Varsity Head Coach | Andy Stefanelli
Coaching Staff - Offense:
Pass Game Coordinator: Walter Rine
Assistant Offensive Line: Brett Valenta
Assistant Offensive Line: Matt Stein
Running Backs: Eric Allie
Coaching Staff - Defense:
Varsity Football Secondary Coach & Recruiting Coordinator: J.D. Noell
Varsity Football Defensive Coordinator: Sal Gorgone
DE/ Front 7 Coordinator: Ricco Brown
Cornerbacks: Josh Pleasant
Safeties: James Fangmeyer
Secondary Coach: Clay Goldstein
Kicking Coach: Ned Ahnell

Andy Stefanelli ’83 gained much of his football knowledge from working with Our Lady of Good Counsel’s all-time winningest football coach, Bob Milloy.

Stefanelli has put that experience to good use since succeeding Milloy in 2017. Two years later, he led the Falcons to the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference championship. They finished the season 9-3 and were ranked No. 1 by The Washington Post and No. 11 nationally by MaxPreps.

Stefanelli, entering his sixth season as head coach in 2022, guided Good Counsel to the WCAC title game last year. The squad finished 7-5 and 8th in the Post’s final rankings.

Stefanelli joined Milloy’s staff in 2007 and spent eight of the next 10 seasons as the Falcons’ head freshman coach and recruiting coordinator. His freshman teams posted a record of 71-2 (.973 winning percentage).

In the meantime, Stefanelli was helping Milloy build Good Counsel into one of the area’s finest teams. The Falcons captured four-straight WCAC titles (2009-12) and finished No. 1 locally each year. USA Today ranked them No. 4 (2011) and No. 10 (2012) nationally.Good Counsel was 44-4 (.917) those four years and loaded with five future NFL players. Lou Young was a member of the Carolina Panthers for Super Bowl 50. Blake Countess was with the Los Angeles Rams when they advanced to Super Bowl LIII and won Super Bowl LVI. Stefon Diggs is a Pro Bowl wide receiver for the Buffalo Bills.



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Varsity Football Schedule 

Team Opponent Date Time Location Result Score
Football - Boys Varsity vs.
St. Edward High School
First Federal Lakewood Stadium Loss 28-7
Football - Boys Varsity vs.
Jones High School
Dancel Field Good Counsel Win 40-14
Football - Boys Varsity vs.
Life Christian Academy
Dancel Field Good Counsel
Football - Boys Varsity vs.
Mount Saint Joseph High School
Mount Saint Joseph High School Win 38-6
Football - Boys Varsity
Stone Bridge High School *Homecoming*
Dancel Field Good Counsel Win 41-3
Football - Boys Varsity vs.
St. Mary's Ryken
St. Mary's Ryken High School Win 42-6
Football - Boys Varsity vs.
St. John's College High School
St. John's College High School Win 28-7
Football - Boys Varsity vs.
DeMatha Catholic High School
Dancel Field Good Counsel

JV Football Schedule

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Andy Stefanelli Bio Continued... 

Dorian O’Daniel and Kendall Fuller helped the Kansas City Chiefs win Super Bowl LIV.

Stefanelli spent his first two seasons coaching JV defensive backs and wide receivers. He took the reins of the freshman team in 2009. In his first five years, the squad was undefeated. He also attended all varsity meetings, charted offensive plays on game days and assisted in game planning.

Stefanelli helped develop several highly decorated Falcons. Countess (2011), Diggs (2012), Fuller (2013), O’Daniel (2013) and Jesse Aniebonam (2014) played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. Wes Brown (2012), Mike Madaras (2012), Sam Mustipher (2014) and Keandre Jones (2016) competed in the Under Armour All-America Game.

Jones played in Super Bowl LVI with the Cincinnati Bengals. Josh Pascal plays for the Detroit Lions, and Mustipher is with the Chicago Bears.

Landon Tengwall was a 2021 Adidas and Under Armour All-American. He, Vince Errigo, Kris Jenkins and Mitchell Melton were first-team All-Mets in 2019. Mason Lundsford was a 2018 first teamer. Jalen Green was a first-team honoree that year and in 2017. Gary Bryant was named first-team All-Met in 2021.

Stefanelli coached in the Rockville (Md.) Football League for 16 years (2001-16), rebuilding a program that had been disbanded into one that eventually had more than 200 players. His teams won multiple league and state championships, and he remains on the program’s executive board. While coaching in the Grassroots Youth Football League, he led the Montgomery County (Md.) Bearcats to three championships (2013-15).

Several years since 2009, Stefanelli has coached eighth graders in the Maryland Crab Bowl. He was head coach of the bowl’s high school game in 2018. He hosts a prospects camp on campus each summer.

Playing Career & Family

While playing at Good Counsel in 1981 and ’82, Stefanelli was on the first Falcon team to beat St. John’s in back-to-back years. He started the latter half of his junior year at guard and defensive end. As a senior, he was a starting guard and outside linebacker and named team MVP. He graduated in 1983.

Stefanelli was a four-year letterman (1983-86) at Western Maryland (now McDaniel) College in Westminster, Md. He played on special teams his first season and then was a three-year starting guard. As a sophomore, he was named honorable mention All-Conference. He was captain his final two seasons.

Stefanelli was a member of Western Maryland’s Alpha Kappa Delta sociology honor society. As a junior and senior, his name appeared on the Dean’s List. He graduated in 1987 with a bachelor of arts in sociology and a business minor.

Stefanelli is president of Stef Management Corp. He and his brother, Guy, own River Road Auto Service and Autobahn Motor Works in Bethesda, Md.

Born in Silver Spring, Md., Stefanelli was raised there and in nearby Wheaton. He and his wife, Estelle, live in Rockville. Their five children all graduated from Good Counsel. Carly ’10 is girls lacrosse coach at Concordia Prep in Towson, Md. Andrew ’12 played football at Maryland and is now assistant strength coach for football at the University of Nevada.

Perry ’14 was a starting running back at McDaniel College and works with the Falcons’ strength staff. Margi ’18 is head JV field hockey coach at Good Counsel. Jack ’20 is a wide receiver at Robert Morris University in Moon Township, Pa.