ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Taking a look at what’s on Rult’s Radar tonight and in sports, we measure success by how many wins a team compiles.
However, to gauge what Joey DiPiazza is doing and has already done with the Albany football program, in that manner, wouldn’t tell the whole story.
Sure, the head coach has started to turn the Falcons around on the field.
Before taking over last season, Albany had won just three of their previous 61 games and had not beaten a class AA team in eight years.
In 2015, DiPiazza’s first season as head coach, the Falcons not only matched the three-win mark but also took down Colonie.
And on Friday, Joey brought in longtime UAlbany defensive coordinator, Mike Simpson to run the Falcons’ d next season.
But like i said, it’s what’s happened outside of pads that’s been more impressive.
DiPiazza’s has had his players give back to the community that supports them.
Whether it be: raking up leaves in the neighborhood, reading to young kids in elementary schools, or even helping the local DA spread his message.
Coach says his three we-building, not re-building, priorities are family, academics and football in that order.
And he had and his players are hoping that plan will translate into continued success both on and off the field.
And hey, he’s already convinced me.