Where Are They Now?

In Division III football it is very rare for a player to go on to the NFL. After playing at Greenville, many former players have gone on to have very successful careers outside of the game. We recently caught up with some former players to ask them how Greenville helped prepare them for life after football.

Lee Thompson
State Farm Agency Recruiter
Phoenix, AZ
QB Class of '06

" The football program at Greenville College provides the unique opportunity to play competitive football in an environment that values relationships and allows players to learn valuable lessons, not only about football, but also about life. The Greenville College staff is dedicated to developing young men and teaching them lessons that will be beneficial in their time as a football player at GC, but more importantly in their lives that follow."

Jon DeJulio
Asst. Head Football Coach/Math Teacher
Central Florida Christian Academy
WR Class of '06

"The coaching staff at Greenville is an incredible group to play for. I have played for several different staffs, but none quite as structured from top to bottom like Coach Hehman's. The coaches do a great job using football as a tool to teach life lessons. Everyday at work, or somewhere in day-to-day life, I see something happening that the Greenville coaches have taught me how to deal with."

Derek Robinson
Admissions Counselor University of Phoenix
Phoenix, AZ
OL Class of '06

"Greenville taught me to think outside the box. So many cultures and backgrounds came together at our college, and it helped me in my communication techniques and basically taught me how to interact with others. I love and am so grateful for the staff and program that I was blessed to be a part of while I was at Greenville. We all need role models and mentors, and Greenville blessed me with mine. I believe whole heartedly that parents alone cannot raise a boy to be a man, it also takes a community, and that is what Greenville gives, not just offers!"


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Panthers Focus on Important 2nd Season

As the new semester is starting up, the Greenville Panthers are already preparing for next season by focusing on 2nd Season. The Panthers don't refer to it as the off season because they don't see it as off time, but as a new season of competition and hard work. Coming off a 6-4 season, the Panthers are returning 18 starters and have very high expectations for the 2009 season.

The Panthers focus during 2nd season is in the weight room. Strength and Condition coach Jon Leman says "We are committed to being great at all aspects of football. In 2nd season, when you are not on the field, the weight room is where you compete, and it is where you get better. With us returning so many starters, our gains in the weight room are what is going to push us to the next level."

The Panthers are also focused on perfecting the offense and defense during 2nd season. Junior FS Scott Schneider talks about the importance of this focus. " Our daily 7-on-7 sessions have really helped us stay sharp on our plays and assignments. I think this focus is really going to help us next season."

The Panthers being spring practice begins in March. During this time, the Panthers participate in non-padded practice by NCAA rule. The lack of pads does not, however, take away from the intensity of the practice. Sophomore Right Tackle David Butler says "Having no pads doesn't make a difference to us. We still are physical and focused, just like it is a real, full padded practice. I think our spring practices are a really important time to put in new plays, as well as get better at the rest."

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