2012-13 News

May 23, 2013
CGA's Bruce Melnick to be Inducted into Academic All-America Hall of Fame
AUSTIN, Tex. -- Commander Bruce Melnick, a 1972 graduate of the Coast Guard Academy, along with Arizona State University standout linebacker Pat Tillman, who later starred for the National Football League’s Arizona Cardinals

April 29, 2013
Vitrano, Lamoureux Honored by National Football Foundation
UNCASVILLE, Conn.--Mike Vitrano was recognized as a Scholar-Athlete last night by the Southeastern Connecticut Chapter of the National Football Foundation

April 12, 2013
CGA Hosts Sports & Wellness Day
The Coast Guard Academy held its annual Sports and Wellness Day on Friday about 120 eighth grade students from Bennie Dover Middle School in New London took part in the activities.

March 27, 2013
Bears Release 2013 Football Schedule
NEW LONDON, Conn.--The Coast Guard Academy has released its 2013 football schedule and it features seven different opponents from the 2012 season

March 20, 2013
John Harper Named New England Football Conference Commissioner
CENTERVILLE, Mass. -- Endicott College President Dr. Richard Wylie has announced that retired Bridgewater State University Director of Athletics

February 20, 2013
Meggers Takes His Talents to Stage as Danny Zuko in Grease
Senior wide receiver Pat Meggers, a New England Football Conference (NEFC) Bogan Division first team selection at wide receiver this past season will be playing the lead role of Danny Zuko in the Academy performance of GREASE this weekend

February 7, 2013
11 Named to NEFC All-Academic Team
NEW LONDON, Conn.--The Coast Guard Academy placed 11 players on the New England Football Conference (NEFC) All-Academic team

February 4, 2013
Bears Celebrate 2012 Football Season at Banquet
The Coast Guard Academy football team celebrated its first winning season since 2007 at its annual banquet on Friday night.

January 25, 2013
Two-Time Super Bowl Champ Coach to Speak at Football Banquet
NEW LONDON, Conn.-- Mike Sullivan, Offensive Coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, will be the speaker at the Coast Guard Academy football banquet on Feb. 1st

December 19, 2012
Former Football Coach Bill Hickey to be Honored by AFCA
WACO, Texas—Former Coast Guard Academy head football coach Bill Hickey, a long time head and assistant coach, is this year’s recipient of the AFCA Outstanding Achievement Award.

December 4, 2012
Paris Named to D3football.com All-East Team
NEW LONDON, Conn.— Coast Guard Academy senior tight end Casey Paris has been named to the D3football.com All-East Region team.

November 19, 2012
All in the Family at CGA
Often times, teams in any sport will describe the bond with their teammates as a family. With the tight-knit relationships, constant support, and care for each other

November 8, 2012
Bears Place Ten on NEFC All-Division Team
NEW LONDON, Conn.--Coast Guard, which registered its first winning season since 2007, placed ten players on the New England Football Conference (NEFC) All-division team

November 5, 2012
Bateson Named NEFC Defensive Player of the Week
NEW LONDON, Conn.—Coast Guard Academy senior linebacker Parker Bateson has been named the New England Football Conference (NEFC) Defensive Player of the Week

November 3, 2012
Resch's Record-Setting Day Leads Bears to 42-13 Win
NEW LONDON, Conn.--Senior quarterback Jon Resch closed his record setting career by tying his own school-record with six touchdown passes in just over three quarters

October 31, 2012
GAME #9 PREVIEW -- Bears Host Maine Maritime in Season Finale
MAINE MARITIME (0-8, 0-6) at COAST GUARD (4-4, 3-3) NOV. 3, 2012 -- NOON -- CADET MEMORIAL FIELD

October 27, 2012
Framingham Beats Bears to Win Bogan Division
NEW LONDON, Conn.--Junior running back Melikke Van Alstyne eclipsed the 4,000 rushing yard mark for his career as he rushed for 126 yards and a touchdown

October 24, 2012
GAME #8 PREVIEW -- Bears Host Framingham State
FRAMINGHAM STATE (7-1, 5-0) at COAST GUARD (4-3, 3-2) OCT. 27, 2012 -- 1:30 PM -- CADET MEMORIAL FIELD

October 22, 2012
Resch, Henning Named NEFC Players of the Week
NEW LONDON, Conn.--Coast Guard Academy senior quarterback Jon Resch and freshman kicker Tyler Henning were named Players of the Week

October 20, 2012
Bears Win OT Thriller at Worcester State
WORCESTER, Mass.—Freshman Tyler Henning kicked a 27-yard field goal in overtime as Coast Guard beat Worcester State 31-28

October 17, 2012
GAME #7 PREVIEW -- Bears Hit the Road to Worcester State
COAST GUARD (3-3, 2-2) at WORCESTER STATE (5-2, 3-1)

October 13, 2012
Bears Rally to Beat Westfield 31-27
WESTFIELD, Mass.—Senior quarterback Jon Resch threw a 30-yard touchdown pass to senior tight end Casey Paris with 2:40 left leading Coast Guard to a 31-27 win

October 10, 2012
GAME #6 PREVIEW -- Bears Travel to Westfield State
COAST GUARD (2-3, 1-2) at WESTFIELD STATE (2-4, 1-2)

October 6, 2012
Coast Guard Falls to Bridgewater 44-21
NEW LONDON, Conn.--Senior quarterback Caleb Gelsomino threw a pair of touchdown passes and ran for another as Bridgewater State

October 3, 2012
GAME #5 PREVIEW -- Battle of the Bears on Parents' Weekend

October 1, 2012
Resch Named NEFC Offensive Player of the Week
NEW LONDON, Conn.—Coast Guard senior quarterback Jon Resch has been named the New England Football Conference (NEFC) Offensive Player of the Week

September 29, 2012
Records Fall as Bears Blank Fitchburg State
NEW LONDON, Conn.--Senior wide receiver Pat Meggers had a record setting day as he finished with a school-record 211 receiving yards

September 27, 2012
Q&A With Eric Gerken, Football Player turned Coach
Senior Eric Gerken is out of football eligibility because he played a year at Iona before attending the Coast Guard Academy

September 26, 2012
GAME #4 PREVIEW -- Bears Host Fitchburg St. for Homecoming

September 22, 2012
Bears Squander 19-Point Lead; Lose Shootout
BUZZARDS BAY, Mass.—Junior quarterback Mike Stanton set a school-record with 420 passing yards while throwing three touchdowns and junior Stefan Gustafson rushed for 216 yards including a 66-yard run

September 19, 2012
GAME #3 PREVIEW -- Bears Open Bogan Play at Mass. Maritime
COAST GUARD (1-1, 0-0) at MASS. MARITIME (1-1, 0-0) SEPT. 22, 2012 -- NOON -- CLEAN HARBORS STADIUM

September 15, 2012
Wawrzyniak Leads Bears Past MIT
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--Sophomore Jake Wawrzyniak made the most of his first career start by carrying 35 times for 143 yards and three touchdowns

September 12, 2012
GAME #2 PREVIEW -- Bears Travel to MIT
COAST GUARD (0-1) at MIT (1-0)

September 10, 2012
Kennerley Named Athlete of the Week
Greg Kennerley scored a pair of goals to earn the first CGASPORTS.COM Athlete of the Week

September 8, 2012
Football Loses Shootout to Merchant Marine in Opener
NEW LONDON, Conn.--Senior John-Leon Gosselin ran for 146 yards and three touchdowns as Merchant Marine won a shootout 43-37

September 7, 2012
Watch and Listen Live to the Secretaries' Cup Battle on Saturday
You can catch all action as Coast Guard hosts Merchant Marine in football for the Secretaries’ Cup tomorrow, Saturday, Sept. 8th at 2:30 p.m.

September 5, 2012
GAME #1 PREVIEW -- Bears Host Merchant Marine

August 31, 2012
2012 Football Preview
Last season, Coast Guard lost five games by seven points or less, four of those in the final minute. Head coach Bill George, in his 14th season, returns 16 starters from that team