St George's School Athletics - Football

Football Coach Information

  • Program Director- Head Coach
    Coach Lang begins his tenure as Head Coach after spending nine years as an SG assistant under long-time coach John Mackay. Joe’s background is working with quarterbacks and backs on technique, efficiency and understanding the intricacies of SG’s dynamic offense, which was responsible for averaging 28.5 points this past season, thanks to a balanced passing and running attack. Defense is a mentality and Coach Lang looks forward to bringing and attitude to the defensive side of the ball that highlights a teamwide aggressiveness and the skill to create turnovers and make key drive-stopping plays at critical times during games. Coach has been in charge of the Special Teams units for the past two years and looks forward to continuing in that role. Player development is crucial and so much of that development happens on the practice field. The coaching staff finds exciting and challenging ways to utilize practice time from Monday-Friday, to prepare for each upcoming opponent while also giving players opportunities to improve individual skills that will translate now and to player’s experience at the next level.
  • Assistant Coach
    Anthony Franco joined St. George’s School in 2017 and brings with him counseling experience from both independent and public school systems. No stranger to Rhode Island, Franco graduated from Providence College where he earned his bachelor’s degree in political science and then spent eight years working in California schools. Franco was a junior/senior dormitory head and head baseball coach at the Thacher School in Ojai; then an events coordinator and assistant football coach at Francis Parker School in San Diego. Most recently, Franco was a college counselor for the California Student Opportunity and Access Program, a state-funded, non-profit that works specifically with first-generation, college-bound students at local public high schools. He holds a master’s degree in higher education leadership from the University of San Diego. He lives in Eccles Dormitory with his fiancé, Meghan, and coaches both baseball and football.
  • Mike Hansel, sculptor and art educator, is the J. Vaughan Merrick III Chair in Architecture, Art History and Painting. He received his bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the University of Cincinnati in 1986 and his master’s degree in fine arts from the University of Pennsylvania in 1989. Hansel shares his enthusiasm for the visual arts through courses in drawing, 3D design, welding, woodworking, and ceramics. His interest in collaborative teaching has also led to the creation of courses in engineering and design science. In addition, Hansel serves as the offensive coordinator of the varsity football team and supervises the St. George’s Beekeeping Club. Hansel’s sculptures reside in many private collections and have been included in a number of international exhibitions. Hansel’s work has become known for his ability to create highly crafted, organic pieces that contradict what one might expect from industrial materials like steel, aluminum, and bronze.
  • Assistant Coach
    Justin Sellar joined the faculty in 2018 and is an Associate Athletics Director. After graduating from Wheaton College in 2017, Sellar completed his master's degree in sports management with a concentration in athletic administration from Southern New Hampshire University in 2020. In addition to his work in the Athletics Department, Sellar coaches both football and baseball.
  • Coach Ward enters his second year as Assistant Coach to the Varsity Boys’ Basketball team for St. George’s in the NEPSAC. A graduate of Tabor Academy 13’ & University of Maine 17’, Ward was a two year varsity captain for Tabor Academy where he eclipsed over 1500 points & a three year student-athlete as a member of Men’s Basketball team at the University of Maine, who competes in the Division 1 America East. He also coaches for the the historic Boston Amateur Basketball Club, a pioneer member of the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League.