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Overview

2017 Football Team

Football has been a part of the Wyoming Seminary community for at least 130 years. From its beginnings as a club sport in 1884 to its rebirth in 2013, the football program has been a defining aspect of the school, helping Sem build a distinguished reputation for academic and athletic excellence among fellow prep schools as well as colleges and universities. Many Sem football players have gone on to successful college football careers, and some have advanced to play in the professional leagues or coach nationally recognized university programs.

The 2017 Blue Knights are led by captains Austin Daya ’18, Daeshaun Jupiter-Deane ’18 and Vasili Ortali ’18. Coaching staff includes James Anderson as head coach (1st year), Jim Norris, assistant head coach, and Randy Granger, Keith Lowthert and Joe Oliveri as assistant coaches. Read more from the Citizens' Voice about the 2017 Blue Knights.

Schedule

Opponent Date Time Advantage Type Result Score
vs.
Scrimmage, Academy of The New Church
Away
vs.
Hill School
Home Win 22-20
vs.
Peddie School (NJ)
Home Loss 0-62
vs.
Blair Academy (NJ)
Home
vs.
Albany Academy (NY)
Away
vs.
Poly Prep Country Day School (NY)
Home
vs.
Overnight, Kiski School
Away
vs.
CT, St. Thomas More School
Home
vs.
Canterbury School (CT)
Away

Roster

Name Class
Jonathan (Jon) Abrams 2018
Paul Amara 2019
Jakson Amend 2021
Ryan Anderson 2019
Emmanuel Beals 2018
Christopher (Chris) Burg 2019
Tyrell Chung 2018
Kyle Costello 2020
Dante Dalgin 2019
Owen Davis 2020
Austin Daya 2018
Jeremy Diaz 2018
Santino Gaudino 2019
Vincenzo Gaudino 2018
Parker Gonzales 2021
Charles Goulet 2019
Oscar (Chandler) Harvin 2018
Darwin Hull 2021
Daeshaun Jupiter-Deane 2018
Shawn King 2018
Ray Knaub 2018
Alexander (Alex) Kristeller 2019
Ari Lonstein 2020
Nicholas (Nick) Martino 2018
Joshua (Josh) Moses 2018
Erich Olsen 2018
Vasili Ortali 2018
Todd Phillips 2020
Christian Roberts 2018
Zadok Scott 2018
Donte Shanghie 2018
Alexander (Alec) Sopko 2018
Michael (Mike) Stanczyk 2021
Tyler Vince 2018
William Ziegler 2019

Coaches


Jim Anderson - Head Coach
Jim Anderson, named Associate Director of Athletic and Head Varsity Football Coach at Wyoming Seminary in January, 2017, has a distinguished career in football at both the college and high school levels. Most recently he served as associate vice president for enrollment management/executive director of admission at King’s College and as assistant football coach and defensive coordinator for the Dallas High School football program.

Coach Anderson also was a member of the King's College football program from its inception in 1991 until 2009, serving as defensive coordinator, linebackers coach, strength coach, and head of player recruitment for the Monarchs.

Anderson's belief is that a football team wins with defense first. His philosophy was confirmed in 2002 when he was selected as the NCAA Div. III Defensive Coordinator of the Year by American Football Monthly Magazine.

A 1982 graduate of Concord-Carlisle High School in Concord, Mass., Anderson was an All-League selection in 1981. While at Springfield College he enjoyed an outstanding collegiate career. As a senior middle linebacker, he served as a team tri-captain and was named the Pride's MVP, while earning All-New England laurels. Anderson received his highest honor as a Kodak Division II All-America first-team selection, and has been named to the Pride’s All-Decade Team.

Anderson earned a bachelor of science degree in physical education in 1985 before attending graduate school at Springfield the following year, when he served as the Pride’s head freshman coach; he was promoted to graduate assistant varsity coach the following year. For two seasons, he coached the inside linebackers at Springfield while earning his master of education degree in athletic administration in 1988. Anderson also served as outside linebackers coach for one season at Div. I-AA Lehigh University, and as offensive line and offensive special teams coach for one season at Springfield College. He later served there as offensive coordinator and special teams coordinator before joining the King’s College football program.

For more information about the football program at Wyoming Seminary, contact Coach Anderson at janderson@wyomingseminary.org or (570) 270-2159.

Jim Norris - Offensive Coordinator (Offensive/Defensive Line)
Coach Norris was a standout player at Pittston Area High School, who continued his playing career at Lehigh University as a three-year letter winner and two-year starter. After completing his athletic and academic careers at Lehigh University, Coach Norris served as an assistant football coach at the collegiate level at Delaware Valley College (Pa.), Westfield (N.J.) Junior High School, Pittston Area (Pa.) High School and Mid Valley (Pa.) High School. Coach Norris served as the head football coach at Pittston (Pa.) High School from 2014-2016 before joining the Wyoming Seminary community.

Randy Granger - Running Backs/Defensive Backs, Kickers
Coach Granger has worked at independent schools for over 30 years in admissions, administration and teaching. Coach Granger has coached football at Sem for 15 years with five head coaches, and brings valuable insights to both players and coaching staff. During his 30-year career, Coach Granger has also coached baseball, soccer, ice hockey and lacrosse, during which his teams were highly successful.

Keith Lowthert - Quarterbacks/Punters
A standout high school player in Owings Mills (Md.), Coach Lowthert graduated from Towson University in 1984, and served as an assistant coach at Springfield College (Mass.) from 1989-1991. Coach Lowthert served as the King’s College (Pa.) quarterbacks coach from 1991-2008, and as special teams coordinator before his arrival at Sem in 2017.

Joe Oliveri - Linebackers/Technology
Coach Oliveri was an All-WVC player at linebacker for Pittston Area High School (Pa.) and played the linebacker position from 1997-2001. Coach Oliveri continued his playing career at King’s College and served on the Pittston Area High School football program as both head freshman coach and assistant coach from 2006-2016.