Western Pennsylvania Wildcatz Set to Make Triumphant Return to the GDFL
Pittsburgh,PA - The echoes of past glories are about to reverberate once more as the Western Pennsylvania Wildcatz gear up for a grand re-entry into the Gridiron Developmental Football League (GDFL). Their last appearance in 2021 saw them storm into the playoffs, only to be halted by the Erie Express. Now, after a 3 year hiatus,they're back and ready to roar.
The GDFL, in a significant announcement, welcomed back the 6-time champions. Now, as 2024 beckons, the Wildcatz are poised to reclaim their spot among the elite. Anthony Rodrigues,the GDFL Commissioner, expressed his elation, stating, “The return of one of the nation's top organizations to the GDFL reaffirms our status as the premier pro developmental football league in the country."
The Wildcatz, under the astute leadership of owner-operator John Reay, have assembled a formidable roster. Head Coach Chuck Arn, a 6-time champion, leads the charge, flanked by the likes of Defensive Coordinator Don Mech, Defensive assistant: Cory Page,Defensive assistant: Brandon Wade,Special teams: Clark Brooks,Special teams: Ed Marin, WRs Coach: King Dean,Offensive assistant: Andre Haney, Assistant Offensive Coordinator Cecil Howard ,JJ Wilson and General Manager Damien Cornish.
The team boasts former Penn State Qb Paul Jones Jr and 7x champions Wide Receiver Rapheal Hurd California U of Pa star and 4 X champs DE #52 Darnell Harding,ensuring they remain a force to be reckoned with.
Their impressive track record speaks volumes. With 110 wins and just 17 losses from their inception in 2011 through 2020, the Wildcatz have clinched two National Championships and a slew of other accolades. Their commitment to excellence is further exemplified by their dedication to nurturing talent, annually sending players to the National Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.
John Reay, reflecting on the team's return to the GDFL, has remarked, “This league offers a unique platform that's professionally run and widely recognized in the pro developmental football world. Our players have been yearning for this, and with the addition of regional teams, we're making it happen."
Damien Cornish echoed the sentiment, emphasizing the competitive nature of the GDFL and the team's eagerness to be a part of it.
As the 2024 season looms on the horizon, the Western Pennsylvania area is abuzz with excitement. With the Wildcatz set to fill the spring/summer football void, fans can look forward to exhilarating Saturday nights from May to September.
About the GDFL:
The Gridiron Developmental Football League stands as a beacon for professional developmental football. With a commitment to community and quality, the GDFL has consistently provided top-tier football entertainment and opportunities for athletes. For more information, ticketing, and player tryouts, visit www.gdfl.org.