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Middle Township High School welcomes Gavin Liepe as Head Football Coach

Dec 15, 2023

An Atlantic County native, Liepe brings college and professional experience to the district 

Football coach communicating through headset during football game

Coach Gavin Liepe during a recent MTHS football game. (Photo Credit: Tom Powers)

Cape May Court House, NJ – Middle Township High School (MTHS) introduces Gavin Liepe as the new head football coach. Liepe, 25, is a physical education teacher at Middle Township Middle School and has extensive experience in the sport. 

Liepe, an Atlantic County native, was recognized as an outstanding football player while attending Holy Spirit High School, earning First Team All-Conference and First Team All-Press of AC honors. After graduating high school in 2017, Liepe played four seasons of college football, one at Christopher Newport University and three at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ).  At TCNJ, Liepe was a two-time All-NJAC outside linebacker, leading the Lions in tackles for two seasons. 

He then gained professional experience by playing two seasons in the German Football League, one with the Kirchdorf Wildcats and one with the Frankfurt Universe. 

“I can’t say this enough, I feel blessed and honored,” said Liepe. “I’ve always wanted to coach football for this area, and it’s wonderful to be a part of the Middle Township School District family. I am thankful for the coaches, teammates and supporters who pushed me to achieve beyond what I had ever thought possible – and I’m ready to be that kind of mentor for the next generation of players.” 

Liepe is replacing Frank Riggitano, who recently retired after working for 36 years with MTHS. For 22 of these years, he was the head football coach and Cape May County’s all-time leader in high school head football coaching victories. 

“We are thrilled to welcome Gavin as our new head football coach,” said MTSD Superintendent Dr. Dave Salvo. “He has a vast amount of experience, and will use this knowledge to successfully support and lead the Panthers.”  

To stay up to date with all MTHS athletics teams, visit https://mthspanthersathletics.com

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