EPHS selects Stringfellow as new head football coach

Walks in the footsteps of legendary father, Bill

Posted 3/24/20

EAST PROVIDENCE — In a press release issued Tuesday, March 24, through the District Athletic Department, Jon Stringfellow has been named as the next head football coach at EPHS. He replaces Jay …

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EPHS selects Stringfellow as new head football coach

Walks in the footsteps of legendary father, Bill

Posted

EAST PROVIDENCE — In a press release issued Tuesday, March 24, through the District Athletic Department, Jon Stringfellow has been named as the next head football coach at EPHS. He replaces Jay Monteiro who stepped away from the position in recent weeks after six years on the job.

Stringfellow is a 1984 graduate of East Providence High School where he was a member the Townie football team coached at the time by his legendary father, Bill. He is a 1989 graduate of the University of Rhode Island. Stringfellow was a long time physical education teacher before taking on his current role as a Dean of Students at EPHS.

Stringfellow assumes his father’s mantle as head coach of the Townie football program six weeks after his dad’s passing.

Stringfellow was inducted into the Rhode Island Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2017 after what has already become a stellar coaching career that began as a varsity assistant coach at EPHS in 1991. He served in that role, taking on the titles of Defensive Coordinator in 1991 and Offensive Coordinator in 1996 and was an integral part of the coaching staff that led the Townies to two State Championships in 1997 and 1999.

In 2002, Stringfellow became a varsity assistant coach at Bishop Hendricken High School and in 2007 was appointed as the Hawks head freshman football coach where his teams won a remarkable nine Division 1 Freshman State Championships. Stringfellow has been a featured speaker at football clinics throughout New England and is a well- respected member of the Rhode Island high school football coaches’ fraternity.

East Providence Athletic Director Gregg Amore thanked Monteiro for the “exemplary” job he did and welcomed Stringfellow as the new head coach, saying “Jon’s work ethic, experience, temperament and pedigree all make him a perfect fit for this job. He is, like his dad, a family man and a man of great character. He will be an excellent teacher on the field and a superb role model for our student athletes. Jon has been and is an important part of our Townie family and we are thrilled to welcome him as our next head football coach.”

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