Rockville High School Football, RHS, RAMS, Vernon CT

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Meet the Coaches

  • Over 130 Season of Coaching Experience


Coach Ames, Coach Barry, Coach Camp, Coach Demarest, Coach Gelsomino, Coach Knickerbocker, Coach Morgan, Coach Tautkus, Coach Voukounas


Head Coach Knickerbocker

 

  • 13 years of coaching experience at youth and high school level
  • 5 Years as Defensive Coordinator
  • 3 Years as assistant Defensive Coordinator
  • 3 Years as JV Head Coach
  • 4 Years as Youth Head Coach
  • 6 Years as Youth Assistant Social Studies Teacher at
    Windsor Locks Middle School (8 years)
  • Lives in Ellington with my wife Christina and two children Jayden, and Brooklynn
  • Star Wars fanatic
  • Favorite sport outside of football is Wiffleball
  • Giants, Red Sox, Celtics

Here’s the great secret about leadership: it’s not
about you. It’s about making other people better.
Leadership is more about trust you have earned
than the authority you have been granted.
 - Urban
Meyer


 

Coach Morgan

 

  • 22 years of coaching football experience in both the youth and
  • high school level
  • VCMS baseball coach
  • Resides in Vernon with wife Marie and two children Carson and
  • Hailey
  • Managed the 2017 Vernon/Rockville 10/11 Little League Team
  • to the State Championship
  • Played in the 2016 Travelers Championship PGA Golf Pro-Am
  • Love passing on the knowledge that I have learned from these
  • great coaches I work with to my players
  • Most memorable game coaching was 2002 against North Branford

 

 

 


Coach Ames

 

  • 5 years JV Head Coach Ellington High School
  • Assistant Defensive and Offensive Line Coach
  • 8 Years Assistant Coach Ellington Road Runners
  • Works at Center Road School as a School
  • Climate Specialist
  • Lives in Ellington with his wife Donna of 30 years
  • 2 Children Audrey and Justin
  • San Diego Chargers Fan ( NOT Los Angeles)

 

 

 


“To be a positive influence in the lives of the young people that I work with, to give them the guidance and knowledge to make the right decisions and to make them the best they can be and better.”

“GET ‘EM CHOPPIN!” 
Coach Ames


 

Coach Voukounas

 

  • 10 years of coaching experience at youth and high school level
    6 Years at Ellington High School
    4 Years with Ellington Roadrunners
    3 Years as Head JV Coach
    Hudl and “Be physical”-Coach Vouk

● IT Recruiter at TEKsystems aligning people to new careers/jobs
● Worked at ESPN and as a breakfast/lunch Chef
● Flag Football weekend warrior
● Fan of the New York Football Giants, UFC, WWE, NFL, NBA,
UConn, Fantasy Football.

“You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't
about how hard ya hit. It's about how hard you can get hit and
keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving
forward. That's how winning is done!” -Rocky

“The difference between a successful person and others is not a
lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of
will.”
-Vince Lombardi

 

 

 

 


Coach Gelsomino

 

  • 15 years experience coaching youth and high school football
  • Coached Erick Knickerbocker for 6 years in youth and high school football
  • He was and is a great competitor, the hardest worker, and the
    ultimate team player
  • I’ll give you the inside scoop on his playing ability at a later date!!!

“Family is not an important
thing…...it’s everything”

Although we are not a family biologically,
make no mistake, from tonight on we are a
family. I look forward to working with all
of you and becoming part of the Rockville
Football Family


Coach Tautkus

  • 26 years coaching at High School and College.
  • 13 years Head Coach at Ellington High School (first Head Coach).
  • 4 years assistant at EHS, 1 year Fermi.
  • 4 years Assistant Defensive Line coach at Western Connecticut State University
  • 5 years Assistant coach @ Newport News, Va.
  • Ellington Varsity Baseball coach (entering 20th year)
  • Technology Education Teacher at Ellington High School (21 years and 6 years Newport News Va)
  • Lives in Ellington with his wife and has 4 children
  • Boston fan all the way; Patriots, Red Sox, Celtics, and Bruins
  • Hot Rods (have several) and farming. Have a 250 acre working farm in Suffield.

Culture is not just one thing; it’s everything. Culture drives
expectations and beliefs. Expectations and beliefs drive
behaviors. Behaviors drive habits. And habits create the
FUTURE!
- Jon Gordon

 

 

Coach Barry

 

  • 8 years coaching at high school and youth

4 years as an assistant for the Vernon Vipers

4 years as an assistant here at Rockville

  • Graduated from Rockville High School in 2013

  • Currently finishing bachelors in economics at UConn

  • Fantasy football junkie

  • A Philadelphia fan with one exception: Eagles (Super Bowl 52 Champs!), 76ers (yes even when they were awful), Yankees, and Flyers



“Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and Determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan ‘Press On’ has solved and will always solve the problems of the human race.” - Calvin Coolidge (30th President of the United States)