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PA Hall Of Fame Coach
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Highlights of Career
32 years Head Football Coach
Coaching Record 263-95-2 Average 8.2 wins/year
OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR (4 years)
Coatesville High School (2016-2019)
27-1 league record, 4x League Champions, 2x District One 6A Champs, 2x Top 4 fnishes in PA
46 wins over 4 years
HEAD FOOTBALL COACH (32 years)
PA Coaching Hall of Fame Member
Coaching Record 263-95-2
Average 8.2 wins/year
12 League Championships
Average 8.2 wins per season
Won League Championships at 4 different schools
Won District Championships at 3 different schools in the 90’s. First in PA history
Only coach in PA to have two QBs selected to the Nike Elite 11.
PA Big 33 Head Coach (1998
QB coach for the Under Amor All American Game 2013
Awarded 10 Coach of the Year Honors
Took over the Conestoga Valley Football Program in the fall of 1980. In 1977, CV was 2-8, 1978 CV was 3-7, and in 1979 CV was 4-6. Won 5 Lancaster Lebanon League Championships in his first 6 years on the job.
Took over the Wyoming Valley West Program in Fall of 1995. The Spartans just came off 3 straight losing seasons. Over the next 3 years, Wyoming Valley West won 27 games and The Wyoming Valley Conference Championship as well as The District 2 Championship. The Spartans were 13-0 oin the Fall of 1997.
Took over the Wilson West Lawn Football Program in the fall of 1998. In 8 seasons guided the Bulldogs to 4 League Championships and a District 3 AAAA Championship.
Took over the Cedar Cliff Program in the fall of 2008. In 2005 CC was 2-8, in 2006 CC was 4-6, and in 2007 CC was 4-6. In his 6 seasons at Cedar Cliff, averaged 7 wins per season and guided the Colts to 5 Playoff appearances and the Mid Penn Keystone Championship in 2013.
Coach Nick Felus
Coach Felus is currently the Head Football Coach at Penn Cambria High School.
He was formerly the Head Coach at Altoona High School and prior to that, he was the Offensive Coordinator at Coatesville High School.
He is regarded as one of the top quarterback and wide-receiver coaches in the northeast. Felus has twelve total years of football coaching experience including four years of coaching at the collegiate level. In 2012, Coatesville was the Pennsylvania AAAA State Runner-Up, Eastern AAAA Champions, and District 1 AAAA Champions with a record of 13-3. In 2012, Coach Felus led a record setting offensive unit. His offense scored a total of 631 points, averaged over 40 points per game in the regular season , averaged over 45 points per game in the playoffs, and scored over 50 points two times. Coatesville had the number 1 ranked offense in District 1, Southeastern PA, and one of the top scoring offenses Pennsylvania football history. In his four years at Coatesville, they only failed to make the play-offs once including a PIAA District 1 AAAA Quarterfinal appearance in 2011. He is responsible for the development of Coatesville’s record setting quarterback Emmett Hunt (Delaware State). Hunt set numerous District1, Southeastern PA and Ches-Mont passing records. His 44 Touchdown Passes ranks second best in the history of Pennsylvania AAAA football. Hunt only threw 4 interceptions and passed for over 3,000 yards. Hunt was named Southeastern Pennsylvania Player of the Year, Eastern PA Football News Player of the Year, Ches-Mont League Player of the Year, and Second Team All State by the Pennsylvania Football News. In two years at Coatesville, Coach Felus’ quarterbacks have combined to throw for 64 touchdown passes and only 10 interceptions while maintaining a completion percentage of over 65 %. In the past 6 years, Felus is responsible for the development of three Division I (two BCS) Quarterbacks and two Division I Wide-Receivers. Kyle Kerrick (Michigan State) and Chris Jones (Coastal Carolina). In 2012, Jones set the PIAA AAAA record for touchdown receptions (24) and yards in a season (1,490) . Felus played an integral part in the development of quarterback Manny Stocker (NC State). Stocker was named one of the top five quarterbacks in Pennsylvania by Rivals. Recruiting services Scout.com and Rivals.com rated him a three star prospect. Stocker’s accolades include: First Team All Ches-Mont Quarterback in 201, Big 33 Nominee, Second Team All Area (Daily Local News), Third Team All-Southeastern Pennsylvania, East Coast Elite QB Camp Top 25. Stocker passed for almost 2000 yards with 30 touchdowns in 2011. He finished his career with almost 4000 yards passing and a career completion percentage of over 60 percent with 60 touchdowns.
Before coming to Coatesville, Felus was the Quarterback and Wide-Receiver Coach as well at the Passing Game Coordinator at Sherando High School in Virginia from 2005 to 2008. In his four years Sherando had a record of 40-8. They were three time VHSL Group AA Division 4 Playoff Participants. 2007 VHSL Group AA Division 4 State Runner-Up with a record of 13-1. They also won two VHSL Region II Championships, two VHSL Northwestern District Championships, and won two Frederick County Apple Cup Champions and had two undefeated regular seasons in that four year span. While at Sherando, Felus coached Ross Metheny who was one of the top Five Passers in VHSL Football History. Metheny earned three stars from Rivals.com coming out of Sherando High, Ranked 78th by Scout.com and 95th by ESPN.com among quarterbacks Had 7,237 passing yards in his Warrior career, which ranks fifth in Group AA state history ... Also set school record and was 10th in Group AA state history with 69 career touchdown passes Honors his junior year included being selected second-team all-state, first-team all-region and all-district after going 146-of-235 passing for 2,207 yards and 24 touchdowns . Metheny is currently the starting quarterback at the University of South Alabama.
Felus also spent 2 years at Shepherd University as the Quarterback and Wide-Receiver Coach and 2 years at Bethany College. Shepherd won the 2004 WVIAC Championship. Felus coached two-time All-WVIAC Wide Receiver Jesse Correll (2003 and 2004). Felus also coached one of Bethany College’s all time leading receivers Zack Merz. Merz is #2 in All Time Career Receptions with (145) # 3 All Time Career Receiving Yards (1,949). He was First Team All PAC Wide Receiver in 2002. Second Team All PAC Wide Receiver Derek Hoffman in 2001.
Coach Smith | Director, WR's
Coach Smith is a 2005 graduate of Wilson High School where he played football and ran track. He graduated from Villanova University in 2009 where he played football and received a bachelor’s degree in History. He received his teaching certification in Health and Physical Education from West Chester University in May 2011.
He is currently teaching Health & PE at Cocalico High School where he is the Varsity Wide Receivers Coach.
Coach Mark Evans
Mark Evans is a 1985 graduate of Cedar Crest High School in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. Upon graduation, Mark attended Scottsdale Community College in Scottsdale, Arizona. He participated in football earning Most Improved Player as a freshman and All-Conference honors as a sophomore at offensive tackle. After his sophomore season, Mark was highly recruited by several Division 1 colleges such as Arizona, Miami, Pitt, Colorado State, and San Diego State to name a few. Mark Evans visited several colleges before deciding upon the University of Miami.
During his time at Miami, he was a member of two National Championship football teams in 1987 and 1989. He has been coached by Jimmy Johnson and Dennis Erickson. Mark Earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in History/Education from the University of Miami. After Miami, Mark became a graduate assistant football coach at Shippensburg University, where he earned a Masters Degree in Education/Secondary School Counseling. During his time at Shippensburg he was offered a chance to continue his playing career with a semi-professional team in Bergamo, Italy (Bergamo Lions).
After three years at Shippensburg University, Mark was hired at his Alma Mater (Cedar Crest High School) as a school counselor. At the same time, he was also hired at Lebanon Valley College as an assistant coach to work with the offensive line. After four years at Lebanon Valley, Mark had an opportunity to get involved with the ELCO (Eastern Lebanon County High School) Raiders football program. He just finished his thirteenth season as the Head Football Coach and school counselor at ELCO High School. His teams have earned a section championship in 2000(first one at the school since 1979) and his teams have competed in the District 3 playoffs in 2000, 2001, 2008 and 2009. After 14 years at ELCO, Mark became the current Head Coach at Manheim Township High School and a school counselor in the summer of 2012. He led the Township Blue Streaks to a 7-5 record and a trip to the quarterfinals of the 2012 District 3 AAAA playoffs and only their 3rd playoff win in school history.
Mark is the current President for the Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association. He is the past president of the Lancaster-Lebanon League Quarterback Club. Mark was also a member of the 2005 Big 33 Coaching staff and was the 2009 Head Coach and a 2002 Assistant Coach for the East West All-Star game. Mark also coached in the 2010 Northeast vs New Jersey All Star Game played at Rutgers University. He has also coached in the Chesapeake Bowl in 2011 and 2012.
Coach Gerry Yonchiuk
Central YorkHigh School, Head Coach
Gerry Yonchiuk is the Head Football Coach at Central York High School. This fall will be Gerry’s 30th season coaching high school football and quarterbacks and his 26th season as a head coach. SVS SPORTS camp director Jim Cantafio recruited Gerry to play QB at East Stroudsburg University where he graduated in 1984. In 2001 while serving as the head football coach at CD East High School Coach Yonchiuk was named Sports Fever District 3 Coach of the Year and Mid Penn Keystone Coach of the year. Gerry led CD East to their first league championship in over 23 years. In 2008 he guided Lebanon High School to the first ever playoff appearance in school history. Gerry was named Lebanon County Coach of the year. That season he coached QB James Capello. James was named Pennsylvania AAA player of the year and selected to play QB in 2009 Big 33 game vs Ohio. Gerry has produced six DVD’s for Coaches Choice Productions. Coach Yonchiuk is known for his “Air Raid” offense.
Gerry and his wife Wendi reside in Harrisburg. He has four children, Shayne, Colby, Riley and Tyler.