Mourning Upper Darby legend Jack Shingle

Sad news in the Delco football community. Jack Shingle, former Upper Darby and CYO head coach, died Saturday. He was 72.

Shingle coached the Royals from 1988-94. He also held assistant positions at West Catholic, The Haverford School and Cardinal O’Hara.

In a career that spanned nearly 50 years, Shingle began at St. Laurence School in Highland Park, coaching the JV football program. He also coached young players at Most Blessed Sacrament, St. Cyril of Alexandria and St. Charles Borromeo parish schools as well as the Drexel Hill Raiders.

He also coached the Upper Darby Sharks, a semi-pro team.

He served as 4th District councilman in Upper Darby for 20 years.

To view his obituary, click here.

Bonner & Prendergast promotes Muldoon to head coach

Hey, in case you missed it (and chances are you did)…

Jack Muldoon is the new head coach at Bonner & Prendergast.

Muldoon was assistant head coach and recruiting coordinator for the Friars last fall. He is a 1975 Monsignor Bonner graduate who has decades of high school coaching experience as an assistant, including 12 years at St. Joseph’s Prep.

Muldoon replaces Greg “Bubba” Bernhardt, who was fired in November after four seasons.

The school did not issue an official press release, instead revealing the news on Twitter last Saturday.

The Daily Times has requested, via emails and phone messages to Bonner & Prendergast’s athletics department officials, to contact Muldoon. Those requests have gone unanswered.

Archbishop Carroll hires Dan Connor

Archbishop Carroll has hired Strath Haven legend and former NFL linebacker Dan Connor to be its new head football coach.

After retiring from football in 2013, Connor spent the last two years as an assistant coach at West Chester University.

“This is a great opportunity for me to coach at Archbishop Carroll with its rich history and excellence in both academics and athletics,” Connor said in a press release. “It felt like home the minute I walked into the school.”

Connor is the successor for Joe Powel, who was let go after five seasons at the Carroll helm.

More details to come on PaPrepLive.com

All-Del Val League

Here are the 2015 All-Del Val League teams. As always, the Daily Times has no input in the selection process of all-league teams.

FIRST TEAM
Offense

QB – Javon Lindsey-Terrell, Penn Wood
RB – Kevin Miller, Chichester
RB – Tayvon Ruley, Penn Wood
FB – Quadir Gibson, Glen Mills
WR – Jawan Collins, Academy Park
WR – Raheim Bowens, Penn Wood
WR – Jaquan Flood, Chester
WR – Martin Frempong, Chichester
TE – Chase Pattinson, Interboro
OL – D’Andre Dill, Chester
OL – Quentin Frangelli, Interboro
OL – Brandyne Tynes, Interboro
OL – Nykeal Jalloh, Academy Park
OL – Damian Graham, Glen Mills
AP – Jeremy Dembry, Academy Park
AP – Chris Hummel, Interboro

SECOND TEAM
Offense

QB – Danny Mea, Interboro
RB – Chris Thomas, Interboro
RB – Jermaine Wesley, Academy Park
FB – Lamar Shaw, Interboro
WR – DeAndray Covert, Academy Park
WR – Roland Morris, Glen Mills
WR – Matt DiSands, Interboro
TE – Tacor Penn, Glen Mills
OL – Jordan Johnson, Penn Wood
OL – Andrew Wilson, Chichester
OL – Dan Kemp, Academy Park
OL – Chris Thomas, Academy Park
OL – Desmond Hardy, Chester
AP – Ed Nelson Jr., Chester

FIRST TEAM
Defense

DL – Togba Porter Porte, Academy Park
DL – Jeremy Dembry, Academy Park
DL – Semaj Robinson, Glen Mills
DL – D’Andre Dill, Chester
DL – Chase Pattinson, Interboro
LB – Terrel Lee, Academy Park
LB – Will McQueen, Academy Park
LB – Arlo Lee Jr., Chester
LB – Danny Mea, Interboro
DB – Clarence Buchanan, Academy Park
DB – Teddy Wright, Academy Park
DB – Greg Allman, Chichester
DB – Chris Hummel, Interboro
K – Austin Wilson, Chichester
P – Mate Murtha, Interboro

SECOND TEAM
Defense

DL – Davante Harris, Academy Park
DL – Steve Royer, Interboro
DL – Jordan Johnson, Penn Wood
DL – Naim Little, Chester
LB – Joshua Bryant, Glen Mills
LB – Orphius Blackshear, Glen Mills
LB – Kaylie Kuyateh, Glen Mills
LB – Chris Thomas, Interboro
DB – Rashee Alexander, Chester
DB – Ed Nelson Jr., Chester
DB – Javon Lindsey-Terrell, Penn Wood
DB – Keo Rantin, Glen Mills
K – None
P – Cody Profitt, Chichester

Catholic League realignment set for next fall

The Catholic League is (finally) going back to two divisions.

The coaches agreed Thursday to split the league into two divisions according to PIAA classification.

The Red Division will consist of  6A and 5A teams: La Salle (6A), St. Joseph’s Prep (6A), Father Judge (6A), Archbishop Carroll (5A), Archbishop Ryan (5A) and Archbishop Wood (5A).

The Blue Division will include 4A, 3A and 2A schools: Bonner-Prendergast (4A), Cardinal O’Hara (4A), Conwell-Egan (3A), Lansdale Catholic (3A), Bishop McDevitt  (2A), Neumann-Goretti (2A) and West Catholic (2A).

The winner of each division will be crowned Catholic League Red and Blue division champions. The teams with the best records in their classifications would then play a District 12 team for the opportunity to qualify for the state tournament.

No, there will not be a playoff to determine a unified Catholic League champion.

Yes, Archbishop Wood actually has to play SJP and La Salle every year…guaranteed.