2016 Preview: Wellsville Tigers

Wellsville Tigers


Aug. 26: Toronto.........7 p.m.
Sept. 2: East Palestine........7 p.m.
Sept. 9: at Lowellville..........7 p.m.
Sept. 16: McDonald........7 p.m.
Sept. 23: at Western Reserve...7 p.m.
Sept. 30: David Anderson......7 p.m.
Oct. 7: Leetonia.......7 p.m.
Oct. 14: at United........7 p.m.
Oct. 21: at Columbiana..7 p.m.
Oct. 28: at Southern...7 p.m.

Head Coach: Derrick Spann

College Attended: Kent State EL Branch

History of Coaching: 2 years as an assistant; 2nd year as head coach

Record as Head Coach: 5-5

Current School Record as Head Coach: 5-5

Family Info: Wife-Janele; Kids - Faith, Dylish, Danyon

Coaching Inspiration: Bob Grimm and Fran Carter

If I wasn't a coach I would be ___?: Something working with kids

Coach's hobby: Gardening

Assistant coaches

Jon Carter - Defensive Coordinator, WR/LB; Bruce Harris- Offensive coordinator, LB; Richie Sloan RB/DB/Special teams; Robbie Long OL/DE; Mike DeSarro - OL/DL; Jimmy Thirtyacre OL/DT; Shawn Carter OL/DE; Tyler Reed RB/S; Dirk Hall OL/DT

A Positive Comment About Another OV Football Coach/Program

"Eric Meek, an ex-neighbor of mine, has turned Toronto into a perennial power."

Quote about your team`s upcoming season: "We have a lot of experience returning with a lot of skill positions. Line was inexperienced last year and should be better with a year under its belt."

Stadium Information

Stadium Name: Nicholson Stadium

Type of Turf: Grass

Stadium Seating Capacity: 2,500

School/Team Information

High School: Wellsville

School Address: 1 Bengal Boulevard

School Phone: 330-532-1888

Contact for Boosters: Joe Ramos

Contact for Tickets: Don Elliott

Athletic Director: Don Elliott

Mascot: Tigers

School Colors: Orange & Black

Greatest Moment In Team History: State runner-up `94

State Division/Class: Division 7

School`s Biggest Rivalry: Toronto

Playoff Appearance/Record: 5/5-5

# Of State Championships/Year: 0

Last Year Team In Playoffs: 2014

Last Year`s Football Record: 5-5

Type Of Offense: Pro Set, spread

Type Of Defense: 4-4

Conference/Class: ITCL (Lower tier)

Best Known Alumni: Troy Carter, Dan Tice

Player Information

Returning Offensive Players: 9

Returning Defensive Players: 7

Returning Lettermen: 16

Key Returning Players

Andre Sloan, Will Grodhaus, Michael Shope, Branzen Grodhaus, Bradley Cline, Hayden Dalrymple, Hayden Jackson, Skyler DeLauder, Justin Thirtycare, Norman Rudder, Ryan Miller, Justin Miller.

Key players that graduated: Vince Giordano, Eric Sullivan, Kurt Rosenbaum, Alik Bradford; Austin Phillips, Collin Carlevale