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Willey

Co-Site Director Mike Willey: Coach Willey(@Coach_Willey_FB) is a veteran youth clinic coach. Coach Willey is currently the Head Football Coach of the Buckingham Browne and Nichols School, a prestigious New England prep school. The Knights have enjoyed success in Willey’s tenure most recently winning the ISL and New England Championship in 2016, the 4th New England Championship for the program sense 2006. Willey’s coaching style is fast paced, enthusiastic and fun. His passion for fundamentals makes him an ideal youth coach. Players under his instruction will become better football players while developing a love for the game of football. Willey playing career included being a Captain and 4 year starter at Tufts University while earning All-American honors in 2001 and a stint in the Arena Football League. 

 

 

 

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Founder John Papas is a 37-year veteran of football coaching. Coach Papas has the unique resume of having coached at all three levels of college football (D1AA- Harvard, D2-Bentley, D3-Tufts & Mt. Ida) as well as being a prep/private head football coach at Buckingham, Browne & Nichols School in Cambridge Massachusetts (where he led the Knights to Three New England Championships in 2006, 2008 and 2010). Because of this experience, he has been able to see how the recruiting process works at the various levels and where players fit the program. The New England Elite Football Clinic alumni have been directed to many great academic and athletic colleges after a week at the clinic and have enjoyed great college careers. All because they were at the proper level after being evaluated. One of the other benefits of Coach Papas being at the various levels of college football is the contacts that he has made. These contacts create the best staff in all of New England.