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Erick Ware
Assistant Coach -- 1st Season

Erick Ware enters his first season on the St. Francis coaching staff and will work with the Saints' corps of wide receivers.


Ware comes to USF after spending last season as the defensive line coach at NCAA Division II Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Mo. In addition to coaching the linemen, Ware also served as the Blue Tigers' assistant strength and conditioning coach. Ware coached two linemen who received All-Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association postseason honors.


Prior to moving to Lincoln, the Chicago native coached at three Chicago-area high schools and also a suburban Chicago junior college.


He was the assistant head coach and defensive coordinator at Chicago's Dunbar Academy for two seasons (2007 and '08) and tutored six players who earned All-Public League recognition. He coached at Dyett High School in 2006 and began his coaching career back in 2002 at Morton High School in suburban Cicero.


In between his stops at Morton and Dyett, Ware spent the 2004 and '05 seasons as linebackers coach and recruiting coordinator at College of DuPage in suburban Glen Ellyn.


Ware also worked as a coaching intern with the Washington Redskins in the summer of 2006. He also continues to serve as the director of the Chicago Public League Football Coaches Association Clinic, a duty he has held since 2007.


Ware graduated from Millikin University in Decatur in 2003 and is currently pursuing his Master's degree in education at Chicago State.

2010 Football Roster
Roster for 2010 Football Team
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.Wt.HometownPrevious School
1Javon StewartSRRB5-7175Bolingbrook, ILBolingbrook H.S.
2C.J. SantiagoJRDB5-9175St. Cloud, FLHarmony H.S.
3Desmond PageSOWR6-1178Columbus, OHBriggs H.S.
4Garen DemeryJRRB5-8194El Cajon, CAValhalla H.S.
5Connor KrischSORB5-11224Plainfield, ILJoliet Catholic Academy
6Willie McCalebbSOLB5-9189Mulberry, FLMulberry H.S.
7Anthony HubertFRRB5-11186Quincy, FLWest Gadsden H.S.
8Wayne JohnsonJRDB5-7145McConnells, SCYork H.S.
9Brenton ValentineSRLB6-0190Morris, ILMorris H.S.
10Fred GriggsFRLB5-11192Tallahassee, FLRickards H.S.
11Deonta StevensFRWR6-2165Chicago, ILRobeson H.S.
12Darien SmithSOWR6-1200Chicago,ILKing H.S.
13Toney BrownFRDB5-10175Mulberry, FLMulberry H.S.
14E.J. WhiteFRQB6-1175St. Cloud, FLSt. Cloud H.S.
15Stephen PelaezSOLB6-0195Spring Hill, FLNature Coast H.S.
16Ryne Van GennepFRQB6-2190Mokena, ILLincoln-Way East H.S.
17Jesse GrooverFRDB6-0190Dallas, GAEast Paulding H.S.
18Kevin FlackFRQB5-9209Freeport, ILFreeport H.S.
19Adam TondiniSOLB6-0197Morris, ILMorris H.S.
20Stanley PheteauSODB5-11204Arlington Heights, ILRolling Meadows H.S.
21Christian HarneyFRDB6-0194Lehigh Acres, FLRiverdale H.S.
22Nathan BeattySODB5-11167St. Cloud, FLHarmony H.S.
23Marcus HolmesJRWR5-6168Rochester, NYWilson Magnet H.S.
24Jeffrey OscarFRDB5-10180Highland Park, ILHighland Park H.S.
25Montreal BarnesFRDB6-0183Tallahassee, FLGodby H.S.
26Martelle PrinceSOLB6-2195Orlando, FLColonial H.S.
27Michael RogersJRK/P5-10175St. Cloud, FLHarmony H.S.
28Guy DragonettiSRDB5-11193Waukesha, WICatholic Memorial H.S.
29Michael WoodwardSRDB6-0194Crete, ILMarian Catholic H.S.
30Corey GualandiFRLB5-11193Elwood, ILJoliet Township H.S.
31Anthony BinfordFRDB6-2180Cerritos, CAValley Christian H.S.
32Mychal JacksonSORB5-9193Chicago, ILChicago Academy
33Eric DavisFRTE6-2200Westmont, ILWestmont H.S.
34Joe MarcianoSRFB5-9214Chicago, ILSt. Rita H.S.
35Brian GreenSOLB5-9189Steger, ILBloom Trail H.S.
36Brandon MendozaFRLB5-11205Tampa, FLTampa Catholic H.S.
37Thomas HubbardFRDB5-6160Stone Mountain, GAStephenson H.S.
38Jason CampbellJRWR5-9182University Park, ILCrete-Monee H.S.
39Chris PyzalskiSODB6-2180Romeoville, ILRomeoville H.S.
40Kyle SandersJRTE5-11243Elgin, ILDriscoll Catholic H.S.
41Michael BarryJRLB5-8200New Lenox, ILProvidence Catholic H.S.
42Drew TondiniSOLB5-11218Morris, ILMorris H.S.
43Luis SantanaSOLB5-10199Waukegan, ILWaukegan H.S.
44Kevin JamesFRDL6-0263Gary, INWirt H.S.
45Sean LeslieJRDL6-1252Chicago, ILSt. Rita H.S.
46Wade FermJRLB6-1209New Lenox, ILLincoln-Way Central H.S.
47Josh ManderFRLB6-1238Plainfield, ILJoliet Catholic Academy
48Kenneth MasonFRLB6-0205Oak Lawn, ILBrooks H.S.
49Lavell RileySODB6-0185Chicago, ILClark H.S.
50Pete DamianiSOLB5-10198New Lenox, ILLincoln-Way Central H.S.
51Josh GreenbackSOLB5-10187Elwood, ILJoliet Catholic Academy
52J.C. ShoopJROL6-3256Sebring, FLSebring H.S.
54Zack SmithSOOL6-2286Sugar Grove, ILKaneland H.S.
55James BowmanJRDL6-1312Chicago, ILFenger Academy
56Sam LiebmanJRDL6-1225Tempe, AZScripps Ranch H.S.
58Nick ReicherSROL6-2258Wesmont, ILDowners Grove North H.S.
59Troy GrangerFRDB5-10175Morris, ILMorris H.S.
60Marcus WinstonFROL6-0255Chicago, ILKing H.S.
61Ryan RamosSROL6-1306Midlothian, ILOak Forest H.S.
62Brandon CollofelloFRFB6-0190Minooka, ILMinooka H.S.
63Ellis GaryFRDL6-3215Chicago, ILPerspectives Charter-Calumet H.S.
64Eddie OrtizFRWR5-9170Chicago, ILSt. Patrick H.S.
65Trent WilesFRWR6-0160Dwight, ILDwight H.S.
66Tim PlettJRDL6-2230Johnsburg, ILJohnsburg H.S.
67Rodney ReedFRDL6-0250University Park, ILCrete-Monee H.S.
68David ZanatoSOOL5-11240Lithia, FLDurant H.S.
69Brandon CottonFROL6-3285Bolingbrook, ILBolingbrook H.S.
70Kendall RobinsonFROL6-3320CHicago, ILProsser H.S.
71Matt LydaySOOL6-3270Wilmington, ILWilmington H.S.
73David MaloneJRDL6-3260St. Petersburg, FLGibbs H.S.
74Greg NowakFRTE6-1205Valparaiso, INChesterton H.S.
75Myleak DanielsFROL6-2270Columbus, OHBriggs H.S.
76Daniel SearsFROL6-3268Manhattan, ILLincoln-Way Central H.S.
77Jim JadronSROL6-5315Joliet, ILJoliet Catholic Academy
78Dan SmithSOOL6-2274Chicago, ILSt. Rita H.S.
79Kyle PossediFROL6-3285Plainfield, ILPlainfield North H.S.
80Luke GundersenFRTE6-3212Plainfield, ILPlainfield South H.S.
81Dustin GreenwellFRTE6-4233Fort Meyers, FLRiverdale H.S.
82Marco MendozaJRDL6-1229Tampa, FLTampa Catholic H.S.
83Charlmers OscarFRDB5-11185Highland Park, ILHighland Park
84Sean HughesJRWR6-3200Bolingbrook, ILBolingbrook H.S.
85Richard HighlandSOWR5-9158Joliet, ILJoliet Township H.S.
86Elliot AllenFRWR6-1189Channahon, ILMinooka H.S.
87D.J. PurnellFRWR5-8149Chicago, ILWhitney Young H.S.
89Corbin OrrFRWR6-5200Forest, INClinton Central H.S.
90Bruce TaylorFRDL6-1255Dallas, TXDallas Carter, H.S.
91Armando VargasFRWR6-1197Palos Park, ILPerspectives Charter-Joslin H.S.
93Shane LagaFRTE6-5230Belvidere, ILBoylan Central Catholic H.S.
94Navi UhatafeJRDL6-2234St. Petersburg, FLGibbs H.S.
95Wade BethelJRTE5-10229Seminole, FLGibbs H.S.
96Kyle AdermannFRDL6-1205Wilmington, ILWilmington H.S.
97Mike SmithSODL6-4190Homer Glen, ILProvidence Catholic H.S.
98Alex GallaherFRK/P5-8150Jacksonville, FLMandarin H.S.
99Antwione SmithFRDL6-3206Hazel Crest, ILHillcrest H.S.
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