December 9, 2016
December 9, 2016
NHS FOOTBALL HEAD COACH BILL KRAMER INDUCTED INTO FACA HALL OF FAME
|Naples High School head football coach Bill Kramer was inducted into the Florida Athletic Coaches Association (FACA) Hall of Fame on January 7, 2017, in a ceremony held in Daytona Beach, Florida. Coach Kramer is only the second Naples High School coach (after softball Coach Robert Iamurri) to be accorded this honor. (Coach Dave Walker was inducted into the FHSAA Hall of Fame.)
Coach Kramer is a graduate of Liberty University where he majored in Health and Physical Education. He also holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Nova Southeastern University and a Master’s degree in Guidance and Counseling from Saint Thomas University.
Bill Kramer began his coaching career in 1987 at American High School in Dade County. In 1998, he became the head football coach at Naples High School. In only his fourth season at Naples, 2001, the Golden Eagles won the first football state championship in southwest Florida history. Kramer has since led two more Naples teams to the FHSAA State Finals finishing Runner-Up in 2003 and winning a second State Championship in 2007 with the area’s first ever perfect 15-0 season. Kramer’s teams have won thirteen District and six Region Championships. The 185-46 record compiled by Kramer and his staff ranks them first in total wins and winning percentage (80%) in Naples High School’s 60 year tradition of football. Moreover, during Kramer’s tenure at NHS, over 90 percent of football player graduates have gone on to attend colleges and universities, and many former players have become coaches themselves.
Bill Kramer has been recognized as an FACA District Coach of the Year ten times and has been named Coach of the Year by Nike, the FACA, Florida Sports Writers, the National Federation of High Schools (NFHS), the Miami Dolphins, the Naples Daily News, and the Fort Myers News-Press. In addition, Kramer has been chosen to represent Florida at the NFL Youth Football Summit and serves on the FACA Board of Directors, the FHSAA Football Advisory Council, and the American Football Coaches Association Public Relations Committee. In 2013, he was selected to be an assistant coach in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, and in 2016 he was selected to be the head coach of the US Army All-American Bowl East team.
Coach Kramer is actively involved in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He is regularly a featured speaker and clinician at numerous schools, universities, professional, and civic groups. Coach Kramer was named one of Collier County’s inaugural “Ten Men of Distinction,” received the State Farm Good Neighbor Coaches Sportsmanship Award, the National Sports Achievement Award, and the Collier County Bar Association Educator of the Year Award.
NHS STUDENT-ATHLETE SIGNS NATIONAL LETTER OF INTENT
|Naples High School student-athlete Matthew Vetter is going to continue his baseball career at St. Petersburg College in Clearwater, Florida. At Naples High School Matt has been a three year letter winner in baseball as a pitcher and shortstop.
Last season Matt was a first-team Collier County Athletic Conference All-Conference selection. At St. Petersburg College, Matt will play for Coach Ryan Beckman and the Titans. The Titans are a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association and compete in the Suncoast Conference of the Florida State College Activities Association.
NAPLES HIGH SCHOOL BLUE AND GOLD CLUB MEMBERSHIP – THANK YOU!
Naples High School offers thirty-six (36) athletic teams in twenty (20) different sports over three sports seasons during the course of each school year. School District funding for athletics in Collier County is limited to providing coaches’ supplements and school bus transportation to away games. All other costs, including those for contest officials, all athletic equipment & uniforms, game security, game, training supplies, awards, etc., are paid for exclusively from gate receipts. While gate receipts in football at Naples High School are typically very good (and help to pay costs in all of our non- and limited-revenue sports) they are simply not enough to cover the costs for Golden Eagle student-athletes in ALL sports. Blue and Gold Club funds are used to supplement athletic contest gate receipts so that student-athletes in ALL sports at Naples HS are able to have the very best possible experience. Blue and Gold Club contributors so far (through September 30th only) are as follows:
|BENEFACTOR - $500.00|
|Erik and Nicole Lombillo||Collier Podiatry, P.A.||Harborside
|The Havig Family|
|Supreme Auto Collision||J.R. & Laurie Nocera||Family Foot
and Leg Center
|Dr. Kevin Lam|
|Wayne & Rebecca Meland||Matt & Allison Young|
|PATRON - $200.00|
|The Dempsey Family||David & Shelly Gray||Parrish & Kelly
|The Moll Family|
|Joe & Melissa
|Bondi Surf Shop||Law Office of Pieter Van Dien, P.A.|
|Chris & Mary
|The Lawler Family||JD Loden Wealth Management, Inc|
|The Ahearn Family||The Shakour Family||Brian & Desiree Smith||The Watts Family|
|Moses Chiropractic Clinic||Dr. Richard Garcia, DMD|
|SUSTAINING – $100.00|
|Monique Reed-Spinelli||Matthew & Suzanne
|In Memory of Dr. Matthew L. Black||Buzzoff Mosquito|
|The Ross Family||Deb Welch (Premier Sotheby’s Int. Realty)||Pergola, Inc.||Chris & Kim
|Peggy & Martin Lamb||Lisa Giblin||The Colon Family||The Thornhill Family|
|David & Ann Crowley||Dee & Associates, CPAs||The Bird Family||Mullis & Joan
|The Ponton Family||The Bonyman Family||The Davis Family|
|Renee & Rick Fuller||Perfect Paper and Paint||D. Gail Addison||Jeff Woodbeck|
|Kevin & Valeria Keyes||Mark Napoli & Gina
|Chloe Horne||Kova Insurance Group|
|Mitch & Connie Kinstler||Mark Anderson||Jon & Liza
|Rick, Colleen, Cole &
|Geri Underhill||Guillermo Figueroa||The Laws Family||Amanda A. Vega|
|Tuna & Jayne Rice||Joanne & Jeff Paredes|
Your student need not participate in an athletic program for you to participate and support the Naples High School Blue and Gold Club. And, all gifts to The Blue and Gold Club are eligible for charitable gift tax deduction.
NAPLES HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT SPIRIT SHIRT- ON SALE NOW - ONLY $35
|The 2016–2017 Naples HS Student Spirit shirt on sale now every day during the lunch period outside the auditorium. The cost of this year’s shirt is only $35.00. All students wearing the NHS Student Spirit shirt will get into all Naples High School regular season athletic contests for the entire school year-FREE OF CHARGE…that’s right FREE OF CHARGE! This includes all varsity football, volleyball, boys and girls basketball, boys and girls soccer, wrestling, boys and girls lacrosse, softball, baseball and track and field contests.|
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