Coaching Staff

KENNY INGRAM

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PLAYING CAREER
1989-92: Arkansas State (Defensive End)

 

COACHING CAREER
Year: School – Position
2001-02: Melrose HS (Tenn.) – Assistant HC/DC
2002-04: Melrose HS (Tenn.) – Head Coach
2005: Tennessee State – Defensive Line
2006-09: Memphis – Linebackers
2012: Arkansas State – Defensive Line *
2013-14: Auburn – Director/Player Development
2015-: Cincinnati – Defensive Tackles

 

BOWLS COACHED IN
Year: School – Bowl
2007: Memphis – New Orleans
2008: Memphis – St. Petersburg
2011: Arkansas State – GoDaddy.com *
2012: Arkansas State – GoDaddy.com
2013: Auburn – BCS National Championship
2014: Auburn – Outback
2015: Cincinnati – Hawai‘i

 

Ingram mentored John Pease Award winner Alex Pace. Pace appeared in all 12 games on the defensive line, starting all but one contest. He recorded 26 tackles on the year, including 4.5 for loss. The junior made three tackles in five different games on the year while helping provide stability for a UC defense which overcame multiple injuries throughout the season.

 

Ingram joined the UC staff after spending two seasons as the director of player development at Auburn. He came to Auburn with head coach Gus Malzahn from Arkansas State, where he served as defensive line coach during the Red Wolves’ 2012 Sun Belt Championship season.

 

Prior to Arkansas State, Ingram was an assistant coach at Memphis from 2006-09, coaching the linebackers; he was promoted to defensive coordinator at Memphis in 2009. Ingram was a part of two bowl teams in his four years at Memphis, including the 2007 New Orleans Bowl and the 2008 St. Petersburg Bowl.

 

Ingram joined the Memphis staff after spending the 2005 season as defensive line coach at Tennessee State University, where he was responsible for recruiting his hometown area of Memphis and west Tennessee.

 

Ingram also coached at Melrose High School, where he was credited with returning the program to prominence. He was the head coach from 2002-04 and posted a 37-4 overall record after serving as assistant head coach and defensive coordinator from 2001-02. He led the school to one appearance in the state finals and a pair of appearances in the state semifinals.

 

Ingram was a three-time Regional Coach of the Year and was the Commercial Appeal’s 2004 Coach of the Year for Metro Memphis. He also was selected to serve as the Liberty Bowl All-Star Game defensive coordinator in 2003 and was a member of the Tennessee East-West Shrine All-Star Game coaching staff that same season. In addition, Ingram was elected as an assistant coach for the 2004 Tennessee-Kentucky All-Star Game.

 

In his three seasons at Melrose, he coached 17 players who signed scholarships to play college football. Ingram taught and coached at Corry Middle School and worked in the Youth Habilitation Center prior to moving to Melrose.

 

A standout at Whitehaven High School in his hometown of Memphis, Ingram graduated from Arkansas State, where he was a four-year letterman (1989-92) and the team co-captain in 1992; he received his bachelor’s degree in political science in 1999.

 

JOHN ANSELMO

Few coaches in the history of NJCAA football have gone on to make as big a name for themselves as Anselmo. The combination of his success in the NJCAA, NCAA and NFL put the former Nassau coach in rare company.

 

Anselmo accumulated a record of 152-37 in two stints with the Lions – one from 1987-94 and an encore stretch from 1999-2009. His .804 win percentage ranks eighth in the history of NJCAA football, while his 152 wins are 17th most all-time. During his tenure at Nassau, Anselmo’s teams made 12 bowl appearances, won the 2005 Northeast Football Conference championship game and sent more than 150 players on to NCAA DI programs.

 

In 1995, Anselmo made the jump to the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) to serve as secondary coach at Georgia Tech. After four seasons with the Yellow Jackets, he returned to Nassau for his second stint before landing another secondary coach job at Syracuse in 2000. Following the 2012 season, Anselmo followed Orange head coach Doug Marrone to the NFL where he’d spend three years as a special teams coach with the Buffalo Bills.

 

Earning his bachelor’s degree from Cortland State, Anselmo was a record-setting quarterback and team captain with the Red Dragons. He also served as team captain for the baseball team his senior year – leading the University of New York Athletic Conference in hitting – and lettered in wrestling for two years.

 

 CRAIG “MAGIC” MITTER

Craig Mitter played a key role in one of the greatest Rutgers D1 victories of all time. With less than 10 minutes remaining in the game, running back Craig Mitter punched it over on a one-yard dive, cutting the Hokie lead to 42-37. This is when Coach Doug Graber’s defense needed to dig in for a big stop..(more)

 

Mitter is said to be one of the greatest players of all-time from the jersey shore (full article). During his high school senior season in 1988, Mitter ran for 1,572 yards on 202 carries to become the Huskies’ all-time leading rusher at the time. Included in that total were the 146 yards he churned out against Franklin as the Huskies won the Central jersey Group III championship. A physical, 5-foot-9, 210-pound tailback, Mitter went on to play two seasons at Nassau Community College, before transferring to Rutgers, where he ran for 1,270 yards in two season, including 775 yards, with four 100-yard games, for the Scarlet Knights in 1992. He went on to the NY Giants.

 

Craig “Magic” Mitter continues to coach and inspire players across the region.

 

 

ROBERT BASS

Robert Bass was a starting middle linebacker ahead of Ray Lewis at University of Miami. He also played for the Chicago Bears and Greenbay Packers. Bass, a Brooklyn native, was the director of player programs for the Miami Dolphins and continues to coach and inspire players from the youth through professional level.

 

IFEANYI MOMAH

Ifeanyi Momah is a Tight End for the Arizona Cardinals. He was a standout receiver at Elwood (New York) John Glenn High School. He went on to play for Boston College, Philadelphia Eagles, Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, and is now playing for the Arizona Cardinals.

 

TREVOR COSTON

Trevor Coston, U of Maine, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, was a full-time starter since his sophomore year at Maine… Named an All-American by Phil Steele and a 1stTeam All-CAA punt returner as a senior… As a redshirt freshman, saw action in the first two games as a defensive back and kick returner Played quarterback, running back, wide receiver, defensive back and returned kicks at John Glenn HS (NY)… Helped lead his team to the “Big Four” Championship in 2004 and 2006… Earned all-county, all-Long Island, all-state honors.

 

JAMES BRADY

James Brady, Georgetown & UNH, All-Long Island Football Academy Founder, is the former head football coach of Long Island Lutheran High School. He was an NCAA D1 Quarterback at Georgetown University and University of New Hampshire.  He has trained over 300 Long Island Youth, High School & College Quarterbacks since 2008. and is the National Underclassmen Combine Quarterback Evaluator for Northeast locations.

Highlights:

National Passing Academy Head Instructor and Coordinator at New Jersey, Maryland and Connecticut locations.

National Underclassman NY vs. NJ All Star Game Offensive Assistant

College:

Started 8 Games as a true Freshman and 2 games as a Sophomore for at Georgetown University before sustaining injury and transferring to the University of New Hampshire

Selected Patriot League Rookie of the Week against Lafayette as a True Freshman.

Selected to Georgetown Leadership Committee as a Freshman.

Received CAA Commissioners Academic Award.

Completed 13 of 17 passes for 300 yards and 3 TDs in less than 1 half at UNH Blue-White Game earning starting QB position before recurrence of injury.

​High School:

Selected All State, All Long Island, All League, League Offensive Player of the Year, Team MVP and Team Captain as a Senior.

Recruited by 25 Division 1 Football Programs and received over 10 Scholarship Offers. 

Lead St. Anthony’s to back to back CHSFL Championships and 20-1 Record ad a Two Year Varsity Starter

Selected Daily News Player of the Year, All Long Island, and All League as a Junior

 

WILL PLATT

Will Platt, William & Mary, played locally in Long Island at Floral Park, where he started as varsity quarterback from 9th until 11th grade.  He then moved to North Carolina to play at TC Roberson, where he started at receiver, corner, and returned kicks, and learned under Coach Mike Houston, current Head Coach of James Madison University.  Walked on and played four years at William & Mary, where he learned under Coach Laycock, one of the winningest coaches in NCAA history, and Alan Williams, current defensive coordinator for the Detroit Lions, and played in a secondary with NFL great Darren Sharper and Sean McDermott, current head coach of the Buffalo Bills.  Was a secondary coach for the Lafayette Rams in 2001, helping lead the team deep into the state playoffs. He currently coaches with the Long Island Spartans.