Cape Henlopen graduate Maull coming home, named Vikings football coach

LEWES — Cape Henlopen High has turned to an alumnus to lead its football program.

J.D. Maull was named Cape Henlopen’s new football coach on Thursday night. Maull’s hiring was approved Thursday by the Cape Henlopen District school board at its monthly meeting.

Maull replaces legendary coach Bill Collick, another Cape Henlopen graduate, who retired after 42 years of coaching with stops at Cape Henlopen, Sussex Tech and Delaware State University.

The 39-year-old Maull comes to Cape Henlopen from St. Georges. He was the only coach in school history after the vo-tech school opened in 2006 and began varsity football in 2008.

While at St. Georges, Maull led the Hawks to six appearances in the Division II state tournament and twice to the Division II state title game. Before St. Georges moved up to Division I in 2017, Maull’s team had made at least the state semifinals five seasons in a row.

Maull leaves St. Georges with a 75-37 coaching record, and that was after the Hawks went 2-8 and 1-9 in 2008 and 2009, their first two years as a varsity program.

He was honored with the State Coach of the Year award in 2013 when St. Georges finished as the runner-up in Division II.

Maull is a 1997 graduate of Cape Henlopen. He quarterbacked the Vikings for three seasons (1994-1996) under coach George Glenn.

Collick left Cape Henlopen with 101 victories in his high school coaching career. He went 50-30 since he took over at Cape Henlopen in 2010.

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