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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 Region Championship seasons of 2015 and 2016. The Tigers have compiled a record of 31-7 the past three years (2015-16-17). 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 18 straight seasons, including 35-7 in 2017, 34-14 in 2016 (when Malik Davis '17 rushed for more than 300 yards), and 35-20 in 2015, when Davis rushed for a school-record 357 yards. Davis is Hillsborough County's all-time leader in rushing (7,029 yards) and touchdowns (84), and he now stars at the University of Florida. Every year several Tigers sign to play college football, including 2018 signees Anthony Nelson '18 (Harvard) and Kendrick Torain (Duke). 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

Always check the ATHLETICS CALENDAR on this website for the most updated Jesuit athletics schedules.  

JESUIT FOOTBALL
    
2018 Varsity Schedule
DATETIMEOPPONENTLOCATION
    
Aug. 177:00Gaither (Preseason Classic)Jesuit
    
Aug. 247:00DurantDurant
    
Aug. 31 BYE 
    
Sept. 77:30SteinbrennerJesuit
    
Sept. 147:30JeffersonJesuit
    
Sept. 217:30Ridge CommunityRidge Community
    
Sept. 287:30SpotoSpoto
    
Oct. 57:30Kissimmee OsceolaJesuit
    
Oct. 127:30RobinsonRobinson
    
Oct. 19 7:30Clearwater CC Jesuit
    
Oct. 267:30MiddletonJesuit
    
Nov. 27:30Tampa CatholicTampa Catholic
    


2018 Junior Varsity Schedule
DATETIMEOPPONENTLOCATION
    
Aug. 259:30amRegis JesuitWinter Garden West Orange
    
Aug. 286:30Braden RiverBraden River
    
Sept. 67:00Tampa Bay TechTampa Bay Tech
    
Sept. 137:00LennardJesuit
    
Sept. 267:00ManateeJesuit
    
Oct. 46:00Tampa CatholicTampa Catholic
    
Oct. 116:00VeniceVenice
    
ByeByeByeAway
    


 

2018 Freshman Schedule

 DATE TIME OPPONENT LOCATION
Aug. 29 5:00Carrollwood Day Carrollwood Day
Sept. 6 6:30Lake Highland Prep Lake Highland Prep
Sept. 12  7:00Carrollwood Day Jesuit
Sept. 19 7:00Manatee  Jesuit

Head Coach

VARSITY HEAD COACH

MATT THOMPSON

  • 6th season at Jesuit in 2018
  • 47-16 overall at Jesuit (10-5 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

 

2018 Varsity Roster

2018 Jesuit Varsity Football Roster click here or view below

Jesuit Football Broadcasts and Social Media

Listen live online to all 2018 Jesuit Varsity football games audio broadcast by John Pedrero '81 at this link

Jesuit Varsity football games are live tweeted @JesuitTigers_FB

Jesuit Football has an active social media pages that document Jesuit football related items year-round. Follow Jesuit Tigers football on social media:

  • Twitter: @JesuitTigers_FB
    twitter.com/JesuitTigers_FB
  • Facebook: Jesuit High School Football - Tampa
    facebook.com/JesuitHighSchoolFootballTampa/
  • Instagram: jesuit_tigers_football
    instagram.com/jesuit_tigers_football/

Check the Jesuit Tigers football social media accounts for information about live streaming of home football games in 2018!

Varsity Coaching Staff


2018 Jesuit Tigers Varsity Coaches
 

DEREK BACHMAN
Running Backs
Year in Coaching: 8th (3rd 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: 10th (5th 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/Strength & Conditioning
Year in Coaching: 14th (3rd 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: 9th (4th 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.

TONY MAYBERRY
Offensive Line
Year in Coaching: 1st (1st at Jesuit)
Education: Wake Forest University
Quick Facts: Coach Mayberry was drafted in the 4th round by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1990. He was the Bucs' starting center for every game the team played from 1991-99, and was selected for three Pro Bowls

MIKE MCENANY
Defensive Line
Year in Coaching: 16th (14th 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.

JASON ODOM
Offensive Line
Year in Coaching: 3rd (3rd 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 Coordinator/Defensive Backs
Year in Coaching: 27th (3rd 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: 11th (11th 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
Defensive Backs
Year in Coaching: 12th (4th 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 Assistant
Year in Coaching: 9th (6th 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: 8th (8th 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.

ADAM WAUGH
Outside Linebackers
Year in Coaching: 1st at Jesuit

JV/FRESHMAN COACHING STAFF


2018 Jesuit Tigers JV/Freshman Coaches

MATT KAISER
JV Head Coach
Year in Coaching: 12th (10th 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 (Ohio) State Championship football team and he teaches Social Studies at Jesuit.

CHAZ AUSTIN
JV Offensive Line
Year in Coaching: 7th (2nd 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: 8th (8th 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.

BOB CAUSEY
Running Backs
Year in Coaching: 1st at Jesuit

CHRISTIAN FULLER
JV Special Teams and Linebackers
Year in Coaching: 10th Year (3rd 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: 19th (6th 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 Quarterbacks
Year in Coaching: 29th (19th 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.

KEVIN ORMSBY '12
FR Head Coach/Offensive Line
Year in Coaching: 1st (1st at Jesuit)

TRISTIAN OWUSU-YAW
JV Defensive Coordinator and Outside Linebackers
Year in Coaching: 7th Year (7th 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: 16th (16th 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

2018 Jesuit JV-FR Football Roster


Football Photo Slideshows

Guy Toph Award

Record-shattering running back Malik Davis ’17 was named the 2016 Guy Toph Award winner in January, 2017. The Guy Toph Award 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.

 

Clark Bulleit '15 recognition

Clark Bulleit '15 was an All-County offensive linemen for Jesuit, his class Valedictorian, and earned a preferred walk-on spot with Duke University football. In the fall of 2018, Bulleit, an engineering student at Duke, and a teammate used advanced 3-D printing to custom-build a protective brace that allowed star Duke quarterback Daniel Jones to play despite a fractured collarbone. Click here to read all about it in the Wall Street Journal, and click here to view a video of it.

 

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