Sgarlata assumes role after 18 seasons on staff, last eight as assistant head coach
Should start for the second-straight year at right cornerback ... Excellent quickness and athleticism ... Major contributor on special teams ... Good tackler and cover corner.
2005: Started all 11 games last season ... Finished 11th on the team with 36 tackles ... Had 27 solo stops and nine assists ... Registered 2.5 tackles for loss and had a team-high seven pass deflections ... Had at least two tackles in all but one game ... Returned 20 punts for 124 yards, a 6.2 average ... Returned four punts for 65 yards against Duquesne, including a season-high 36-yard return ... Also returned six kickoffs for 103 yards ... Tallied a career-high seven tackles, all solo stops, and one for loss at Holy Cross ... Had three tackles, one for loss and two pass deflections at Stony Brook ... Had two tackles apiece in games against Bucknell, Lafayette, Duquesne, Cornell and Fordham ... Registered four tackles at Lehigh ... Had six stops and one pass deflection against Davidson ... Closed out the season with five tackles and one pass deflection against Colgate.
2004: Returned punts and played defensive back in nine games...totaled 18 tackles on the year and two pass breakups and had eight punt returns for 82 yards and a 10.2 average...made three solo tackles and returned four punts for 70 yards, including a 63-yard return in opener against St. Francis...recorded three tackles against both Lafayette and Davidson...credited with a career high four stops at Duquesne and returned three punts for 11 yards.
2003: Played in six games as a freshman, mainly on special teams...made only tackle of year at Fordham.
High School: Played cornerback and returned kicks at Cox...an All-Beach District selection as both a junior and senior...MVP of both the football and track teams...earned Rookie of the Year award in track...named Bill McFarland Award winner for best all around senior athlete and the won Bill Kamerek Award in football...a member of the school record holding 4x100 team that ran :42.4...an Honor Roll student.