|Title:||Head Football Coach|
|Coaching Role:||Offensive Coordinator|
|Recruiting Area:||Central MA, CT|
With over 15 years of experience coaching football at the
collegiate level, Kevin
Gilmartin (Franklin Square, N.Y.) takes the
reins as the next head coach for the Salve Regina University
football program, as announced by director of
Sullivan on Tuesday, February 5, 2013. Gilmartin
Chesney who a day earlier announced that he is
taking over as head coach at Division II Assumption
Armed with a degree in political science from Williams College, Gilmartin joined the Seahawk football coaching staff in 2012 and helped lead the squad to a divisional title. Salve Regina reached the New England Football Conference (NEFC) championship game for only the second time in its history (first since 2000). This past season the Gilmartin offense broke school records for total points scored (356), total all-purpose yardage (5,770), and passing touchdowns (19).
Within the special teams game, Gilmartin was directly involved with coaching the return specialists which led to All-American honors for second-year player Phil Terio (Trumbull, Conn.).
As an assistant coach at Mount Ida College, Gilmartin worked five seasons handling the responsibilities of offensive coordinator, recruiting coordinator, quarterbacks coach, running backs coach, and admissions liaison. He helped lead the team to three consecutive postseason appearances, advancing to the ECFC title game in 2009, as well as the ECAC North Atlantic Bowl in both 2010 and 2011. The Mustangs set program records for both points and total yards in a season, and Gilmartin was selected to coach in the 2010 All-American Bowl.
Gilmartin gained further collegiate coaching experience as a special teams/assistant running backs coach at Hofstra (Division I-AA) and a quarterbacks/defensive backs coach at Hamilton (Division III) for five years. Coach Gilmartin also spent two seasons at Nipmuc Regional High School where he became the school's all-time winningest head coach.
"We're very different from where we were three years ago," said the departing Chesney to the assembled Seahawk squad on Monday. "The reason why this opportunity is being afforded to me is because of those guys (Salve Regina players and coaches) in the room. It's not something that one guy does, or something that's done overnight. They understand what they did to get the program here, and I know that they will continue to move in that direction."
"I thank Bob for all that he has done for our football program during his time at Salve," said Sullivan. "He will be sorely missed by our football family and the university, but I am excited to have a coach with Kevin's talent and intelligence prepared to lead our program. I look forward to Kevin's continued leadership and I'm confident he, our staff, and our players will continue to build a championship football program at Salve Regina."
"I am honored to be given this opportunity to be the head football coach at Salve Regina University," said Gilmartin. "Winning the division was one step. Players who are champions in the classroom, on the field, and in the community will continue our direction for this program on the national scene."
|Title:||Assistant Football Coach|
|Coaching Role:||Defensive Coordinator|
Casey Goff joins the Salve Regina football program as the team’s new defensive coordinator and will work with the secondary.
Goff comes to Salve Regina after a successful three-year tenure at King’s College where he served as the defensive coordinator and linebackers’ coach. In 2012, Goff coached two-time all-conference selection senior Ryan Cordingly while helping Ryan Kelly to an all-conference selection his senior year. While at King’s, Goff also served as the team’s strength coach as well as serving as the Intermetro Wellness Center supervisor.
Prior to his time at King’s, Goff spent three years as an assistant coach at NCAA DIII power Washington & Jefferson College. With the Presidents, Goff served as the special teams coordinator and defensive line coach in 2007 before becoming the co-defensive coordinator and strength and conditioning coach in 2008 and defensive line coach for the 2009 season. Under his guidance, W&J made three-straight NCAA playoff appearances. In 2009, Goff’s defense led the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) in six defensive categories, including total defense.
Goff was instrumental in the development of All-American and national runner-up in total sacks, Jacob Bloomhuff. Bloomhuff tied the NCAA DIII mark in 2009 with an average of 1.32 sacks per game. The Presidents’ defense was ranked in the Top 25 nationally in four defensive categories, including seventh in sacks per game, averaging 3.3 sacks.
In 2008, Goff helped the team to a quarterfinals appearance in the NCAA playoffs. He joined Matt Caponi as the co-defensive coordinator and helped the Presidents rank seventh in NCAA DIII in pass efficiency defense (162.8) while leading the PAC in three defensive categories.
In his first season with the Presidents, Goff helped the team to a PAC championships and a berth in the NCAA playoffs.
Prior to his stint with the Presidents, Goff served as an assistant coach at Rhodes College (Tenn.) for the 2006 season. That season, Rhodes ranked fifth in the nation in total defense (199.6 ypg) and led the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference with 32 sacks.
Goff came to Rhodes after working with Cortland State University as the defensive line coach for two seasons. Goff helped the Dragons to a berth in the 2005 NCAA Division III playoffs and coached a defense that ranked second in the nation in run defense, limiting the opposing rush to just 40.9 yards per game. He was also influential in the development of All-American and East Region Defensive Player of the Year, Adam Haas.
Goff brings experience in coaching at the DII level from Mansfield University as well as knowledge in DIII from Susquehanna and Muhlenberg College.
In his playing career, Goff was a three-year letter winner for the Susquehanna Crusaders as a defensive lineman. In 1999, Goff helped the Crusaders to a Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Commonwealth championship. Following his senior season, he was awarded the Coaches’ Award and remained with the program in 2000 as a student assistant coach.
Goff earned his bachelor’s degree in arts and history from Susquehanna in 2000.
|Title:||Assistant Football Coach|
|Coaching Role:||Linebackers/Special Teams|
|Recruiting Area:||MA, PA (Philadelphia)|
Michael Weick has been promoted to a full time assistant for the linebackers and special teams while he will also serve as the recruiting coordinator.
Weick came to the Salve Regina coaching staff in 2012 and worked with the linebackers and special teams. Weick helped lead the team to a 9-2 overall record and a 6-1 slate in the New England Football Conference (NEFC) Boyd Division.
Under Weick’s guidance, senior linebacker Anthony Hannon was a First Team All-NEFC honoree and received a First Team All-Eastern College Athletic Conference selection. Hannon led the team with 81 tackles, including 8.5 tackles for loss and 3.0 sacks. Hannon forced and recovered one fumble on the season.
Within the special teams game, Weick was influential in coaching the return specialists which led to All-American honors for second-year player Phil Terio (Trumbull, Conn.).
Following the season, Weick attended the American Football Coaches Association national convention held in Nashville, Tenn. and was selected as a member of the 2013 Future Football Coaches Academy. Weick was one of 31 young coaches in all divisions to participate in the professional development and networking academy.
Weick focuses his recruiting on Massachusetts and the Philadephia, Pa., area and will take over as the recruiting coordinator for the program.
Prior to Salve Regina, Weick spent a year as the linebackers coach and co-strength and conditioning coordinator at Susquehanna University. While at Susquehanna, Weick coached middle linebacker Trevor Terpening to a First Team All Centennial Conference selection. Weick also developed the Crusaders’ strength and conditioning program.
Weick started his coaching career as the inside linebackers coach at King’s College (Pa.) In addition to his on-field coaching at King’s, Weick also helped coordinate position meetings, film study, individual drills and film breakdown. He also aided in the development of All-MAC outside linebacker Ryan Cordingly.
Weick was a four-year starter and 2009 team captain at McDaniel College. Over his 33-game career, he became the program’s fourth all-time leader in solo tackles (134) and is fifth in total career tackles (299). He was a two-time All-Centennial Conference linebacker and a 2009 preseason All-America selection. Weick was also named McDaniel College’s Athlete of the Year following his senior season.
While a student-athlete at McDaniel, he spent several years working in the football office helping with film breakdown and recruiting organization.
Weick graduated in May 2010 with a degree in exercise science with a minor in education and sports coaching.
|Title:||Assistant Football Coach|
|College:||Southern Connecticut State '12|
|Coaching Role:||Defensive Backs|
Jack Cooper comes to Salve Regina after a successful four-year career at Southern Connecticut State University and will work with the strong safeties and outside linebackers. Cooper was a four-year letter winner as a middle linebacker and served as team captain his senior season.
While at SCSU, Cooper was a first team All-Northeast 10 linebacker and was named the SCSU Defensive Player of the Year his senior season. Cooper lead the team with 72 tackles while picking out two interceptions, the final for his only career touch down. In his career, Cooper amassed 163 tackles, 11 tackles for loss (TFL), two interceptions and scored one touch down.
Cooper brings a wealth of coaching experience as well to the Seahawk football program. Currently he serves as the head strength coach at Cheshire High School in Cheshire, Conn. At Cheshire, Cooper designs and operates the weight lifting and conditioning program for the football team while assisting with the other sport programs and student-athletes.
Cooper has also worked with several youth coaching clinics, including volunteer work the Berlin High School football team during the summer months, teaching youths, ages 14-18, the skills and concepts of football. While at SCSU, Cooper worked with various high school football players across the stat on positional skills and team skills during the SCSU team football camp.
Outside of coaching football, Cooper has worked with high level mentally and physically handicapped children, ages ranging from10-22, at the Sena Home in Middletown, Conn. He worked with the children on daily life skills and helped to give personal support.
Cooper earned his bachelor’s of science in exercise science with a minor in school health from Southern Connecticut State University in May of 2012.
|Title:||Assistant Football Coach|
|College:||University of Arkansas '10|
|Coaching Role:||Running Backs|
Michael Moffitt comes to the Seahawks as a running back coach with a plethora of coaching experience at the national and international levels.
Most recently, Moffitt served as the offensive graduate assistant coach at American International College for the 2011 and 2012 seasons. With the Yellow Jackets, Moffitt worked primarily with the tight ends and full backs while running position meetings and assisting with special teams. Moffitt was responsible for breaking down opponent’s defensive film while compiling offensive scouting reports, focusing specifically on opponent’s defensive front, stunts and blitz’s.
Moffitt helped AIC to its first ever Northeast-10 conference championship game in 2012. Under his guidance, senior Trevor Perryman was a Northeast-10 second team all-conference selection in 2011. In 2012, Moffitt guided sophomore tight end Gary Farley to six touchdowns on the season, the most by a tight end in the NE-10 that season.
Prior to AIC, Moffitt worked with the Prague Panthers, hailing from Prague, Czech Republic. Moffitt was with the Panthers from March 2011 to July 2011 and brought the team to the Czech Republic’s championship game. He coached the offensive line and planned individual practices while planning weekly game plans for the A and B teams and assisted with the junior team.
While coaching the Panthers, Moffitt also played on the offensive line of the A Team, which competed in the Austrian League.
Before heading to the Czech Republic, Moffitt spent the 2010 season as the offensive line coach at Hudson Valley Community College. He assisted in breaking down opponent’s game film and creating weekly game plans. Moffitt implemented an offensive weight program and taught and developed skills to be carried into a four-year school.
Moffitt began his coaching career as the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach of the Søllerød Gold Diggers from Copenhagen, Denmark, beginning in the February of 2008. Moffitt spent two seasons with the Gold Diggers playing and developing the offensive line while implementing a power run game in a spread system. Moffitt helped the team to back-to-back appearances in the Mermaid Bowl, the nation’s Super Bowl, including the team’s first ever appearance in 2008 and its first championship in 2009.
While in Denmark, Moffitt also worked with the U19 Danish team and Senior Danish National Team. With the national team, Moffitt helped the team win its first ever tournament game and medal after defeating Czech Republic for third place.
Under his guidance, the U19 team advanced to its championship game against Team Sweden. Moffitt taught and ran a spread no-huddle offensive system with the U19 team.
Moffitt began his playing career with the University of New Haven as a center; guard and long snapped and was a one-year letter winner. After UNH, went to Northern Arizona University before transferring to University of Arkansas for his final three seasons. Moffitt was a walk-on in the fall of 2005 for the Razorbacks, and was a member of the 2006 SEC West champions along with participating in the 2006 Capital One Bowl and 2007 Cotton Bowl.
Moffitt earned his bachelor of science in kinesiology from the University of Arkansas in May of 2010 and is currently pursuing his master’s in educational psychology from American International College.
|Title:||Assistant Football Coach|
|College:||Delaware Valley '09|
|Coaching Role:||Offensive Line|
Shedlosky joins the Seahawk staff as an offensive line coach for the 2013 season after serving in the same capacity at Fairleigh Dickinson University last season.
With FDU, Shedlosky coached an offensive line that allowed nine sacks in nine conference games and helped develop a second-team all-conference offensive tackle, senior Justin Moore. Shedlosky also assisted in managing field equipment and supervised game day field set up and break down.
Off the field, Shedlosky helped to break down practice and game film and evaluated film to produce weekly grading and scouting reports for player review. He also aided in weekly game planning for the run and pass protection schemes. Shedlosky helped with the team’s strength and conditioning program.
Prior to FDU, Shedlosky was the offensive and defensive line coach at Bridgewater-Raritan Regional High School in Bridgewater, N.J. Shedlosky has also been a line coach at the Let 'Em Play Football Academy and an assistant director at the Bridgewater-Raritan Youth Football Camp.
Before his coaching tenure, Shedlosky was a four-year member and two-year starter at Delaware Valley College. Shedlosky helped the Aggies to a Middle Atlantic Conference championship and was a two-time ECAC South Atlantic participant.
In 2009, Shedlosky was named to the All-MAC Academic Team and was nominated to the Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Team.
Shedlosky graduated from Delaware Valley College in 2009 with his bachelor's of science in secondary education in social studies.
|Title:||Assistant Football Coach|
|Coaching Role:||Wide Receivers|
|Recruiting Area:||MA (Bristol County)|
Frank Sherman joined Salve Regina in February of 2012 as a wide receivers coach.
Prior to joining the Seahawks, Sherman was the Athletic Director and Head Football Coach at Bishop Connolly High School in Fall River, Mass. from 2003-2012.
Sherman gained previous collegiate coaching experience at Worcester State where he was an assistant coach and offensive coordinator from 1992-1998. Sherman helped guide the Lancers to two NEFC regular season titles and five MASCAC regular season titles, while also helping to lead the team to three consecutive ECAC bowl appearances from 1995-1997.
Sherman also spent six years as an assistant coach at Worcester Academy and one season as the head coach at Algonquin Regional High School.
He earned his bachelor's degree in psychology from Worcester State in 1993 and currently resides in Westport, Mass. with his wife Susan and his four daughters - Kaitlyn, Jennifer, Carly, and Meghan.