On March 29th @ 4pm, in the Gene Evans Gymnasium, we will be having our first annual Coaches vs Seniors Basketball Game. The outgoing seniors are in for a difficult task as they face the extremely athletic coaches squad. Most importantly, we will be recognizing our Lift-A-Thon results from the Winter lifting session and presenting a check to this year’s recipient. This year’s procedes will go to the Pennsylvania Veterans Foundation (http://www.paveteransfoundation.org/). We are all very excited to raise money for such a great organization! Hope to see you all there!
Carlisle Thundering Herd 2011 Football Program
2012 GOLF OUTING
JUNE 23, 2012 – REGISTER/DONATE/SUPPORT NOW!
On behalf of the Carlisle Area School District, I would like to welcome you to Ken Millen Stadium. I am very excited to start my second season as head coach of the Thundering Herd. I believe that my staff and I are taking the proper steps to elevate Carlisle Football to the level that it belongs. Following the completion of last season, the boys have put in endless hours into their conditioning and the weight room in order to compete at their highest level. We are optimistic that all of the hard work they have put in will lead them to success.
Football is arguably the greatest sport of all. It is a very unique sport that takes the collective effort of eleven men to execute a common goal. As a head coach, I preach the importance of working together and forming a bond that goes beyond the football field. As a team, we have taken part in many community service initiatives. During our offseason we spent time in our community handing out food at the local food pantry; raising money to donate to one of our district’s middle school parent organizations to help fund a field trip that wouldn’t have been possible without our aid; helped the Red Cross with a blood drive; and volunteered at an elementary school family night. Instilling morals and values into these young student-athletes, while having them understand the importance of community and appreciating where they live will carry them a long way in life.
Academics are #1. My coaching staff and I are active in our student-athletes academic lives. I constantly tell the boys that they are STUDENT-athletes not ATHLETE-students. My goal as a head football coach is to get ALL of my student-athletes to earn their diplomas and move on to a higher education. The boys know that if they fail to keep the grade in the classroom, they will face Coach Oswalt’s version of extra credit. That is my way to remind the boys that they must perform in the classroom and it is a lot less rewarding than classroom extra credit.
Football has been a part of my life since I was seven years old. I promise to honor and respect this great sport by working with my coaching staff, student-athletes, parents, as well as the wonderful administration and staff of the Carlisle Area School District to create a joint effort devoted to achievement. Let’s work together to make this football season one to remember.
Coach Josh Oswalt