Jan 01

New Fire Football Coach Hired

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Holy Family hires UST assistant coach to lead football program

Holy Family Catholic High School is pleased to announce the hiring of Tim Triplett as the school’s new head football coach. Triplett comes to Holy Family with 12 years of college football coaching experience, at Division I, II, and III levels, most recently as an assistant coach for Glenn Caruso at the University of St. Thomas.

Caruso supports Triplett’s move to Holy Family, stating, “We are tremendously excited for Tim and his opportunity at Holy Family. Tim has been a big part of our success and culture here at St. Thomas. We look forward to watching him bring those core principles to Holy Family. We are big believers in teaching our young men the most important life lessons through the sport of football; Tim takes that responsibility very seriously, and I think that the future of Holy Family Catholic will benefit from his vision.”

Triplett leaves his current position as the recruiting coordinator and wide receiver coach at UST to lead the Fire Football program and make the transition to working with high school student-athletes. “The high school experience has a significant impact on the rest of their lives. It is my charge to create an environment where they can thrive and embrace the experience in a manner befitting a first-class football program and Catholic community.”

In addition to his four years at UST, Triplett’s coaching resume includes football programs at several D1, D2, and D3 Programs: University of South Dakota (2010-2014), South Dakota State University in Brookings (2009), Wayne State University (2007 and 2008), and Cornell College in Iowa (2006).

For Triplett, the son of former University of South Dakota Head Coach Dave Triplett, family and football have intertwined throughout his life. Dave Triplett served as the head football coach at USD from 1979-1988, leaving as the second-winningest coach in school history, and was a 2003 inductee into the University’s Athletic Hall of Fame.  Tim, along with his two brothers, all went on to play college football.

Holy Family Activities Director Nick Tibesar is thrilled to snag such a highly credentialed coach to lead the program.  “I couldn’t be more excited to welcome Tim into our Holy Family community.  His experience as a key contributor to a winning culture at a flagship Catholic university in our area makes him the ideal person to lead the Fire Football program into the future.  Tim’s football acumen is impressive, but he also comes to us with a clear understanding of what it means to lead young men during an important time in their lives. Additionally, his college recruitment experience will be invaluable to our student-athletes as they look to make connections to college programs.”

Triplett officially begins his work at Holy Family on June 1 with the summer conditioning programs and Holy Family’s youth football camp with NFL MVP Rich Gannon. He will also support all HF activities in the role of Assistant Activities Director.

Additional information about Tim Triplett:

Education:
Wayne State University- Wayne, NE – ME in Sports Management
The University of South Dakota- BS in Media and Journalism

Published Author:
Author: The Leadership Papers – Copyright 2017 – RoseDogs Books Publishing, Pittsburgh, PA
Content Consultant: Make Me the Best Football Player – Abdo Publishing, Minneapolis, MN

Additional information about Tim Triplett:

Education:
Wayne State University- Wayne, NE – ME in Sports Management
University of South Dakota- BS in Media and Journalism

Published Author:
Author: The Leadership Papers – Copyright 2017 – RoseDogs Books Publishing, Pittsburgh, PA
Content Consultant: Make Me the Best Football Player – Abdo Publishing, Minneapolis, MN

Contact Information:
Nick Tibesar, HFCHS Activities Director – tibesarn@hfchs.org
Tim Triplett, HFCHS Head Football Coach – triplettt@hfchs.org

 

Jan 01

Fire Football Earns a Win in Season Opener

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Trey Cavello, Sports Editor, hfphoenix.com
September 6, 2016

After a long wait, high school football is finally back! On Thursday night, the Fire football team took on St. Cloud Cathedral. After a huge tailgate that included pizza, frozen yogurt, volleyball, and even a pool, the fans were ready for football to finally resume.

The Fire received the opening kickoff, and went to work quickly. After driving their way methodically down the field, sophomore Dominic Phillips scored, putting the Fire up by 6-0 after a blocked extra point.
The rest of the first half saw both teams trading possessions with no points scored. The third quarter was very similar, the only scoring came on a 35 yard field goal by sophomore Colin Neve. The Fire held a 9-0 lead going into the final 12 minutes of the game.

The score was still 9-0 with 5 minutes remaining in the game, but St.Cloud Cathedral was not ready to give up. A costly turnover on a punt gave the Crusaders the ball at the Fire 8 yard line. They were able to score and bring the game back to one possession. St. Cloud Cathedral held the Fire to a 3 and out and got the ball back with enough time to try to score. Fortunately, the defense stood their ground and forced the Crusaders to turn the ball over. The Fire then went into victory formation and took a knee to secure the win.

Holy Family generated 209 yard of total offense and held St. Cloud Cathedral to 94 yards. Brendan O’Connor was the leading rusher for the Fire with 66 yards and Michael Furlong was the leading receiver with 32 yards. Sophomore quarterback Jacob Zay threw for 41 yards on 4 completions The Fire take on Annandale at home this Friday.

This article was originally published on Holy Family Catholic High School’s online newspaper on September 6, 2016. See more stories and slideshows from the school’s online paper at http://hfphoenix.com/