Varsity Football

Team Overview

Philosophy

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.


History

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.


League

Trinity-Pawling football competes in the highly respected and competitive Erickson Conference, New England Prep Class A League, and Founders League.


Facilities

  • 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.

Meet the Coaches

Varsity Football Coaches

Dave Coratti

Associate Headmaster, Director of Studies

Rob Davenport

English Teacher, History Teacher

Nick LaFontaine

Assistant Director of College Counseling, Math Teacher

Kevin Richards

History Teacher

Michael Webber

Science Teacher

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.

Meet the Players

Varsity Football Roster • 2018

# Name Grade
1 Jake Conlan 12
3 Donte' Williams 11
4 Zack Conlan 11
5 Javon Bullion PG
6 Kendall Greene 11
7 Jude Buchanan 9
8 Stuart Phillips 10
9 Travon Monlyn 10
10 Givanni Flaccavento 10
11 Marquese Ward-Morning 10
12 Ryan Montalvo PG
14 Shjon Whitehead 12
15 Jaylen Lewis PG
16 David Bancroft 11
19 Timothy Moran 11
20 Jake Repaci 11
24 Trejyn Fletcher 11
28 Forest Drummond 11
30 Richard Bolding 11
32 Jesnel Soto 12
33 Kristopher DellaSorte 9
35 Kyle Lee 9
36 Jules Bernstein 9
42 Nolan Laplante 12
44 Christian Keyes 12
48 Matthew Bologna 10
50 Tyler Marma 12
53 Aleksi Olavuo 12
55 Quran Rahman
56 John Dencker 12
64 Desmond Sampson 10
65 Michael O'Rourke 9
66 Tyler Gmyr 10
68 Tianyi Shao 11
70 Joseph Flaccavento 11
75 Liam Dietrich 10
78 Cameron Shepheard 12
80 Jacob Provost 9
83 Jack Kalin 10
88 Peter Claro 10

Schedule

Varsity Football • 2018 Schedule

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Sun, Feb 24
Mon, Feb 25
Tue, Feb 26
Wed, Feb 27
Thu, Feb 28
Fri, Mar 1
Sat, Mar 2
Sun, Mar 3
Mon, Mar 4
Tue, Mar 5
Wed, Mar 6
Thu, Mar 7
Fri, Mar 8
Sat, Mar 9
Sun, Mar 10
Mon, Mar 11
Tue, Mar 12
Wed, Mar 13
Thu, Mar 14
Fri, Mar 15
Sat, Mar 16
Sun, Mar 17
Mon, Mar 18
Tue, Mar 19
Wed, Mar 20
Thu, Mar 21
Fri, Mar 22
Sat, Mar 23
Sun, Mar 24
Mon, Mar 25
Tue, Mar 26
Wed, Mar 27
Thu, Mar 28
Fri, Mar 29
Sat, Mar 30
Sun, Mar 31
Mon, Apr 1
Tue, Apr 2
Wed, Apr 3
Thu, Apr 4
Fri, Apr 5
Sat, Apr 6

College Recruiting

College PlaY

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.


Professional Play

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