Coaches take part in one-day clinic to raise money for pediatric cancer research
Sean Campbell awarded No. 35 Joe Eacobacci Memorial Jersey; Campbell, Dustin Wharton, Isaiah Kempf and Daniel Sprotte named captains
Gearing up for spring practice and our spring practice schedule
Moving on from Lehigh into Saturday's game at Colgate
Joe Eacobacci No. 35 Jersey tradition discussed in three separate pieces that aired on Tuesday, September 11
Georgetown football hosted Colgate on Saturday, October 26 during family weekend.
Recruits: Northern New Jersey, Texas (Dallas area), Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma. Rob Sgarlata, a 1994 Georgetown alum who ranks among the top 10 on the school's career rushing list, returns for his 17th season with the program. Sgarlata will serve as the team's assistant head coach and defensive coordinator, while working specifically with the secondary. Sgarlata also serves as the program's academic coordinator and coordinates all video and computer related tasks.
In 2010, Sgarlata, who works heavily with the team's defensive backs, helped Jayah Kaisamba into a Patriot League First Team and ECAC First Team selection at cornerback, while fellow cornerback Jeremy Moore was named to the Patriot League's Second Team.
During his time at Georgetown, Sgarlata has tutored several players who went on to have tremendous careers on the Hilltop. Defensive end Alex Buzbee, a 2006 graduate, thrived under Sgarlata, earning All-America honors in 2006 while being named to the First Team All-Patriot League, the third-straight year he had earned all-conference distinctions. Sgarlata continued to work with him following the conclusion of the 2006 season and Buzbee signed a free agent contract with the Washington Redskins. Buzbee is currently playing with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League (CFL).
Sgarlata was influential in molding Michael Ononibaku into a two-time All-Patriot League first team performer and one of the best defensive linemen at the Football Championship Subdivision Level, as he earned First Team All-America honors from the American Football Coaches Association in 2005. Sgarlata also coached defensive back Brian Tandy in 2006, helping the senior earn second team All-Patriot League honors.
He coached the offensive line in the 2001 campaign and for the four seasons prior to that, Sgarlata coached both the receivers and the tight ends. During the 1995 and 1996 season, Sgarlata served as the defensive line coach.
Sgarlata coached two-time First Team All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) selection and former assistant coach Gharun Hester, who is GU's all-time leading receiver. Hester was named the Don Hansen's National Weekly Football Gazette's I-AA Non-Scholarship Receiver of the Year in 1999. He coached seven All-MAAC performers, including 1996 MAAC Defensive Player of the Year Janne Kouri and 1999 Co-Offensive Player of the Year J.J. Mont.
Sgarlata was an outstanding player as an undergraduate at Georgetown. He is 10th on the school's career rushing list and served as team captain in 1993. He led the team in rushing in 1992 and 1993. At the conclusion of his senior season, Sgarlata was the recipient of the John J. Hagerty Award presented annually to Georgetown's Outstanding Back.
He graduated in 1994 from the College of Arts & Sciences with a degree in government and international relations. Sgarlata is currently pursuing a master's degree in sport industry management from Georgetown.
Sgarlata also excelled in the classroom. He was named to the 1993 GTE District II Academic All-America Football Team and was also named to the MAAC Football League Academic All-Star Team.