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 […]

Even in death, Wesley coach Mike Drass brings people together

DOVER — Chip Knapp jokes that he and Mike Drass didn’t know what they were doing. Not back then anyway. In 1993, the two young football coaches were just trying to get their feet underneath them after Drass was named Wesley College’s head coach. “We were like, ‘We’ve got to come up with a philosophy,’” […]

Wesley’s Gono headed to Falcons: Lineman signs free agent deal with Atlanta

DOVER — From a Wesley College football point of view, coach Mike Drass admits he was a little disappointed that Matt Gono didn’t get drafted. Having a Wolverine’s name go up on the screen during the NFL Draft would have been an thrilling moment for the NCAA Division III program. But, at the end of […]

From the sports editor: Gono’s NFL story is a remarkable one

Jeremy Gono still has some things to learn about American football. After all, it’s only been a dozen years since he moved his family from Liberia to the U.S. “I’m a big supporter of the Eagles,” said Gono, who now makes his home in New Jersey. “I’ve come to love the game. “I’m still learning, […]

NFL scouts flock to see Wesley’s Gono

  DOVER — Wesley College is hardly a major stop on the NFL scouting circuit. But pro football’s talent evaluators know about the Wolverines’ Matt Gono. That’s why 17 NFL scouts plus a position coach came to Dover on Friday to get a closer look at the 6-foot-4, 316-pound offensive lineman. Gono’s mix of size […]