Friday, August 7, 2015

Lycoming Head Coach Mike Clark announces 2015 football staff

Lycoming Head Coach Mike Clark - Photo by John Green
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Lycoming College eighth-year head coach Mike Clark announced the addition of defensive backs coach Bill Creed to his 2015 staff, as the team will benefit from the tutelage of 10 coaches and three student assistants when training camp opens on Thursday, Aug. 14.

The addition of Creed rounds out a staff that features nine returning coaches in assistant head coach and defensive coordinator Steve Wiser(42nd year), passing game/recruiting coordinator Tim Landis (3rd year), offensive line coach Pat Taylor (5th year), assistant offensive line coachDave Becker (6th year), assistant linebackers coach Chris Kish (4th year), special teams coordinator and defensive line coach Doug Thiel (5th year) and linebackers coach Mike Weber (27th year). Three former Warriors –Tyler Jenny (Glasgow, Pa./Glendale), Jermaine Reyes (West New York, N.J./Memorial) and Tyler Kapinus (Eynon, Pa./Valley View) – will serve as student assistants while finishing their degree requirements.

Ryan Umpleby
After three seasons with the sprint football squad at Franklin Pierce University, Bill Creed is set for his first year with the Warriors, where he will serve as the defensive backs coach.

Creed served as a secondary coach in 2014 at Franklin Pierce, helping two players earn honorable mention all-conference accolades. He served as a graduate assistant for the two years before that, serving as the team’s running backs coach, assistant recruiting coordinator and video coordinator. In 2013, he helped the program to a school-best 5-2 record.

Craig Needhammer
Prior to Franklin Pierce, Creed served as assistant wide receivers coach at SUNY Cortland from 2008-10 while finishing his degree at the college. After that, he spent a season each assisting the Eastport South Manor and Byram Hills High School programs.

Creed played two seasons as a wide receiver at SUNY Cortland (2006-07). After graduating, he played four seasons with the New York Demon Knights in the Five Star Football League and two with the New Hampshire Wolfpack of the New Hampshire Football League.

He earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from SUNY Cortland in 2010 and a Master’s of Curriculum and Instruction from Franklin Pierce University in 2014.

The Warriors finished 8-2 and in third place in the Middle Atlantic Conference in 2014, the program's fifth straight winning season. The team was paced by 13 All-MAC performers, including Capital One Academic All-American running back Craig Needhammer '15 (Lansdale, Pa./North Penn) and senior All-East Region wide receiver Ryan Umpleby (Forest Hill, Md./Fallston).

The Warriors open the 2015 season on Saturday, Sept. 5, when they head to rival Susquehanna University for the Stagg Hat Trophy game at 1 p.m.