UNDATED- The DFRC Blue-Gold All-Star Football Game Committee and Delaware Interscholastic Football Coaches Association have announced the head coaches selected for the 59th Annual DFRC Blue-Gold AlléStar Football Game, as chosen by the members of DIFCA. For this year's competition, Cordie Greenlea (head coach, Delcastle Technical High School) will lead the Blue team and Glenn Phillips, Jr. (head coach, Laurel Senior High School) will coach Gold.
Cordie Greenlea- Head Coach, Blue Team
Coach Greenlea's experience with DFRC began in 1999 when he was an assistant coach for Blue. He served as an assistant coach for Blue again in 2001 and 2012. Greenlea has been the head coach at Delcastle for the past three seasons.
"I feel it is an honor to coach in the Blue-Gold Game," said Greenlea. "I have worked with the special education population most of my teaching career and I love seeing students grow and blossom into independent and self-sufficient people. I believe, if given the opportunity, all people should have the ability to reach their potential."
The rest of Greenlea's staff includes Dave Battafarano (assistant coach, Delcastle Technical High School), Pat Hines (assistant coach, Delcastle Technical High School), Kevin Waesco (head coach, Tower Hill High School), and Tom Wood (head coach, Brandywine High School).
Glenn Phillips, Jr.- Head Coach, Gold Team
Coach Phillips first became involved with DFRC as a player representing Laurel High School for the Gold team in 1999. He has attended every DFRC Blue-Gold game since that year and joined the coaching staff for the first time as an assistant coach for Gold in 2013.
Phillips was appointed the head football coach of Laurel Senior High School in 2011 and says that being named the head coach of the DFRC Blue-Gold game has been a personal goal since getting involved in high school football.
"[Being the Gold head coach] is a great honor for me and my family," said Phillips. "The experience that the DFRC gave me as a young high school kid helped mold me into what I am today. I want to be able to spread the great word of DFRC down south and represent DFRC and Laurel High School to the best of my ability."
Joining Phillips on staff is Joey Deiter (assistant coach, Laurel High School), Eston Ennis (assistant coach, Woodbridge High School), Mark Quillen (head coach, Sussex Technical High School), and Mike Tkach (head coach, Milford High School).
59th Annual DFRC Blue-Gold AlléStar Football Game
DFRC sponsors the annual DFRC Blue-Gold AlléStar Football Game and proceeds from the game benefit programs for individuals with intellectual disABILITIES throughout Delaware. This year's game will mark the 59th time the game has been played. It will also be the 40th anniversary of the Hand-in-Hand Program and 50th anniversary of the DFRC Blue-Gold Marching Band. The 2014 game will be held at the University of Delaware Football Stadium on Saturday, June 21, 2014.
Victoria Testa, the 2014 DFRC Blue-Gold AlléStar Football Game Committee chairperson, has announced that on Game Day, festivities will begin at 3:00 p.m. with games, music, face painting and more at the Family Fun Zone. The Blue-Gold players, cheerleaders, band members and queen candidates who participated in 1964 and 1989 are invited to reunite for the 50th and 25th anniversaries of their Blue-Gold experience. Opening ceremonies and introductions begin at 6:00 p.m. on the field and kick-off is at 7 p.m.
The community is welcome and encouraged to attend. General Admission tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students. Tickets will be available online at www.dfrc.org starting in January or by calling the DFRC office at (302) 454-2730. Grotto Pizza is the official ticket sponsor of the DFRC Blue-Gold AlléStar Football Game. For more information on DFRC, visit www.dfrc.org.