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Football

Jesuit football has great tradition, including a State Championship in 1968, State runner-up in 1992, and State semifinals several times, including the past two seasons, 2015 and 2016. The Tigers have compiled a record of 25-2 the past two years with losses only to the State Champion each year. The football teams - Jesuit has a Varsity, JV, and Freshman squad - play in the shadow of the majestic Jesuit Bell Tower before large, raucous crowds at Alumni Field at Corral Memorial Stadium, which received a state-of-the-art resurfacing in 2015. The powerful Blue Tide student fans have helped Jesuit defeat rival Tampa Catholic 17 straight seasons, including 35-20 in 2015, when Malik Davis '17 rushed for a school-record 357 yards, and 34-14 in 2016 when Davis again eclipsed 300 yards rushing. Davis became Hillsborough County's all-time leader in rushing (7,029 yards) and touchdowns (84) and now plays at the University of Florida. Every year several Tigers sign to play college football, and numerous Jesuit alums have played in the NFL, including Jay Feely '94, who was one of three finalists for the NFL Man of the Year award in 2014, and current Tampa Bay Buccaneer Garrison Sanborn '03. See below for the schedules, rosters, and more.

 

Varsity/JV/Freshman Schedules

Schedules below might not be updated. Check the Athletics Calendar on the Jesuit website for updated sports schedules.

JESUIT FOOTBALL
    
2017 Varsity Schedule
DATETIMEOPPONENTLOCATION
    
Aug. 187:30Gaither (Preseason Classic)Jesuit
    
Aug. 257:30DurantJesuit
    
Sept. 17:30St. Joseph's Prep (Pa.)Jesuit
    
Sept. 87:30SteinbrennerAway
    
Sept. 157:30JeffersonAway
    
Sept. 227:30Ridge CommunityJesuit
    
Sept. 297:30SpotoJesuit
    
Oct. 67:30Kissimmee OsceolaAway
    
Oct. 137:30RobinsonJesuit
    
Oct. 20 BYE 
    
Oct. 277:30MiddletonAway
    
Nov. 37:30Tampa CatholicJesuit
    


2017 Junior Varsity Schedule
DATETIMEOPPONENTLOCATION
    
Aug. 306:00Braden RiverAway
    
Sept. 76:00Tampa Bay TechJesuit
    
Sept. 146:00Tampa CatholicAway
    
Sept. 216:00Calvary ChristianJesuit
    
Sept. 266:00ManateeAway
    
Oct. 46:00Tampa CatholicJesuit
    
Oct. 126:00Nature CoastJesuit
    
Oct. 196:00Trinity CatholicAway
    


 

2017 Freshman Schedule

Aug. 316:00Bradenton BayshoreAway - CANCELLED
    
Sept. 136:00LennardAway
    
Sept. 20 6:00ManateeAway

2017 Varsity Roster

No.NamePositionGr.HtWt
1Artez HookerWR, RBFr.5-9155 
2Cullen CorishCB, FSSr.6-2185 
3Ricky ParksRBFr.5-11172 
4Lex CapitanoWRSo.5-8155 
5Dane BeltonDB, WRJr.6-1179 
6Nick VastanoQBSr.6-0170
7Brett GerenaLBSo.6-0190 
8Zack MeurerDBJr.6-5170 
9Ian StahleyWRJr.5-8151 
10Nick TerranaOLBSr.6-4215 
11Brendenn FlynnQBSr.6-1175 
12Braden GilbyLB, PSr.6-2222 
14Jordan YoungCBFr.6-0167 
15Vinny LoSauroRB, LBSr.5-11190 
16Matthew RobbinsLBSo.5-11170 
17Enzo TedescoQBFr.6-3180 
18Larry HodgesTE, WRJr.6-2210 
19Cade FreemanK, PSo.6-0170 
20BJ GrahamRBFr.5-9201 
21Spencer WilliamsDBSo.5-11162 
22Jaden PaskDBJr.5-10175 
23Colis HowellDBJr.5-8152 
24Nick PoloDBSr.5-10175 
25Nick SpurlinRB, WRSo.5-8165 
26Kendrick TorainDB, WRSr.6-3190 
28Zane BennettWRSr.5-8140 
30Ethan DieckFBSr.6-0200 
31Nick KingLBSo.6-0171 
32Matthew PittmanRBJr.6-0212 
33Anthony NelsonLB, DESr.6-2234 
34AJ BryantOLBSr.6-4205 
35Nick SweetRBJr.5-9170 
40Emy OkekeLBFr.6-0172 
41Mason ArnoldLBFr.6-1220 
42Jacob BlackFBJr.5-11225
43Gentry BurksRBJr.6-0165 
44Christian BeattyLBJr.6-0185 
45Jared OatesDESo.5-11160 
47Nash ChilluraDEJr.6-2205 
50AJ PinionNGSr.5-10250 
51Joey HermesLBJr.5-10190 
53Bradley HainesOLSr.6-1275 
54Max RamirezLBJr.5-7150 
55Jacob TauberDE, LSJr.6-1195 
56Patrick LeoneDEJr.6-1210 
58Cam BuhlerOLBSo.5-8165 
60Anthony SeguitiG, CSr.6-0250 
61Trey BallehrG, TSr.6-1235 
64Michael DawsonG, CSr.6-0240 
65Jake LewisC, GJr.6-2225 
66Guilson ChuaC, GJr.5-10210
66Lucas GobeaKSo.5-10150 
67Bruce ButlerOLSo.6-0216 
68Cooper LufkinOLSo.5-10247 
70George MeyersOLSo.6-4215 
71Alex NunezDLSr.5-9190 
74Greg GyenisOLSo.6-1245 
75Chase VentsamOLSr.6-3260 
76Reid DominguezOLSo.5-11200 
77Joey HernandezOLSr.6-1212 
80Seth RavennaWRSr.6-0180 
81Jack PriceWR, FBSo.6-3180 
83Brendan CallahanWRSr.5-9155 
87Jonathan OdomTESo.6-5230 
88Justin ClarkTESo.6-4215 
89Spencer GeorgeWRJr.6-1170 
90Billy GibbsNGSr.5-7150 
94Matthew BurkardDEJr.6-1173 
96Blake CourtadeDESr.6-2245 
97Connor McLaughlinDESo.6-5173 
99Raleigh OxendineDESo.6-2235

Head Coach

VARSITY HEAD COACH

MATT THOMPSON

  • 5th season at Jesuit in 2017
  • 41-11 overall at Jesuit (9-4 State playoffs), four District titles, two Region titles
  • United States Marine Corps 1986-91
  • University of South Florida 1995 graduate
  • mthompson@jesuittampa.org,
    (813) 877-5344, ext. 613

 

Jesuit Football Game Broadcasts

Listen live online to all 2017 Jesuit Varsity football games audio broadcast by John Pedrero '81 at this link.

Also, most Jesuit Varsity football games are live tweeted on Jesuit's main Twitter account, @JesuitTampaFL, click here to access.

Varsity Coaching Staff

DEREK BACHMAN
Running Backs
Year in Coaching: 7th (2nd at Jesuit)
Education: Saint Leo University
Quick Facts: Coach Bachman spent 2011-15 coaching at Bishop Verot High School in Fort Myers. He was a two-year letterman and All-Catholic football player at Saint Francis High School in Buffalo, New York.

JOE GERENA
Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
Year in Coaching: 9th (4th at Jesuit)
Education: B.S. – The United States Military Academy at West Point
Quick Facts: Coach Gerena was a three-year starter at quarterback for Army. He was the University of South Florida’s Offensive Quality Control Coach for four years. His son Brett is a sophomore at Jesuit and member of the football team.

GARY GIVENS
Wide Receivers
Year in Coaching: 13th (2nd at Jesuit)
Education: B.A. – Webber International University
Quick Facts: Coach Givens was a member of a State runner-up football team at Jefferson High School. He was selected as the team captain during his senior season at Webber and has played semi-professional football.

KYLE JONES
Inside Linebackers
Year in Coaching: 8th (3rd at Jesuit)
Education: Hillsborough Community College
Quick Facts: Coach Jones was a member of both the wrestling and football teams at Riverview High School. He was a two-year letterman in both sports.

MIKE MCENANY
Defensive Line
Year in Coaching: 15th (13th at Jesuit)
Education: B.A. – Mississippi State University
Quick Facts: Coach McEnany played college football for four years at Mississippi State University. His wife, Leanne, was the coach of the Jesuit Tiger Cheerleaders.

BRIAN MCNULTY ’95
Offensive Line
Year in Coaching: 13th (9th at Jesuit)
Education: B.S. – University of South Florida
Quick Facts: Coach McNulty was a four-year letterman in football and is a member of the Jesuit Athletic Hall of Fame. He played college football at Michigan State University before transferring to play on the University of South Florida’s inaugural football team. Coach McNulty is the Assistant Athletic Director at Jesuit.

JASON ODOM
Offensive Line
Year in Coaching: 2nd (2nd at Jesuit)
Education: B.S. – University of Florida
Quick Facts: Coach Odom played college football for the University of Florida and was part of three SEC Championship teams (1993-1995), a First-Team ALL-SEC selection (1994 & 1995), Jacobs Blocking Trophy winner (1994-1995), selected as a Unanimous All-American (1995), and is in the University of Florida Hall of Fame. He played four seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. His son Jonathan is a sophomore at Jesuit and member of the football team.

DARRELL PALMER
Defensive Backs
Year in Coaching: 26th (2nd at Jesuit)
Education: B.A. – Carthage College
Quick Facts: Coach Palmer was a two-year starter and letterman at Leto High School. He was a four-year starter and letterman at Carthage College. He was a two-year All-Conference defensive back and was selected as the Most Valuable Player on defense.

BOB RODDENBERRY ’80
Wide Receivers
Year in Coaching: 10th (10th at Jesuit)
Education: B.A. – The University of the South (Sewanee)
Quick Facts: Coach Roddenberry was a three-year letterman in football and was an Honorable Mention All-State player during his senior year. He was a four-year letterman at The University of the South (Sewanee).

BUBBA STEINESTEL
Outside Linebackers
Year in Coaching: 11th (3rd at Jesuit)
Education: A.E.T. - United States Navy
Quick Facts: Coach Steinestel played both football and baseball at Bloomingdale High School. He was a two-year letterman in both sports. 

JOHN TELFER
Defensive Line
Year in Coaching: 8th (5th at Jesuit)
Education: B.A. – Saint Leo University
Quick Facts: Coach Telfer graduated from Armwood High School and later coached at Armwood with Jesuit head coach Matt Thompson.

CHRISTIAN WASIELEWSKI ’99
Defensive Consultant
Year in Coaching: 7th (7th at Jesuit)
Education: B.S. – East Carolina University
Quick Facts: Coach Wasielewski was a three-year letterman on the Jesuit football team and was All-State, All-County, and All-Area each of those years. He played linebacker for four years at East Carolina.

JV/FRESHMAN COACHING STAFF

 

MATT KAISER
JV Head Coach
Year in Coaching: 11th (9th year at Jesuit)
Education: B.A. – Ohio State University; M. Ed. – Cleveland State University
Quick Facts: Coach Kaiser was a member of the 1991 Saint Ignatius State Championship football team and he teaches Social Studies at Jesuit.

CHAZ AUSTIN
JV Offensive Line
Year in Coaching: 6th (1st at Jesuit)
Education: University of South Florida
Quick Facts: Coach Austin played offensive line and defensive line at Brandon High School for four years.

BRIAN CALLAHAN '91
JV Defensive Line
Year in Coaching: 7th (7th year at Jesuit)
Education: B.S. – Florida State University
Quick Facts: Coach Callahan was a four year player and two-year letterman on the Jesuit football team. Also, he played on two semi-pro football teams, the Tallahassee Tornadoes and Charlotte Stallions.

DAN CLARK ’89
JV Offensive Line/FR Special Teams
Year in Coaching: 5th (3rd year at Jesuit)
Education: B.A. - Duke University; J.D. – Stetson College of Law
Quick Facts: Coach Clark was a three-year letterman on the Jesuit football team and was named as a high school Honorable All-American, All-State, and All-County football player. Also, he was a four-year letterman and an Honorable All-ACC Tight End at Duke. He has two sons at Jesuit, senior Reid and sophomore JUstin

STEVE COSTA
JV Quarterbacks/FR Offensive Coordinator
Year in Coaching: 20th (3rd year at Jesuit)
Education: United States Navy
Quick Facts: Coach Costa started coaching while in the Navy. He has earned several U.S. Naval awards and commendations while serving our country for over 10 years.

CHRISTIAN FULLER
JV Special Teams and Linebackers
Year in Coaching: 9th Year (2nd year at Jesuit)
Education: University of South Florida/United States Air Force
Quick Facts: Coach Fuller played football at Bloomingdale High School. He was a three-year letterman.

TRAVIS HALL
JV Defensive Backs/FR Defensive Coordinator
Year in Coaching: 18th (5th year at Jesuit)
Education: B.S. - West Virginia Wesleyan College
Quick Facts: Coach Hall played on the 1990 Georgia Southern University National Championship football team. Also, he was a two-year letterman at WVWC.

GREG HARLOW ’69
JV Offensive Coordinator and Running Backs
Year in Coaching: 28th (18th year at Jesuit)
Education: B.A. – University of Florida; J.D. – University of Florida Law School
Quick Facts: Coach Harlow played on the 1968 Jesuit State Championship football team and is a member of the Jesuit Athletic Hall of Fame. Also, he was a two-year football letterman at UF.

NICK LANIER
JV Defensive Line/FR Head Coach
Year in Coaching: 1st (1st year at Jesuit)
Education: B.A. Saint Leo University
Quick Facts: Coach Lanier teaches Social Studies at Jesuit. He served in the military (1999-2012) and was deployed to Iraq twice. He is a Combat Veteran.

ERICK MCGRIFF '09
JV Wide Receivers
Year in Coaching: 1st (1st year at Jesuit)
Education: University of Kansas
Quick Facts: Coach McGriff was a three-year letter winner in football at Jesuit. He earned All-County first honors as a WR and second team honors as a defensive back. Coach McGriff played football at the University of Kansas.

TRISTIAN OWUSU-YAW
JV Defensive Coordinator and Defensive Backs
Year in Coaching: 6th Year (6th year at Jesuit)
Education: B.S. Furman University
Quick Facts: Coach Owusu-Yaw played high school football in the state of Georgia and was a four-year letterman at Furman University.

BOB PICCIRILLI ’69
JV Wide Receivers
Year in Coaching: 15th (15th year at Jesuit)
Education: B.A. – Florida State University
Quick Facts: Coach Piccirilli played on the 1968 Jesuit State Championship football team and is a member of the Jesuit Athletic Hall of Fame. Also, he was a scholarship track and field athlete at FSU.

JV Roster

2017 Jesuit JV Football Roster

NO.FIRSTLASTPOSGRHTWT
2ClarkWichmanWR105'7"137
3GaryHuddlestonDB105'8"120
4TommySchweitzerQB105'8"138
6DylanRossDB105'11"145
7ChristianJonesDB105'2"100
8EthanMarquisQB105'7"125
9JohnKirkDB105'5"128
10DaltonMcKeonDB95'7"145
14RyanSkellyQB96'0"150
16TylerCorishDB95'8"125
17LukeMartinQB95'11"160
20JayDunnWalkerRB95'10"160
22MorganHalmeTE106'0"186
24MatthewSloweyDL105'8"141
25ChrisJeffordsDB105'5"116
28DominicDeCarloRB95'7"150
30ConnorZalanskyDB95'6"120
31KellerAglianoDB105'5"119
32ConnorNashWR95'10"150
33MichaelBusserDB105'9"135
35ColeFisherLB105'9"161
40RaleighBulleitLB105'9"173
40CameronMarloweRB105'9"174
41ShaneCrawfordRB95'9"175
42JPEmslieRB105'6"125
43ConnorAndersonLB95'8"145
51NoahTranOL105'7"183
53LivingstonRoberts IIILB95'10"155
60JoshMcDonaldDL105'10"189
65CharlieSandersDL105'10"149
67JakeGreenwellDL105'10"162
77JonathanDawsonOL96'0"245
79SebastianGreenbergOL106'4"245
81AndresDonovanTE105'10"150
83ChaseSauterWR105'8"141
84AlexHamesWR105'5"121
85CaseyFussWR106'1"154
86PaulAbrahamWR105'11"134
87MaxWichmanWR105'10"155
88BrettFedorovichTE95'10"153
90AmiriWilliamson-ThomasDL105'7"183
94JoJoLudoviciDL105'8"137

Freshman Roster

2017 Jesuit Freshman Football Roster

No.FIRSTLASTPOSGRHTWT
3GavinMcCarthyK95'4"135
4KevinBeck-PerezK95'5"110
5JustinRiceWR95'5"115
6LukeFranklinDB95'9"140
7CadenDouglasLB95'9"140
8JakeGeskeWR95'4"107
9SageFarhadWR95'7"130
10JohnRodriguezWR95'4"124
11RyanCurtisDB95'5"100
12RexFarriorDB95'9"150
14HaydenMerrillDB95'11"137
15JakeBrinkmanWR95'3"115
16CJDeCortWR95'8"130
18XavierLopezWR95'5"105
21MaxGonzalezK95'9"122
41NicholasWelshLB95'8"131
42MichaelBattleLB95'7"136
45TylerKentLB95'10"165
46JosephSantanaLB95'10"155
56ThomasDavisOL95'1"120
58MichaelSpackLB95'10"145
60BrentonBudhooDL95'4"205
61KadenKynkorOL95'7"145
62NicholasMastrilliDL95'10"175
63MichaelProvenzaDL95'5"120
65TylerBrownriggDL95'10"127
66WilliamBrookerOL95'4"150
67JasonKwoOL95'9"179
70MacRevelleOL95'10"175
71Jorelde GuzmanOL95'7"187
71IanSadlowskiOL95'9"162
72JohnWaldronDL96'2"140
73JohnDoussanDL96'0"163
74DrewCarsonOL95'3"125
75DylanLewisOL95'8"150
77ReaganRohrabacherOL95'5"132
83JackMastandreaTE95'9"132
89JosephAschenbrennerTE95'11"132

Jesuit football on Facebook

Jesuit Football has an active Facebook page, Jesuit High School Football - Tampa, that documents Jesuit football related items year-round, with most activity during the season. Click here to access.

 

Football Photo Slideshows

Guy Toph Award

Record-shattering running back Malik Davis ’17 was named the 2016 Guy Toph Award winner, which is considered the Heisman Trophy of Hillsborough County football and most prestigious athletic award in the county. Founded in 1939, it is believed to be the oldest high school football award in America. 

Davis is the fourth Jesuit student to earn the award, joining Gary Godsey '99 in 1998, Al Lopez III '82 in 1981, and Skipper Peek '76 in 1975. Peek was the first private school student to win, and only seven of the 78 winners have come from private schools. Recent winners include Vernon Hargreaves (Wharton High), the 2016 1st round draft choice of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Davis arguably had the greatest season and football career in county history, and compiled one of the best rushing careers in state history. In 2016, he rushed for 2,469 yards on 214 carries (11.5 avg.), with 33 touchdowns, breaking his single-season Jesuit records from 2015 of 2,337 rushing yards and 28 TDs. The 33 TDs are a single-season county record, and the rushing yards is second best in county history.

Davis completed his Jesuit career with county records of 7,029 rushing yards and 83 rushing touchdowns (84 total TDs). The rushing yards ranks Davis 11th in state history, and he is No. 1 in county history by a wide margin of nearly 1,300 yards over second-place Ray Ray McCloud of Sickles. Davis’ career total TDs and rushing TDs also are best in county history, with the rushing mark of 83 TDs easily surpassing second-place Kalvin Bailey of Armwood (67). Both McCloud and Bailey are former Toph Award winners.

 

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