Get to Know the Staff at Greenville College

Have you ever asked yourself, who exactly are those men wearing headsets on Saturday afternoons? Over the next few days we will be sharing some content that will help you understand why these men began coaching and what they are doing to make Greenville College Football a unique program. 

Today, we are sharing a video that features Offensive Coordinator Josh Flannery. Coach shares his path to coaching and a few things he does in the offseason to pour into the team.



Merry Christmas!

This Christmas day, Coach Schomaker reads from Luke to remind us why we celebrate Christmas.


More Post-Season Honors! Four Players Represent Greenville In the NCCAA All-American Awards

The NCCAA announced this year’s All-Americans for football this past week. Greenville College was represented by four players this year.

Robert Deering a Senior from Osceola, Indiana was awarded 1st team All-American at the linebacker position.

Joey Silva a Senior from Princeton, California was also awarded 1st team All-American at the defensive line position.

Nick Morrow, a Junior from Huntsville, Alabama was awarded 2nd team All-American at the Safety position.

Andres Flores, a Junior from Stockton, California was also awarded 2nd team All-American on the offensive line.


It's an Even Split! Greenville Represented by Three Players on Each Side of the Ball

On Wednesday, the UMAC (Upper Midwest Athletic Conference) announced this year's all conference teams and player of the year awards. Greenville had an even split of three panthers on each side of the ball.

Robert Deering (Osceola, IN) a Sr. linebacker was elected (1st) first-team all conference. Robert had an extremely productive year for the panthers, leading the conference in solo tackles (65), tackles per game (12.0) and total tackles (120). Robert was also given the sportsmanship award for Greenville College. His motor and effort will be missed next season.

Joey Silva (Princeton, CA) a Sr. defensive end/ line backer was elected (1st)  first-team all conference at the defensive line position. Joey was second in the conference with eight (8) sacks while also totaling forty-two (42) sack yards on the season. Joey also was third in the conference in tackles for loss this season. Joey’s motor and passion became a sparkplug for the 2015 team.

Nick Morrow (Huntsville, AL) a Jr. safety was the final defensive panther elected (1st) first-team all conference. Nick was ninth (9th) in the conference with forty-eight (48) tackles and was fourth (4th) in tackles for loss with fifteen (15). Nick’s closing speed and explosiveness made him a threat in both run and pass defense. Nick will be back next season to bring havoc to opposing offenses. 

Transitioning to the offensive side of the ball, Hamid Camara (Bakersfield, CA) a Jr. running back was elected first-team all conference.  Hamid was second in the conference with one thousand and one (1,001) yards rushing and totaled nine (9) rushing touchdowns on the season. His explosiveness in-between the tackles and ability to break tackles in the open field was essential to the Panthers’ run game.

Andres Flores (Stockton, CA) a Jr. offensive tackle was also elected (1st) first-team all conference. This season was Andres’ third year of varsity experience and it showed on the field. Andres led the team in knockdowns and created great movement in short yardage situations. Andres will be back next year to lead the Panthers’ OL.

Lastly, Corbin Quinonez (Tulare, CA) a Jr. tight end, was elected second (2nd) team all conference. Corbin’s ability to catch the ball downfield while also blocking inside the tackle box allowed the offense to be more balanced this season. Corbin caught twenty-four (24) passes this season and averaged eleven point six (11.6) yards per catch. Corbin will also be back for next season.

Congratulations to our All-conference players on an outstanding season!


Closing The Potential Performance Gap One Game at A Time

This past Saturday, Greenville fell short of a fourth quarter comeback against the University of Northwestern 21-19. Greenville trailed at the end of the first half 21-0, but made a valiant effort to capture the first home victory of the season. The team is playing some of the best football it has played all season, but the challenge still lies in the ability to play a complete game with focus, passion and energy. Coach Schomaker talks about the game in this short interview and also discusses the awesome opportunity to pray with the Eagles of UNW.


A Step in the Right Direction... Post Game Thoughts with Coach Schomaker

This past Saturday, the team got back on the right track and made improvements in a win against Martin Luther, 47-21. In this short video, Coach Schomaker talks about those improvements and highlights a few things from the game. Moving forward, the team plays Northwestern this Saturday and has the opportunity to build upon this past week's performance.


Post MacMurray Thoughts with Coach Schomaker

In this week's video, Coach Schomaker shares his thoughts on Saturday's game against MacMurray. Also, coach looks ahead to Saturday's game against Martin Luther.


Alumni Game Information for Those Who Are Playing

On Friday beginning at 12pm, equipment check out will take place until 1:30pm. Afterwards, alumni are given time to get tape if needed as well as time to get dressed for the game. The team will provide helmets, shoulder pads, and other gear needed to play. All alumni are asked to bring there own cleats for the game. Warm-ups will begin at 3pm with kickoff set for 4pm. Lastly, sign-ups are still open, so encourage any former teammates to sign up and participate in this awesome opportunity!


Post Crown Game Thoughts with Coach Schomaker

After a tough loss against Crown on Saturday, Coach Schomaker gives his thoughts on Saturday's game and discusses the team's focus for this week.


It's Gameday! Greenville College vs. Crown College

This week, the team has traveled to St. Bonifacius, Minnesota to play in a UMAC conference game against Crown College! Kickoff is set for 12pm Central Time and there will be a livestream available at http://portal.stretchinternet.com/crown/#live . Don't forget to follow us on Twitter and Periscope for live score updates along with Afterglow coverage @EMAPFootball !


Freshman DB John Stanley earns UMAC Defensive Player of the Week Honors

Freshman defensive back John Stanley (Bakersfield, Calif.) was awarded UMAC Defensive Player of the Week honors after having two interceptions in the fourth quarter against Eureka to secure a Greenville Victory this past Saturday. UMAC Defensive POW


Post Eureka Game Thoughts with Head Coach Robbie Schomaker

After the 35-14 win on saturday against Eureka College, Head Coach Robbie Schomaker reflected upon the game in this short video. Also, Schomaker shares his thoughts on this week's opponent, Crown College.


Championship Play Championship Lives Bowl Signups are Open!

A tradition for the past few years, Coach Schomaker is opening up the signup sheet for Greenville College Football alumni to play in this year's Championship Play Championship Lives Bowl. If you are an alumnus of the program and wish to play in this year's game, email Head Coach Robbie Schomaker at robbie.schomaker@greenville.edu . The game will take place on Friday Oct. 16, 2015 at 4pm. Equipment checkout will be earlier in the afternoon, and more details will be released as we get closer to the game.


Post IWU thoughts with Coach Schomaker

On Monday, Coach Schomaker shared with us his thoughts of last week's game against Iowa Wesleyan and what the week will look like leading to Westminster.


Post Millikin Thoughts with Coach Schomaker

This week's matchup was a great one versus Millikin University. With a close score at the half and a crazy third quarter, Greenville would fall to Millikin 34-16. Head Coach Robbie Schomaker gives us a recap of the game in this short video, as well as a look ahead into next week's game against Minnesota-Morris.


Online Spirit Wear Store is Open!

Fans, if you missed out on the spirit wear stores from earlier in the summer and still want to support your favorite team, check out this weekends' flash store! The clothing has a New look on it and is perfect for showing your support of Greenville College Football! But you need to hurry, the store will close on Sunday at Midnight!



Q&A with First Time Terminator David Kerley

As a way to highlight David for making it into the Terminator Club for the first time, we asked him a few questions and want to share his responses with everyone in the EMAP family! 

What was the first thing that went through your head when you found out you made Terminator Club?
 - The first thought I had was "Thank you Jesus!" 

What does earning this award mean to you? 
 - This award shows me that the hard work I put in this year along with God's help has payed off!

You made the last spot on Terminator club this year, how will ensure that you will be a Terminator again your senior year? 
- To continue to do my best in everything that I do.  

What is the definition of a Terminator to you?  
 - A person that doesn't give up and gives their all!

What perk of T-Club are you most looking forward to?   
 - I'm curious about what this years clothing is for the terminators!

What are you most looking forward to for the 2015 season?  

- Spending time with my EMAP family!

Thanks David for answering these questions! We are looking forward to you continuing the great effort you display on and off the field! 


Three Panther Defenders Receive Preseason All-American Honors

The 26th annual USA college football D-III All-American teams were announced and included three panthers amongst the defensive honorees. Senior Joey Silva was named 2nd team linebacker. Additionally, Juniors Cory Snyder and Nick Morrow received honorable mention. 

2nd Team all-American, Joey Silva is returning from a breakout junior year in which he lead the conference in tackles for loss at 18 as well as tying for first in sacks with 6.5. He added 2 forced fumbles and 80 interception return yards. Joey is one of the hardest working guys on the team and is our emotional leader on defense. He thoroughly enjoys the physical aspect of the game and is looking at a great senior season.

Honorable mention all-American, Cory Snyder is coming from a sophomore season that saw him start all 10 games and grow as our on the field general. Cory was 2nd on the team in tackles last year with 55 total. He also added 5 pass break ups, 2 tackles for a loss, 1 interception, and 1 forced fumble. Cory is one of the smartest players to take the field each Saturday and will do great things this fall. 

Also receiving honorable mention all–American is Nick Morrow. Nick led the Greenville defense in tackles in 2014 and is one of the best all around athletes in the conference.  Nick also cam in 5th in the conference in tackles for loss and had a knack for making big plays in 2014. He will be exciting to watch this fall and we can’t wait to see what he can do this year.


Spirit Wear is Back on Sale!

The online spirit wear store is back online for this week only! Don't forget that every item you buy helps out the program! The store will close on 7/12/15, so be sure to get your orders in quick!



Greenville College Class of 2019 - Part 2

EMAP Nation, be sure to check out part two of the Class of 2019 highlight video! Help us welcome these new players as they have decided to call Greenville their home for the next four years!


Making Gains in the Weight Room, On the Field, and in the Classroom!

This offseason has been one of great growth for our guys.  We saw some significant increase in strength and speed, while also seeing our guys make great strides as football players on the practice field during spring ball. However, we wanted to highlight something that often goes unannounced, ACADEMICS!

            This past semester, the football team was able to achieve a 2.97 average! This is a great step forward for our program, last spring we were at a 2.91 average. We want to achieve our goal of a 3.0 GPA and one day surpass it and that time will be here soon! As many of you may know, being a student athlete is not an easy task. Our guys dedicate many hours of the day to both athletics and academics knowing that they need to do so in order for success on and off the field. Not to mention they need to find time to sleep at night and time for somewhat of a social life.
            Looking at class GPA’s, the class with the highest GPA was the Sophomore class with a GPA of 3.2, with the Junior class just behind them. The Defensive Line led all position groups with a 3.36 GPA with the Wide Receivers coming in second at 3.12.

Now to highlight our academic Top 10 from this past semester.

1)   Jacob Stull 4.0 GPA
2)   Lincoln Johnson 4.0 GPA
3)   Daniel Findley 4.0 GPA
4)   Jacob Tibbetts 3.96 GPA
5)    Steven Davis 3.93 GPA
6)   Cory Moore 3.92 GPA
7)   Corbin Quinonez 3.85
8)   Derek Greifzu 3.84
9)   Will Plachta 3.81 GPA
10) Bryson Davis 3.74 GPA

Over HALF of our athletes on the roster were able to achieve a 3.0 or higher this semester! Great job gentlemen on getting after it in the classroom and continue to strive for greatness on and off the field!


Q&A with Will Cox, Defensive G.A. and Cornerbacks Coach

EMAP Nation, Help us welcome Will Cox to Greenville College! We are excited to have him join the staff! 

Tell us about your family and background.
I am the fourth out of five children. I was born in Texas but raised in rural Arkansas. I grew up in the church and having a relationships with Christ central to everything my family did. 

What is it about Greenville College and our football program that excites you and brings you here?
Greenville successfully marriages winning and creating men of character that go on to lead successful lives and are productive citizens, husbands, and fathers. I am incredibly excited to become apart of this. 

Why did you decide to get into coaching as a career?
Besides my own father some of the most influential men in my life were my coaches. Football teaches young men the importance of commitment, of teamwork, of drive, and most importantly how to respond to failure. These qualities and traits can become instilled in football. 

What about your experience at Highland High School and Concordia University would you like to bring to Greenville?
Probably the most important thing I have learned from Highland and Concordia is the importance of creating meaningful and lasting relationships with your players and fellow coaches. Greenville is very successful in creating lasting relationships. I hope to add to this and also learn from Greenville's success. 

What is your favorite memory of football as a player?
My favorite memory as a player winning conference as a junior in high school. Our high school had a tradition of winning but had fallen on hard times and had not had a winning season in five years. Winning conference and feeling as though all the extra time 
and extra work we put in made it all well worth it. 

What do you like to do in your free time?
Read or work out. 

Thanks Will for taking the time to answer these questions!


Spirit Wear for Family and Friends

Family and Friends of Greenville College Football,

Do you find yourself sleeping contently to an existential dream in which your favorite player is scoring a touchdown, making a sack, or opening a humongous hole with a pancake block? It’s all fine and wonderful and then wham! You wake up with cold sweats because you saw yourself in the dream surrounded by orange and black in the stands, but you had none of your own! Don’t make this dream a reality. This week the online team store is open for all of you who are looking for said gear! Simply click on the link below and check out the various selections of shirts, hoodies, etc. Now you can flare up the stands or show how proud you are that your son/nephew/grandson/friend is playing college football as you lounge at home.

Not only will you have the latest gear, but you will also be supporting our program!

But you must hurry, for the store closes on JUNE 20th which is THIS Saturday! Don’t be the only fan without Panther Gear!

Class of 2019: Chapter 7

Name: Chase Stamatis
Hometown: Cleveland, Missouri
High School: Christ Prep Academy
Position: Wide Receiver
Major: Undecided 
Coach Lira: Chase is a big time receiver, that was recruited by numerous colleges. Chase is such a dynamic receiver because he is a guy that can high point any ball an win majority of the time, he is a guy that can run by you and make big plays, or if he needs to he can lower his shoulder an run through you. Most importantly, he is a young man that pursues Christ in everything he does! I'm excited to see what he does with his time here at Greenville.
Why did He Choose Greenville: It just felt right. As soon as I stepped on campus I felt like I fit in. I also felt like this program really cares about the guys in it, and helps them become Godly leaders.

Name: Benjamin Mobley II 
Hometown: Nashville, Tennessee 
High School: Summit High School
Position: Tight End 
Major: Nursing 
Coach Flannery: Ben is a great addition to the GC football program!  From day one in the recruiting process Ben has been extremely excited about Greenville College.  He can play on either side of the football at a high level, but we are going to use him at the tight end position on offense.  He will be able to help us both in the run and pass game with his abilities and skill set.  I can’t wait to coach him this fall!
Why did He Choose Greenville: I chose Greenville because, it felt like it was the best choice to take my life to bigger and better opportunities. I am more then blessed for the opportunity the coaching staff gave me. I am more than ready to continue my football carrier with Greenville. Go panthers!  

Name: Tavon Joiner
Hometown: Oxford, Mississippi
High school: Lafayette High School
Position: Running Back & Slot Receiver
Coach Lira: I don't use this phrase often, but when I talk about Tavon it's very fitting..."Tavon is a baller!". This was a long recruiting process, and I am excited to welcome Tavon to Greenville. Tavon played in one of the toughest high school conferences in the country, and still was a 1,000 yard rusher. Excited to see what he does with his time here at Greenville.
Why Did He Choose Greenville: To be able to play ball after high school is a blessing, and I was excited when Greenville gave me an opportunity to do that.

Name: Tristan Daffara
Hometown:  Moline, Illinois
High School: East Moline Christian School
Position: Tight End
Major:  Meteorology
Coach Lira: Tristan is a big and smart young man, that has huge upside to him. He is a positive attitude individual with a great mindset. I am excited to see what his future holds. 
Why did you Choose Greenville: To play football and get an education in a Christ-centered environment. An I feel that Greenville was a place that provided that. 

Name: Austyn Simmons
Hometown: Jellico, TN
High School: Jellico High School
Position: Nose Guard
Major- Pre-Med
Coach Flannery: We are very excited that Austyn has decided to join Greenville College and our football family!  He comes from a great family that really want him to grow holistically in athletics, academics, and in his relationship with the Lord.  I can’t think of a better place for him to do that other than GC. 
Why did He Choose Greenville: The ability to be apart of the brotherhood of football under the Christian atmosphere with smaller more inclusive academic classes.

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