In the Trinity-Pawling Football program, emphasis is always placed on the important lessons of the sport: teamwork, commitment, hard work, and sportsmanship. We strive to give every athlete, regardless of talent, a tremendous experience. The Pride is limited to four postgraduate spots within the Erickson League. It is essential that we develop every young man through a strength and conditioning program, in and out of season, along with a counter-cultural push to have boys contribute to multiple sports. We strive to get to know each young man on a personal level and to serve as mentors in their lives — challenging them to become the best versions of themselves.
In the 2017 season, the Pride overcame a challenging start to the season to win the final seven games, culminating with a Mike Atkins NEPSAC Bowl Game win over Deerfield Academy. The Pride won the Erickson League Championship in 2016 and played in the NEPSAC Championship Bowl Game. Trinity-Pawling has a long and storied football tradition stretching back to the founding of the school in 1907. You can find past and present players in the rosters and record books of almost every college football conference. The Pride has two New England Class A championships, four New England bowl victories, and five Erickson Conference championships. Trinity-Pawling consistently places student-athletes in competitive collegiate football programs.
Trinity-Pawling football competes in the highly respected and competitive Erickson Conference, New England Prep Class A League, and Founders League.
- Coratti Field - Home of Trinity-Pawling Football; renovated with new turf and enhanced with state-of-the-art video capture and analysis system (Playsight)
- Smith Field House: Opened in 2017
- Schreiber Weight Room: Renovated in 2014
- Pride Locker Room: Renovated in 2013
Questions about the Trinity-Pawling football program? Contact Head Coach Nick LaFontaine.
Varsity Football Coaches
About The Coaches
- Head Varsity Coach Nick LaFontaine joined Trinity-Pawling in 2012, after 11 years of collegiate football coaching. He also serves as Associate Director of College Placement and teaches math.
- Defensive Coordinator Rob Davenport joined the Pride in 2018. Davenport has over 20 years of experience in college football — the last four years as defensive coordinator at Carleton College. He also teaches English and history.
- Assistant Varsity OL/DL Coach Kevin Richards joined the Pride in 2013. Richards won two Northeast Conference championships and was a three-time All-Northeast Conference selection during his five years playing collegiate football. He also teaches history.
- RB & Assistant DL Coach David Coratti joined Trinity-Pawling in 1981. He served as Head Varsity Football Coach for a quarter century from 1987 to 2012. A highlight of his career was the 2005 Trinity-Pawling 9-0 football team winning the NEPSAC championship for the first time in School history. He led Trinity-Pawling to two New England Class A Championships and two Erickson Conference Championships over the course of his head coaching career. Coach Coratti is Associate Headmaster and Director of Studies.
Varsity Football Roster • 2018
Varsity Football • 2018 Schedule
A large number of Trinity-Pawling football players have continued their career at the collegiate level. In the past decade, Pride football players have gone on to play at Stanford, Boston College, Ole Miss, NC State, Boise State, Rutgers, Monmouth, Temple, West Point, Tulane, UConn, URI, Sacred Heart, Merrimack, Hobart, UPenn, Williams, Wesleyan, Bowdoin, Bucknell, Central Connecticut, Assumption, and many more.
A number of Pride football players have also continued their career on to the professional level:
- Chukky Okobi ’96 - Purdue University / Pittsburgh Steelers (‘06 Super Bowl Champion)
- Charles Spencer ’01 - University of Pittsburgh / Houston Texans
- Derek Dennis ’07 - Temple University / Miami Dolphins / Calgary Stampeders (CFL Offensive Lineman of the Year - 2016)
- Shayne Skov ’09 - Stanford University / San Francisco 49-ers