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Harry Gicking

IMG_7240Defensive Coordinator

Harry Gicking joined the Marple Newtown football program as the Tiger’s Defensive Coordinator in 2014.

Gicking brings over three decades of coaching experience to Marple Newtown. Since 1971, when he took his first coaching stint at Bucknell University, he has held various coaching roles that include assistant coach, linebacker coach, defensive coordinator and head football coach.

Most recently, Harry spent 13 seasons at Conestoga High School as Defensive Coordinator for the Pioneers from 2000 through 2012.

A graduate of Lansdowne-Aldan High School, Harry played running back and linebacker under head coach Ray Spafford. In 1965, his senior year, Harry helped guide the Lords to an undefeated season.

Gicking attended Juniata College where he was a four year letter winner at running back playing under head coach Fred Prender (1966-68) and Walt Nadzak, Jr. (1969). In his junior year, Harry was the leading rusher for the Eagles and in 1969 was named Co-Captain for his senior season.

Currently, Coach Gicking is retired from a 35 year career as an educator who taught social studies at Conestoga High School in the Tredyffrin-Easttown School District. During his tenure at Conestoga, Harry also served as Department Chairperson for Social Studies.

Coach Gicking has one daughter, Jennifer Cadden (MN ‘92). She and her husband Keith Cadden (Cardinal O’Hara ’92), live in Oaks, PA along with his grandsons, TJ and Michael. Harry’s son Chris, and his wife Donna (MN ’98) also live in Broomall with his granddaughter Olivia and grandsons Christopher and Nolan.

Harry resides in Broomall with his wife of 44 years, Suzanne, who is the Director of Grace Lutheran Nursery School (Broomall).

Coaching Experience

Marple Newtown High School: 2014 – present, Defensive Coordinator

Conestoga High School: 2000-2012, Defensive Coordinator

Delaware Valley College: 1993-1994, Linebackers Coach

Widener University: 1989-1992, Linebackers Coach

Conestoga High School: 1983-1988, Head Coach

Conestoga High School: 1977-1982, Assistant Coach

Bucknell University: 1971-1973, Assistant Coach

Playing Experience

Juniata College: 1966-69, Running Back & Special Teams

Lansdowne-Aldan High School: Running Back & Linebacker