Albany High football staff adds veteran UAlbany coach
N.Y. (July 15, 2016) --
Former University at Albany defensive guru Mike Simpson is the newest
addition to coach Joey DiPiazza's staff on the Albany High School
Simpson (pictured at right) spent 23 seasons as the Great
Danes' defensive coordinator before his retirement following the 2013
season. He spent a total of 28 seasons with the Danes.
shared six Northeast Conference championships (2002, 2003, 2007, 2008,
2011 and 2012) and captured two Eastern Football Conference titles (1997
and 1998) during his tenure.
addition to his expertise on the football field, Simpson holds a
master’s degree in educational administration.
Please visit the UAlbany website
more about his coaching career.
Simpson joins an Albany High program hoping to build
on the achievements during DiPiazza's first season as coach in 2015.
After going winless for seven consecutive seasons,
the Falcons won their last three games in 2015 behind a high-powered
offense that returns many of its key players for 2016. Receiver Jarrell
Chaney and running back Ky'ere Tillery both earned all-area and
all-state recognition as juniors last fall.
The mission of the City School District of
Albany is to educate and prepare all students for
college and career, citizenship and life, in partnership with our
diverse community. The district serves
students in 17
elementary, middle and high schools. In addition to neighborhood
schools, the district includes several magnet schools and programs, as
well as other innovative academic opportunities for students,
including four themed academies at Albany High