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Mike Willard

Assistant Coach, Defensive & Offensive LinesIMG_7046

Mike is an assistant coach with the Marple Newtown football program working with the offensive and defensive lines.

Willard spent two seasons at Harriton High School where he was an offensive/defensive line coach as well as a strength and conditioning coach for the Rams.

Prior to that, Mike served in various roles on the football coaching staff at The Williamson Free School of Mechanical Trades from 2003 until 2009. As an assistant coach for the Mechanics, Willard helped coach nine second team Seaboard Conference All-Stars, six first team Seaboard Conference All-Stars and two Seaboard Conference Defensive MVPs.

In 2013, Mike served as the linebackers coach in the USA Football Freedom Bowl. This annual all-star game features players from NAIA, FCS, Division I and II schools that is held in Virginia Beach, VA.

A 1998 graduate of Marple Newtown, Willard was a three-year varsity starter at offensive and defensive tackle playing under head coach Jim Smith. An All-Delco selection as an offensive lineman and second team Delco All-Stars at defensive tackle in 1997, Mike represented Marple Newtown playing in the Delaware County Hero Bow in the spring of 1998.

Willard attended NCAA Division II West Chester University where he was two-year starter at center playing under head coach Rick Daniels. As a Golden Ram, Mike was a four-year varsity letter winner and a member of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Championship team in 1999.

Mike earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Liberal Studies with a double minor in Health Science and Education from West Chester.

Currently, Willard is an Alternative Education Teacher at The Academy in Norristown, PA.

Coaching Experience

Marple Newtown High School: 2014 – present, Assistant Coach, Offensive & Defensive Line

Harriton High School: 2012-2013, Offensive & Defensive Line, Strength & Conditioning

Glen Mills School: 2010-2011, Varsity Golf Coach

Williamson Trade School: Offensive & Defensive Line (2003-04), Co-Defensive Coordinator (2004), Defensive Line (2006-09)

Playing Experience

West Chester University: 1998-2002, Center

Marple Newtown High School: 1995-1997, Offensive & Defensive Tackle