2024 Season Information

Friday, June 28, 2024

Monday, July 29, 2024


Thursday, August 15, 2024
4:00 PM - Equipment Distribution for Seniors
4:15 PM - Equipment Distribution for Juniors
4:30 PM - Equipment Distribution for Sophomores
5:00 PM - Equipment Distribution for Freshman

Friday, August 16, 2024
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Day 1
Saturday, August 17, 2024
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM - Day 2
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM - Film
Monday, August 19, 2024, through Thursday, August 22, 2024
3:00 PM - 6:15 PM - O/D Meetings followed by Practice
Friday, August 23, 2024
8:30 AM - 11:00 AM - Practice
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM - O/D Meetings followed by Practice
Saturday, August 24, 2024
3:00 PM - Varsity Scrimmage at Brockton (SAT Day)
Monday, August 26, 2024, through Friday, August 30, 2024
3:00 PM - 6:15 PM - O/D Meetings followed by Practice
Saturday, August 31, 2024
10:00 AM - Varsity Scrimmage vs. King Phillip

About Pioneer Football


Freshman, J.V., Varsity

Head Coach
John Vassar

Mission Statement
The Saint John’s football program supports the institutional mission by providing student-athletes with exceptional educational and athletic opportunities while fostering the formation of the whole person: spiritual, social, physical, intellectual. We commit to regional leadership, excellence and the highest ethical standards in athletics. We will sustain a strong family and community base of support by presenting outstanding interscholastic athletics, developing exceptional student-athletes and a positive public identity for the institution.

Values & commitments, education and enrichment of the student athlete – The coaching staff is committed to providing each student-athlete with Christian value based educational opportunities, moral and spiritual guidance and the highest levels of athletic competition to help him grow as a total person. The program values competitive athletic and academic experiences that build self-esteem, moral responsibility, community leadership and an appreciation of life-long learning.

Integrity in all aspects of behavior – The highest sense of integrity shall characterize every aspect of policy and performance in the Saint John’s football program. All participants shall exemplify impeccable integrity – be they student athletes, coaches or managers.

Excellence throughout the organization – Excellence shall permeate the performance, the people and achievements. Seeking excellence academically, athletically and socially is crucial to the development of our young men. It is imperative that high expectations characterize our behavior on the field, in the classroom, and in our community.

Respect for the individual – The program is committed to reinforcing and enhancing a climate of mutual respect. The program will recognize and appreciate the contributions of individuals throughout the institution and encourage open communication with our families, players and faculty.

A tradition of leadership – The traditions of Saint John’s High School athletics – leadership, individual and team achievements an intense pride and loyalty, commitment to Christian values and community service – have in large part driven the success and reputation of the school for generations. The Saint John’s football program is committed to enhance and build upon these traditions for the development of current, past and future members of the Saint John’s family.

Coaching Philosophy

Saint John’s student-athletes participate at the highest levels of interscholastic competition while matriculating a demanding and intensive academic curriculum. Our coaching staff will be an extension of the academic faculty relative to academic priorities, disciplinary policies, building moral and spiritual character and fostering commitment to excellence.

Our coaches will work to instill valuable character traits such as unselfishness, a solid work ethic and the ability for a player to see beyond his own success. We will focus on the team and not the individual.

Our coaching staff will motivate our players with positive reinforcement, engage in open communication and demonstrate predictable behavior.

Our program will be inclusive and expansive for all class levels. The program will be seamless between Varsity, JV and freshmen levels as respects practice and game plan development.

Fundamentals will be drilled at all levels. Practices will be designed to reinforce fundamentals and create a learning environment. Drills will simulate game situations at all times. Physical conditioning will be a priority at all levels, at all times. Practice planning will follow college level structure.

Coaches will be available to assist student-athletes throughout the college recruiting process and will utilize the network of college coaches to assist student-athletes in any capacity at any level.
History & Championships
Over the past eleven seasons, Saint John's Varsity has held an overall record of 99-35, and has won five Division I/IAA Super Bowl Championships



Former Football Players in the College Ranks (All Sports 2005-2011)

(Name, School | Conference)
Mike Abraham, Eckerd | Sunshine State
John Andreoli, UCONN | Big East
Pat Armenti, Bryant | Northeast Conference
Rob Blanchflower, UMASS | CAA
Scott Boosahda, Norwich | North Atlantic
Sean Burlinson, Assumption | Northeast-10
Connor Candito, Sacred Heart | Northeast
Nick Candito, Bryant | Northeast Conference
Zach Demma, Bates | NESCAC
Eric Dickson, UMASS | CAA
Christian Dulmaine, Bowdoin | NESCAC
Will Feraco, WPI | NEWMAC
Michael Foley ‘07, Assumption | Northeast-10
Michael Foley ‘06, Assumption | Northeast-10
Tom Fontecchio, WPI | NEWMAC
Tim Granger, WPI | NEWMAC
Kevin Griffin, Mass Maritime | MSCAC
Mike Hogan, Stonehill | Northeast-10
Greg Iaccarino, Bridgewater State | MSCAC
Phil Iaccarino, Stonehill | Northeast-10
Zach Jacques, Assumption | Northeast-10
Scott Kjellberg, Oberlin | North Coast Athletic
Zack Kofos, Bates | NESCAC
Dan Light, Fordham | Patriot League
James Lizotte, UMASS | CAA
Brandon Logee, Assumption | Northeast-10
Patrick Lowe, Holy Cross | Patriot League
Chris Martineau, WPI | NEWMAC
James McGillicuddy, Stanford | PAC-10
Tyler McKeon, Sacred Heart | Northeast Conference
Troy Moore, Sacred Heart | Northeast Conference
Pat Moynihan, WPI | NEWMAC
Griffin Murphy, Fordham | Patriot League
Pat O’Neill, Bates | NESCAC
Colin O’Rourke, Wagner | Northeast-10
Mark Ozarowski, Colby | NESCAC
Alex Papoojian, Assumption | Big South
Ross Pentland, Central Conn. | Northeast Conference
John Perron, WPI | NEWMAC
Tyler Pike, Salve Regina | Commonwealth Coast
Kevin Quaranto, Siena | MAAC
Richard Rodgers, Cal | PAC-10
Mike Repetto, Springfield | Empire 8
Ben Roopenian, Trinity | NESCAC
Anthony Souffrant, MIT | NEWMAC
Billy Vitello, Washington & Lee | Old Dominion Conf.
Kevin White, WPI | NEWMAC
Tim Wickstrom, Bowdoin | NESCAC
Joe Young, Yale | Ivy League