2020 Coaching Staff
We want to acknowledge the Neshaminy Coaching staff, who with a combined 268 years of coaching experience have done a great job developing players into honorable young men while teaching football at the highest level.
Head Coach Steve Wilmot
Head Coach:This is Coach Wilmot’s 26th year coaching with the Redskins. Coach grew up in Flourtown, PA and went to Springfield Montco HS. He played under Coaches Bob Malehorn & Coach Dave Puchulski. He then went on to play at Lock Haven Univ., where he was captain his senior year & played for 4 years under his Offensive Line Coach Mark Schmidt. Coach Wilmot has been teaching for 19 years at Neshaminy, 10 years at the former alternative school, & 8 years as a biology teacher at the high school. He is a certified strength and condition coach certified through the NSCA. He is married to Jennifer, a 5th grade teacher at Carl Sandburg, & has a step-son Shane (19), son Jason (12) and a faithful dog Arrow.
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 38 years of coaching experience at both the high school and collegiate levels. His wife Tina is principal of the Spring-Ford High School in Royersford.
Co-Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers: Coach French is entering his 19th season as the Redskins’ Co-Defensive Coordinator and Linebackers coach. Coach is a 1994 graduate of Notre Dame HS in Lawrenceville, NJ and earned a B.S. 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 22nd year as a Social Studies teacher at Maple Point MS. At Maple Point, Coach also serves as the Student Council advisor, 7th grade Boys Basketball head coach, 8th grade Baseball head coach and is a member of Student Assistance Team. Coach also served as Acting Assistant Principal at Poquessing MS in the Spring of 2007. Coach French resides in Langhorne with his beautiful wife Jennifer (Neshaminy ’94) and daughters Julia (13) and Addison (11). He would like to thank his family for their love, support and the many sacrifices they make on his behalf during the season.
Outside Linebackers: David is a ’87 graduate of Neshaminy HS. He was a member of the football team for three years and earned the honors of making the Redskin Eleven in his senior year. After high school Coach Ferrara graduated from Bucks County Community College with a 3.9 GPA and a Associates degree in Educational Psychology. Coach then transferred to Trenton State College (known as The College of NJ today) to major in History Education. He graduated in 1993 with a 3.489 GPA. Coach also holds a Masters degree in Education from Arcadia University. Coach Ferrara teaches 9th Grade American History at Neshaminy HS. He has been a member of the high school coaching staff since 2005.
Quarterbacks/Running Backs: This is Coach Kelly’s 6th year at Neshaminy. Coach and his wife Dianne reside in Levittown and are the proud parents of 3 Neshaminy High School graduates. Coach has 25 years experience coaching at the high school level and served as a head coach at Conwell-Egan and Bensalem. Coach is honored to be a part of a program with such a proud history and a tradition of excellence. Coach Kelly has been employed by Legacy Treatment Services for nearly 25 years and currently serves as the VP of Adolescent Residential Services.
Defensive Line: This is Coach Coates’ 6th year at Neshaminy. He is returning after a 4 year absence. He has been teaching for 39 years and is a teacher at CR North. He graduated from Abraham Lincoln HS in Philadelphia, earned a BS degree in Health and Physical Education from West Chester University and finished graduate school at Penn State University for Special Education. Coach Coates has been coaching football for 38 years. His daughter, Kellie, is a Special Ed. teacher in Downingtown School District and has two children, Reese and Liam. Son Tom Jr. and his wife, Jessi (Neshaminy Alum) are proud parents of sons TJ, Connor and Tyler and are owners of Transcend Fitness in Newtown. Son Joe is serving in the US Army and daughter Alyssa is pursuing a career in Cosmetology. “I’ve enjoyed many great coaching experiences over the years, but consider my time at Neshaminy some of my most memorable.”
Wide Receivers: After a one year stint at Harboro Horsham HS coaching staff, Coach Marterella is returning to the Ridge for his 5th year on the Neshaminy Football coaching staff. He is a 2011 graduate of Neshaminy High School and a former player on both the varsity basketball and football teams. Coach Marterella was the starting quarterback on the 2010 football team. With a record of 12-2, the team won the SOL National and was the District 1 runner up. Coach Marterella graduated from Delaware Valley University in 2015 with a BS degree in Secondary Education. He was also a member of the football team at DelVal University, with two career starts at quarterback.
Defensive Line: Coach Katona is entering his 4th year on the Neshaminy football coaching staff. He is a 2011 graduate of Neshaminy High School and a former player on football team. Coach Katona was both an offensive & defensive lineman on the 2008-2010 football team. With a 2010 record of 12-2, the team won the SOL National title and was the District 1 runner up. Coach comes to us from the football coaching staff of Harry S. Truman where he coached the defensive line for two years. Coach Katona graduated from Delaware Valley University in 2016 with a BS degree in Secondary Education with a Major in Social Studies.
Quarterbacks and Offensive Assistant: Coach Kelly has a 46-year career in education, 32 years of those as a Neshaminy Teacher, Coach, Athletic Director, Assistant Principal, and Principal. He has over 28 years of coaching experience in a variety of sports. He was one of the founding coaches of what would become the Lower Makefield Football Association. Coach Kelly was a co-founder of the Neshaminy Football Hall of Fame. He is also a nationally certified coaching instructor with the American Sport Education Program. Coach Kelly gratefully thanks Coach Wilmot for giving him the opportunity to return to teaching Neshaminy athletes. For 52 years, his wife, Patty, has supported his efforts on behalf of kids and Neshaminy athletics. Her selfless support allows Coach Kelly to continue to follow his dreams.
Defensive Line: Coach Mitchem is entering his 3rd season coaching defensive tackles with the Redskins. He is a 2007 graduate of New Oxford High School in New Oxford, PA and earned his Bachelors in Elementary Education from Albright College in Reading, PA in 2012. Coach Mitchem came to Neshaminy School District in 2017 and teaches 5th grade Science and Social Studies at Maple Point Middle School. Coach Mitchem married his wife Kaitlin in June of 2018 and they currently reside in the Norristown area.
Defensive Line/Special Teams: Coach Yedman begins his first year with the Varsity Staff. He is a 1994 Graduate of Pennsbury HS, and a former Falcon Linebacker & Center. He spent the past 5 years coaching at Lower Makefield Football Association winning 2 Championships. He also served as a Board Member for the past 4 years with the organization. Coach Yedman is an entrepreneur who owns multiple businesses. He has 3 children in the Neshaminy School District. Ray, Jr a Senior and Marching Band Section Leader, Ryan, a Freshman Football Player, and his daughter Caycie who attends Walter Miller Elementary School. Coach Yedman would like to thank his fiance’ Heather for her continuous support
Defensive Assistant: Ed Place returns to our football staff as a defensive assistant after rejoining the staff in 2019 as a receiver’s coach. He retired as a Neshaminy Health & Physical Education teacher in 2018 after over 30 years of service and holds a Master’s degree from The College of New Jersey. Ed coached football at The College of New Jersey (23 years), Delaware Valley College (1 year), Bensalem High School (7 years), and Neshaminy High School (6 years). In addition, he coached Neshaminy High School baseball for 7 plus years. Ed rounds out his experience with nearly 15 years of high school track and field coaching experience for girls and boys. Both of Ed’s daughters graduated from Neshaminy and he currently resides in Langhorne with his wife, Diane.
Speed Development and Agility: Coach Lumio is a 1987 Neshaminy HS graduate. He earned his B.S. degree from the Univ. of Miami. Coach Lumio was a member of the Hurricanes Men’s Track & Field Team where he set 3 school records. He earned his Master’s degree from Temple Univ. Coach Lumio is currently an 8th grade Science teacher at Maple Point MS. He was the track and field coach at NHS for 18 years and Maple Point MS for 4 seasons. He resides in New Hope with his wonderful wife Renee, and boys Mason & Chase.”Our speed development program aims to integrate the training techniques used in track & field to make our football team faster and more agile for a changing game.”
Statistician: Coach Rapciewicz is entering his 2nd year on the Neshaminy football coaching staff. He grew up in East Windsor, NJ and attended Hightstown High School where he graduated in 1994. He also has a degree in Business Management. He has resided in Langhorne for the past 10 years with his wife Tiffany. They are the proud parents of their daughter Isabella. She is going into 7th grade at Maple Point MS. He is grateful that Coach Wilmot has given him the opportunity to be a part of the wonderful tradition that is Neshaminy Football.
Trainer: Kait is a Neshaminy alumna starting her first year as the athletic trainer for ATI Physical Therapy at Neshaminy High School. She received her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training degree at Boston University where she worked with many collegiate teams such as Boston University’s men’s ice hockey and Boston College’s men’s basketball. She received her post-professional Master of Science in Athletic Training at A.T. Still University in Chandler, AZ while working as the athletic trainer at Hamilton High School for the past two years. Her and her husband Kyle (also a Neshaminy alum!) recently moved back to the Philadelphia area and look forward to supporting the community they grew up in!