by: Todd Bradley   3/10/2017

Andy Stefanelli has been appointed Varsity Football Head Coach at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School. Stefanelli, a 1983 graduate of the school, has coached with the Falcons for 10 seasons. Over the past eight seasons Stefanelli has served as the Freshman Head Coach and Recruiting Coordinator, accumulating a record of 71-2.

"Andy Stefanelli is a proven football coach who is passionate about teaching all aspects of the game," said Pat Bates, GC Athletic Director. "I am very confident that that he will be successful in staying competitive with the top teams in the WCAC, as he has played a big part in the winning tradition of our football program over the past few years. Beyond the X's and O's, Andy has also been a mentor to our young men both on and off the field. He embraces the mission of the school and the Xaverian core values which are fundamental to his coaching philosophy."

Stefanelli began his coaching career at the youth level for the Rockville Football League in 2001. He took over a disbanded Bears program and rebuilt it into a championship-caliber program over the past 15 seasons. The Bears program has won multiple league and state championships during his tenure. Stefanelli has also served on the RFL Board of Directors since 2003 and is currently the league's Vice President/Director of Football Operations.

As the General Manager/Head Coach for the Montgomery County Bearcats in the GYFL (a spring allstar team comprised of elite 7th & 8th grade players) Stefanelli has led the reigning Bearcats to the GYFL championship three years straight. In addition, Stefanelli was selected to coach the 8th grade Maryland Crab Bowl game since its inception in 2009.

After his years of playing at Good Counsel and leading his team as captain, Stefanelli went on to play collegiately at Western Maryland College (McDaniel College) where he graduated in 1987. He was a team captain his junior and senior seasons.

"I am thrilled and honored to be named the Head Football Coach at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School, my alma mater," said Stefanelli. "I hope to carry on the rich tradition that has been established by Coach Milloy."

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