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Meet Our Board of Directors


We are here to provide you and your family with the best youth football and cheer experience possible! We are proud to bring you a group of highly motivated and dedicated Board of Directors. Read the bios below to learn more about each of us.


Deji Akintoye

  Deji has been a big part of the Rose Tree Colts coaching staff for the past 7 years and in his first full season
  as acting Vice President. Coach Deji started his football career playing for North Penn high school as both a
  defensive and offensive lineman where he was part of the first NP football team to become Division champs
  in 19 years and the first team to be District champs in North Penn history. After high school, he went on to
  play at Millersville University on a football scholarship. After graduating college, he spent 3 years coaching
  school level football before joining the Colts. Coach Deji has a passion for the organization, football and his
  team. We look forward to his vision and execution for the 2018 season.


Jerry Coia

  Jerry Coia is going on his 6th year on the board as Treasurer. Jerry gained his knowledge, love and
  experience of the game playing at not only the high school and college level, but also playing semi-
  pro football for Max Myers in Northeast Philadelphia. Today, Coach Coia splits his time between
  coaching football at Springton Lake Middle School and the Rose Tree Colts 10/11 team.

  Off the field, he has used how knowledge in business each season to ensure expenses remain low
  and the organization has all it needs to start each season. His biggest goals when he joined the
  Board of Directors was to get the organization to a point where they were able to purchase new 
  football and cheer uniforms and find a donor for a new scoreboard. He has exceeded these goals and continues to work towards the next level of goals for the organization.  He is also responsible for locking in our homecoming horse mascot, Chippy, each season!



Donna Firlein 
Asst Treasurer/Director of Public Relations


Director of Cheer

Rose Tree Colts Cheerleading is a recreational team built with a lot of love and support! Not only do our Lady Colts cheer for field football, they are also given the opportunity to become a part of our competition teams as well! If you would like to have your child build and grow with an amazing team, contact us today! If you would like to volunteer to help, we have tons of opportunities from coaching to team mom. 



Shawn Cooley
Co-Equipment Manager

  This will be Shawn Cooley's 3rd season coaching with the Colts orgnaization and his first year
  as part of the board. He possesses more than 14 years’ experience in the strength & conditioning field.
  After   graduating from Marietta College (Ohio) in 1989 with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Sports
  Medicine   and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fitness Management and has a Master’s Degree in Education        from Villanova. Coach Cooley had a very successful run as head coach of the Sophomore 100JV Tackle
  team for Springfield Youth Club prior to joining the Rose Tree Colts.

Jeff Waller
Director of Field Operations

Carol Waller
Snack Bar Director

Samantha Martin

Ryan Dajewski
Co-Equipment Manager

Fundraiser Director