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Bill O'Brien to keynote N.E. Football Coaches Clinic

January, 31, 2013
Penn State football head coach and St. John's Prep alumnus Bill O'Brien will deliver the keynote address at this year's New England Football Coaches Clinic at Gillette Stadium:

Here's more from today's release from the Patriots:
The New England Patriots and the Massachusetts High School Football Coaches Association (MHSFCA) have partnered with MasterSports Inc., a 501 (c) 3 organization, to present the 2013 New England Football Coaches Clinic. The Clinic will be held March 8-9 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.

“MasterSports is excited to work alongside the MHSFCA and the New England Patriots to combine our football clinics to make this the finest clinic in the region. We will adhere to the same basic principles: Providing the most up-to-date techniques and schemes presented by some of the nation’s best football coaches,” said MasterSports founder and Curry College head coach, Skip Bandini. “We are also delighted to continue our Memorial Scholarship Program, which awards educational scholarships in the name of fallen football players and coaches. To date, MasterSports Inc. has awarded $119,500 in memorial scholarships. This is the ‘must attend’ event for Youth, High School, and College football coaches in the Northeast region.”

“MasterSports has always represented football well and given back to those who played and coached the game,” said MHSFCA past president and Framingham High School head coach Gary Doherty. “To have MasterSports with us is to bring more credibility to what many believe to be the best clinic in New England.”

“As the professional standard bearer for football in our region, the New England Patriots have a vested interest in promoting this great game at all levels,” said Patriots Vice President of Content Fred Kirsch. “We’ve been working with the MHSFCA for several years now to present this clinic as well as the annual combine. Adding MasterSports and their years of clinic experience and giving back to the game to our efforts is an honor. The New England Football Coaches Clinic will only get stronger as a result.”

This year’s clinic keynoter is Penn State head coach Bill O’Brien. Clinicians will include coaches from UMass, BC and UConn along with other schools throughout New England and beyond. Over 32 hours of clinics and breakout sessions will be offered along with meals and free admission to The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon for all attendees.

To register either as an attendee or exhibitor, visit

CM's Reeves, Williams hear from Bill O'Brien

January, 9, 2012
ESPN's Roger Brown checks in today on the East Football Recruiting Blog with Catholic Memorial's Armani Reeves and Cam Williams, the state's No. 1 and No. 2 prospects respectively, who are both committed to Penn State.

Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien was officially introduced as the Nittany Lions' new head coach on Saturday. Yesterday, the Andover native and St. John's Prep graduate reached out to both Reeves and Williams; both are trying to schedule an official visit to Happy Valley.

Speaking to CM assistant coach Brent Williams -- the father of Cam and godfather of Reeves -- Brown writes:

Brent Williams, Camren's father and Reeves' godfather, has been the point man during each player's recruitment. He said both players are currently trying to schedule an official visit to Penn State.

“I think he just called to introduce himself,” Brent Williams said. “Now that Coach O'Brien is in place we are trying to learn as much as we can about him and the new staff.”

Camren Williams, the No. 2 prospect from Massachusetts in the Class of 2012, took an official visit to Ohio State last month. He is expected to choose between the two schools.

Reeves, the top prospect from Massachusetts, also heard from Ohio State on Sunday night. Michigan coaches met with Reeves last week, and Notre Dame has asked him to visit as well. He is expected to play defensive back at the college level.

“Camren is pretty easy, as he with either stay with his [Penn State] commitment or switch to OSU,” Brent Williams said. “We are trying to learn as much as we can about OSU.

“Armani is a little more difficult. His basketball schedule makes it tough for him to visit. Right now Michigan is a priority visit. With Ohio State just entering the picture we are trying to schedule a visit.”

Both Reeves and Williams were named to ESPN Boston's MIAA All-State Team last month.