Local roundup: Drass among 2018 Wesley Athletics Hall of Fame inductees

Former football coach Mike Drass will be one of six individials inducted into the Wesley College Athletics Hall of Fame this fall. The induction will be part of Wesley’s Homecoming festivities, which start on Oct. 26. Joining Draass in the Class of 2018 are Larry Bryant, Jr. ‘03 (men’s basketball), Ryan Buckland ‘08 (baseball), Katherine […]

From the sports editor: Adjusting to Drass’ loss will take time for Wolverines

Mike Drass ran his football program from that desk. If he wasn’t putting together that week’s defensive game plan from his office desk, he was calling out to a Wesley College player as they came through the door of the house. Or Drass was watching game film of an opponent on his cluttered computer screen, […]

Local roundup: Malkowski named Wolverines head men’s golf coach

Wesley College interim athletic director Tracey Short announced on Friday that Steve Malkowski will take over as the head coach of the men’s golf team. Malkowski joined the Wesley staff in the summer of 2017 serving as an assistant coach for the men’s golf team, while helping to initiate a movement toward adding women’s golf. […]

Veteran coach Bottiglieri new Wesley defensive coordinator

DOVER — Joe Bottiglieri probably wouldn’t call Mike Drass the most talented football player he ever recruited for Mansfield State. But he said the young offensive lineman may have been the toughest. “He was so intense,” said Bottiglieri, who was Drass’ head coach at the NCAA Division II program in northern Pennsylvania. “He put his […]

Callahan, Wesley to host quarterback camp Sunday

DOVER — Current Philadelphia Eagles quarterback and Wesley College alumnus Joe Callahan ‘15, along with head coach and offensive coordinator Chip Knapp will be hosting a one-day quarterback camp on Sunday, June 24 from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. at Drass Field at Scott D. Miller Stadium. The 2015 Gagliardi Trophy winner and College Sports Information Directors […]

From the sports editor: Knapp, Wesley reluctantly move forward

A friend’s death isn’t something you get over in a week or two. It isn’t something that you can brush aside in a couple months or even a year. After losing Wesley College football coach Mike Drass suddenly, Chip Knapp knows that. “That really still hasn’t hit me,” Knapp said earlier this week. “A couple […]

Longtime field hockey coach Short named Wesley interim athletic director

DOVER — Veteran field hockey coach Tracey Short will step into the role of interim athletic director at Wesley College, the school announced on Monday. Short, who will remain field hockey coach, has been Wesley’s Associate Athletic Director for Compliance. The AD position was left open when Mike Drass passed away last week. Wesley has […]

Remembering Mike Drass: Hundreds mourn Wesley College football coach

DOVER — Mike Drass made his living as a football coach but, cliche as it may seem, he was clearly much more. More than a dozen colleagues, family members and friends praised the late Mr. Drass Saturday in a memorial service held at Wesley College, where he worked for 29 years, the last 25 as […]

From the Sports Editor: Drass made every player feel special

DOVER — Three thousand miles separated Rocky Myers from Mike Drass. But the miles didn’t seem to put any distance between the former Wesley College football standout and his old coach. “Coach Drass was one of the few people that I gravitated to, that I maintained that connection, that relationship with,” said Myers. “When I […]

Wesley College mourns loss of Drass: Longtime football coach, athletic director dies at 57

DOVER — The closeknit Wesley College football community was stunned by the news on Monday morning that the man who brought it together in the first place, coach Mike Drass, had died suddenly. The 57-year-old Drass, who was also Wesley’s athletic director, died of unknown causes at his Dover home. In 25 seasons as head […]