Head Coach: Todd Marble, at Kent since 1992
Assistant: Connor Wells, at Kent since 2012
Assistant: Randy Hobbs, at Kent since 1993
Assistant: Todd Thompson, at Kent since 2011
Assistant: Kevin Saxton, at Kent since 2003
Assistant: Jonas Akins, at Kent since 2012
Message from the Coach:
In 18 seasons as Kent’s football coach I have been fortunate to coach hundreds of athletes – from Division I scholarship and even professional players to undersized though big-hearted students whose love of the game and sense of being part of something special far outweigh their athletic skills. At Kent, we have a place in our football program for anyone willing to commit to excellence on and off the field. With access to some of the finest facilities, technologies and coaching in New England, our staff and players are proud to carry forward a tradition of excellence that has been associated with Kent Football for over 100 years.
In 25 years as a head coach in the Erickson league and 3 years coaching at the collegiate level I have never cut a player. Anyone wanting to be part of Kent Football – regardless of size, strength or experience (many Kent players join the program having never played the game) is welcome to take part. As one of the few co-ed schools committed to having three full seasons of athletics every player can count on an opportunity to play a 3rds, JV or Varsity sport. At Kent, players self-select which level they wish to take part in.
From a state-of-the-art video editing system (each player has running personal highlights updated each week throughout the season that are available to college coaches); a fitness center second to none (overlooking the football field); computerized training programs supported by a dedicated strength and conditioning coach; along with a top level trainer and equipment manager; Kent Football has all the support expected of a top flight program that places players at the leading colleges in the country. We also pride ourselves in teaching character as well as X’s and O’s. In fact, we look at football as a medium through which values such as preparation, passion and perseverance (Kent Football’s trademark) are taught.
Kent plays as challenging a schedule as any in New England prep school football culminating in the “Spoon Game” arguably the most storied of rivalries in New England prep school athletics. Most home games are played under the lights with crowds that are the envy of any school. We have also seen our share of success, claiming seven league championships, five New England Championship game berths and two New England titles in the past 17 years.
“I am very grateful for the four years that I spent at Kent. I’m even more grateful for the strong relationships that I formed at Kent with my teachers and coaches who served as my mentors. Kent School is a very special place and I apply the lessons that I learned at Kent, namely preparation, positive imagery and perseverance, each day in every facet of my life”.
Graham Jones – Bowdoin College
"Playing football at Kent is not just a commitment to football as seen with many other programs around the country, but it is a chance to become a better person. While being challenged vigorously on the field you gain an aura of poise, which gives you the confidence not only to face any opponent, but to take on any challenge that life may throw at you. After playing and experiencing much success on the field, I found myself more appreciative of the way I transformed as a person than any award that I won. Now that I am a starter at a Division I program as a freshman, I recognize even more that playing Kent Football was a very rewarding experience."
Kalasi Huggins – Columbia University