• Football Coaching Staff

     

    Coach Eager

    George Eager
    Head Coach/ Quarterbacks/ Punt Coordinator

    • Played Wide Receiver 2007-2009 at Franklin & Marshall College
    • Wide Receivers Coach 2010 at Franklin & Marshall College
    • Wide Receiver/ Defensive Backs 2011 Coach at Manheim Township HS 
    • Wide Receivers Coach 2012-2013 at Franklin & Marshall College
    • Assistant Defensive Backs Coach/ JV Assistant 2014-2015 at Wilson High School
    • Wide Receivers Coach 2016-2019 at Hempfield High School
    • Head Coach 2020 at Hempfield High School

    George currently resides in Landisville, PA with his wife Kaitlyn and his son George.  The family is expecting a new addition in April of 2021.

     Coach Heisey

    Edwin Heisey
    Inside Linebackers/ Punt Return Coordinator
     

    • Three year varsity letter winner at Hempfield High School 1991-1993
    • Four year varsity letter winner at Lebanon Valley College 1994-1998
    • Assistant coach at Lebanon Valley College 1998-1999
    • Assistant coach at Hempfield High School 2000- Present
    • Social Studies Teacher at Hempfield High School 2000- Present

    Coach Heisey resides in the Hempfield School District with his wife, Nicole, and their children, Hudson and Vivienne.

     Coach Vieland

    Jim Vieland
    Running Backs/ Kickoff Return Coordinator
     

    • 1991 Graduate of Chardon High School, Chardon OH 
    • 1991-1994 Grove City College Football 
    • 1995 – Assistant Coach Grove City College – Outside Linebackers 
    • 1996 – Assistant Coach North Penn High School – Receivers and Secondary 
    • 1997-2007 Assistant Coach Hempfield High School – Head JV coach, Offensive Line, O-Coordinator 
    • 2008-2011 Head Coach Ephrata High School 
    • 2012-2015 Assistant Coach Franklin & Marshall College – Running Backs, Head JV Coach 
    • 2016-2017 Assistant Coach Hempfield High School – Offensive Line 
    • 2020 – Assistant Coach Hempfield High School – Running Backs 

    Coach Vieland resides in Rohrerstown with his wife and four children

     Coach Cheyney

    Mark Cheyney

    Assistant Defensive Backs/ Kickers -

    • Three year varsity letter 1987-1989 at Palmyra Area High School
    • Played Defensive Back 1991-1993 at Millersville University
    • Volunteer Varsity Secondary Coach 1994-1999 at Cedar Crest
    • Volunteer Varsity Secondary Coach 2000-2006 at Elco
    • President of Ames Janitorial Services located in Annville, PA

    Coach Cheyney resides in Landisville with his two sons, Jared and Lucas.

     
    Coach Heister

    Ralph Heister, Defensive Line

    • Three year varsity letter 1983-1985 at Great Valley High School
    • Played Linebacker 1986 at Gettysburg College 
    • Played Defensive Line 1987-1989 at Lebanon Valley College
    • Middle School Linebackers and Receivers Coach 1996-1998 at Lebanon High School
    • Varsity Defensive and Offensive Line Coach 1999 at Lebanon High School
    • Science Department Coordinator Hempfield School District

    Coach Heister resides in Lebanon with his wife Kristin and their three daughters, Jessica, Susannah and Emma.

    Coach Ridinger

    John Ridinger, Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line

    • 10 years @ Franklin and Marshall College – 1993 to 2002
    • 11 years @ Manheim Twp – 2003 to 2013
    • 4 years @ Warwick – 2015 to 2019
    • 1 Year @ Hempfield – 2020
    • College: Franklin and Marshall ‘86
    Coach Ridinger

    Jay Ridinger, Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs, Social Media Director

    • 2004-2006 Varsity Football, Manheim Township HS
    • 2007-2010 Wide Receiver, Franklin & Marshall College
    • 2011 – Assistant Coach Manheim Township HS
    • 2012-2013 – Assistant Secondary Coach, Franklin & Marshall College
    • 2014-2016 – Assistant Secondary Coach, Lehigh University
    • 2017-2018 -  Special Teams Coordinator, Secondary Coach, Warwick HS
    • 2019 – Defensive Coordinator, Conestoga Valley HS
    • Business Education Teacher at HHS

    Coach Ridinger resides in Lancaster with his wife Dakota and daughter Harlowe.

    Coach Ryan

    RJ Ryan, Tight Ends / Offensive Assistant

    • Played Tight End 1995-1998 at Lehigh University
    • Running Backs Coach 2003 at Worcester Polytechnic Institute
    • Tight Ends Coach 2004-2006 at Lehigh University
    • Offensive Coordinator & OL Coach 2007-2008 at Franklin & Marshall College
    • Special Teams Coordinator & RB Coach 2009-2013 at Lehigh University
    • 2013 Inductee into Boston College High School Athletics Hall of Fame

    Coach Ryan resides in Manheim Twp with his wife Amy and their two children, Blair and Troy.

    Coach Brown

    Greg Brown, Assistant Defensive Line/ JV Defensive Assistant

    • Three sport varsity letterman at Andover High School, Andover, MA  (2009-2011)
    • Played Offensive and Defensive Line at Westfield State University, Westfield, MA  (2012-2015)

    Coach Brown resides in Lancaster and is currently working as a para educator at Hempfield High School

    Coach Spencer

    Eric Spencer, Outside Linebackers/ Kickoff Coordinator

    • Coached the District IV Champion in 1988 and Runner Up in 1990
    • Coaching Staff of the Year 4A Montgomery County (MD)
    • Over 45 former players continued their careers at the collegiate level

    Coach Spencer resides in New Holland, PA with his wife, Barbara, and enjoys spending time with his four children and grandchildren.

    Coach Eager

    George Eager Sr, Assistant Outside Linebackers/ JV Defensive Coordinator/ JV Co-Head Coach

    • Graduate of J.P. McCaskey, class of 1971
    • Graduate of Franklin & Marshall College, class of 1975
    • Graduate of Villanova Law School, class of 1978
    • Head Coach of the Manheim Township A Team for 19 years; 11 Championships

    George lives in Manheim Township with his wife Debbie.  He has two children, Kathleen and George.

    Coach Wagaman

    Matt Wagaman, Freshman Head Football Coach

    • Warwick Football - Wide Receiver and Defensive Back - 1999
    • Franklin & Marshall - Wide Receiver / Co-Captain - 2003
    • Coached Hempfield Football 2005-2007, 2012
    • Coached Ephrata Football 2008-2009
    • Coached Hempfield Basketball 2011 - Present
    • Coached Hempfield Junior High Track & Field 2006 - Present
    • Mr. Wagaman teaches 8th grade mathematics at Centerville Middle School.

    Mr. Wagaman lives in Lancaster with his wifeAngie and their three children, Mia, Emma, and Wade.

     Coach Martin

    Ethan Martin, Freshman Assistant Coach

    • Albright College 2011 - 15.  Strong Safety and Outside Linebacker.
    • Coached Lampeter-Strasburg JH-2015
    • Coached Defensive Backs and Wide Recievers, Penn Manor-2016
    • Coached Defensive Backs and Wide Recievers, Lampeter-Strasburg 2017-2020
    • Coaches Varsity Track at Hempfield High School