The 2015 Philly Trip is finally upon us. Its been 4 years since the Greenville College Football program set foot back in Philly Check out our updates here everyday over the next 10 days and learn what missions work looks like EMAP style.
Today was the first day of our 10 day adventure. 16 of us packed one people mover and a minivan and left Greenville at 4:15PM, after classes had ended for the day. The trip was just 5 hours as we stopped "halfway" in Mason, OH, home of our Head Coach Robbie Schomaker. The ride was a lively one including a stop at a Cinnabon for senior Robert Deering.
Name: Jacob Coffin
Hometown: Homer, Illinois
High School: Heritage High School
Position: Offensive Line
Major: Environmental Science
Coach Lira: Jacob is a monster on the offensive line! He is a guy that we are really excited about. Jacob was highly recruited from Illinois, and we are excited for the leadership he is going to bring to the team!
Why did He Choose Greenville: I chose Greenville because I am a follower of God and I love the Christian atmosphere on and off the field. I also enjoy what the coaches are teaching about the brotherhood and becoming a better man. Also, the program has a lot of success and they are more of a run team, and I've always been on a run team.
Name: Tucker Tompkins
Hometown: Redding, California
High School: University Preparatory School
Position: Slot Receiver, Running Back
Major: Physical Education
Coach Laune: We are very excited about Tucker! He is exactly the kind of well rounded, high character student athlete that we are looking for in this program. He has tremendous potential within our offense and we are looking forward to seeing what he can do. Why did He Choose Greenville: I chose Greenville College because it felt like home, I loved the Christian atmosphere, and I get to play the sport I love for an excelling program.
Name: Jack Packwood
Hometown: Poway, California
High School: Del Norte High School
Position: Defensive End/ Linebacker
Major: Criminal Justice
Coach Lira: The thing I love about Jack, he is a natural SPARK PLUG! He is a guy that makes big plays happen through his hustle, effort, and perseverance. He doesn't shock you with his size, but when you watch this young man play he leaves it all on the field!
Why did He Choose Greenville: I loved the school and the small town feel of it. Great group of people as well.
Name: Bradley Stubbs
Hometown: Hazel Green, Alabama
High School: Hazel Green High School
Major: Sports Management
Coach Laune: Brad is a guy that we expect to make an immediate impact for us on Saturdays. He is a great leader and an unmatched work ethic. We are very excited to see his kicks going through the back of the end zone on Saturdays!
Why did he Choose Greenville: I loved how the coaches and players treated me at Greenville. I immediately felt like part of a family when I got on campus. I also loved the Christian atmosphere at Greenville College and the Christian morals and values taught by the coaches and professors. I am very excited to be a part of Greenville's football program and I'm looking forward to doing a lot of great things while I'm there!