John Coveleski

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John Coveleski has coached at both the college and high school levels in multiple sports for over 43 years in the State of Delaware.  He has coached football,
lacrosse, baseball and basketball at Caesar Rodney and Dover High Schools, Delaware State, Wesley and Delaware Tech. At Caesar Rodney (1983-2006) Coveleski compiled a 138-44-2 football record: he has
the most wins in school history. His Riders won nine Henlopen Conference titles. In 1983 he was chosen the state’s coach of the year. He coached in two Blue-Gold football games. Coveleski also
coached CR’s baseball team from 1977-’84, compiling a 79-27 record. The Riders were two-time state finalists. He also coached in five Blue-Gold all-star baseball games. Coveleski was the offensive
coordinator at Delaware State from 1984-’89. The Hornets won the Mid-Eastern Conference championship in ’85. One player he coached was John Taylor, who went on to play for the San Francisco 49ers. In
lacrosse, Coveleski launched the program at Caesar Rodney and coached the CR boys to three state titles, compiling a 186-45 record. He started the Del Tech men’s lacrosse program in 2008. The next
year the Hawks won a NJCAA regional title and Coveleski was named the region’s coach of the year. Coveleski was inducted into the Delaware Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2004. A winner of 14 varsity
letters at Rehoboth High, Coveleski was selected as Rehoboth’s outstanding athlete as a senior when he was chosen All-Henlopen Conference in football, basketball and baseball. At West Chester
University, Coveleski played four years of football. He was West Chester’s leading lacrosse scorer as a junior and senior.



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