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Garnet Valley’s Green in at Kennett

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By Christopher Vito, Delaware County Daily Times
February 10, 2010

The Blue Demons of Kennett High School have been trying to forge a winning tradition in their four-year history. And to get where they want to be, they went to one of the most successful programs in District One to get the man to lead them to that goal.

Scott Green, who spent the last four seasons as offensive coordinator at Garnet Valley, has been named the second head football coach in the Blue Demons’ short history.

Green replaces Jim Donato, who left Kennett in December to become the athletic director at Coatesville High School.

Green’s ascension represents the second head football coaching hiring locally, with a third that could come as soon as today.

Chichester has hired Bobby Shull, like Green a St. James graduate, as its head coach, while Chester’s search for a head coach has come down to two finalists, Robert Whitaker and Charles Crews.

As for Green, he takes over a program still fledgling in nature.

“The things that stood out at me with the Kennett job was that number one, is that Kennett is a very tight-knit community that really is embracing football,” Green said. “And number two, was that everybody I spoke to said that the Kennett kids were great kids. Putting all that together with the beautiful facilities they have at Kennett and I feel football is ready to explode there.”

Before calling the offensive shots at Garnet Valley, Green spent time at Marple Newtown under current Unionville head coach Pat Clark for three years and then Ray Gionta for two seasons.

Shull was a 1990 All-Delco linebacker under Gionta at St. James. Green was a starting junior quarterback on that team.

“We feel that Scott is the man to lead us and lead our young men,” Kennett athletic director Jeff Thomas said. “We had over 30 applicants for the job and we did a very extensive search and all the feedback we received on Scott was very positive.”

Green said he favors the triple-option offense, one he used to such success at Garnet Valley, but the game still comes down to blocking and tackling.

“I love the triple option, but I am not married to it,” Green said. “You have to stress the fundamentals and we will. Most football games are won by who executes the fundamentals properly and how they are being taught to the kids.”

Shull was brought aboard to take over a Chi program that has won only twice in the last three seasons. He replaces Dan Singley, a Chi alum who guided the Eagles to a 3-22 record in his three seasons.