Hornets Staff

Hornets Coaching Staff

Michael Means

Michael Means

Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator

Coach Means played football and basketball at Cocalico High School. He played on a high school team that only lost 5 regular season games from his sophomore to senior year and scored 1,000 points in his basketball career. He went on to play basketball at Shippensburg University where he was a 3 year starter for the Red Raiders. Coach Means then taught at Bohemia Manor High School in MD for 12 years and coached football for 10 years, serving as offensive coordinator for 6. In 5 of those 6 years the team advanced to the regional playoffs. This will be his third year at the helm at Oxford. Coach Means teaches Social Studies at Oxford and lives in Elkton, MD with his wife Kristin and two sons, Braeden age 11 and Brody age 9.
Joe Pearson

Joe Pearson

Offensive Line/Linebackers

Coach Pearson played at Chichester High School and was captain and All-Delco as a senior. He participated in the Hero Bowl. He was a 4 year Varsity letter as OL at Lebanon Valley College and captain his senior year. Coach Pearson coached at Solanco High School for 15 years. He was the Defensive Coordinator for 5 years and Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator for 9. This is his second year coaching linebackers and the offensive line at Oxford. Joe teaches Science at Swift Middle School and lives in with his wife Jenn and two kids, Alexis and Seth.
Josh Belford

Josh Belford

Coach

Joe Martinelli

Joe Martinelli

Junior Varsity Head Coach/LB/RB

Coach Martinelli played high school football at Haverford High School and then went on to play semi-pro football for the Overbrook Chargers for 5 years. He started his coaching career coaching the Avon Grove Wildcats Junior League and the Oxford Golden Bears. From there, Coach Martinelli went on become the Defensive Coordinator at Valley Forge Military Academy for one year before becoming the Head Coach of the Darby Saints, a semi-pro team, for 3 years. He then moved on to coach as the Penn’s Grove Middle School and Oxford Area High School 9th grade coach for 6 years before becoming the Junior Varsity Head Coach for the last 2 years. Coach Martinelli resides in Oxford with his wife, Karen, and children John, Michael and Gina.
Ryan Hubley

Ryan Hubley

Coach

Rich Higgins

Rich Higgins

Junior Varsity Head Coach/LB/RB

Coach Higgins attended Glassboro State College and DeVry Tech with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He spent 7 years coaching Avon Grove Flag Football and the Oxford Golden Bears before moving up to coach for 3 years at Penn’s Grove. For the last 2 years, Coach Higgins has coached the offensive and defensive line for the Oxford Junior Varsity Team. He lives in Oxford with his wife Susan and has two sons, Corey, age 21, and Brandon, age 16.
Leo Pizzini

Leo Pizzini

Head Coach Freshmen Team

Coach Pizzini is entering his fifth year of coaching football in the Oxford Area School District. Husband and father of two wonderful kids, Pizzini’s first organized football experience was as a walk-on Freshman at Kutztown University where he initially rostered as a kicker. He later played Receiver, Tight End and Safety at the semi-pro level for the Mt. Vernon Steelers, Harlem Hurricanes and Oxford Saints. Pursuing a passion for football, Pizzini coached youth football for nearly 10 years prior to becoming the Head Freshmen Coach for the last two seasons.
Dave Thomas

Dave Thomas

Head Coach Freshmen Team

Hornets Training Staff

Coming Soon!