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St. A football hires three assistants


July 02. 2018 9:41PM




Head coach Joe Adam of the St. Anselm College football team announced the hire of Cody Cruzen, James Willette and John Scargle on Monday.

The threesome round out the 2018 coaching staff for the Hawks. Cruzen will serve as the squad’s defensive backs coach, Willette will direct the team’s tight ends and Scargle will serve as the assistant special teams and assistant defensive backs coach.

Cruzen comes to the Hilltop from Muskingum University, where he served as the secondary coach and the special teams coordinator for the Muskies.

Prior to his stint there, Cruzen was a graduate assistant for Ball State University.

Willette joins the Hawks from Northeast-10 Conference-rival Franklin Pierce University, where he served as an assistant for the Ravens sprint football team.

A member of the first-ever graduating class from the program that began play in 2012, Willette was responsible for the team’s defensive line.

Scargle heads to St. Anselm from Palm Harbor, Fla., where he served as the head coach for Palm Harbor University High School.

In his first season as head coach of the Hurricanes after 15 seasons as a defensive coordinator at Clearwater Central Catholic High School, he posted a 4-5 overall record.

“We are excited to add these three men to our coaching staff,” said Adam. “Many individuals from across campus have aided us in filling our vacant coaching positions this summer. I feel strongly that Cody, James and John are perfect fits for what we are trying to do with this program. I look forward to working with them heading into the upcoming season and beyond.”


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