WELCOME TO CARDINAL O'HARA
LIONS FOOTBALL 2014!
FAITH. FAMILY. FOOTBALL.
2013 O'HARA LIONS VARSITY/JV FOOTBALL TEAM
O'HARA FOOTBALL MOURNS THE DEATH OF
COACH DAN ALGEO
It is with heavy hearts and great sadness to inform you that Coach Danny Algeo passed away on July 3, 2014. God wrapped his loving arms around Coach Algeo and took him home, surrounded by the love and prayers of his family. Coach Algeo dedicated his life to faith, family and football. Please keep Dan, the Algeo Family and the O'Hara Football Family in your thoughts and prayers. Our Lady of Victory. . . pray for us. Bishop McFadden. . . pray for us. Coach Algeo. . . pray for us.
DANIEL J. ALGEO'S OBITUARY (click on link)
- Algeo Forged an Enduring Family at O'Hara - Delaware County Daily Times
- O'Hara, Delco Coaches Mourn 'An Ambassador' - Delaware County Daily Times
- O'Hara's Algeo Leaves a Legacy of 'Faith, Family and Football' - Delaware County Daily Times
- Danny Algeo Tribute Page - Ted Silary
- O'Hara Mourns Loss of O'Hara Coach Danny Algeo - Philadelphia Inquirer
- Dan Algeo, O'Hara Football Coach, Dies After Heart Attack - Philadelphia Inquirer
- Photos: O'Hara Remembers Football Coach Danny Algeo - Delaware County Daily Times
- When It Came to His Players, Algeo Dedicated His Life to Making Them Better People - Game Time PA
- Cardinal O'Hara Coach Dan Algeo Remembered - Delaware County Daily Times
- O'Hara Football Facebook Page
- Cardinal O'Hara Football Coach Recalled Fondly After His Death - Philadelphia Daily News
- Coach Algeo's Legacy Went Far Beyond the Gridiron - Delaware County Daily Times
- Hundreds Gather to Bid Goodbye to O'Hara Coach Algeo - Delaware County Daily Times
IMPORTANT NEWS / REMINDERS:
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Coach Strus at 610-721-2627 / email@example.com; John D'Amico at 610-496-1054 / firstname.lastname@example.org; or Barb Weyler at 610-715-8408 / email@example.com.
** If your son is interested in playing O'Hara Football this upcoming season (Freshman, JV or Varsity), please forward the requested contact information from the form (link here) to Barb Weyler at firstname.lastname@example.org. We need this information to update our Communication Distribution List so that you receive regulation information from O'Hara Football. Thank you!
PRE-SEASON FOOTBALL CAMP BEGINS ON MONDAY, AUGUST 11TH.
Varsity/JV Schedule (click on link)
2014-2015 O'Hara Pay-to-Play Fees: First sport - $150.00; Second sport - $135.00; Third sport - $125.00. Due prior to starting Football Camp on August 11, 2014.
AD BOOK SPONSORSHIP CAMPAIGN: The fee for football is $200 this year. We realize that with tuition and all the fees, extra-curricular activities can become very expensive. The Lions Football Ad Book Sponsorship Program is designed to help our players pay for the cost of playing football.
ABOUT COHS LIONS FOOTBALL:
VIDEO: 2014 - "We Are Lions Football"
"The essence of Catholic education captured in a picture. . ."
2014 LIONS FOOTBALL SCHEDULE & RESULTS:
SOCIAL MEDIA / MULTIMEDIA:
LIONS FOOTBALL PHOTO GALLERY (Click for photo gallery)
"LIKE US" on FACEBOOK (Click for Facebook)
"FOLLOW US" on TWITTER (@OHara_Football)
O'Hara Football Coaches Accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge! NEW
GameTimePA.com Football 2014 Preview (click on link) NEW
LIONS FOOTBALL ALUMNI:
It is not every day that a high school can boast having one of its former student-athletes make it to the NFL, let alone 3 at one time! O'Hara has done just that! Following this weekend's NFL Draft, Tom Savage (Class of 2009) and Corey Brown (Class of 2010) have joined 2006 graduate Anthony Walters who is entering his fourth season in the NFL. This is huge news for O'Hara! All 3 of these players are recent graduates of Cardinal O'Hara and each played under Coach Dan Algeo. This is a testament to COHS and the Lions Football program.
With the 135th overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Houston Texans selected Quarterback and O'Hara product Tom Savage. Following Tom's graduation from O'Hara in 2009, he began his career at Rutgers and eventually transferred to the University of Pittsburgh. During his final season at Pitt in 2013, Savage completed 61.2 percent of his throws for 2,958 yards and 21 touchdowns. Tom was a member of O'Hara's football team for four years and started at quarterback for three. He threw for 1,355 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior, earning All-Catholic and All-League honors.
Congratulations to O'Hara's Corey Brown '10 for signing a free-agent contract with the Carolina Panthers as a wide receiver. As a senior for the Ohio State Buckeyes, Corey caught 63 passes for 771 yards and 10 touchdowns this past season. For three straight seasons, Brown led the Buckeye receivers in receptions, and over his four seasons with Ohio State, Brown started 35 games and stockpiled 1,750 yards on 145 receptions. According to OSU Coach Urban Meyer regarding Corey, "He’s the absolute leader of this team, unchallenged, unquestionable." Under Coach Algeo at O'Hara, Brown was a two-time All-State selection and MVP of the Philadelphia Catholic League. He accumulated 3,000 yards rushing, 1,500 yards receiving and 50 touchdowns, and represented O'Hara in the UnderArmour All-America Game. In addition, Corey was an All-American sprinter while at O'Hara and earned All-State, All-Delco and All-Catholic honors in track.
Congratulations, too, to O'Hara product Anthony Walters '06 for signing with the Arizona Cardinals. Anthony is an unrestricted free agent who spent the last three seasons as a safety for the Chicago Bears. In his time with Chicago, Walters appeared in 33 games and accumulated 19 solo tackles. Following an All-Catholic career at O'Hara, Anthony attended the University of Delaware. During his career at Delaware (2007-10), he started all 50 games in which he appeared, registering 258 tackles (189 solo), 12 tackles for a loss, 1 sack, 16 interceptions, and 31 pass breakups. He was a two-time all-Colonial Athletic Association honoree. While at O'Hara, Walters was a two-time All-Catholic player, leading the Lions to the PCL Championship title in 2004. During his senior year, Anthony led the Lions back to the championship, earning All-Catholic MVP honors, as well as All-State honors. Anthony also played in the prestigious Big 33 game, in which Pennsylvania beat Ohio.
It will be awesome to watch three O'Hara products play against the Philadelphia Eagles in successive weeks this fall. . . Week 8 - Anthony Walters with the Arizona Cardinals (away); Week 9 - Tommy Savage with the Houston Texans (away); and Week 10 - Corey Brown with the Carolina Panthers (home). Congratulations to COHS, Coach Dan Algeo, the Lions Football Program, and the Savage, Brown and Walters Families.
A Tradition of Excellence - Cardinal O'Hara Lions Football All-Time 1st Team Philadelphia All-Catholics (updated through the 2012 season)
Congratulations to the following Class of 2014 players that have signed National Letters of Intent or have committed to play football in college: Thaddius Smith - Boston College; J.T. Blyden - University of Massachusetts; Steve Weyler - Villanova University; Lamont Veal - Bloomsburg; J Kraiza - West Chester; Nolan Cummings - Lock Haven; Dashawn Darden - Wyoming Seminary; Kevin Campbell - Lock Haven; Chris Colvin - East Stroudsburg; Jeffrey Driggins - West Chester.
2014 AD BOOK SPONSORSHIP CAMPAIGN (click on links, below, for letters and forms)
- Explanation Letter for Sponsorship Campaign
- Letter to Potential Sponsors from Coach Dan Algeo
- Ad Book Reservation Form
SPORTS NUTRITION HANDOUT - Terry Crossan, MA, RD, LDN (click on link for handout)
COLLEGE ADMISSION AND RECRUITING (Click for more information)
- NCAA 2013-2014 Guide for the College-Bound Student Athlete
- NCAA Guide
- NCAA Quick Reference Sheet
- NCAA Eligibility Center
UPCOMING CAMPS AND SHOWCASES:
4th Annual Coach Frank Conroy Memorial Benefit in support of O'Hara Football - https://www.facebook.com/events/526913570742790/
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT O'HARA FOOTBALL, PLEASE CONTACT:
Interim Head Coach Paul Strus
610-721-2627 / email@example.com
Ted Silary High School Football Coverage: http://www.tedsilary.com/
Delaware County Daily Times Football Blog: http://delcofootball.com/
Parent Snack Bar Duty:
Parent Pre-Game, Half-Time & Post-Game Snacks and Drinks:
NCAA Eligibility Clearinghouse: http://web1.ncaa.org/ECWR2/NCAA_EMS/NCAA.jsp
Planet Fitness & St. Mary Magdalen Football
Rhile Carpentry, Inc.
A. Penza, Inc.
Brick Property Services
Catania & Parker, LLC
Fear Factory/Santori Produce
Oak Lane Auto Sales
(Sponsors updated through 9/11/13)
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