RHS Tigers Football

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Kevin Callahan, Head Varsity Coach

Head Football Coach, RHS 1999-2014, 2016-present

Athletic Director, RHS 2004-2005

Interim Athletic Director, RHS 2001

Dean, RHS 2000-present

Physical Education Teacher, RHS 1999-present

Head Football Coach Notre Dame, CHS 1992-1998

Police Athletic League All-Star Team, 1992

Bullard Haven Tech, 1991

Defensive Coordinator, FHS 1989-1990

Assistant Football Coach, U. New Haven 1986-1987

Graduate, SCSU, 1984


Joe Arcieri, Assistant Varsity Coach

Defensive Coordinator, RHS Football, 2016-Present

Physical Education Teacher, RHS 2008–Present

Head Football Coach, RHS 2015-2016

Assistant Football Coach, RHS 2007– 2014

Head JV Girls Lacrosse Coach, RHS 2008–Present

Assistant Coach Boys Lacrosse, Agawam, MA 2007

Head Instructor of RHS Summer Fitness Program 2005–Present

4 years Varsity Football Springfield College

Graduate of Springfield College 2007, MS in Physical Education

RHS Varsity football 1999-2002; Member of 2002 State Championship Team


Pete McLean, Assistant Varsity Coach

Strength and Conditioning Coach, RHS 1999-Present

1st Division Premier Rugby Player 1991-Present

Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach, New York Jets 1992

Founder and Director of “SPEED WINS, LTD.”

Certifications:  American College of Sports Medicine;

The National Strength  and Conditioning  Association;

US Weightlifting Federation Certified Level One Club Coach; USWF Club Coach

Graduate of Dickinson College

University of Pittsburgh, MS Exercise Physiology


Paul Rossini, Assistant Varsity Coach

Assistant Football Coach RHS, 2010 - Present

Ridgefield Youth Football - 15 years

Ridgefield Travel Basketball Coach - 6 years

RHS Graduate 1972


Steve Anton, Assistant Varsity Coach

Math and Computer Science Teacher, RHS 2013 - Present

Running Back Coach, RHS 2015 - Present

Varsity Assistant Coach, Kennedy High School 2011 - 2013

Assistant Coach, Lewis Mills High School 2010 - 2011

Graduate of Skidmore College , BA Math and Computer Science.


Jeff Lavatori, Assistant Varsity Coach

Assistant Varsity Football Coach, 2015-Present

Assistant Freshman Football Coach, 2010-2014

Graduate of Roger Williams University, 2011

RHS Varsity Football, 2001-2004

Member, RHS State Championship Team


Jamie Reed, Assistant Varsity Coach

English Teacher, RHS 2010-present

Head Football Coach, Pomperaug High School, 2014-2017

Offensive Coordinator, RHS 2011-2013

Assistant Freshman Coach, RHS 2010

English Teacher, New Milford High School 2007-2010

Assistant Football, Basketball, Baseball Coach,

New Milford High School 2003-2010

Masters of Arts in Teaching, Sacred Heart University 2009

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, Pace University 2003

Played QB at Pace University 1999-2002


Spencer Knibbe, Assistant Varsity Coach

RHS Varsity Football Coach

Ridgefield Youth Football Coach

Western Connecticut State University Football Coach

Fork Union Military Academy Football Coach

Harvard University Football Ol/DL

Fort Union Military Academy OL/DL


Rich Mathes, Assistant Varsity Coach


RHS Assistant Offensive Line Coach

RHS Football player 2009-2012

RHS Football Captain 2012

Clemson Rugby Varsity Athlete 2013-2014

Graduate of University of Connecticut 2017 BS in Biological Sciences


Roy Colsey Ridgefield Freshman Football 2019


Ridgefield Youth Football Coach- 6 seasons

Hartford MS/HS, VT Football Coach, White River Junction, VT-  3 years

Sleepy Hollow HS Football Coach, Tarrytown, NY- 2 years

Bell Middle School Modified Football Coach, Chappaqua, NY- 6 years

Ridgefield HS Varsity Lacrosse Coach 2008- Present


Tom Mitchell, Assistant Freshman Coach

Coach, 2014 Fairfield County Football League Champions

6 years as assistant coach and defensive coordinator for Ridgefield Youth Football 

8 Years assistant coach Ridgefield Basketball Association both Boys and Girls

3 Years as a Defensive Back Hofstra University 

4 Years Varsity Football, Curtis High School, Staten Island New York


John Pambianchi, Director, Football Operations

Treasurer, Ridgefield Tiger Touchdown Club, 2002-Present

Director, RHS Football Operations, 2002-Present

Youth Baseball, 5 years

Youth Basketball, 7 years

Youth Football, 10 years

Ridgefield High School Graduate, 1966


Teri Kovacs, Statistics and Film Coordinator

English Teacher RHS, 2001-2003, 2007-present

Scorebook Keeper RHS Basketball

Assistant Softball Coach, RHS, 2009-2014


Scott Gluckman, Athletic Trainer

Ridgefield High School Athletic Trainer, 2009-Present

Endicott College, Beverly, MA Bachelor of Science, Athletic Training 2004-2008

Board Certified Adult CPR, AED for Professional Rescuer

Ridgefield Physical Therapy Network 2009

Philadelphia Phillies Athletic Training/Strength Conditioning Spring Training