|Title:||Assistant Coach - Defensive Coordinator / OLB|
Assistant Coach Dave Wissman returns for his fifth season as a member of the Sacred Heart coaching staff. Wissman will also begin his third season as the Pioneers' defensive coordinator in 2013.
Wissman will work with the Pioneer outside/inside linebackers this fall.
Wissman came to Sacred Heart after a serving as the head coach, Assistant Athletic Director and a Studio Art teacher while at the Berkshire School in Sheffield, Massachusetts.
Wissman was the head coach at Berkshire from 2005 through 2007 and was the defensive coordinator at the Northfield Mount Hermon School in Northfield, Massachusetts for five seasons prior to that. He has had collegiate coaching stops at Colgate University and Brown University, both as a linebackers coach.
He had a standout player career at the University of New Hampshire where he was named the Defensive Team Captain and received the Coaches MVP Award. Wissman was also a Yankee Conference first team selection as a strong safety. He also still holds various records, as a punt returner, at UNH.
A native of rural Western Massachusetts, he currently resides in Vermont with his wife (Mary), their 3 sons, two dogs and 14 chickens. When the game isn’t calling, he can be found (or not) hunting and fishing throughout northern New England and also pursuing his passions as an artist.