2016 Coaching Staff

Matt Ortega Head Coach / Wide Receivers / Cornerbacks

Education: (1993-1997) Graduate of Saint Francis University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Secondary Education, where he also played football and ran track.

Coaching Experience: (1997) Running backs Coach at Saint Francis University, (1998-2002) Defensive Coordinator at Lancaster McCaskey High School, (2003) Defensive Coordinator at Harrisburg High School, (2004- 2008) Head Football Coach at York High School. Coach Ortega has coached 31 Division 1 players and over 50 Division 2 football players. Career Record as Head Coach = 94-36. 

Career: Coach Ortega teaches 7th Grade Science at South Brandywine Middle School. Coach and his wife Corrie and three sons Ricky (14), Tommy (11), and Matt Jr (8) reside in Coatesville

Scott Feldman Assistant Head Coach Wide Receivers

Education: Graduate of Shippensburg University

Coaching Experience: 32nd year of coaching, Head Coach at J.P. McCaskey High School for 11 seasons. Head Coach at Steelton Highspire High School for 3 years, Head Coach at Bishop McDevitt High School in Harrisburg, PA for 1 year, Defensive Coordinator on the 1995 Bishop McDevitt State Championship Team. 

Career: Coach Feldman is a teacher in the Coatesville School District at the Benner Alternative School. Coach resides in Downingtown PA and has two children Ashlee and Ryan.

Nick Felus Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks

Education: (1996-2000) Lock Haven University

Experience: Played Quarterback and Wide Receiver at Lock Haven University, Assistant Football Coach at Bethany College, Assistant Football Coach at Shepherd University, Assistant Football Coach at Sherando High School in Virginia for 5 season.

Career: Coach Felus is a 1st grade teacher at Rainbow Elementary School. Coach Felus resides in West Chester.

Tim Lucci Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers

Education: (2001-2004) Clarion University (2007-2009) Master’s in Educational Leadership from Cincinnati University.

Coaching Experience: Assistant Coach at Muskingum College (1 year), Assistant Coach at Clarion University (3 years), Assistant Coach at Shenandoah University (1 year), Assistant Coach at Sherando High School in Virginia (5 years).

Career: Coach Lucci is currently teaching History at Coatesville Area High School. Coach Lucci resides in West Chester.

Tom Nichols Offensive Line / Assistant Head Coach

Education: MS from West Chester University in 2000, BS from West Chester University in 1988, A􀆩ended Conestoga Valley High School(1983)

Experience: Student Coach at West Chester University 1987, Assistant Coach at Penncrest High School 1988, Graduate Assistant at West Chester University 1989-91, Assistant Coach at Conestoga Valley High School 1991-95, Assistant Coach at West Chester University 1996, Assistant Coach Reading High School 1997, Offensive Coordinator Downingtown High School 1998- 2002, Head Coach Coatesville High School 2003-08, Head Coach Conestoga Valley High School 2009-12.

Career: Currently teaches Health & Physical Education at South Brandywine Middle School. Coach Nichols has one daughter, Sydney, and one son, Dylan.

Damien Henry Running Backs / Special Teams Coordinator

Education: (1990-1993) Clarion University.

Experience: 4 Year Letter Winner and 1st Team All- Conference Running Back in 1993. Assistant Coach at J.P. McCaskey High School (12 years), Assistant Coach in Track at J.P. McCaskey High School (11 years), Assistant Freshman Head Coach in Girls Basketball (6 years). Coach Henry is the Head Boys Track and Field Coach at Coatesville Area High School.

Career: Coach Henry is 5th grade teacher at King’s Highway Elementary. Coach Henry resides in Coatesville.

Pete Susi Halfbacks / Tight Ends

Education: (1994-1998) B.S. in Education from East Stroudsburg University.

Coaching Experience: Assistant Coach at J.P. McCaskey High School (4 years), Assistant Coach at Downingtown East (5 years), and Assistant Coach at Downingtown West (2 years).

Career: Coach Susi resides in Coatesville with his wife Melanie and their two children Harrison (9) and Delaney (7).

Barry Hawkins Defensive Line

Education: (1995) Coach Hawkins graduated from West Virginia University with a B.S.W. Coach Hawkins attended Donegal High School and graduated in 1990.

Experience: All Big East DT 1993-1994, Free Agent with San Francisco 49ers (1995). Millersville University Defensive Coordinator (2007-2008), Defensive Line Coach (1999- 2008); Penn Manor High School Defensive Line Coach (2009) 

Career: Coach Hawkins is a Mental Health Specialist for Coatesville School District. Coach Hawkins resides in Lancaster with wife Keisha and their children, Step daughter Brooklyn (16), step daughter Aniya (14), Quinnes (5), and Taylor (22).

Tony Puleo Video Coordinator/Outside Linebackers

Education: Graduated from Millersville University in (2008) with a B.S. in Technology Education.

Experience: Played Semi-Pro Ball from 2006-2008, Coached offensive and defensive lines at Red Lion Area Junior High School in 2008.

Career: Coach Puleo is current as a teacher at Coatesville High School. Coach Puleo resides in Media.

Joe Tassoni Head Freshman Coach

Education: Graduated from King’s College with a Bachelor’s degree in History and Education.

Coaching Experience: Played at Upper Merion Area High School. Played football at King’s College where he was a 1st Team All- Conference player and team captain. Coach Tassoni is in his 7th year as Head Freshman Coach.

Career: Coach Tassoni is a history teacher at Coatesville Senior High School Coach Tassoni resides in Conshohocken with his wife Victoria.

Larry Austin Assistant Freshman Coach

Education: BA in Political Science from the University of Connecticut in 1997. Attended Coatesville Area High School.

Experience: Coach Larry Austin played for Coatesville in the early 90's where he led the Red Raiders to a 10-0-1 record in the 91-92 season at QB! Larry attended NC State University to further his education on a full athletic scholarship to play football, he later transferred to the University of Connecticut on a full athletic scholarship to play football. Larry’s coaching career started when he suffered a career ending injury to his shoulder his Junior year at Uconn and there he became grad assistant coaching DB's and scout team offense. Coatesville Area High School Defensive Back Coach 2001-2007 along with coaching boys basketball. Larry stop coaching football to pursue a career in Student Affairs with Cheyney University. Larry served as the Assistant Director of Student Activities for Cheyney University of PA from 2008-2013. Larry has since returned back to Coatesville solely, and his love for Coatesville has him excited to be a part of Red Raider Football Family again as a coach and mentor. Larry is also the current 7th grade boys basketball coach at South Brandywine Middle School.

Career: Larry is the owner of Feature's Restaurant Takeout in Coatesville. Larry is a part of the Masonic fraternity Lily of Valley #59 F & A Masons of Pennsylvania!

Steve Vietri - Strength and Conditioning Coach

Rob Eberly - Strength and Conditioning Coach

Pastor Paul Chya - Team Chaplain