Matt Hackenberg

EPISODE #152 – St. Thomas Aquinas Football: 1980s – 2010s

By Matt Hackenberg

It’s a celebration of St. Thomas Aquinas football as we cover 30+ years of Aquinas grid iron action! Our first stop is the early 80s as we explore the Jack Rose football era featuring Coach Rose with call-ins from star linebacker Dave Moeglin and assistant coach Joe Vagedes. Get the inside scoop on what it was like to build a program over 5 years and eventually end at a state championship!

Next, learn all about the origin and building of the Aquinas football stadium with John Dempsey and a call-in from John Sirpilla Jr. as they detail how everything came together to create Aquinas’ current home and tell of John Sirpilla Sr’s mission to complete the project during his final days.

Finally, we complete our journey in the present day as current head coach Tim Budd, joined by star player Joel Rich, tells us about the re-energized Knights program and the success they’ve had in his first 2 years at the helm!

If you’re a Aquinas football fan, you owe it to yourself to join hosts Larry Hackenberg and Mark Milano as they take an hour to explore a sports legacy unlike any other!

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