2021 HEAD COACHING ASSIGNMENTS
8TH GRADE TACKLE: Ron Marsilio
Full Football Scholarship to Play Running Back at Bucknell University “NCAA Division I, Championship Subdivision"
Helped found the FCFL, First President of PAL football, Associated with football for over 50 Years, coaching football 30 years, 22 years in the FCFL,Multi-Year Championship Head Coach FCFL, Connecticut Director and Head Coach of the Football University Youth National Championship,Three sons went through the PAL Program, All Three played for Staples for Four Years, two became Staples Football Captains
One Became "Staples Athlete of the Year”, Two Sons went on to Play College Football
7TH GRADE TACKLE:
Coach Bill Neblock is joining Westport PAL Football as head coach for our grade 6 team. Prior to this role, he coached for 7 years in the heart of football country in the Chicago suburb or Oswego, Illinois. During this time, he developed a team of athletes from 1st through 8th grade, and led them to several conference and division championships and two Super Bowl appearances. He served his last three years as head coach, with the prior 4 years as offensive coordinator. He was an early adopter of Heads Up football. He also served one year on the board of directors as Athletic Director and was an organization coordinator to USA football. The group of boys he coached are entering their senior seasons this year, many of who are contributing in significant ways to their high school teams and several already have college football scholarship offers. Coach Neblock recently moved to Westport with his lovely wife Gabriela and two beautiful children. When he is not coaching, he works as CFO at an advertising agency. He believes in the value of football as a teaching and bonding tool, and that developing the athlete should be the primary goal.
6TH GRADE TACKLE: Buddy Zachery
Coach Buddy Zachery is joining Westport PAL Football as head coach for our grade 6 team. Coach Zachery has 15 years of prior youth coaching experience. The last ten years he has coached in the FCFL. Coach Zachery has coached multiple teams in grades 3rd through 8th His teams have won FCFL and AYF Championships and are frequently competing for Conference Championships. He has previously served as a town program President, Vice President and USA Football Player Safety Director. Coach Zachery currently has fifthteen former players playing in college. Coach Zachery was a State Champion, National Scholar-Athlete Award Winner, and Conference MVP and All-State player for legendary high school coach Jude Kelly at East Catholic High School in Manchester, CT. He was a three-year varsity letter winner and a two-time All-Ivy league player for Hall of Fame Coach Carmen Cozza at Yale University.
5TH GRADE TACKLE: TBA
4TH GRADE MODIFIED TRAVEL FLAG: TBD
3RD GRADE MODIFIED TRAVEL FLAG: TBD