Saint John’s Football Staff
John Andreoli (Head Coach)
John returns to St. John’s for his 15th year as head football coach, directing St. John’s to a record of 128 wins and 41 losses (.757 winning percentage) . St. John’s has won five Division I/IAA Central/Western MA Super Bowl Championships, two Division II/III Central/Western MA District Championships (2013, 2017) and earned two State Championship appearances (2013, 2017). St. John’s won the 2017 Division III State Championship.
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 (Miami Dolphins), Kevin Coyle (Miami Dolphins), Frank Novak (Green Bay Packers), Dan Allen (Holy Cross/Boston University) and current St. John’s Athletic Director, Pat White. John earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Clark University and graduated from Harvard Business School (29th OPM).
Pat White (Director of Athletics/Freshman Defensive Coordinator)
A 1979 graduate of Norwich University
, Pat returns to the St. John’s sideline over thirty six 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 linebackers.
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. Coach White was recently honored with the outstanding Contribution to CMASS Football from the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Joseph R. Mewhiney Chapter.
Chris Moriarty (Associate Head Coach / Offensive Coordinator / QB’s)
1998 graduate of the College of the Holy Cross. Coach Moriarty returns to St. John's for a 9th 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. He was recently named Associate Head Coach here at St. John’s.
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 Division II Super Bowl.
St John’s has consistently been one of the highest scoring teams in Central Mass during Coach Moriarty’s tenure here and led the state in yards per game during the 2012 season. This past season, St. John’s averaged over 50 ppg and was the second highest scoring team in Massachusetts High School football history en route to the Massachusetts State Championship. Five different quarterbacks have thrown for more than 2,000 yards in a season at St. John’s under Coach Moriarty, including Andrew Smiley, who broke the Central Mass single season passing record in 2012, and Steve Bucciaglia (2017) who is the third all-time leading passer in Massachusetts history with 3,601 single season passing yards)
Three of Coach Mo's former players, Ron Brace (Patriots; 2011 2nd round; 40th overall), Richard Rodgers (Packers; 2014 3rd round; 98th overall), and Dan Light (FA St. Kansas City Chiefs) have been drafted or signed in the NFL.
Coach Mo was named Assistant Coach of the year in 2017 by the Massachusetts High School Football Coaches Association.
Bill Feraco (Offensive Line)
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 math 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 returns for his 15th
season at St. John’s.
Greg Blondin (Receivers)
Greg returns to Saint John’s for his 19th year as a football coach. A computer science teacher 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.
Two of Coach Blondin’s former players, Rob Blanchflower (Pittsburgh Steelers; 2014 7th round) and Richard Rodgers (Packers; 2014 3rd round; 98th overall), were drafted in the NFL.
Paul Capstick (Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs)
Paul returns for his 15th
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. Army.
Michael Foley (Special Teams Coordinator/Defensive Line)
A 2007 St. John’s graduate, and former football captain at St. John’s, Mike returns to St. John’s for his 6th year as a coach. While at St. John’s, Mike’s teams earned three Super Bowl Championships (2004, 2005 & 2006. Mike went on to star at Assumption College as a four year starter at defensive tackle, and earned all-conference honors. Mike was elected team captain in both Junior and Senior years at Assumption. He begins his sixth year on the St. John’s faculty.
Steve Davis (Strength & Conditioning)
Steve serves on the St. John’s Faculty as a Biology teacher, and serves as strength & conditioning coordinator at St. John’s, working with all students to improve wellness, core strength and speed. Steve graduated from St. John’s in 1990, Clark University 1994 (B.A. Chemistry with honors) and earned a Master’s Degree in Biology from Clark University in 1997. Steve received the CSCS designation from the National Strength & Conditioning Coaches Association in 2001, and is certified at all CrossFit levels. He is a State Referee for the U.S. Powerlifitng Association and serves as Assistant Powerlifting Coach of Team USA. Steve served as Freshman Football coach at St. John’s from 1998-2002, and is Head Coach of the St. John’s Powerlifting Club.
Sean Hastings (Freshman)
Sean returns to the sidelines for his 11th year at St. John’s. He serviced as an assistant coach from 2003-2004, and Freshman coach from 2004-2005. A Certified Strength & conditioning Specialist, Sean served as the weight room director from 1998-2002.
Sean was defensive coordinator for the Shrewsbury American Youth Football Team (Shrewsbury Patriots), leading the team to the State Championship in 2011. He also coached the Central Mass. All Star team (Central Mass. Patriots) who were crowned National Champions. Sean has taught Biology at St. John’s since 1999.
John Perron (Defensive Backs)
John Perron returns for his 5th year coaching the secondary. A three-sport athlete and captain at St. John’s from 2004-2008, John graduated from WPI where he earned Liberty All League honors as a three year starter at defensive back. John was the recipient of the McNulty Award at St. John’s in 2008, recognizing the school’s outstanding student athlete.
John played football professionally in the Europe Football League following graduation from WPI, while simultaneously earning a Master’s Degree.
John Andreoli, Jr. (Skill Position Special Assistant)
John Andreoli returns for his 5th year as Skill Position Special Assistant, working with offensive skill positional players. A three-sport athlete at St. John’s from 2004-2008, John graduated from the University of Connecticut where he earned All Big East, All American and NCAA Baseball All-Tournament Team honors. His teams won the Big East Conference Championship in 2011 and appeared in two consecutive NCAA Division I Baseball tournaments advancing to the Super Regional tournament in 2011. John was a Cape Cod League All Star and was drafted in the 17th Round of the 2011 MLB draft by the Chicago Cubs. John made his Major League debut with the Seattle Mariners in May of 2018 and will join the St. John’s staff upon the conclusion of the 2018 baseball season.
John Mullen (Freshman Offensive Line)
John enters his fifth year coaching the St. John’s freshman offensive line. John was a captain at Saint John’s playing offensive guard and tackle on three Super Bowl Championships (2004, 2005 & 2006).
John began his tenure at Saint John’s teaching Computer Science and History. John currently serves as the Assistant Director of Technology. In addition to coaching football, John is the Head Coach of the Freshman hockey team. John has also served as the Head Coach for the Freshman (2011-2012) and JV (2013) Baseball teams. John graduated from Assumption College in 2010 with a Bachelor’s Degree in History.
Tom enters his 8th year as assistant football and baseball coach St. John’s. He graduated from Assumption College in 1990 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Management, and from Anna Maria College in 1998 with a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice. While at Assumption, Tom was a four year starter and two year Captain of the Baseball team. He was named Northeast 10 MVP in 1990.
A 1986 graduate of St. John’s, Tom was a three year member of the baseball and football teams, leading the Pioneers to a Super Bowl Championship in 1985.
Tom serves as a police officer in the Worcester Police Department.
Mike Pedone (Offensive Special Assistant)
A 1993 graduate of St. John’s, Mike Pedone returns to St. John’s with sixteen years of college football coaching experience, including 15 years at the College of the Holy Cross, and three as offensive coordinator.
In his three years as offensive coordinator, Pedone has directed one of the most prolific offenses in the nation. During the 2008 season, he led a unit which ranked second in the country in passing offense (348.9 yards/game), sixth in total offense (455.5yards/game) and 15th in scoring offense (34.4 points/game), while in 2009 the Crusaders stood fourth in the nation in passing offense (314.9 yards/game), sixth in total offense (433.6 yards/game) and13th in scoring offense (32.2 points/game).
During his first 12 years at Holy Cross, Pedone developed several All-Patriot League offensive linemen, including David Cannon, Chris Conley, Jefferson Exil, Steve Fox, Jamie Grabowski, Hall McMillan, Dan Nolan, Patrick Quay and Andrew Schoepfer. In 2007, he led an offensive line which paved the way for the Crusaders to lead the Patriot League in scoring (35.9 points per game), total offense (463.4 yards per game) and passing offense(335.2 yards per game). Pedone’s offensive line also allowed just 14 sacks during the 2007 season.
Pedone is a graduate of Boston University, earning his bachelor’s degree in 1994 and a master’s degree in1996. He had a distinguished career playing for the Terriers, serving as captain of the 1993 and 1994 teams which advanced to the NCAA Division I-AA playoffs. He began his career as a defensive lineman, but after switching to the offensive line in 1993, he earned All-Yankee Conference, All-East and honorable mention All-America honors in 1994.
Steve Bucciaglia (Linebackers)
Steve returns to St. John’s for his 7th year on the defensive staff. He first joined the St. John’s staff in 1999 as defensive coordinator on Tony Wood’s staff. Steve re-joined the St. John’s program in 2017 following 13 years as defensive coordinator at Doherty Memorial High School, where also teaches. Steve was a standout player at St. Peter’s High School and Assumption College. Steve’s son, Steven Jr. is a freshman quarterback at Assumption College, following an outstanding career at St. John’s, where he was named to the Massachusetts All State (Super 26) team, and earned Central Mass Offensive MVP honors as the third all-time leading passer in Massachusetts history.