Freshman Football News 2016

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Summer workouts for incoming freshmen will begin on Monday, June 5th at 6:30pm. Athletes will need shorts/t-shirt, running shoes and cleats to participate. Please report to the weightroom no later than 6:25pm so that we can start on time.

The Freshman team finished the season undefeated laying a strong foundation for Gibbons football. They played and defeated some of the top programs in the state and are looking forward to continued success as they make the move next year to both the JV and Varsity ranks.

Overall Cardinal Gibbons football has accumulated 126 football victories over the past 6 seasons with the three teams within the football program, this class proved that the future looks bright for CGHS football.

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Opponent Date Time Advantage Type Result Score Status
Richmond Senior
Home Win 27-20
Richmond Senior
Away Win 13-0
Away Win 19-16
Home Win 22-15

Team Roster

No players were found for this team


  • Head of Program

    Coach Wright grew up in Maitland, FL. where he attended Winter Park High School (Winter Park, FL). While at Winter Park he lettered in 4 varsity sports (Football, Baseball, Track & Field, Weightlifting) and served as a captain his senior season, earning All-Conference, All-County and All-Area honors in both Football and Weightlifting. After graduation, Coach Wright attended the University of Central Florida (UCF) where he earned an athletic scholarship, started for four years as a defensive back, served as a team captain and graduated with a degree in Business Administration. Since then, he has gone on to earn a doctoral degree and professionally, worked as a teacher and coach focusing in the areas of Football and Strength & Conditioning.

    Coach Wright is in his 11th year as a high school head coach, having spent the last five at Cardinal Gibbons where his varsity teams have compiled 45 wins and his program 100 total wins over that same period. He and his staff have won 2 conference titles, 4 junior varsity conference titles and have twice been honored with conference coach of the year awards.

    Coach Wright's mission at CGHS is to "develop godly men" who demonstrate the biblical values of love, sacrifice, service, accountability, community and joy. He is married to Rachel-Ruth Wright, they have three daughters and reside in Raleigh, NC

  • Head Coach
  • Defensive Coordinator

    Coach Healy is from Corpus Christi, Texas, where he played his high school football. He hails most recently from Florida, he coached as the defensive coordinator for middle school football with two one-loss seasons in three years.

    This is his first year with the Cardinal Gibbons program as the Freshman Defensive Line coach. He also tries to lend a hand where needed on the JV and Varsity teams. Coach Healy attended the University of North Florida, graduating in 2009 with dual BA's in English and History and an MA in History. With a career that spans restaurant management and teaching as an adjunct professor at his alma mater, he is happy to be settled in North Carolina, shaping future citizens of character and faith.

    Currently a language arts teacher and baseball coach at Immaculata Catholic School, Coach Healy resides in Durham with his wife Wendy, currently teaching 9th grade science at Cardinal Gibbons, and his son Ryan, a 5th grader at Immaculata.

  • Defensive Backs
  • Wide Receivers Coach
  • Offensive Line


Cardinal Gibbons Freshman Football

The Freshmen Crusaders completed another undefeated season as they ramped up the schedule with four NCHSAA 4A games. Since 2012, the 9th grade football team is 20-6. We are excited about the growth of our program. Congratulations Crusaders!

Collegiate Athletes



College Football Commitments


Thomas Ruocchio
Stephen Shank
Will Graham
Sean Nalesnik
JB Sheaffer

North Carolina State University
Davidson College
University of North Carolina – Charlotte
Randolph-Macon College
North Carolina Central University


Stephen Albright
Will Brown
Earl Gill
James Sriraman
David Smith, Jr.

University of North Carolina
North Carolina State University
Butler University
Wake Forest University
University of North Carolina


Shawn Stankavage
Dante DiMaggio
Sean Biette
Jackson O'Korn
Luke Bowler

Vanderbilt University
University of North Carolina
Western Carolina University
Christopher Newport University
St. Francis Xavier University


Scott Washle
Nick Carroll
Nick Holloway
Trevor Zaruba
Caine Junginer
David Foye
Thomas Bernhardt
Ben Grazen
Nick Haskin
Elliot Rende

United States Military Academy-West Point
University of North Carolina-Charlotte
University of Richmond
Wingate University
Missouri Southern University
United States Military Academy - West Point
University of North Carolina
North Carolina State University
Elon University
Shippensburg University


Connor Prevost
Daniel Baker
Hunter Smith
Jack Rosenblum
John Burton
Matt Skowron
Tim Nalesnik

Clemson University
Clemson University
University of Notre Dame
University of Richmond
Virginia Military Institute
Princeton University
Wingate University


Austin Donnald
Tim Buckley

Elon University
North Carolina State University


Andrew Shafer
Eric Albright
Doug Burton

Princeton University
University of North Carolina
Virginia Military Institute


Matt Milner

East Carolina University


Matt Shaefer

North Carolina State University


AJ Pompliano
Willie Dixon

Bucknell University
Wake Forest University


John Amanchukuw

North Carolina State University


Daniel Pratl

Appalachian State University


Jermaine McQueen

University of New Mexico


Coleman Tyrance

Western Carolina University


Jeff Inmon

University of Arizona


Isaac White

University of Tennessee-Chattanooga


Jeff Yardley

Appalachian State University

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