29 Derek Coppola
29 Derek Coppola
Height: 5-7
Weight: 182
Year: Fr. (R)
Hometown: North Reading, Mass.
High School: The Gunnery School
Position: RB
Major: Undeclared

Coppola's 2010 Stats

The son of Frank and Dawn Coppola...born 10-11-89


Played in two games, carrying 9 times for 19 yards, with a long rush of 5 yards...missed most of season after suffering broken leg...carried 5 times for career-high 13 yards in win over Lehigh...had 4 rushes for 6 yards in win over Central Connecticut State

Redshirt Season

Before UNH
Attended the Gunnery School (prep) in Western Conn. as post-graduate student...averaged 145 rushing yards and over 200 all-purpose yards a game playing for coach Richard Martin, on 2009 New England championship team...class B All-Star and First-Team All-New England at Gunnery...also played baseball at Gunnery School and was AAU baseball All-American for the Lightning...attended St. John's Prep in Danvers, Mass...played for coach Jim O'Leary and was teammates with Wildcats WR Peter Neal...two-time Catholic Conference All-Star...finished his St. John's Prep career with over 3,800 all-purpose yards and 23 touchdowns...averaged 11.5 yards per touch in career at the Prep...two-time Salem News All-Star...was the Eagles' leading rusher in both his junior and senior years...had seven TD runs in his senior year and caught eight passes for another touchdown

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