgh Steelers. During his rookie campaign, he filled in for an injured Terry Bradshaw and led the Steelers to six consecutive victories en route to the AFC Championship Game (after four years with the Steelers, Kruczek finished out his career with the Redskins). The most recent alumni to make it in the NFL are Jay Williams, Chris Harrison, Marques Ogden, and Conrad Bolston.

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JAY WILLIAMS (SJC Class of 1990)

Jay Williams recently finished his 12th season in the NFL and was inducted into the St. John’s Hall of Fame in November 2006. The 6-foot-3, 280-pound defensive end played for the Rams (where he won a Super Bowl ring), the Panthers, and the Dolphins. He played every game of every season for seven straight years. Twice (2000 and 2002) he recorded six sacks. In 2003, he recovered two fumbles. He has also intercepted two passes. At St. John’s, Williams was a standout tight end and defensive lineman, as well as a star center on the basketball team. He was also a captain of the 1989 championship football team. He played his college ball at Wake Forest.

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CHRIS HARRISON (SJC Class of 1990)

Chris Harrison played his rookie season for the Detroit Lions in 1996. The 6-foot-3, 290-pound offensive lineman also spent time with the Minnesota Vikings and Baltimore Ravens. At St. John’s, he was an all-star lineman for the 1989 championship team. He played his college ball at Virginia.

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RECENT ALUMNI IN THE NFL . . . MARQUES OGDEN

(SJC Class of 1998) Marques Ogden played his rookie season for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2003. The 6-foot-5, 312-pound offensive lineman later joined his older brother, Jonathan, with the Baltimore Ravens. He then signed a contract with the Buffalo Bills. He also played for the Scottish Claymores of NFL Europe. He played the 2007 season with the Tennessee Titans. At St. John’s, Marques was a two-way lineman before becoming an all-conference player for Howard University, where he recorded 147 pancakes during his junior and senior seasons

RICO MCCOY (SJC Class of 2005)

Out of college, Rico McCoy signed a contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He finished his college career in 2009 as one of the all-time top tacklers for the University of Tennessee. In 2009, he led the Volunteers in tackles after finishing second on the team in both 2007 and 2008. At St. John’s, McCoy led the team in tackles and was a bruising running back. He was named First-Team All-Met and was selected captain of the Army All-American Team. A Mush Dubofsky Award Winner, he had scholarship offers from Ohio State, Miami, Florida State, Oklahoma, and Nebraska, among others. McCoy currently plays in the Canadian Football League.

CONRAD BOLSTON

(SJC Class of 2003) Conrad Bolston just completed his Conrad Bolston rookie season. He originally signed a contract with the Minnesota Vikings before moving over to the Green Bay Packers. In fact, only an overtime field goal separated Conrad from a Super Bowl appearance. For the Vikings, his best game came against San Francisco, where he recorded a tackle and forced a fumble. With the Packers, his best game was against Detroit, when he recorded a pair of tackles. Conrad entered the NFL after being a three-year starter on the defensive line for the Maryland Terrapins. The 6-foot-3, 305-pound lineman bench pressed 465 pounds and established himself as one of the strongest Maryland defensive linemen of all time. His best season was in 2005 when he anchored the defensive line and led the team in sacks despite taking on double teams at the nose guard position. He also led the defensive line in tackles for loss and forced two fumbles. At St. John’s, Conrad was a two-way star, leading the team in tackles and sacks. He was a First-Team All-Met lineman and First-Team All-Met wrestler. He was offered football scholarships by more than a dozen universities, including Tennessee, Ohio State, Florida, Penn State, and Boston College.

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St. John’s Football - 2011 Jersey

Last Name

First Name

Year

Height

Weight

Off Pos

Def Pos

1

Webb

Billy

SR

6-0

178

WR

DB

Herbert Hoover

Potomac, MD

2

Quarles

Zach

SR

5-8

153

WR

DB

Queen Anne

Upper Marlboro, MD

3

Burrell

Darrell

JR

5-6

144

WR

DB

James Madison

Upper Marlboro, MD

4

Swearinger

Olajuwon

SR

5-11

251

TE

DL

Andrew Jackson

Capitol Heights, MD

5

Grillo

Alex

SR

5-6

161

WR

DB

St. Matthias

Bowie, MD

6

Rodriguez

Jiovanni

SR

5-9

168

WR

DB

Spencerville Adventist

Silver Spring, MD

7

Truitt

Omar

SO

5-10

167

WR/QB

DB

Matthew Henson

Fort Washington, MD

8

Lee

Skyler

SR

6-0

206

WR

LB

Briggs Chaney

Bowie, MD

9

Rosa

Peter

JR

5-8

173

K/P

St. Mary of Nazareth

Darnestown, MD

10

Sims

Kyler

SR

5-8

167

RB

DB

Cornerstone

Bowie, MD

11

Onett

Ben

SR

6-2

206

QB

DB

Timberlane

Glendale, MD

12

Dykes

Denzell

SO

5-10

155

WR

DB

Theodore Davis

Waldorf, MD

13

Brooks

Kenneth

SO

5-7

201

RB

LB

Hyde Leadership

Washington, DC

14

Ulmer

Will

SO

5-11

173

QB

DB

St. Mark’s

Laurel, MD

15

Willis

Josh

JR

6-1

211

TE

DL

St. Mark’s

Bowie, MD

16

Rowser

Nigel

SO

6-2

179

TE

DL

Parkland

Rockville, MD

17

Harley

Maurice

SO

5-11

181

TE

LB

Thomas Pullen

Upper Marlboro, MD

18

Monroe

Ayron

FR

5-11

171

WR

DB

John Hanson

Upper Marlboro, MD

19

Giglio

Joe

SO

6-0

214

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Sligo

Silver Spring, MD

20

Leftridge

Brodie

SO

5-11

145

WR

DB

Lime Kiln

Highland, MD

21

Merzier

Smith

SO

5-7

152

RB

LB

Nicholas Orme

Hyattsville, MD

22

Bowman

Brandon

JR

5-9

151

WR

DB

St. Mark’s

Laurel, MD

24

Brown

Jamaal

SO

5-9

155

WR

DB

Riverdale Baptist

Largo, MD

28

Robinson

Troy

SO

5-11

207

RB

DL

Liberty

Fairfax, VA

30

Atterbury

Tristan

JR

5-11

183

RB

LB

St. Bernadette’s

Silver Spring, MD

32

Manuel

James

SR

5-10

177

WR

DB

Grace Christian

Bowie, MD

34

Wenzlaff

Patrick

SO

6-2

179

TE

DL

St. Peter’s

Damascus, MD

35

Johnson

Shawn

JR

5-10

185

RB

LB

St. Michael’s

Silver Spring, MD

40

Bernett

Sherman

JR

5-9

211

RB

LB

St. Mary’s

Cheltenham, MD

43

Shackelford

Murray

JR

5-7

193

RB

LB

St. Michael’s

Capitol Heights, MD

44

Williams

Devin

SO

5-9

195

RB

LB

St. Stephen’s-St. Agnes

Hughesville, MD

50

Kirsch

Mitchell

SR

6-5

266

OL

DL

North Bethesda

Kensington, MD

52

Lomotey

Aidan

SO

6-1

223

OL

DL

Alice Deal

Washington, DC

55

Zagone

Zach

JR

5-11

294

OL

DL

St. Bernadette’s

Silver Spring, MD

56

Williams

Xavior

JR

5-11

187

RB

LB

Martin Luter King

Upper Marlboro, MD

60

Onyenwe

Max

JR

6-0

313

OL

DL

Grace Christian

Bowie, MD

62

Bent

Edward

JR

6-2

293

OL

DL

Alice Deal

Washington, DC

63

Price

Zach

SR

6-2

225

OL

DL

The Newport School

Silver Spring, MD

64

Malchow

Alex

JR

5-9

242

OL

DL

Lab School

Arlington, VA

71

Wolley

Stephan

SO

6-3

315

OL

DL

Homeschooled

Fort Washington, MD

75

Francois

Samuel

SO

6-0

267

OL

DL

William Wirt

Riverdale, MD

77

Smith

Ian

SR

5-11

309

OL

DL

St. Pius

Bowie, MD

81

Freeman

Lennard

JR

6-8

210

WR

DL

Jefferson

Washington, DC

84

Rousseau

Peter

JR

6-2

214

TE

DE

Our Lady of Victory

Washington, DC

ST. JOHN’S FOOTBALL: FALL 2011

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MEET THE VARSITY COACHES . . . 2011 COACHES

COACH JOE PATTERSON Enters his eighth season at the helm.

Joe Patterson (SJC Class of 1993) is entering his eighth season as the head coach of St. John’s. During his first seven seasons, the Cadets made the playoffs six times and beat archrival Gonzaga six times. The 46-24 regular season record over the seven seasons is the best seven-year stretch since the 1970s. During his time as the varsity head coach, Coach Patterson has coached four All-Americans, including Rico McCoy (2004),Tony Tucker (2006), Peter White (2008), and Kevin McReynolds (2010). In addition, 49 of his players have gone on to play Division I-A or Division I-AA football. In six of the past seven seasons, St. John’s has spent at least a portion of the season in The Washington Post Top Twenty. Their highest ranking at the end of a regular season was in 2007 when they finished with a 6-1 conference record and a No. 7 ranking in The Post. That was the same year they finished the regular season in a three-way tie with DeMatha and Good Counsel. In 2006, the Washington Redskins recognized Coach Patterson as the High School Coach of the Week, giving the football program $1000 in conjunction with the award. This is Coach Patterson’s 15th year as a high school football coach. He spent five years as the head freshman coach at St. John’s before moving on to the varsity staff at Georgetown Prep. During the course of his two years at Prep, the Little Hoyas amassed a 17-1 record and secured a No. 1 ranking in The Washington Post.

Coach Patterson with his wife Jana and (left to right) Tommy (age 6), Anne (age 8), Eddie (age 3), Patrick (age 5), and Bernadette (age 1). SJC’s reversal of fortune versus the Gonzaga Purple Eagles (the Cadets have won six out of the seven games) has been a distinctive attribute of Coach Patterson’s tenure as head coach. Prior to Coach Patterson’s taking over, Gonzaga had won 22 of the previous 25 matchups. Coach Patterson was only 28 years old when he was named head varsity coach at St. John’s. He graduated as valedictorian from St. John’s and was taught by SJC Hall of Famers Doonie Waldron (Class of 1949) and Joe Gallagher (Class of 1939). Coach Patterson began teaching and coaching at St. John’s after graduating Summa Cum Laude with a triple major from Villanova University. He later received his Master’s Degree from the Catholic University of America. During his teaching career at St. John’s, Coach Patterson has won three different Teacher-ofthe-Year awards, including the Archdiocese’s Veteran Teacher of the Year Award. Coach Patterson currently teaches Honors American Literature. During his tenure at St. John’s, he has also taught a Poe and Hawthorne senior elective, Advanced Editing, Multi-Media Journalism, Print Journalism, Video Journalism, Sophomore Scholars, English 10, and World History. Coach Patterson lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife Jana, his daughters Anne and Bernadette, and his three sons, Tommy, Patrick, and Edward.


2011

COACHES (CONT.)

RASHOD GILLESPIE

Varsity Defensive Coordinator Seasons Coaching at St. John’s: 9 High School: Calvin Coolidge (DC) Colleges: West Virginia and Glenville State Coach Gillespie is entering his seventh season as the SJC defensive coordinator and his ninth season at St. John’s. Prior to coming to SJC, Coach Gillespie served as the offensive coordinator at Calvin Coolidge High School, his alma mater. As a player at Coolidge, he was named the Offensive Player of the Year for the DCIAA in 1993. He ranked first in Washington rushing that season and was given All-Met Honorable Mention. Coach Gillespie then attended West Virginia University, where he was a standout on special teams. He transferred to Glenville State College where he earned All-Conference honors in 1998 and played in the National All-Star College Football Classic. In addition to being SJC’s defensive coordinator, Coach Gillespie is also the strength and conditioning coach. He also coaches the varsity running backs and linebackers. Coach Gillespie is currently an educator in the St. John’s Benilde Program. He and his wife Lakeeda live in Washington, D.C., with their daughters Aniya, Gianni, and Marley.

Top Speed and Strength Performers Under Coach Gillespie 40-Yard Dash

Zach Quarles (2010)

4.41 sec

Top Bench Press

20-Yard Shuttle

Alex Grillo (2011)

4.12 sec

Kevin McReynolds (2010)

420

100-Yard Dash

James Roberts (2005)

10.03 sec

Pete White (2008)

385

1600-Yard Run

Ryan MacPherson (2010)

4 min, 34 sec

Pat Scorah (2006)

380

Three-Cone

James Manuel

4.38 sec

Olajuwon Swearinger (2011)

375

Two-Hill Run

C.J. Hammond (2006)

12.56 sec

Joe Harkins (2004)

370

Parallel Dips

Ed Thomas (2008)

54 reps

Ed Thomas (2008)

370

Pull Ups

Ed Thomas (2008)

30 reps

Wayne Burden (2010)

360

Vertical Reach

Kris Drummond (2009)

10 ft, 9 in

Andre Monroe (2009)

360

Broad Jump

C.J. Hammond (2007)

10 ft, 2 in

Anthony Coleman (2007)

355

Plate Carry

Anthony Coleman (2005)

131 sec

Max Onyenwe (2011)

350

Dead Hang

C.J. Hammond (2005)

102 sec

Antwon Bailey (2007)

340

Situps in 1 min

Jack Behrend (2009)

70 reps

Leg Power

Andre Monroe (2009)

94 points

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2011 COACHES (CONT.) PAT WARD

Varsity Offensive Line Coach Seasons Coaching at St. John’s: 12 High School: St. John’s (DC) College: University of Maryland

First-Team All-Conference Linemen under Coach Ward 2010

Mitch Kirsch

2009

Andre Monroe

2008

Peter White

Coach Ward graduated from St. John’s in 1993 before beginning a stellar career at the University of Maryland, where he was a four-year starter (one year as a defensive tackle and three years as an offensive guard). The Terps recognized Ward with the prestigious A.V. Williams Award. As a player at St. John’s, Coach Ward helped anchor a solid Cadet team that advanced to the championship game. Coach Ward was a two-time AllAmerican, two-time All-Met player, and two-time allleague player. He was also awarded the Mush Dubofsky Award at St. John’s, which is given to the player who made the biggest contribution to the team. He was recently inducted into the St. John’s Hall of Fame. This summer, Coach Ward became the Assistant Athletic Director at St. John’s. He also teaches Physical Education. Prior to accepting the administrative position at St. John’s, Coach Ward had served as an athletic director and teacher at The Heights School in Potomac, Md. As a coach at St. John’s, Coach Ward has met with tremendous success. In fact, in each of his eleven seasons at St. John’s, at least one lineman has been named first-team all-conference. Also, DCSportsfan recognized Coach Ward as the Metropolitan Area’s Assistant Coach of theYear. Recently, Coach Ward established the Ward Line Academy, which works with linemen in grades six and up in a one-on-one setting.

Andre Monroe 2007

Peter White

2006

Peter White

2005

Mike Ward Ryan Whyte

2004

Mike Ward

2003

Chris Hopkins

2002

Conrad Bolston Jon Wilhelm

2001

Conrad Bolston Greg Burlin

2000

Greg Burlin Andrew Callahan

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Coach Ward is pictured here with Andre Monroe at the DCSportsfan banquet in 2009. Coach Ward had just received the Assistant Coach of the Year award, and Monroe had been named to the all-star team.

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2011

COACHES (CONT.)

TOMMY DANIELS Varsity Defensive Backs and Special Teams Coordinator

Seasons Coaching at St. John’s: 6 High School: DuVal (MD) College: Virginia State University Coach Daniels is entering his third season as the varsity defensive backs coach after previously serving as the St. John’s JV Head Coach. He joined the St. John’s staff after serving for two years as the JV Head Coach and Varsity Running Backs Coach at DuVal High School, and two years as the Varsity Special Teams and Running Backs coach at Reservoir High School. Coach Daniels attended DuVal High School (Class of 1995), where he played line and linebacker. In college, he was a member of Virginia State’s CIAA Championship team. At Virginia State, Coach Daniels again played linebacker. Coach Daniels is currently an educator in the Prince George’s County school system. He and his wife, Ivy, have two daughters, Sarah and Lauren. They live in Accokeek, Md. Tommy Daniels

PHIL SAVOY Varsity Wide Receivers Coach

Seasons Coaching at St. John’s: 9 High School: Carroll (DC) College: University of Colorado Coach Savoy returns for his ninth season as the varsity wide receivers coach. After graduating from Carroll High School, Coach Savoy went on to play wide receiver for the University of Colorado, where he ranked second all-time in receptions for the Buffaloes. He also set a university record with eight catches in a single quarter. As a senior, he was an All-Big 12 selection. After being drafted by the Arizona Cardinals, Coach Savoy spent time with the Baltimore Ravens as a special teams player. He also spent time with the Seattle Seahawks and St. Louis Rams. After his time in the NFL, he played in the Arena Football League. Coach Savoy and his wife Kristina live in Washington, D.C.

Phil Savoy

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2011 COACHES (CONT.) JUSTIN MOLLOY Varsity TEs Coach

Seasons Coaching at St. John’s: 6 High School: St. John’s (DC) College: Virginia Military Institute

Coach Molloy graduated from St. John’s in 1994. During his time on the varsity at St. John’s, Coach Molloy was both a starting tight end and a starting quarterback. As a quarterback, he earned allconference honors his senior season. Coach Molloy also played on the varsity basketball team while attending St. John’s. He then played tight end for the Virginia Military Institute, where again he earned allconference honors. He is in his sixth season on the St. John’s staff. Coach Molloy teaches at St. Jane DeChantal in Bethesda, Md. He lives in Silver Spring, Md., with his wife Gretchen. His father, James Molloy, is a 1958 graduate of St. John’s.

Justin Molloy

GREG BURLIN

Varsity Defensive Line Coach Seasons Coaching at St. John’s: 1 High School: St. John’s (DC) College: Brown University

Coach Burlin was a two-time first-team all-conference player and a two-year captain at St. John’s, where he also won the Mush Dubofsky Award (given to the player who has made the greatest contribution to SJC football during his high school career) as a senior. A graduate in the Class of 2002, he went on to have a stellar career on the defensive line at Brown University, where his 2005 team won the Ivy League and finished 9-1. A three-year starter at defensive tackle, he won the Frederick “Fritz” Pollard Award as a senior. In returning to St. John’s, Coach Burlin is reunited with Coach Patterson, who coached him on the freshman team in 1998, and Coach Ward, who coached him at the varsity level. Coach Burlin and his wife Stephanie live in Kensington, Md. Pat Ward (L), Greg Burlin (R)

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