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RAMS COACHING STAFF

 

Glen McNamee – Head Coach

This is Coach McNamee’s thirteenth year as head football coach at Central Dauphin High School.  He has helped guide the Rams to seven Mid-Penn Commonwealth Championships (2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016) and was named coach of the year twice (2006, 2011).  He was also named Pennsylvania AAAA Coach of the Year in 2011 after the Rams won the school’s first ever football state championship. He also enjoyed the experience of coaching in the Big 33 Classic when he was selected to serve on the PA staff in 2009. His current record as head coach of the Rams is 115-36 – the 115 victories are the most of any head coach in school history.  Prior to becoming the head coach, McNamee served the previous four years as an assistant coach at CD. 

            Coach McNamee was also an assistant football coach and Academic Coordinator at Lenoir-Rhyne University (Division II program in Hickory, North Carolina) from 1997-2001.  He spent the first two seasons as the Quarterbacks Coach and the final three as the Wide Receivers Coach.  Prior to that, he was a student coach at Bloomsburg University under Coach Danny Hale for the spring of 1997. 

            As a player at Bloomsburg University, McNamee was a four-year varsity quarterback and served as Co-Captain for the Huskies in 1996.  In his Hall of Fame career, he threw for a total of 7,192 yards and 60 touchdowns, amassing a 31-6-1 record as starting quarterback, including three conference championships and a bid to the Division II National Championship Playoffs in 1996.  He ended the 1996 season with the sixth best quarterback rating in the nation in Division II.  Coach McNamee finished his career as seventh all-time in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference history for touchdown passes at the time. 

            Before his college career, McNamee was a two-year starter for Phillipsburg High School, the winningest high school football program in the state of New Jersey.  As a member of the Stateliner squad, he participated in the annual Thanksgiving rivalry against Easton High School which is considered one of the biggest rivalry games in the country. 

          Coach McNamee teaches American Government and Citizenship at Central Dauphin High School.  He resides in the Central Dauphin School District with his wife, Carol, and two daughters, Marissa and Madison, who are both students at Central Dauphin Middle School. 

 

Sean Rosler – Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator

This is Coach Rosler’s 20th year on the Rams football staff. Currently he teaches Earth Science at Central Dauphin Middle School. Before coming to the Central Dauphin School District, Coach Rosler was at George Washington High School in Danville, VA., where the Eagles were twice a state finalist and won 3 district tiles. A former Big 33 nominee at Carbondale High School, Coach Rosler continued playing football at Widener University where he was a member of the 1989 MAC Championship Team. After serving in the U.S. Coast Guard, Coach Rosler received his degree from Wilkes University. Coach Rosler resides in the Linglestown area with his wife Laura and his two daughters Catie and Jackie.

Paul Linn-Linebackers/Strength and Conditioning

Coach Linn will be entering his 12th season with the Rams after coaching at Bloomsburg High School for 2 seasons.  Prior to joining the coaching ranks, Paul had the opportunity to play football at all levels.  He was a standout performer while playing for Torino in NFL Italy.  As a member of that squad, he broke several team records and was named team MVP.  Before playing professionally, he enjoyed a great career at Bloomsburg University where he played middle linebacker and captained the 2004 squad.  In that season he was an all-conference selection and was named team MVP.  He was also a member of the 2000 Huskies team that went to the Division II National Championship game.  Coach Linn also had a standout high school career at Central Dauphin where he was a 1st team all-conference performer on both sides of the ball for the Rams.  Coach Linn resides in the district with his wife Juana and son Lincoln.

Thom Carmo – Special Teams Coordinator/ Asst. Defensive Coordinator/Def. Backs

2018-19 will be Coach Carmo’s 10th season on the Central Dauphin Football Staff and 3rd season as Special Teams Coordinator. Growing up in western Pa, Thom played QB for Blairsville HS of the WPIAL, led the Bobcats to a division championship, an appearance in the Appalachian Conference Bowl and was selected to the All-Appalachian Conference and All-Indiana County teams in 1983. Coach Carmo played Slot Receiver and H-back at Saint Francis University, then went on to play 6 seasons in the Empire Football League (semi-pro) while stationed at Fort Drum, NY serving in the US Army. As a member of the storied Watertown Red & Black from 1987-1992, Thom played 2 seasons at slot-receiver before taking the reins at quarterback in the run-and-shoot offense.  Coach Carmo retired from the U.S. Army in 2007, after 21 years of active service including a combat tour in Afghanistan and now lives in Palmyra. Thom and wife Stacey have raised three daughters; Ashley, Kaitlyn and Shannon.

Jon Linn- Defensive Video Coordinator/Defensive Line/Strength and Conditioning

Jon is in his 7th season with the Rams after returning to the staff in 2015.  Prior to that he spent the 2013 and 2014 seasons at Albright College coaching defensive line. He was an assistant coach at Central Dauphin from 2010-2012, helping on the defensive side of the ball. Jon was an all-conference player on the offensive line and defensive line at Central Dauphin during his career which spanned from 2002-2005. Jon also played at Albright College from 2006-2009 as a defensive end. During his senior year in college, he was a part of a team that went to the national quarterfinals and had the most wins in school history. He resides in the district.

Matt Kirchner – Linebackers

2017 is Coach Kirchner’s 4th season coaching for the Rams even though he is no stranger to Rams football.  In 2010, Matt enjoyed an all-conference season for Central Dauphin as a linebacker and a team captain.  He went on to play at Lock Haven University where he became a starter for the Bald Eagles defense. 

George Landis–Defensive Secondary

Coach Landis brings a wealth of coaching experience and knowledge to the Ram staff. He is entering his 36th year of coaching, including 7 years as a head coach in high school and 7 years as a head coach in college. Before arriving in the district, Coach Landis led Pine Grove in 2005 to their second straight Tri-Valley Championship and compiled a two-year mark of (19-5) for the Cardinals from Schuylkill County. Prior to his arrival at Pine Grove, Coach Landis was totally out of coaching for 10 years while working in the business world for Assessment Systems Inc. (Bala Cynwyd, PA). Coach Landis was an assistant coach at the University of Connecticut in 1991 and served as the Offensive Coordinator at the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA), in 1992 and 1993. He was also the Vice-President of Football Operations at Kingsley Enterprises (Cherry Hill, NJ) from 1989-1990. George served as the head coach for the Bucknell Bison out of the I-AA Patriot League. George spent three season at the Lewisburg campus from 1986-1988. Prior to his arrival at Bucknell, Coach Landis spent four seasons as the head mentor at Bloomsburg University (Bloomsburg, PA), leading the Huskies to the Division II National Championship Semi-Final game in 1985. George also had two PSAC Championships and was named “Coach of the Year” twice during his tenure at Bloomsburg. Coach Landis also had assistant college coaching stints at Dartmouth University (Hanover, NH), Cornell University (Ithaca, NY), and Villanova University (Villanova, PA). George coached the defensive backs at all three schools and was instrumental in all recruitment for student-athletes for the Big Green, Big Red, and the Wildcats respectively. George’s first head high school coaching job was at Mainland High School (Linwood, NJ), his Alma Mater.

Coach Landis graduated from Penn State University in 1971. He played defensive back for three seasons at Penn State under the legendary Joe Paterno. George had a famous late game interception covering receiver Mel Gray in the New Year’s Day 1970 Orange Bowl game against Missouri in the end zone to secure a 10-3 victory and finishing off the undefeated season. Penn State finished second in the country in 1970 behind the University of Texas. George was also a member of the Nittany Lion baseball team. George is a 1967 graduate from Mainland High School (Linwood, NJ), playing football, basketball, and baseball. Coach Landis currently resides in the district and is the ISS Teacher at CD Middle. George has one son, Alex 25, who was the starting quarterback during his two-year tenure at Pine Grove and started as a safety for Bloomsburg University.

Michael Dougherty –Offensive Coordinator/Off. Line/Strength and Conditioning

This will be Coach Dougherty’s 14th season on the Central Dauphin Staff. He currently teaches 7th grade World History at Central Dauphin Middle School. Coach Dougherty came to Central Dauphin directly from Lebanon Valley College where he was a 4 year Letter Winner in football and served as team captain his senior year.  While at Lebanon Valley, Coach Dougherty also won the John Zola Memorial Award for Sportsmanship and Academics.  During high school, Coach Dougherty served as a team captain for Upper Moreland High School where he was awarded All Montgomery County in 2000 as well as All Record Intelligencer Team in 2000.  Coach Dougherty resides in Harrisburg with his wife Heather and newborn son Nicholas.

Marshall Fisher- QBs and Wide Receivers/Video Coordinator/Scouting Coordinator

Marshall Fisher will begin his tenth year coaching at Central Dauphin. This season, he will once again coach the Wide Receivers and also assume the responsibility of coaching the Quarterbacks. Coach Fisher previously coached the Wide Receivers from 2009-2012. In the 2013 season, he started coaching the Tight Ends and assisting with the Offensive Line. From 2006 through 2008 he was an assistant at Central Dauphin East where he held the position of Offensive Line coach and Offensive Coordinator. He began his coaching career in 1989 at his high school alma mater, Lewistown High School (Lewistown, PA). In 1999, he left the high school coaching ranks to become an assistant coach at Lock Haven University, coaching the defensive line, tight ends, and wide receivers while completing his degree in Elementary Education. Upon completing his degree, Coach Fisher remained on staff with the Bald Eagles until 2003. Coach Fisher then worked under legendary coach Frank Girardi at Lycoming College (Williamsport, PA) from 2003-2005 as the offensive line coach while handling many of the scouting and recruiting duties. Marshall teaches 6th grade at East Middle School. Marshall and his wife Marsha reside in Dauphin with their two children; Mackenzie (Class of 2022) and Macey (Class of 2024).

Nathaniel Linn–Tight Ends/Strength and Conditioning

Coach Linn is entering his 9th season with the Rams coaching staff.  He played offensive and defensive line for the Rams from 2002-2005. He was a three year letter winner while playing for the Rams and voted first and second team all-conference. He graduated from Central Dauphin in 2006. He then attended Albright College to play defensive line. Coach Linn played four years for the Lions as a defensive tackle. In 2008 the team was Middle Athletic Conference Champions. While he was there the Lions achieved the best record in program history going 11-2 in 2009. He was part of the national quarterfinalist team in the division 3 playoffs. He graduated from Albright College in Reading, PA in 2010 with a communications journalism degree where he played four years of College football for the Lions. Nate resides in the district with his wife, Rebecca Callahan Linn, also a former CD graduate.

David Laudermilch -Defensive Backs/Strength and Conditioning

David is a 2013 grad of CD and 2017 grad of WVU. He received degrees in strategic communication and sports communication while at WVU. During college David competed in collegiate Olympic weightlifting. As a lifter David has competed in two national championships and several state championships. Now David co-owns 1440 Strength Systems where he now coaches/competes in weightlifting. David also works for GES Automation Technology as a Marketing & Business Development Coordinator. 

Matt Heilig –Defensive Line

Coach Heilig is entering his 3rd year on the Rams coaching staff after having enjoyed a fine career as a defensive lineman at Bloomsburg University.  Matt is no stranger to Rams football.  He was a 3-year starter for CD from 2007-2009.  In his senior year, he led the Rams to a Mid-Penn Commonwealth title as a tight end and defensive end. 

Drew Scales-Running Backs

Coach Scales will be working with the offense in his first year on the staff for the Rams, and we are proud to have this alumnus back.  He graduated from Slippery Rock in 2017 with a degree in business marketing. He is the All-Time leading kick returner in yardage. He attended CD high school from 2009-2013 earning 2-time all-state honors during his junior and senior years and 2-time 1st team all-conference on offense, defense, and special teams.  Drew was the conference offensive MVP his senior year and a key member of the 2011 state championship squad. 

John W. 'Jay'  Harris, Jr.- Running Backs

Coach Harris is returning to the Central Dauphin Rams coaching staff.  He coached under George Chaump from 1998-2001.  Over the last five years he has coached the Central Dauphin Youth Rams Football teams, as an offensive coordinator.  An East High class of 1988 graduate, he was a 3 year letterman, playing running back and outside linebacker.  Coach Harris played strong safety at Mesa College, in Mesa Arizona, and graduated from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro, North Carolina. Coach Harris and his wife, Shimana, reside in Lower Paxton Township with their daughter Sydney and son John III.

Denny Duttenhoffer – Kickers/Punters/Specialists/Strength and Conditioning

For close to twenty years, “Coach Denny” has helped the Rams program in many ways.  He has coached several outstanding punters and kickers at CD during his tenure.  He has also been an integral part of the Rams offseason strength and conditioning program through the years, spending countless hours with players in “Speed’s Place”. 

Dolph Pinkerman- Assistant Special Teams/Strength and Conditioning

Coach Pinkerman is a Central Dauphin East graduate where he was a two way starter and team captain.  This is Dolph's 2nd year on staff, but has helped out the Central Dauphin Football family for several years.  Coach Pinkerman is an active member of the 13 Stripes Crossfit Gym in Linglestown and the owner of G2 Diesel Products located in Harrisburg, which specializes in manufacturing and engineering fuel injection components.  Dolph, Amanda, and their two lovely daughters, Harlowe and Tenley, reside in the district.

Timothy McMinn – Head Freshmen Coach

Coach McMinn will be the offensive coordinator and coach the defensive backs in the freshmen program. Although this is his 9th year with the Rams, he has coached on the varsity, JV and freshmen level in the district for 25 years. He is also the head JV softball coach at CD.  Coach McMinn currently teaches math at Linglestown Middle School. Coach McMinn is a graduate of West Point and was in the military for four years before he entered the teaching profession. He is married to Renee and they have two wonderful children, Zach and Alexis.

Derrick Zimmerman (Zimmy) – Freshmen Line Coach

Coach Zimmy is returning as a 6th year freshmen coach. Prior to coaching for Central Dauphin he coached for 12 years with Holy Name of Jesus Youth Football Program. Coach Zimmy played high school football for Central Dauphin from 1987 -1990 as an Offensive and Defensive Lineman.  He was a 3 year letter winner and named lineman of the year in 1989. He then went on to serve in the U.S. Marine Corp for 5 ½ years while enlisted he played 3 years with the 7th Engineers Football Team and was also named linemen of the year in 1993, that same year winning the All Base Championship. He also played 4 years of semi pro football for the Central Penn Piranha during which he was part of the 2005 National Championship Team. Derrick is a PA State Corrections Officer at Camp Hill and is a retired military veteran with 21 years of service. He lives in Lower Paxton with his wife Melissa, his son Codie and step son Kody.

Matt Bushong –Freshmen defensive coordinator

Coach Bushong teaches in the district as a Physical Education and Health teacher. He was a member of the Rams coaching staff during 1997-99 before joining the staff at Northern High School. After a three year stint there, he rejoined the Rams in 2003. Coach Bushong played football at Annville-Cleona High School in the late 1980s and continued his playing career as a fullback at West Chester University where he was a member of the 1992 PSAC East Championship Team. Coach Bushong enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, golfing and spending time with his family. Coach Bushong and his wife Janelle reside in North Annville with their children Evan age 13 and Ella age 10.

Alex Szabo- Freshmen Line/Linebackers

Alex Szabo is a 2012 graduate of Central Dauphin High School where he played offensive line for the Rams. He was a member of the 2011 AAAA state championship. He graduated from Penn State University in 2016 with a degree in Finance. This is his 3rd year coaching with the freshmen where he will be coaching the offensive line and linebackers.  In 2013, Alex was part of the Freshmen staff that led the team to the only undefeated Rams Freshmen season in recent memory. 

Tom Lapkowicz-Equipment Manager

Coach Lapkowicz has served as equipment manager for the Rams since 2007.  He teaches mathematics at Central Dauphin High School.  He is also an Adjunct Professor of Mathematics at Harrisburg Area Community College.  He previously coached football and baseball at Bishop McDevitt High School and is a former PIAA official for football, basketball, baseball and wrestling.  He graduated from California University of Pennsylvania.  He was a member of the track team and wrestling team at Carmichaels Area High School.  His high school football career was played under the coaching of his father Vic, a recent inductee of the High School Football Hall of Fame.   He and his wife Ann Marie reside in Central Dauphin School District and are the parents of seven children - Tom, John, Mark, Joe, Matt, Mary and Anna.