BEVERLY, Mass. – A new era has begun at Endicott College as first-year head coach Kevin DeWall commenced his initial season with the Gulls football team this week.
NoontimeSports.com traveled to Endicott’s campus on Tuesday to watch practice and chat with the first-year head coach, who is very optimistic about the upcoming season and the future of the program.
Endicott concluded its 2014 season 5-5 overall and 4-3 in the New England Football Conference (NEFC).
The Gulls were picked to finish third this upcoming season — Salve Regina University was also picked to finish third and tied with Endicott — but the preseason coaches poll has not impacted the team’s outlook this summer of ‘one day at a time, one game at a time.’
Endicott is focused on preparing for the season and getting ready for its week one opponent: Framingham State University. The Gulls and Rams have met in the opening week for the past six years — seven years this season. Both teams were members of the NEFC before the Massachusetts State College Athletic Conference (MASCAC) became its own football conference.
The Gulls last win over the Rams occurred in 2012 when Endicott claimed a 34-7 victory in Framingham.