Globe Institute of Technology Preview

There are three new JC Football programs competing in the NJCAA this year and JCFootball.com is previewing them all. Our first look is at Globe Institute of Technology who will be independent this year before joining the Northeast Football Conference next year. The Knights kicked off their season this past weekend with a loss to Milford Academy.

Name: Globe Institute of Technology
Location: New York City (Manhattan)
Enrollment: 1200 – 1500
Conference: Independent in 2007; joining Northeast Conference in 2008
Colors: Royal Blue, Black and White
Mascot: Knights
Head Coach: Mike Jioia

Globe head coach Mike Jioia heads up the Knights football team in their first year of existence and he is a man with plenty of football coaching experience. He spent the past two years at Savarian High School and before that he was the head coach of the NYPD football team that traveled around the country to play other law enforcement teams.

Now he's got more on his plate, but he's excited to get things underway.

"I've been coaching for so long that that is going to be the easy part," Jioia said with a chuckle. "I wasn't used to the recruiting and housing and financial aid stuff so that has been a change, but we had quite a few guys turn out for us and we're excited by what we saw this past weekend considering it was our first game."

Jioia's charges lost to Milford Academy this past weekend 33-14, but the head coach said he saw some things he liked even though his team ended up on the short end of the scoreboard.

"We had five sacks in the first half so that was encouraging and other than an interception that we gave up for a touchdown and we had one called back on a penalty, I think we did pretty well and I'm very encouraged by what I saw," Jioia said.

The Globe staff recruited Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, Deleware and the five Burroughs of New York City while heading out to the Midwest to bring in a couple of prospects as well.

"There is so much talent in this are it's ridiculous," Jioia said. "These kids will be the foundation of our program and we'll branch out as we get more established because the New England area isn't recruited much and we'll go a little further south to get some talented guys as well."

Jioia and his staff welcomed 110 players for their first year and he said he has several to keep an eye on this year and next.

CB Mike Butler (5-10,190) (Fr.); RB Russell Winborn (5-10, 190) (Fr.); LB Keith Davis (6-2, 240) (Fr.); LB Leon Black (6-3, 215) (Fr.); S Jeff Morgan (6-2, 220) (So.)

The team runs a spread offense and a 3-3 stack on defense.

Next up for Globe will be Wagner College (JV) on Saturday.


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