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Judson University Promotes Brandon New to Head Football Coach 


 (ELGIN, IL January 14, 2019) The Judson University Athletic Department announced the promotion of Brandon New to Head Football Coach. 

New was brought onto Judson’s football coaching staff in October as the Defensive Coordinator after a very successful 18-year run as a high school football coach in the Chicago area.

He has won seven high school state championships on the coaching staff at his alma mater Driscoll Catholic in Addison, Ill. From 2001-2007, Driscoll set an IHSA state record winning seven consecutive state championships. He was the defensive coordinator from 2005-2007 and his record was 41-1 during this time.

“We are excited to have Brandon New as our head football coach,” said Chad Gassman, director of Athletics. “He has impressed me with his work ethic, his knowledge, and passion for the game.”

New was the head football coach at Saint Viator from 2012-2016 and made the playoffs two of his four years. In addition, he has coached at Benet Academy, Crystal Lake Central, and Fenwick. In 2017, New helped guide Fenwick to the 7A semifinals as the defensive coordinator. He played his collegiate football at the College of the Holy Cross and earned his bachelor’s degree in Sociology in 1998.

“I would like to thank President Crume and Chad Gasman for believing in me to lead this program at Judson University. I am beyond blessed to have this opportunity to build a football program from the ground up. Being a local product, both born and raised, makes Judson feel like the perfect fit,” said New. “I cannot wait to get the surrounding communities involved and as excited about Judson football as I am. This program will open the door to many student athletes looking to continue their education and athletic careers.”

Shawn Flynn, New’s predecessor, will now serve as an advisor to the Judson University Football Program and will continue his role as a trustee for the University.

“Our players will represent the model of Judson University,” New said. “We will have a passion and commitment to excellence. Our goals will be achieved through hard work, dedicated coaches and outstanding student athletes. We will build this program on faith and a genuine love for one another. The relationships built will last well beyond the years spent on campus. We will be family for life!”

The Judson University Athletic Department is thrilled to work with New as he builds the Eagles football program.

“There are many people that I would like to thank,” New said. “All of my past players and coaches, you helped shape me into the coach I am today. My family, especially my wife and daughter as their love and support is what drives me to succeed each and every day. The Next Foundation, for making all of this possible.”

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