The Hand That Gives, Gathers

The same way I followed in the footsteps of my coaches, I now have former players who are coaching. Players extending the line of men contributing back to students, schools, and communities is a wonderful aspect of the game of football. The vast majority of coaches are in fact, former players so it’s not uncommon to see a former player pick up a clipboard and whistle, and return to the gridiron.  2019-02-14 Vreeland & Emery

However, it is rare to see a former player coaching another former player.  Greg Vreeland, who played Quarterback for me at Castleton State, stands holding the Maple Sap Bucket Trophy with Tom Emery, who captained our undefeated 2017 state championship team at St Johnsbury Academy. Tom is now a starting offensive lineman at Norwich University where Greg serves as an assistant coach.

Greg shared this photo with me on Facebook with a caption I shared with him and his teammates many times “The Hand That Gives, Gathers.”

Coach Rich Alercio is available to discuss coaching philosophy, X’s & O’s, or teach his O-Line “techniques in the trenches.” Contact Coach at and share with your colleagues and friends.

Don’t forget our clinics in New Jersey next month and Vermont in April. Get your brochure here: 2019 OLINE CLINIC BROCHURE.

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