Our speakers at the Newark Country Club included Defensive Quality Control Coach, Jalen Kindle, Deputy Athletic Director, Jordan Skolnick, and Associate Athletic Director for Communications, Denise Thompson. We also had a visit by Club favorite, Jerry Oravitz.
Jalen gave a report on the defensive squad and highlighted the excellent performances by Johnny Buchanan and Andrew Pawlowski in the JMU game in compensating for Colby Reeder’s absence due to injury.
Jordan gave us an insight into what Phase II of the facility renovations may include. The expectation is to make Delaware Field House the “home” of Delaware football. Possible enhancements include expanding the current indoor practice field from 70 yards to 100 yards, new offices, lockers, etc. He also disclosed that there will be a new video board in the stadium next year.
Denise filled us in regarding the other UD sports teams, as well as noting that RB Dejoun Lee was on the cusp of having over 4,000 all purpose yards in his career, placing him 9th all time at UD. Note: Dejoun accomplished it vs. Dixie State.
Our speakers on Friday, November 5th will be Assistant Coach for Corners, Holman Copeland and special guests, Ed Ginder and Earl Miller. Ed and Earl have been long time members of the “chain gang” at UD and will describe experiences, events and personalities that span from their careers with Dave Nelson, Tubby Raymond, to the present. We expect their memories to be highly entertaining.
As always, food served at 11:15, program at noon. $25 for members, $30 for guests.
Our guest coach speaker is UD alumnus and Club favorite, Jalen Kindle, Defensive Coach. Our guest speaker is Jordan Skolnick, Deputy Athletic Director.
We will also be distributing registration and banquet book advertising forms for the Senior Banquet to be held January 29, 2022.
Food service at 11:15, program at Noon. Hope to see you there. Go Hens!
The Club heard from Associate Head Coach and Offensive Line Coach Bryan Stinespring, pictured on top. Our guest speaker was women’s soccer Coach Mike Barroqueiro, pictured above.
Coach Stinespring discussed the challenges of having different OL combinations each week, due to player injuries. However, his linemen are getting healthier as we are moving forward. He also discussed how tight the competition is in the CAA. The typical score difference is seven points in conference games. That scoring margin can be the result of only one play.
Barroqueiro is pleased with the efforts of his squad, which is the youngest player group in the CAA, with great promise for the future. They currently stand at 1-2-1 in CAA play, with five games remaining in the team’s push for the playoffs. Two key performers recently had season ending knee injuries, but are expected to return next season. The next home game is Thursday, October 21 vs. Towson. The team plays an exciting brand of high energy soccer.
Our next meeting at the Newark Country Club is Friday, October 22 with our guest coach being Defensive Coordinator, Manny Rojas. Our guest speaker will be all-time, second leading tackler, Ralph DeAngelis. Ralph’s squads competed in the playoffs in three of his four seasons, under Hall of Fame Coach, Tubby Raymond. Food service starts at 11:15, with the program starting at noon. Members $25, nonmembers $30.
The coach that spoke to the group was Wide Reciever Coach, Alex Wood. Coach Wood gave us a good rundown on the athletes in his group, and a look ahead to our game at Rhode Island.
Our guest speaker was Kevin Tresolini of the News Journal. Kevin related a stories from his youth, going to Lehigh games vs. UD, onto his time a student sports writer for The Review at UD. Kevin’s all time favorite game was the 1977 contest against undefeated and bowl bound Colgate.
We also heard a review of the very active weekend sports schedule from Brendan Thomas, Director of Communications.
Our next meeting at the Newark Country Club is Thursday, 10/14 prior to the game at Stoney Brook. Our speakers will be a Offensive Line Coach Brian Stinespring, and Mike Barroqueiro, the dynamic women’s soccer coach.
The day before the UD victory over Albany, the Touchdown Club met at the Newark Countery Club. Greg Meyer, Assistant Coach for running backs, expressed his pleasure with the entire RB roster. He also provided a rundown of the Great Danes.
Our guest speakers were Chris Locke and Scott Day from the Unlocke the Light Foundation. Chris gave a moving presentaion on the loss of his son, Sean Locke to the effects of depression, and the difficulty in recognizing the symptoms, even in those to whom you are very close. Scott also filled us in on the thousands of visits to Sean’s House, the hundreds that have been counseled, and the dozens of suicides that have been prevented by the Foundation.
More info here: https://www.unlockethelight.com/
Donations to the Foundation are greatly appreciated.
Our next meeting at the Newark Country Club is Thursday 10/7/2021, with Wide Reciever Coach Alex Wood.
Food served at 11:15. Meeting at 12:00.
On to Rhode Island. Go Hens!