Panthers Named to Academic All-UMAC Team

On Tuesday the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) released the individual Academic All-Conference award winners for fall semester.

Thirteen members of the Greenville College Football team received the honor. To be named a Academic All-Conference s a 3.5 or better grade point average in the respective semester of competition is required.

The following Panthers were named to the Fall 2011 Academic All-Conference Team;

Trendon Amuzie (Grass Valley, CA),  Nathan Butler (West Frankfort, IL),  Jordan Cernek (Clinton, WI),  James Eyers (Brighton, IL), Brady Harre (Nashville, IL),  Joe Hubbs (San Antonio, TX) Cody Hutchin (Portland, OR) Andy Lozano (Desert Hot Springs, CA) Kirk Pearce (Rialto, CA) Matt Schuman (Geneva, IL) Jace Sloan (Hughson, CA) Chris Storey (Nashville, IL), and Bryan Waugh (Granite City, IL)

You can find the complete list of 2011 UMAC Fall Individual Academic All-Conference award winners here.


2011 ALL-NCCAA Football Team

On Thursday the 2011 ALL-NCCAA Football Team was announced. In addition to their spot in the NCCAA National Championship game, four members of the Greenville College Panthers were named to the team.

Senior LB Kiso Faletufaga (San Diego, CA) was named 1st Team Defense. Sophomore QB Brendan Chambers (San Clemente, CA) and Junior OL Trendon Amuzie(Grass Valley, CA) were named to the Special Mention Offensive Team. Senior Safety Andy Lozano (Desert Hot Springs, CA) was the lone Panther name to the Special Mention Defensive Team.

Each year the National Christian College Athletics Association (NCCAA) awards players from their member institutions for this prestigious team. This is a great honor for Greenville College Football program.


California Dreaming

This week Coach Robbie Schomaker and Coach Aaron Mingo will spend the week in sunny California. Although it is famous for being a vacation destantion this trip to the Golden State is strictly business.

Every day this week will be packed with school and home visits. Coach Schomaker and Mingo will travel all over the state to find the next great Panther.

California has long been Panther country. Since 2009 there have been 18 All-Conference players from California. 

If you need to get in touch with either coach this week the best way is by email. Coach Schomaker robbie.schomaker@greenville.edu and Coach Mingo aaron.mingo@greenville.edu .


Coach Schenk Resigns

Jake Schenk, defensive coordinator for the Greenville College Panthers, has recently resigned from his position with the Greenville College football program. The resignation was effective immediately.

In a statement sent to the team Schenk said,
"Life is full of transitions and many of you are starting to figure out and I believe God has a plan for us all. With much prayer, thought, advice from family and friends we have made the decision to move closer to family."

In his two seasons as defensive coordinator for the Panthers Schenk coached 10 All-UMAC players including the 2010 UMAC Defensive Player of the Year, Joel Deayon.

Coach Schenk will be remembered  as a passionate coach, a caring leader and a true man of God.


Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Today is the 26th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It is a day when we look back and remember one of the most important leaders during the Civil Rights movement in the 1960's.

As a football program we understand and respect the sacrifices and advances made in those times that allow us the peace and prosperity that we have.

Dr. King was man who was called to stand up in the face of oppression. Dr. King was a courageous leader who loved and feared God. It was his deep faith that allowed him to live a courageous s life.

As a football program we are teaching young men to have this same type of courage. We want them to have the ability to do the right thing no matter how difficult it may seem. We teach them that courage comes from the power of the Holy Spirit that dwells inside us.

The Bible tells us that “For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.” 2 Timothy 1:7.

"The non-violent movement of the civil rights struggle illustrated the power of the Sermon on the Mount. Jesus taught us to turn the other cheek to violence, to love your enemy and pray for those you persecuted you. Those people lived Jesus message and I benefit from their obedience. I wonder what would happen in this country if followers of Christ would actually do what He says by praying for our enemies in 2012?" –Head Coach Ordell Walker.


Greenville Celebrates MLK

Monday  January 16th the Greenville College community will celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The college with take a break from regular classes to reflect on the mission of Dr. King. Students, faculty and staff are encourage to participate in all of the sessions.

Head Coach Ordell Walker will be on the diversity panel at 1:15pm.The following is the complete schedule of events on campus.

9.30 am Chapel  (Ladue Auditorium)  Lloyd Nick is leading worship Michael Carlisle is reciting "I have a dream" Dr. Theresa Holden - speaking

10.30 am Session 1 & 2

Session 1 (Upper Union) - Students from the Education department (faculty sponsor Karlene Johnson)

Session 2 (Marston 301) - Student from the Digital Media department (faculty sponsor Jessa Wilcoxen

11.30 am Service Organizations Opportunity Fair (DC) 

1.15 pm Session 3 & 4

Session 3 (Snyder 104) - Diversity Panel - Dr. Dunkley, Dunnington, T. Holden and Coaches Patton & Walker.

Session 4 (Upper Union) - Students from the Education department (faculty sponsor Theresa Holden)

2.00 pm Closing Session (Ladue Auditorium) Special Guest Speaker and Music - Pastor Glenda Taylor (Living Word Fellowship Church)

5.00 pm Continuation of Service Organization Opportunity Fair (DC)

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