Friday, March 14, 2014

All Set For Gillette

A former Columbia guy is going to have a former Dartmouth standout working for him after graduation this spring.

The Columbia grad? Bob Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots.

The former Dartmouth standout? All-Ivy League linebacker Bronson Green.

The Big Green senior has been hired as the Business and Stadium Operations Coordinator for the Kraft Sports Group at Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots. In addition to working the Pats' training camp, Green will help run concert events, University of Massachusetts football and other events at the Foxboro facility.
Garrett Waggoner, one of the clear standouts of the NFL Regional pro day in Tampa (link) has earned an invitation to the NFL Super Regional Combine in Detroit on the weekend of April 12-13. He's continuing to train at D1 in Tampa, which helped him grow his vertical to 43 inches, better than any player at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis.

Waggoner, who earned first-team All-Ivy League recognition last fall as a fifth-year senior while finishing up his studies, is expected to be back on campus in two weeks for Dartmouth's Pro Day, tentatively scheduled for March 28. No word yet on who else might work out but All-Ivy tailback Dominick Pierre is among others who have expressed interest in giving the pro game a shot in the past.
The Sports Network has a story about Pro Days spun out of Princeton where defensive tackle Caraun Reid was one of three Tigers to show their stuff yesterday morning. Find a story, results chart and video on the Princeton website here.

Brown's Pro Day featured four players including sprint champion John Spooney. Check out the video and you'll see the Brown players did not get cheated in the weight room ;-)

Harvard's Pro Day featured no fewer than eight seniors, one recent grad and a whopping 15 NFL scouts watching not just the Harvard players but others from the Boston area as well.
Joe Moglia, the onetime Dartmouth defensive assistant-turned CEO-turned Coastal Carolina head coach has a new role at the school. He will also serve as "chair of athletics." Find a story here.

From a story on Carolina Live:
The University press release describes Moglia's new role as "working with (interim Athletic Director Matt) Hogue to develop a thorough review of all aspects of the athletics program.  "I believe that this is critical in establishing an athletic roadmap that will take us well into the future. Undoubtedly, Joe's experience and knowledge in these areas will be an invaluable asset," (CCU President David) DeCenzo said. 
"In the same manner that we coach our players to stand on their own two feet and accept accountability for their actions, that leadership principle will be at the core of developing this next era of CCU Athletics," said Moglia. "I am appreciative of President DeCenzo's offer and ready to contribute toward our new athletic structure."