Bears Close Out 2013 Season At Columbia

Bears Close Out 2013 Season At Columbia

Game Notes

Providence, R.I. -  Brown's football team, looking for its sixth consecutive winning season, will close out its 2013 season on Saturday, November 23, traveling to New York City to face Columbia at Wein Stadium. Fox College Sports will televise the game live, starting at 1:30 pm.

The Bears: Brown's (5-4, 2-4 Ivy) comeback bid against Dartmouth fell short in the waning minutes, as the Bears dropped a 24-20 decision to the Big Green at Brown Stadium. Senior tailback John Spooney ran for 166 yards, and senior quarterback Patrick Donnelly threw two touchdown passes.


The Lions:  Looking for its first win of the season, Columbia (0-9, 0-6 Ivy) dropped a 24-9 decision to Cornell in Ithaca, New York.  Lions' quarterback Trevor McDonagh threw for 292 yards.


Brown vs. Columbia – 78th Meeting: Brown and Columbia have met 77 times, dating back to 1902, with the Bears holding a 49-26-2 series advantage over the Lions. Brown has won 13 of the last 15 games between the two teams, including a 22-6 win last year in Providence behind Patrick Donnelly's three touchdown passes. In 2011, Columbia rallied for a 35-28 double overtime win over the Bears at Wein Stadium. Among the most memorable games in the series came in 1995 when Brown rallied from a 27-3 third quarter deficit to score 56 unanswered points for a 59-27 victory.  


Quick Hits:

-       Brown head coach Phil Estes is 12-3 lifetime against Columbia. Estes has won more Ivy Championships (3) than he has losing seasons (2).

-       The Bears are looking for their sixth straight winning season, and is assured of its seventh consecutive non-losing season.

-       Senior tailback John Spooney is the nation's 8th leading rusher with 123.0 yards per game. With 984 yards, he looks to become the 7th man in Brown history to rush for 1,000 or more yards.  He has 1,359 career rushing yards, needing just 18 yards for 10th place on Brown's all-time career rushing list.

-       Emory Polley, a senior DB, ranks third in the nation with 0.6 interceptions per game.

-       Senior quarterback Patrick Donnelly has a completion percentage of .663, 10th best in the nation.

-       Brown opens its 2014 season on Saturday, September 20 at Georgetown.


Brown-Columbia Nationally Televised on Fox College Sports: Saturday's Ivy match-up between Brown and Columbia will be televised nationally on Fox College Sports, with Jerry Trupiano calling the play, Steve DeOssie P'08 providing the color commentary, and Katy Fitzpatrick working as the sideline reporter. Check with your local cable provider for channel details. 


Seniors Honored:  Brown's 26 seniors will be playing their final game on Saturday at Columbia. This year's senior class has earned three straight winning seasons so far, a 25-13 overall record, including a 15-11 Ivy League mark, throughout their four-year careers. Brown's Class of 2014 includes: Dan Austin, Matt Billeci, John Bumpus, Patrick Donnelly, Jordan Evans, Matthew Gorham, Cole Hooper, Zach Lattrell, Tellef Lundevall, Andrew Marks, Ryan McCourt, Nicholas Mizaur, Alex Norocea, Adewole Oyalowo, Clay Paino, Alex Phelan, Brett Polacek, Emory Polley, Jordan Reisner, Matt Shannon, John Spooney, Donald Sproal, Nathan Svensson, Cody Taulbee, Tom Usakiewicz, and Michael Yules.


Bears' Offensive Line/Defense/Special Teams Among Nation's Best:  Brown's offensive line ranks 6th in the nation in sacks allowed with just 0.67 sacks allowed per game, and 3rd nationally in tackles for loss allowed with 3.78. The Bears' defense also gets some kudos, ranked 5th nationally in team sacks with 3.44 per game and 16th nationally in tackles for a loss with 7.3 per game. Brown's special teams unit ranks 1st nationally in punt return defense (0.56 yards per return) and 2nd in the nation in kickoff return defense, allowing just 15.31 yards per return.


Norocea, Oyalowo and Yules Named Academic All-District:  Brown senior kicker Alex Norocea (Hermosa Beach, CA), senior linebacker Adewole Oyalowo (Bowie, MD) and senior defensive end Michael Yules (South Dartmouth, MA) have been named to the Capital Academic All-District First Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). First-team Academic All-District® honorees advance to the Capital One Academic All-America® Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be selected later this month.


Bear Facts: Brown posted a 3-0 non-league record for the third consecutive season… Junior linebacker Xavier Russo (San Francisco, CA), who ranks fifth on the Brown team with 41 total tackles, intercepted his first career pass vs. Harvard, stopping a Crimson scoring drive and returning it 16 yards.  He finished with eight tackles, including a quarterback sack for a loss of 14 yards… Junior wide receiver Brian Strachan's (Wellesley, MA) 22-yard touchdown reception against the Crimson was the first of his career.  He made six catches for 63 yards vs. URI… Junior Reilly Higgins (Coto de Caza, CA) also made his first career touchdown reception, making a 22 yard TD grab vs. Bryant.  Higgins also had six punt returns for 42 yards.


Evans 5th In Ivy League Receiving:  Senior wide receiver Jordan Evans (Brentwood, TN) ranks fifth in the Ivy League in receptions per game (5.0) and seventh in receiving yards (58.6 yards per game). He made nine catches for 74 yards and a touchdown against Yale and had four catches for 104 yards against Cornell, including a 43-yard touchdown reception. Evans hauled in five catches for 108 yards against Bryant, including a diving 42-yard catch and a 22-yard touchdown reception.


Oyalowo Excels:  Senior LB Ade Oyalowo (Bowie, MD) ranks third on the Brown team with 51 total tackles and fifth in the Ivy League with eight tackles for a loss.


Andrew Leaves His Marks:  Senior tight end Andrew Marks (Berlin, WI) had six catches for 79 yards and a 30-yard touchdown vs. Dartmouth. His 20 receptions rank fourth on the Brown team.

Donnelly 10th Nationally In Passing:  Senior captain Patrick Donnelly (Longmeadow, MA) ranks 10th nationally in completion percentage (.663) and is the Ivy League's third leading passer with 228.8 yards per game. Donnelly directed the Brown offense to a 27-0 win over Penn with 19-of-25 passing for 210 yards and a touchdown. He completed 21-of-27 passes for 295 yards vs. Cornell and tossed TD passes of two, 33 and 43 yards. Donnelly threw touchdown passes of 34, 55, 14 and 22 yards vs. Bryant, while throwing for a career high 339 yards against the Bulldogs. He led the Bears over URI by completing 25 of 39 passes for 220 yards, while rushing for 62 yards and a touchdown. Donnelly opened the season by completing 19 of 27 passes for 197 yards and two touchdowns against Georgetown. He completed passes to 10 different wide receivers, and ran for 35 yards. Donnelly passed for 169 yards and a TD vs. Harvard, completing 21 of 33 passes.  Last year, Donnelly threw for over 300 yards twice, with 336 yards against Harvard and 312 yards against Ivy Champion Penn.  He ranked third in the Ivy League in total offense (236.8 yards per game) and passed for 2,264 yards and 15 touchdowns, while completing 61-percent of his passes (219-of-357).  Donnelly was named the Ivy League and New England Player of the Week for his effort against Dartmouth where he completed 20-of-32 passes for 233 yards, throwing for two touchdowns and running for two more.



1.         789         James Perry                          97-98-99

2.         520         Jason McCullough                 94-95-96

3.         517         Kyle Newhall-Caballero         09-10-11

4.         487         Michael Dougherty               06-07-08

5.         459         Patrick Donnelly               10-11-12-13

6.         449         Kyle Slager                            02-03

7.         401         Joe DiGiacomo                                  04-05-06

8.         306         Eric Webber                          97-98-00

9.         232         Joe Potter                             81-82-83

10.       226         Pete Beatrice                                    72-73-74


1.         9,294         James Perry                                   97-98-99

2.         6,739         Jason McCullough              94-95-96

3.         5,763         Michael Dougherty                        06-07-08

4.         5,475         Joe DiGiacomo                   04-05-06

5.         5,472         Kyle Newhall-Caballero      09-10-11

6.         5,007         Kyle Slager                                     02-03

7.         4,734       Patrick Donnelly              10-12-13

8.         3,313         Eric Webber                                   97-98-00

9.         3,015         Pete Beatrice                                 72-73-74

10.       2,954         Joe Potter                          81-82-83



Brown In The NCAA FCS Rankings (Top 20):

Interceptions                           3rd        Emory Polley              0.6 per game

Rushing Yards Per Game        8th        John Spooney             123.0 per game

Completion Percentage           10th      Patrick Donnelly         .663

Field Goal Percentage             11th      Alex Norocea              .846 (10-12)

Field Goals Per Game             11th      Alex Norocea              1.2

Punt Returns                           14th      Alex Jette                    11.0 yards per return

Completions Per game            17th      Patrick Donnelly         21.89

Spooney 8th Nationally In Rushing: Senior tailback John Spooney (Northfield, OH) ranks 8th nationally and leads the Ivy League with 123.0 yards per game. Spooney ran for 166 yards vs. Dartmouth and caught three passes for 41 yards. He ran for 125 yards on 27 carries against Yale.  He's rushed for 984 yards, eighth best for a single season at Brown, and has accumulated 1,359 career rushing yards, just 18 yards short of 10th place on Brown's all-time career rushing list. Spooney was named the Ivy League Co-Offensive Player of the Week after he set an Ivy League record with two 90-plus yard runs for touchdowns in Brown's 27-0 win over Penn, knocking the Quakers out of first place in the Ivy standings.  He scored on the game's first play from scrimmage, running 93 yards for a touchdown, at the time, the third longest ever at Brown.  He later outran the Penn defense again for a 94 yard touchdown, the second longest run in Brown football history and the ninth longest in Ivy football history.  He finished the game with 232 yards rushing, sixth best in the Brown record book.  He was also named the Ivy League and New England Player of the Week for his efforts against the Quakers. Spooney went on a 71-yard TD romp vs. Princeton and finished with 103 yards on nine carries. Spooney rushed for 86 yards and two touchdowns vs. URI, including a 73-yard touchdown run on Brown's first play from scrimmage. He ran for two touchdowns, caught a 24-yard TD pass, and rushed for 102 yards against Georgetown, all in the opening 30 minutes.  Spooney came back to run for 110 yards and had touchdown runs of 10 and 34 yards vs. Harvard.  The fastest man in the Ivy League, Spooney did not play football last season while exclusively running track.  Spooney, a three-time Heptagonal Champion in the 100-meters, ran for 375 yards on 73 carries in 2011, with a breakout game against Cornell, rushing for 156 yards, including an 81-yard touchdown scamper.


Spooney's 70-Plus Yard Runs

94 yards          vs. Penn, 11-2-13                                73 yards          vs. URI, 10-5-13

93 yards          vs. Penn, 11-2-13                                71 yards          vs. Princeton, 10-19-13

81 yards          vs. Cornell, 10-22-11



1.            1,727            Nick Hartigan              2005
2.            1,498            Nick Hartigan              2003
3.            1,263            Nick Hartigan              2004           
4.            1,213            Michael Malan                         2000
5.            1,059            Michael Malan             2001
6.            1,015            Jamie Potkul                1985
7.            994               Michael Malan             1999

8.           984              John Spooney              2013
9.            910               Marquis Jessie               1996
10.          893               Kirk Little                               1987 


1.         4,492         Nick Hartigan        02-03-04-05

2.         3,266         Michael Malan       99-00-01

3.         3,098         Marquis Jessie         93-94-95-96

4.         2,159         Jamie Potkul         83-84-85

5.         1,850         Rick Villella           78-79-80

6.         1,775         Brett Brown                       90-91-92

7.         1,555         Paul Choquette       57-58-59

8.         1,403         Paul Fichiera          93-94-95

9.         1,386         Kevin Slattery        73-74-75

10.       1,377         Marty Moran         77-78-79

…..      1,359         John Spooney      11-13

Bears In The NFL:  Brown has two of its former players on NFL rosters in 2013.  Zak DeOssie '07 is a two-time Pro Bowl selection and two-time Super Bowl Champion for the New York Giants. Fullback James Develin '10 is on the New England Patriots' active roster.


Brown's Weekly Award Winners:

9/21/13            Alexaner Jette, PR                  Ivy League Rookie of the Week

John Spooney, RB                  Ivy League Honor Roll

                        Eric Armagost, DB                 Ivy League Honor Roll

9/28/13            John Spooney, RB                  Ivy League Honor Roll

                        Xavier Russo, LB                   Ivy League Honor Roll

10/5/13            Emory Polley, DB                  Ivy League Honor Roll

                        John Spooney, RB                  Ivy League Honor Roll

                        Alex Norocea, K                     Ivy League Honor Roll

10/12/13          Alex Norocea, K                     Ivy League Special Teams Player of the Week

Patrick Donnelly, QB             Ivy League Honor Roll

                        Eric Armagost, DB                 Ivy League Honor Roll

10/19/13          Michael Walsh, FS                  Ivy League Special Teams Player of the Week

Dan Giovacchini, LB              Ivy League Honor Roll

                        John Spooney, RB                  Ivy League Honor Roll

10/26/13          Patrick Donnelly, QB             Ivy League Honor Roll

                        Ade Oyalowo, LB                  Ivy League Honor Roll

                        Will Twyman,ILB                  Ivy League Honor Roll

11/2/13            John Spooney, RB                  NE Football Writers Gold Helmet Award

                                                                        Ivy League Co-Offensive Player of the Week

                        Emory Polley, DB                  Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week

                        Alex Norocea, K                     Ivy League Honor Roll

11/9/13            John Spooney, RB                  Ivy League Honor Roll

                        Jacob Supron, DB                   Ivy League Honor Roll

11/16/13          John Spooney, RB                  Ivy League Honor Roll

                        Zack Lattrell, LB                    Ivy League Honor Roll


Reisner, Coke Pick-Up Rushing Attack:  With senior John Spooney sidelined due to injury, senior tailback Jordan Reisner (Highland Park, IL) and sophomore tailback Andrew Coke (Andover, MA) picked up the slack vs. Cornell.  Reisner rushed for a season high 110 yards on 19 carries and a 1-yard TD run.  Coke came through with 71 yards on the ground on 18 attempts, scoring on a four-yard run.


Yules 2nd In Ivy League Sacks:  Senior defensive end Michael Yules (South Dartmouth, MA) ranks second in the Ivy League with six quarterback sacks.  Yules had a quarterback sack and three tackles in Brown's win over Penn. He picked up where he left off last year and registered three quarterback sacks against Georgetown, while making five tackles overall. Yules had a sack vs. Princeton, and registered a sack in Brown's win over URI for the Governor's Cup. Yules had a breakout year for the Bears in 2012 and ranked 13th nationally with 13 tackles for a loss of 59 yards. He had 32 tackles overall, and ranked fourth in the Ivy League with 6.5 quarterback sacks. Yules, an Academic All-Ivy selection, was named the Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week after he led the Brown defense that held Georgetown to one yard of total offense in the second half and zero first downs after halftime. He had two quarterback sacks for a loss of 13 yards and added another tackle for a loss against the Hoyas.

Norocea Fourth In Ivy League Career Field Goals: Senior kicker Alex Norocea (Hermosa Beach, CA) is one of the top place kickers in Ivy League history with 239 career points, 13th best in the Ivy record book and fifth in Brown football history. Norocea has connected on 42-of-58 career field goals and 113-of-116 career extra points. His 42 career field goals are fourth all-time in the Ivy League record book.  He booted two long field goals in Brown's 27-0 win over Penn.  Norocea's first field goal came on the final play of the first half, booting a 44 yard field goal as time expired.  He also connected on a 45-yard fourth quarter field goal, the second longest of his career.  Norocea has connected on 9-of-10 field goals and 30-of-30 extra points in 2013, and has now converted 40-of-55 career field goals. His 7.1 kick-scoring points per game leads the Ivy League. Norocea was named the Ivy League's Special Teams Player of the Week after connecting on field goals of 23 and 38 yards, while converting five-of-five extra points against Bryant. He kicked a 27-yard field goal in Brown's win over URI and made two key tackles on special teams, booted a 32-yard field goal vs. Georgetown and a 23-yarder vs. Harvard. He was the Ivy League's second ranked kick-scorer with 5.3 points per game, converting 9-of-11 field goals and 26-of-26 extra points in 2012.  Norocea booted 46-yard field goals vs. Penn and Yale, the longest in the Ivy League last year, and 12th longest all-time at Brown.



1.         324         Nick Hartigan                02-03-04-05

2.         290         Steve Morgan                04-05-06-07

3.         252         Michael Malan              99-00-01

4.         240         Sean Morey                              95-96-97-98

5.         239         Alex Norocea               10-11-12-13

6.         229         Sean Jensen                              98-99-00-01

7.         218         Chas Gessner                            99-00-01-02

8.         192         Stephen Campbell         97-98-99-00 

9.         186         Dave Fultz                                1894-97

10.       156         Bobby Sewall                06-07-08



1.         52         Steve Morgan, Brown 2004-07

2.         45         Derek Javarone, Princeton 2002-05

3.         43         Andrew Samson, Penn 2007-10

4.         42         Alexander Norocea, Brown 2010-

5.         41         Jason Feinberg, Penn 1998-2000


Giovacchini Leads Linebacker Corps:  Junior linebacker Dan Giovacchini (Acton, MA), who had eight tackles vs. Dartmouth last week,  leads the Brown team and ranks 12th in the Ivy League with 62 total tackles, including 40 solo stops.  He led the Bears with 10 total hits in a 27-0 win over Penn and excelled vs. Cornell, making nine tackles, including seven solo hits and two tackles for a loss of 12 yards.  He also recovered a key fumble late in the game against the Big Red. Giovacchini led the Bears with a season high 12 tackles vs. Princeton, including 10 solo hits and a tackle for a loss. He registered a game high 10 tackles against URI, including eight solo stops and a tackle for a loss. He made three tackles in Brown's win over Georgetown and five tackles against Harvard. Giovacchini ranked sixth on last year's Brown team with 61 tackles, while his 13.5 tackles for a loss were second on the Brown team and fifth in the Ivy League.


Lattrell Stands Out At LB: Senior linebacker Zack Lattrell (West Newbury, MA) led the Bears with 10 tackles last week vs. Dartmouth and made five tackles and an interception vs. Yale. He ranks second on the Brown team in tackles with 57, including 37 solo stops. Lattrell led the Bears with 11 tackles against Harvard, including a tackle for a loss, and had eight tackles vs. Princeton.  He had four tackles, including 1.5 for a loss in Brown's win over Penn.

Veteran OL:  Three returning starters - senior first team All-Ivy tackle Cole Hooper (Oklahoma City, OK), senior All-Ivy guard Dan Austin (Franklin, TN), and senior left tackle Clay Paino (Tarpon Springs, FL) will anchor Brown's offensive line. The three were key cogs in the Brown offensive line that yielded just one sack per game in 2012, 18th best in the nation. With injuries to the offensive line and tailback position, the trio helped the offensive line to four straight games without a sack to end the season, and did not allow a sack in 7-of-10 games. In addition, Brown's 4.4 yards per rush ranked second in the Ivy League. The Bears will look for senior Nathan Svensson (Provo, UT) to step in at the center position, with senior Ryan McCourt (Scituate, MA) stepping in at guard.


Polley 3rd Nationally In Interceptions: Senior All-Ivy defensive back Emory Polley (University Heights, OH), who has 10 career interceptions,  ranks third in the nation in interceptions with 0.6 per game.  He was named the Ivy League's Defensive Player of the Week after leading Brown's defense to a shutout victory over Penn that knocked the Quakers out of first place in the Ivy League standings, by intercepting two passes against the Quakers.  His first interception came deep in Brown territory, at the Bears' four yard line, keeping Penn off the scoreboard. Polley's second interception came in the fourth quarter at the Brown 18 yard line, and he returned it 40 yards. He also had four total tackles in the shutout, including three solo stops. He intercepted two passes in Brown's win over URI, while also making seven tackles. He ranks sixth on the Brown team with 24 tackles. Last year, Polley intercepted four passes, second most in the Ivy League, and made 32 tackles for the season, including 22 solo stops. The versatile Polley also returned kickoffs late in the season and averaged a team high 24.7 yards per return. He led the Ivy League in passes defended in 2012, knocking down 11 passes.



  1.         14         Joe Paterno       47-48-49

              14         Greg Parker      93-94-95-96

  3.         13         Walt Pastuszak      48-49-50

  4.         12         Roderic Parson      94-95-96-97

              12         AJ Cruz                 09-10-11-12

  6.         11         Don Cottey                  51-52-53

              11         Alex Pittz                    96-97-98

              11         Pat Allman                  89-90-91

  9.         10         Frank Finney                56-57-58

              10         Tom Clark                   73-74-75

              10         Walt Cataldo                85-86-87

              10         Jamie Gasparella    03-04-05

            10         Emory Polley    10-11-12-13


Walsh Named Ivy League Special Teams Player Of The Week: Bears' sophomore free safety Michael Walsh (Swampscott, MA) was named the Ivy League's Special Teams Player of the Week after scoring his first career TD vs. Princeton. Junior DB Jacob Supron (Mansfield, OH) burst through the line and blocked a punt at the Tigers' five-yard line. Walsh scooped up the ball at the 18-yard line and ran into the end zone for his first career touchdown, giving the Bears a 17-0 advantage.


Jette – 15th Nationally In Punt Returns:  Brown freshman wide receiver/return specialist Alexander Jette (North Attleboro, MA) was named the Ivy League's Rookie of the Week following Brown's win over Georgetown, returning four punts for 82 yards, and averaging 20.5 yards per return. His 82 total punt return yards rank 11th on Brown's single-game list for most punt return yards. Jette, who had punt returns of 30, 22, 20 and 10 yards, also made his first collegiate catch for five yards. His 11.0 yards per return rank 15th in the nation.


Lundevall 8th All-Time In Ivy League Receptions: All-Ivy senior wide receiver Tellef Lundevall (Highland Park, IL) ranks fourth in the Ivy League in receptions with 5.9 per game and fifth in the Ivies in receiving yards with 66.0 yards per game.  His 208 career receptions ranks 8th best in Ivy League football history. He caught five passes for 106 yards against Penn, and made a 33-yard TD reception vs. Cornell. Lundevall made eight catches for 79 yards vs. Princeton. He had seven receptions for 112 yards vs. Bryant, and made 10 catches for 85 yards in Brown's win over URI.  Lundevall opened the season with four catches for 46 yards against Georgetown and made five more receptions vs. Harvard. Lundevall had a terrific 2012 season for the Bears, making 72 catches for 718 yards. His 72 receptions were second in the Ivy League and rank 10th best in Brown football history. He also moved into fifth place in Brown career receptions with 155 catches. Lundevall's 7.2 catches per game ranked 14th nationally. He turned in a record-setting performance against Penn with 17 catches for 170 yards and a touchdown.  His 17 receptions rank sixth best in Brown football history.



1.         305         Stephen Campbell                      97-98-99-00 

2.         294         Chas Gessner                99-00-01-02

3.         251         Sean Morey                              95-96-97-98

4.         229         Buddy Farnham             06-07-08-09

5.         208         Bobby Sewall               06-07-08-09

            208         Tellef Lundevall                      10-11-12-13

7.         155         Lonnie Hill                               03-05-06



  1.         3,850         Sean Morey              95-96-97-98

  2.         3,555         Stephen Campbell     97-99-99-00

  3.         3,408         Chas Gessner            99-00-01-02

  4.         2,895         Buddy Farnham         06-07-08-09

  5.         2,440         Jarrett Schreck          02-03-04

  6.         2,198         Tellef Lundevall     10-11-12-13

  7.         2,144         Lonnie Hill              03-05-06

  8.         2,141         Bobby Sewall           06-07-08-09


How Do You Say That?

Armagost                                arm-a-gost

Billeci                                      bell-ee-see

Codrea                                     code-dray

Giovacchini                             joe-vack- keen-nee

Jette                                        jet-ee

Norocea                                   nor-row-cha

Ade Oyalowo                         oy-a-low-O

Polacek                                    pol-a-check

Polley                                      pah-lee

Senne                                       sen-ee

Strachan                                  stra-han

Stian Romberg             stee-N


Armagost Leads Bears In Solo Tackles:  Junior defensive back Eric Armagost (Fayetteville, GA), who intercepted a pass vs. Penn and had five tackles vs. Yale, leads the Brown team with 40 solo tackles.  Armagost, who had eight solo stops vs. Princeton, ranks second on the Brown team in tackles with 50 for the season. He came up from the secondary to make 10 tackles against Bryant, including eight solo hits.

Brown Head Coach Phil Estes: 16th-year head coach Phil Estes, the 19th head coach and second winningest coach in Brown football history, has brought the Brown football program to an unprecedented level of success, winning three Ivy League Championships (1999, 2005 and 2008), including Brown's first ever outright Ivy title in 2005.  His 97 career wins rank 10th all-time among Ivy League coaches. He helped guide Brown's Class of 2009 to two Ivy League titles, the first class in Brown football history to win two Ivy Championships. Estes' Brown teams have also finished second four times and third four times, while compiling an impressive 92-57 overall mark (.610) in 15 seasons.  He has also coached and recruited Brown's only four Ivy Players of the Year: Sean Morey '99, James Perry '00, Nick Hartigan '06 and Buddy Farnham '10. A former offensive coordinator at the University of New Hampshire, Estes was also the Bears' recruiting coordinator for four years (1994-1997) and coached the running backs for three years.


Phil Estes' Career Coaching Record:

Year    School      Overall Record    Ivy League Record

1998    Brown        7-3                        5-2 (Second)

1999    Brown        9-1                        6-1 (First)    Ivy League Champions

2000    Brown        7-3                        4-3 (Third)

2001    Brown        6-3                        5-2 (Third)

2002    Brown        2-8                        2-5 (Sixth)

2003    Brown        5-5                        4-3 (Second)

2004    Brown        6-4                        3-4 (Fourth)

2005    Brown        9-1                        6-1 (First)    Ivy League Champions

2006    Brown        3-6                        2-5 (Sixth)

2007    Brown        5-5                        4-3 (Third)

2008    Brown        7-3                        6-1 (First)    Ivy League Champions

2009    Brown        6-4                        4-3 (Third)

2010    Brown        6-4                        5-2 (Second)

2011    Brown        7-3                        4-3 (Second)

2012    Brown        7-3                        4-3 (Third)


The Phil Estes Show: For the latest on the Brown Football team, listen to the Phil Estes Show every Thursday evening, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., during the season on WPRV-AM 790. The show is hosted by Scott Cordischi, the play-by-play voice of Brown football, and will be broadcast live from area restaurants. This week's Estes Coaches Show will be held at Hope Street Pizza, located on 772 Hope Street in Providence. The Estes Show can also be heard live on the internet on


Listen To Brown Football: Brown's 10-game football schedule will be aired throughout Rhode Island and Southern New England on WPRV-AM 790 (Providence). The Brown football broadcast team features Scott Cordischi calling the play-by-play, and John Anderson P'11 providing the color commentary.