Coach-Devanney

Head Football Coach Jeff Devanney ’93, left, celebrates with the Bantams. The squad finished the 2016 season with a perfect 8–0 record and won the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) title outright for the third time in the last nine years. PHOTO: Jonathan Lester Photo

The Trinity College football team finished the 2016 season with a perfect 8–0 record and won the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) title outright for the third time in the last nine years after a 45-21 win at Wesleyan in the season finale. Bantam Head Coach Jeff Devanney ’93 was honored as the NESCAC Coach of the Year, and senior LB/S Spencer Donahue was recognized as the NESCAC Defensive Player of the Year. Donahue also was named to the New England Football Writers Division II/III All-Star Team, along with junior OL Chris Simmons and sophomore K Eric Sachse, and was one of 16 Trinity players to collect All-NESCAC honors. From the senior class, WR/KR Darrien Myers, DL Matt D’Andrea, Donahue, co-captain DB Paul McCarthy, and DB Yosa Nosamiefan were joined by junior QB Sonny Puzzo, Simmons, junior WR Bryan Vieira, junior LB Liam Kenneally, sophomore RB Max Chipouras, and Sachse on the All-Conference First Team. Senior DL Jameson Law, senior DB Patrick Dorsey, senior DB Archi Jerome, junior OL Joe Farrah, and first-year Austin Baiardi graced the All-Conference Second Team. Simmons was named to the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) All-American Third Team, and Sachse received D3Football.com All-American Honorable Mention honors.