2009 Coaching Staff

Head Coach Mark Schmidt


Head Coach Mark Schmidt

Coach Mark Schmidt is entering his 15th 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.



2008 Coaches

Top left: Jay Weidenbaugh, Neil French, Mark Schmidt, Roger Grove, Steve Wilmot
Bottom left: Dave Ferrara, Jon Craig, Jay Collins
(Missing: Ray Jones and Nick Feszko)


Coach Steve Wilmot

Steve Wilmot

Assistant Head Coach, Offensive Line, Strength & Conditioning Coach: This is Steve's 15th year coaching the Redskins. Coach Wilmot grew up in Flourtown, PA and went to Springfield High School (Manteo). 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 wife Jen, stepson Shane, son Jason, and dog Gunner.


Coach Jay Weidenbaugh

Jay Weidenbaugh

Co-Defensive Coordinator, 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 28 years of coaching experience at both the high school and collegiate levels. His wife Tina is the sev-enth grade principal at the new Springfield Flex school. .


Coach Jay Collins

Jay Collins

Running Backs Coach: Coach Collins is entering his second year on the Redskins staff. Coach is a 2002 graduate of Neshaminy High School. He was a captain of the 2001 Undefeated AAAA State Championship team his senior year. Coach Collins earned a B.A. in Business Management from Bloomsburg University in 2007. He was a four year starter at fullback for the Huskies. While at Bloomsburg, Coach Collins opened a contractor company and has been operat-ing it for four years. Jay currently resides in Levittown, PA.


Coach Dave Ferrara


Dave Ferrera

Outside Linebackers 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 Master's Degree in Education from Arcadia University. Dave has coached high school football at Council Rock High School and Archbishop Wood High School.


Coach Ray Jones

Ray Jones

Offensive Line Coach: Coach Jones is entering his 11th year coaching at Neshaminy. Coach Jones attended Kutztown University. He has over 20 years of coaching experi-ence. Coach Jones runs his own real estate business and lives in Langhorne with his wife Kelly and their three children: Austin, Joscelyne and Mason.


Coach Roger Grove

Roger Grove

Quarterbacks. Wide Receivers 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 a son David, his wife Diane, and a son Michael, with his wife Colleen and grandson Ben and granddaughter Reese.


Coach Neil French

Neil French

Co-Defensive Coordinator, Linebackers Coach: Coach French returns for his 8th season as the Redskins' Co-Defensive Coordinator and 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 Educational Administration from Gwynedd Mercy College. This will be Coach French's 11th year as a Social Studies teacher at Maple Point Middle School, where he is the Team Leader of Team 7-2. He is also the Freshman Baseball at Maple Point. Coach also served as Acting Assistant Principal at Poquessing Middle School in the Spring of 2007. Coach French resides in Langhorne with his beautiful wife Jennifer (Neshaminy '94) and daughters Julia (2) and Addison (born 04.14.09).


Coach Nick Feszko

Nick Feszko

Offensive Line/Defensive Line Coach: Coach Feszko is entering his second season on the Redskin coaching staff. Coach was a two-way starter and captain of Neshaminy's 2001 Undefeated AMA State Championship team. After an outstanding career on Heartbreak Ridge, Coach went to Millersville University, where he was a four year starter for the Marauders. Coach Feszko earned his B.S. in Industrial Technology in 2006 and is currently pursuing his teaching certification.


Coach Mustang


Joe 'Mustang' Foster

Alumni Affairs, Game Day Coordinator: This is Coach Foster's 13th 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.


Coach Jon Craig


Jon Craig

Defensive Line Coach: Jon is in his 3rd year on the Redskins staff. He is originally from the western part of the state and a graduate of West Allegheny High School. From there, Jon attended Ursinus College, where he was a two-year all conference linebacker. After graduation, Jon spent a year as the linebacker's coach before accepting a teaching job in Bristol Township. Jon currently resides in Langhorne with his wife Katy (Neshaminy '96) and son Caden (born in April).

Bryan Schedlinger


Trainer Brian

JR Douthart


Assistant Trainer JR Douthart

Chris Hoagland


Assistant Trainer Chris Hoagland