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Former MAHS football coach Iezzi gets top job at Central Pennsylvania college

Posted 1/29/19

Former Middletown Area High School head coach Dennis Iezzi has been selected to lead the Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology football team.

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Former MAHS football coach Iezzi gets top job at Central Pennsylvania college

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Former Middletown Area High School head coach Dennis Iezzi has been selected to lead the Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology football team.

“Football has always been part of my life,” Iezzi said. “It is a vehicle to learn life skills that you will use after graduation, combining hard work with building relationships, setting goals, and earning mutual respect.”

Iezzi took over the Blue Raiders program in 1982 and stayed for 14 seasons. His teams compiled a record of 109 wins, 52 losses and two ties, according to a story in the Press & Journal in 2007. Under his guidance, the Blue Raiders won or shared five division titles and claimed a pair of District III championships — in 1986 and 1988. 

He also served as principal at Middletown Area High School.

Iezzi, of Reading, previously served as Stevens College assistant head football coach and defensive coordinator from 2013 to 2015, including coaching the team to a 2013 Seaboard Championship. Iezzi most recently served as secondary coach at Alvernia University in Reading.

Iezzi also taught and coached football at Donegal High School in Mount Joy, Bermudian Springs High School in York Springs, and Exeter Township High School in Exeter. He also served as assistant principal at Exeter Township High School.

In addition to his previous coaching position with Stevens College, which is in Lancaster, and Alvernia University, Iezzi’s experience coaching college football included positions with Kutztown University and Albright College.

“We are very fortunate to have Dennis Iezzi accept the position of head football coach,” said Dr. William Griscom, president or Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology. “We are confident he will continue the excellent legacy of his predecessor, Joe Wysock, of providing our student-athletes with knowledge, experiences and relationships that will enhance their education and development as productive citizens that give back to the communities in which they live.”

“Coach Iezzi brings a record of demonstrated success in coaching collegiate football,” said Dr. Christopher Metzler, dean of student services and director of athletics at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology. “His proven approach as a coach and mentor to student athletes will make him a valuable member of the Stevens College family. “

Iezzi earned a Bachelor of Arts from Albright College, Reading, and a master’s of education from Millersville University. He also holds a principal’s certificate from Temple University, Philadelphia.

He replaces Joe Wysock, who retired as head football coach of the Bulldogs last November after serving as head coach for 11 years.