2006 Coaching Staff

Head Coach Mark Schmidt

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2006 Head Coach Mark Schmidt

Mark Schmidt is entering his twelfth season as Redskin Head Coach. Prior, he served six seasons as Offensive Line Coach and Recruiting Coordinator at Lock Haven University. There, he was instrumental in implementing the Run & Shoot offense, which was nationally ranked during his last three seasons. As Recruiting Coordinator, Schmidt was no stranger to the Suburban One Conference, actively recruiting high school players throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey and Delaware.

Prior to Lock Haven, Schmidt coached under Jerry Berndt at Temple University and the University of Pennsylvania. At Penn the team earned Ivy League Championship honors both seasons he was there. He also was a Tight End Coach under Jerry Claiborne at the University of Kentucky.

Schmidt's first coaching experiences actually came in the Suburban One Conference, when in 1982 and 1983, he coached under the direction of close friend and Norristown Area High School head coach Roger Grove. During those years, Norristown won back-to-back Suburban One Conference Championships.

A Graduate of Lower Moreland High School, Schmidt earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education from Ursinus College, where he was an All-Conference linebacker. Schmidt currently resides in Plymouth Meeting, PA, with his wife Maribeth and their daughter Erica, born February 26, 1997 and twins Lindsey and Jack born December 22, 2002.

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2006 Coach Wilmot

Steve Wilmot

Offensive Line/Strength Coach: This is Steve's 12th year coaching the Redskins. Coach Wilmot grew up in Flourtown, PA and went to Springfield High School (Montco). From there he was an offensive lineman and graduate assistant for five years at Lock Haven University under Coach Mark Schmidt. Steve is a science teacher at the Tawanka Learning Center. He is also a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the NSCA. Coach Wilmot resides in Langhorne with his lovely new wife Jen, stepson Shane, and dog Gunner. Steve and Jen are expecting a son in November.

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2006 Coach Weidenbaugh

Jay Weidenbaugh

Defensive Backs: Coach Weidenbaugh graduated from Spring-Ford High School. He attended West Chester University and earned a B.S. Degree in Physical Education. He also has a M.Ed. in Secondary Education from the University of South Carolina. Coach Weidenbaugh has over 25 years of coaching experience at both the high school and collegiate levels. His wife Tina is the sev­enth grade principal at the new Springfield Flex school.

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2006 Coach Dan Kelly

Dan Kelly

Running Backs: Dan is a graduate of Temple University with a degree in Health and Physical Education. He is currently a substitute teacher in the Neshaminy School District. He began his coaching career as an assistant coach at Neil Armstrong Middle School and then moved to an assistant coach at Bensalem High School. This is his third coaching season with Neshaminy. Dan also played semi-professional football for ten years. Dan is married to Dawn Kelly, Principal at Carl Sandburg Middle School. They have an 8-year-old son, Hunter and a daughter, Sienna, who will turn 1-year-old this November. They reside in the Neshaminy School District.

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2006 Coach Ray Jones


Ray Jones

Offensive Line Coach: Coach Jones is entering his 8th year coaching at Neshaminy. Coach Jones attended Kutztown University. He has over 20 years of coaching experience. Coach Jones runs his own real estate business and lives in Langhorne with his wife Kelly and their three children: Austin, Joscelyne and Mason.

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2006 Coach Roger Grove

Roger Grove

Quarterback and Wide Receiver Coach: Coach Grove is a graduate of West Chester University where he earned a BS degree in Health and Physical Education. At West Chester he lettered in football three years and played in two Tangerine Bowls as a running back. He taught Health and Physical Education at Norristown High School for 35 years, retiring in 2003. While at Norristown, Roger was the head football coach for 27 years with a record of 209-98-6. Roger is a member of the West Chester University Football Hall of Fame, and the Pennsylvania Football Coaches Hall of Fame. Roger and his wife Peggy have sons David and his wife Diane, Michael and his wife Colleen and new grandson Ben.

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2006 Coach Neil French

Neil French

Defensive Linebacker: This is Coach French's 5th season as the Redskins' Linebackers coach. Coach is a 1994 graduate of Notre Dame High School in Lawrenceville, NJ and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Secondary Education from Villanova University in 1998. He also holds a Masters Degree in Education Administration from Gwynedd Mercy College. This will be Coach French's eighth year as a Social Studies teacher at Maple Point Middle School, where he has also coached Freshman Baseball and 8th grade Basketball. Coach resides in Langhorne with his beautiful wife Jennifer (Neshaminy '94).

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2006 Coach Denton

Ed Denton

Defensive Coordinator: Coach Denton is a 2nd year coach at Neshaminy. Denton earned his B.S. Degree from Nebraska State at Chadron, his M.A. Degree from Montclair State University, and his M.Ed. Degree from Temple University. Coach Denton has 20 years experience coaching high school football in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. He has an additional 14 years coaching experience at Rowan University, The College of New Jersey, and LaSalle University. Denton is currently the defensive coordinator for the Philadelphia Blueflame of the National Public Safety Football League.

2005 Coach Skip Evans

2006 Coach Skip Evans


Skip Evans

Defensive Assistant: This is Coach Evans' 6th year with the Neshaminy Redskins. Prior to joining the redskins he coached at Penndel and at Sandburg Middle School. Coach Evans resides in Levittown with his wife Terri, their daughter Nikki, and son Ryan.

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Dave Ferrara

Outside Linebacker Coach: Dave is a 1987 graduate from Neshaminy High School. He attended Bucks County Community College and earned an Associates Degree in Psychology. Dave went on to graduate from the College of New Jersey (Trenton State) with a B.S. Degree in History Education. Dave earned his Masters Degree in Education from Arcadia University. Dave has coached high school football at Council Rock High School and Archbishop Wood High School.

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2006 Coach Nastasi


Nick Nastasi

Defensive Line Coach/ Special Teams: Coach Nastasi is entering his 1st season coaching at Neshaminy. He attended Bristol Jr./Sr.(1991) Bachelor of Science in Special Education-Indiana University of PA. (1998) Masters degree in Special Education-Holy Family University (2003) Educational Administration Certificate-Holy Family University (2006) He has coached at Bristol High School and Maple Point Middle School (Football) Athletics: Offensive line at Bristol High School. Offensive line and long snapper Indiana University of PA. Career: Special Education Teacher for the Bucks County Intermediate Unit #22 (Autistic Support) at The Tawanka Learning Center. He resides in Bristol Borough with his lovely wife Kristin.

2005 Coach Joe Mustang Foster

2006 Coach Joe Mustang Foster

Joe Mustang Foster

Alumni Affairs / Game Day Coordinator: This is Coach Foster's tenth year with the Neshaminy Redskins. He is a 1967 Neshaminy graduate. He attended Trenton State College and graduated in 1983 with a B.A. in History Education. Coach Foster is U.S. Army retired and recently retired from the PA Liquor Control Board in New Hope, PA. Coach Foster resides in Stockton, NJ.

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2006 Trainer Bryan Schedlinger

Bryan Schedlinger

Trainer: Coach Bryan holds a Bachelors of Science degree from Ithaca University in Athletic Training. He is responsible for all Neshaminy High School athletic teams. He has been at Neshaminy High School since 2002. Bryan grew up in Ewing NJ and presently lives with his wife Deena in Langhorne.


2006 Managers

2006 Managers



2006 Coaching Staff