Rick Marcella – Head Football Coach

March 21, 2017

Rick Marcella – entering his 28th season as Head Coach at Bridgton Academy – University of New Haven ’81 rmarcella@bridgtonacademy.org | 207-650-5706 |@rick_rmarcella |@BridgtonFtbl

Joe Daley ’77 – Defensive Line Coach – Colby College ’81

Matt Burgess ’88 – Defensive Coordinator – Springfield College ’92

Rick Kramer – Offensive Coordinator – Southern Illinois University  ‘91

Jon Day ’11 – Tight Ends and Running Backs– Wesleyan College ’15

Jude Lindberg – Defensive Assistant – Wesleyan College ’18

A Waterbury, CT native, Marcella has built a legendary program at Bridgton! Beginning with his standout career at the University of New Haven, followed by earning his master’s degree at Central Connecticut State, Marcella began his coaching career as an assistant at SUNY Albany, then returned to Central Connecticut State as an assistant coach.

Marcella began his tenure at Bridgton Academy in 1986 and taking the helm as Head Football Coach in 1990. He continued the football program’s tradition of creating opportunities for dozens of students to play football at the collegiate level, including NFL star Victor Cruz ’05. Marcella oversees Bridgton’s nationally recognized program, from recruitment to college placement. With Marcella and his coaching staff including Matt Burgess ’88, Joe Daley ’77, and Jon Day ’10, the Bridgton coaching staff now has an unbroken line of 32 years of uninterrupted experience the Academy.