Saint John’s Football Staff
John returns to St. John’s for his 8th year as head football coach, directing St. John’s to a record of 66 wins, 18 losses. St. John’s has won five Division I/IAA Central/Western MA Super Bowl
Championships over the past seven years. He was awarded the Contribution to Central Mass
Football Award by the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame - Central MA
Chapter in 2010.
John is a 1978 graduate of St. John’s where he was a First Team Telegram & Gazette Central MA
All-Star and member of the 1977 Saint John’s Super Bowl Championship and 1975 Super Bowl
teams. A 1982 graduate of the College of the Holy Cross, John earned First Team Division I All
New-England and All East Honors as a defensive end. He captained the Crusaders in his senior
year and was named Crusader of the Year as the school’s outstanding student-athlete. He was
elected to the Holy Cross Varsity Club Hall of Fame in 2000.
John played professionally for the Boston Breakers in the USFL and spent the 1984 season on
injured reserve with the New England Patriots. He coached under the legendary Rick Carter
at Holy Cross on the staff that included Mark Duffner (Jacksonville Jaguars), Kevin Coyle
(Cincinnati Bengals), Frank Novak (Green Bay Packers), Dan Allen (Holy Cross/Boston
University) and current St. John’s Associate Head Coach, Pat White. John earned a Masters
Degree in Business Administration from Clark University and graduated from Harvard Business
School (29th OPM).
John and his wife Karen have two children, John '08, and Kathryn.
(Director of Athletics/Outside Linebackers)
A 1979 graduate of Norwich University, Pat returns to the St. John’s sideline as Associate
Head Coach with over thirty years of coaching experience at the high school and collegiate
level within Division IAA, II and III programs. Pat served as defensive coordinator at WPI and
Assumption College as well as an assistant under legendary coach Rick Carter at the College of
the Holy Cross. Pat is currently the Athletic Director at St. John’s and will work with the outside
Pat earned a Master’s Degree in Health Education from Worcester State College in 1982. In
February 2007, Pat was honored by the Emerald Club of Worcester with the distinguished Quiet
Citizen award for his community service. He founded the Mass Vets Shelter/St. John’s Football
Community Service Program.
Pat and his wife Karen have two children, Kevin '06 and Kellie.
1998 Graduate of the College of the Holy Cross. Coach Moriarty returns to St. John's for a
second season after serving as the Head Football Coach at Burncoat High School in Worcester
for seven seasons. After taking over a struggling program, Coach Moriarty led the Patriots to 50
wins over a six year span, including two Super Bowl appearances.
Coach Moriarty's 2004 squad completed a perfect 12-0 season with a 32-26 win over St. Joseph's
of Pittsfield in the Central MA - Western Ma Div II Super Bowl. That 2004 team still holds
5 state offensive records, including passing yards (424), attempts (46), completions (32),
individual receptions (17), and individual receiving yards (217).
Coach Mo's former player, Ron Brace, was recently taken by the New England Patriots in the 2nd
round (40th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft. He and his wife Jillian arre the proud parents of daughter, Caleigh (age 3) and a son Jack (age 1).
(Special Offensive Assistant)
Bob returns for his second season with the current St. John’s Staff as a special assistant. Bob’s
distinguished coaching career spans over thirty-five years at the high school, college and
professional level. Bob was formerly the Head Football Coach at St. John’s through the early
1980’s where he led the Pioneers to three Division I Super Bowls and earned Massachusetts
Coach of the Year Honors. Bob moved on to the collegiate ranks at Boston University, College
of the Holy Cross under Coach Dan Allen and Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where he coached
tight ends, special teams and kicking specialists. Bob was most recently the head football coach
for the Corinthian Falcons of the Austrian League of American Football.
A native of Worcester MA Rob brings several years of coaching experience into his 8th season
at St. John’s. Rob began his coaching career as North High School and with the Worcester
Cowboys Pop Warner Football program. Rob was an outstanding two-way player at Worcester’s
North High School earning all city honors.
Bill graduated from St. John’s in 1981 and went on to WPI where he was a three-year starter for
the Engineers at offensive tackle. Bill was an offensive leader on the 1983 undefeated WPI team
(one of three in the school’s history). Bill earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering/
Biotechnology in 1985 and currently teaches in the engineering department at Doherty High School.
Bill served fifteen years as an assistant coach at Bay Path Regional High School. He led the Bay Path offense to nine Super Bowl appearances.
Bill has two sons Wil '09, and James '11
Greg returns to Saint John’s for his twelfth year as a football coach. A computer science teacher
and Department Chair at St. John’s, Greg will work with the receivers.
Greg graduated from Worcester State College (BS Mathematics) in 1995 and received a Master
of Education with a concentration in Computer Technology from Lesley College in 1998. Greg
serves as the Head Alpine Ski coach at St. John’s.
(Defensive Coordinator/ Defensive Backs)
Paul returns for his sixth year on the St. John’s football staff, and faculty member in the
history department. Paul graduated from St. John’s in 1975 following an outstanding football
career, earning the Hazelhurst Award as the most valuable lineman in the St. John’s/St. Peter’s
Thanksgiving Day Game. He then attended WPI for one year where he started for the varsity
football team as a freshman. Subsequently he transferred to the United States Military Academy
at West Point where he played football for one year. Upon graduating from West Point, Paul
served twenty-four years as an Army officer, starting as a paratrooper in the U.S. Army’s
82nd Airborne Division and culminating as the Deputy Director of the US Army’s Criminal
Investigation Command. He earned dual master’s degrees from The George Washington
University and US Army War College. Paul retired with the rank of full Colonel in the U.S.
In addition to coaching football, Paul serves as an assistant baseball coach at St. John’s.
Paul and his wife Tracey have three children, Paul, Jr. '08, Melissa and Whitney.
(Offensive Coordinator – Freshman)
Zach graduated from St. John's in 2005 and joins the coaching staff for his first season in
2010. Zach played outside linebacker for the Pioneers and was a member of the 2004 Central/
Western Mass. Div I Super Bowl Championship team. He went on to play three seasons at Bates
College as a defensive back and twice won the team's Stephen B. Ritter Award for academic
achievement. Zach received his B.S. in Biology from Bates in 2009 and is currently working as a
research assistant in microbiology at the UMass Medical School.
(Offensive Line – Freshman/JV Defense)
Jim returns for his second season at St. John’s working with the freshman offensive line. Jim
is a 1984 graduate of St. John’s playing four years under Coach Bob Bradley, he was elected
captain his senior year. He went on to Holy Cross where he played four years at offensive line
and linebacker under current and former NFL coaches Mark Duffner, Tom Rosselly, Mike
Sherman and Kevin Coyle. In his senior year, the undefeated (11-0) Crusaders won the Lambert
Cup trophy as the top team in the ECAC, and were ranked #1 in the nation in Division IAA. Jim
earned a BA from the College of the Holy Cross in 1988.
Jim and his wife Leslie have three children, Jimmy a sophomore at St. John's, Caroline and Mary.
(Strength & Conditioning)
Steve serves as strength & conditioning coordinator at St. John’s, working with all students to
improve wellness, core strength and speed. A graduate of St. John’s Steve served as a freshman
football coach and teaches Biology. Steve received the CSCS designation from the National
Strength & Conditioning Coaches Association