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New Coach Optimistic for Upcoming Football Season

By Rebecca Dann

The Lords football team welcomed a new head football coach, Chris Monfiletto – known to his players as Coach Mono – last week. A former offensive coordinator for Lycoming College, Monfiletto is confident in the Lords’ capabilities.

Monfiletto is well aware of the obstacles the Kenyon football team has faced in previous years, but he has high expectations for this upcoming season. “Kenyon has all the resources in place to really succeed,” he said. He expects the team to rise to its full potential by next season. Monfiletto was impressed that so many students at Kenyon are invested in sports, and he looks forward to shaping a team “students can be proud of” in the coming years.

Monfiletto stressed the need for new recruits and explained that the coaching staff and the admissions office are currently seeking more applicants. Based on what Monfiletto has seen so far, he is optimistic about future recruits.

The new coach wants the team to move forward and focus on the upcoming season. “As coaching staff, we really have to push them in the right direction,” Monfiletto said. All members of the team are expected to take on new responsibilities to ensure full preparation for whatever comes their way in the future.

The Lords will also utilize a new weight-lifting program to invigorate the team. “[Monfiletto] has got a lot of really good ieas,” said William Brackett ’14, an offensive linesman. “A lot of responsibility [is] on the players to do the right things.”

The Lords are ready to let their new coach lead the way. “He’s moving us in the right direction. There is definitely going to be a change in the overall demeanor,” said Stuart Brown ’14, a defensive back.

With a new attitude, renewed spirit and the motivation to succeed, the Kenyon football team is looking toward a brighter future. “It’s neat to be part of an environment where everyone wants each other to be successful,” Monfiletto said. “I’m very lucky to have this opportunity.”

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