|Title:||Asst. Defensive Line Coach|
In his fifth year on the Bentley staff is Frank DeFelice, whose resume includes 49 years of coaching experience in football and baseball, at the college and high school levels. DeFelice, the brother of Bentley athletics director Bob DeFelice, will help with the defensive line.
Before joining Boerman's staff, DeFelice, 72, had most recently been an assistant football and baseball coach at Endicott College. He’s also been a head football coach at Swampscott High and Xaverian Brothers, an assistant at Swampscott and Merrimack College and a volunteer assistant at Boston College. During his 35 years as baseball coach at Swampscott, his teams won 465 games.
Among the athletes who DeFelice has coached are former NFL head coach Dick Jauron, former Green Bay Packer Tom Toner, Channel 5 sportscaster Mike Lynch, Heisman Trophy winner Doug Flutie, former Buffalo Bill guard Bill Adams, former Detroit Lion Stephen Boyd and longtime NFL linebacker Bill Romanowski. He was inducted into the Massachusetts Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2002.
A 1965 graduate of Boston College where he was a three-year starter in baseball and football, DeFelice resides in Swampscott with his wife Susan. They have three grown children, including Paul, a Bentley graduate and the 1995 Northeast-10 Conference men’s cross country champion.