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October 17, 2007

TNT: Meet the coaches

Eric Jantzi


• SEASON AS VARSITY COACH: Eighth

• CAREER NT RECORD: 57-18

• BACKGROUND: Played football at Springville High School and Bucknell University, where he was a linebacker from 1987-91 ... Began his coaching career in 1992 at Wando (South Carolina) High School as an offensive coordinator ... Williamsville East offensive coordinator, 1993-94 ... NT junior varsity head coach, 1995-96 ... Lumberjacks varsity assistant coach, 1997-99 ... 2000-present, NT head coach

• DAY JOB: Biology teacher, North Tonawanda High School

• EDUCATION: Springville High School and Bucknell University graduate

• FAMILY: Wife, Colleen, daughter, Carissa, 6, son, Hunter, 1

•THOUGHTS ON T-NT WEEK: “It’s a great rivalry. I look forward to it every year.”

Chuck Tilley


• SEASON AS TONAWANDA VARSITY COACH: Sixth

• TONAWANDA CAREER RECORD: 26-25

• BACKGROUND: Played football at Dunkirk High School and SUNY Brockport, where he was a left tackle from 1984-88 ... Played five season at right tackle with the Buffalo Gladiators from 1993-98 ... Began is coaching career in 1989 at Amherst High School, where he was an assistant until 1991 ... offensive line coach, Canisius College, 1992-94 ... head junior varsity coach, Tonawanda, 1995 ... head varsity coach, Cheektowaga, 1996-2001, 2002-present, Tonawanda varsity coach

• DAY JOB: U.S. History teacher, Cheektowaga High School

• EDUCATION: Dunkirk High School and SUNY Brockport graduate

• FAMILY: Wife, Gloria, daughter, Sarah, 13, twin sons Justin and Kyle, 11, daughter, Lauren, 9

• THOUGHTS ON T-NT WEEK: “It’s a very exciting week for the kids. It’s more than just the game.”

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