Vince Fillipp
Vince Fillipp Image
Position: Defensive Coordinator
Years Coached: 6th Season
Phone: 563-322-8556

A four-year starter and 2008 All-American defensive lineman for the Bees, Vince Fillipp returned to St. Ambrose when he was named the team's Defensive Coordinator in March 2017.

Before returning to SAU, he spent the previous three seasons as the Defensive/Recruiting Coordinator at Kansas Wesleyan University.

After his successful playing career concluded in 2008, Fillipp joined Coach Magistrelli's staff from 2009-13. He spent a year as the defensive line coach at Earlham College in Richmond, Ind., before taking over as Defensive Coordinator at Kansas Wesleyan in 2014. He was instrumental in a turnaround at Kansas Wesleyan that saw the Coyotes go 2-9 in 2014 to 10-2 a year later, a season in which KWU qualified for the NAIA Football Championship Series. The success continued in 2016 as the Coyotes finished 9-2 overall. Over his final two years at KWU, his defenses have ranked in the top four in the Kansas Conference in both total defense and scoring defense.

"I am extremely excited to bring Vince Fillipp back to our coaching staff," Magistrelli said. "Vince brings not only defensive coordinating experience but also deep love and connection with St. Ambrose University and our Football Program. Vince understands what it means to be a part of the St Ambrose Football Family having been both a player and a coach previously for us. He is a high-energy and positive coach who I know our players will enjoy playing for."

Fillipp, from Cary, Ill., graduated from St. Ambrose in 2009 with a degree in Sport Management and earned a master's degree in Organizational Leadership from SAU in 2011.

2017 Football Roster
Roster for 2017 Football Team
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.Wt.HometownPrevious School
J. HarrisJRFB6-0245Chicago, Ill.Rich Central
1Chase FergerSRWR5-11180Rockford, Ill.Boylan Catholic
2Tanner ChampleySOWR6-1195Taylorville, Ill.Taylorville
4Vince VignaliSOWR6-0190Sherman, Ill.Williamsville
5Kodie OlshefskySRDL6-2250Springfield, Ill.Sacred Heart-Griffin
6Justice O'ConnerJRRB5-7180Bettendorf, IowaBettendorf
8Matt MarconiSRWR6-3185Wheaton, Ill.Glenbard West
9Jake PlattSRDB6-2205Tinley Park, Ill.Victor J. Andrew
10Taylor WhiteJRLB5-10205Sidney, Ill.Tolono Unity
11Collin EthertonSODB5-11180Rochester, Ill.Rochester
12Jake RomaniJRQB6-3225Bloomington, Ill.Bloomington
16Kenny RoweSRK/P5-10195Springfield, Ill.Sacred Heart-Griffin
17Matt CoovertSOWR6-1175Sycamore, Ill.Sycamore
20Grant WallaceSRDL6-1225Springfield, Ill.Sacred Heart-Griffin
21Kobe EasleySODB5-10150Glendale Heights, Ill.Glenbard West
22Vance BohlenJRDB5-8160Belle Plaine, IowaBelle Plaine
23Felix Loja Jr.JRRB5-5175Chicago, Ill.Luther North
24Baylee HoppsSORB5-10190LaMoille, Ill.St. Bede Academy
25Matt DaviSRDB6-0185Tinley Park, Ill.Victor J. Andrew
27Aaron SancesSODB5-8170Crystal Lake, Ill.Crystal Lake Central
29Alex EnloeSRRB5-9180St. Louis, Mo.Lutheran South
31Peter UzokweSODB6-0175Oak Park, Ill.Caleb International
33Chris OvertonSRLB6-1230Springfield, Ill.Sacred Heart-Griffin
34Jake OsterbergerSORB6-1205Dubuque, IowaDubuque Senior
35Deandre WashingtonSRDB5-10200Downers Grove, Ill.Downers Grove South
36James WeltonSODB5-11185Bartonville, Ill.Limestone
37Dillon ValdezSOLB5-9200Wheaton, Ill.Glenbard South
40John RehfeldSRDL5-10230Oak Lawn, Ill.St. Rita
41Daniel SanchezJRDB5-8185Chicago, Ill.Mount Carmel
42Carter HimmelmanJRTE6-3230Bettendorf, IowaBettendorf
44Jim MorrisseySRLB6-0210LeClaire, IowaPleasant Valley
45Lane DeVoreJRDB5-7155Muscatine, IowaLouisa-Muscatine
46Boyd RobertsJRLB5-9200Mahomet, Ill.Mahomet-Seymour
47Delbert ToddSORB5-10210Oklahoma City, Okla.Piedmont
48Mason FlynnSORB5-11200Dubuque, IowaDubuque Wahlert
49Elyjah RiveraSODB5-11180Elk Grove Village, Ill.Elk Grove
51Taylor O'DonnellJRLB5-11200Lockport, Ill.Lockport Township
52Servando DuranSRDL6-2235Chicago, Ill.St. Rita of Cascia
53Austin BenckendorfSROL6-3260Streator, Ill.Streator
54Travis WardenSOLB5-10215Dubuque, IowaDubuque Wahlert
59Zach GadburySOOL6-2275Tolono, Ill.Unity
60Ben SiverlySROL6-0260Bloomington, Ill.University
61Nicholas FleischmannSOOL6-3255Tinley Park, Ill.Providence Catholic
62Karl FowlerJROL6-0260Aurora, Ill.West Aurora
63Abe DefriasSOOL6-2255Monee, Ill.Providence Catholic
65Dom WroblewskiSOOL6-1265Lombard, Ill.Glenbard East
67Zac BenckendorfSROL6-3255Streator, Ill.Streator
68Ryan IngallsJROL6-1280Oswego, Ill.Oswego East
71Tyler GriffithSROL6-0250Flossmoor, Ill.Homewood-Flossmoor
72Garrett HumphreyJROL6-4250Blue Grass, IowaDavenport West
73Mike ErskineJROL6-3275Park Ridge, Ill.Maine South
74Sam KabureckSODL6-1270Lebanon, Ill.O'Fallon Township
79Axel VargasJROL6-2260Carol Stream, Ill.Glenbard North
80Eli PettySRTE6-4240Pittsfield, Ill.Pittsfield
83Lucas BoraasSRWR6-4215Sherrard, Ill.Sherrard
88Kobie HooverSOWR5-11185Winchester, Ill.Winchester
90Darvee' RiceSODL6-0250Chicago, Ill.Rich Central
91Matt VanceSRDL5-10255Westchester, Ill.Nazareth Academy
93Cody KiefferJRDL6-4230Dubuque, IowaDubuque Senior
94Michael FettketherSOLS6-2210Robins, IowaXavier
95Sam BoeyenSODL6-1220Springfield, Ill.Sacred Heart-Griffin
96Cade VerschooreJRDL6-2205Van Horne, IowaBenton Community
98Winfrid CooperJRDL6-3280Elgin, Ill.Elgin
99Braxton CrissSODL5-10280Jacksonville, Ill.Jacksonville
Mike Magistrelli Image
Head Coach
11th season
Vince Fillipp Image
Defensive Coordinator
6th season
Brody Pogue Image
Offensive Line Coach
2nd season
Eric Watts Image
Defensive Backs Coach
2nd season
Ronnie Dunlap Image
Super Backs Coach
1st season
Mike Guerrero Image
Linebackers Coach
1st season
LaMont Johnson Image
Wide Receivers Coach
1st season
Mark Schlichting Image
Defensive Line Coach
13th season
Jordan Spires Image
Offensive Line Coach
1st season
Chance Jenkins Image
Defensive Backs Coach
1st season
Running Backs Coach
1st season
Noah Miecznikowski Image
1st season
Charles Machay Image
1st season
Jacob White Image
1st season
2017 Football - JV Roster
Roster for 2017 Football - JV Team
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.Wt.HometownPrevious School
1Tyler SweenieFRQB6-0190Fulton, Ill.Fulton
2Griffin ZajacFRDB5-8150Aurora, Ill.Aurora Central Catholic
3Taylor BastionFRLB5-10175Ladd, Ill.Hall
4Brett PorterFRDB6-0155Hudson, Ill.Normal Community West
5Tyler BrownFRRB5-9190Cooper City, Fla.Cooper City
6Aaron KussmannFRQB6-3170Downs, Ill.Tri-Valley
7Alec BuobFRDB5-9185Chillicothe, Ill.Illinois Valley Central
8Alex HattenFRK5-8145Wilmington, Ill.Wilmington
9Dino BorrelliFRQB6-0190Manhattan, Ill.Brother Rice
11Sam McEleneyFRWR6-0175Clinton, IowaClinton
14Brandon BaalmanFRRB6-0205Grafton, Ill.Jersey Community
15John LamontFRLB5-11195Elgin, Ill.South Elgin
16Jake SchrammFRDB6-0170Plainfield, Ill.Plainfield East
18Jaxson NelsonFRDB6-0175Forsyth, Ill.Maroa-Forsyth
19Melvin PettisFRRB5-8175Gurnee, Ill.Warren Township
20Brockton ReedFRP5-7155Cambridge, Ill.Cambridge
21Hunter HartsookFRDL6-2215Jacksonville, Ill.Jacksonville
22James KeyFRWR5-10170McKinney, TexasProsper
24Robert RussoFRRB5-9180Westmont, Ill.Westmont
26Dominic Dal SantoFRRB5-8170Rockford, Ill.Boylan Catholic
27Jett HaasFRDB6-0190Aurora, Ill.Marmion Academy
30Greg BurnettFRDB5-11185Chicago, Ill.Notre Dame Prep
31Garret TiarksFRRB5-10205McCallsburg, IowaColo-Nesco
32Parker HendersonFRDL6-3215North Aurora, Ill.Aurora Central Catholic
33Eric MeekinsFRDB5-7150Park Forest, Ill.Rich East
35Michael GerischerFRRB5-8180Morris, Ill.Morris Community
36Reed RolletteFRDB5-10175Rockton, Ill.Boylan Catholic
37Gavin EatonFRLB5-10195Metamora, Ill.Metamora Township
38Daryle Wilson Jr.FRDB5-7170Huber Heights, OhioWayne
39Isaiah HawkinsFRRB5-10175Carol Stream, Ill.Glenbard North
41Michael MarshallFRDB5-10170Plano, Ill.Plano
43Xavior JonesFRDB5-9180Alton, Ill.Marquette Catholic
44Liam KellyFRDB6-0205Chicago, Ill.St. Rita
45Tristan DuroFRLB5-11220Washington, Ill.Washington Community
47Noah UfheilFRLB5-10200Metamora, Ill.Metamora Township
48Will RoyFRDB5-10180Rockford, Ill.Boylan Catholic
50Zach TurnerFROL6-1230McHenry, Ill.Marian Central Catholic
51Wes LivingoodFRLB6-0205Maroa, Ill.Maroa-Forsyth
53Daniel StewartFRLB6-0185Frankfort, Ill.Lincoln-Way East
54Adrian NourseFRDL5-7245Elmhurst, Ill.Fenwick
55Kaii HendersonFRLB6-1225Dallas, TexasWilmer Hutchins
57Joey DunlapFROL6-4210Manhattan, Ill.Lincoln-Way Central
58Deonte BerryFRDL6-1245Joliet, Ill.Joliet Catholic
59Deontae CurryFRDL6-0220Bolingbrook, Ill.Hinsdale South
63Jaden OrtizFROL5-10205Muscatine, IowaMuscatine
64Zack BarishFRDL6-3295Marion, IowaXavier
65David CelaniaFRDL6-0295Hamilton, Ill.Hamilton
66Jared SuttonFROL6-5270Normal, Ill.Normal Community
67Matthew TimmermanFRDL6-5200Greenville, Ill.Bond County
68Michael TappaFROL5-10270Bettendorf, IowaPleasant Valley
70Dylan SouzaFROL6-3260Yorkville, Ill.Yorkville
71David FitchFRDL5-10320Palmer, AlaskaColony
73Reid GradertFRDL5-8260Geneseo, Ill.Geneseo
74Alex TessonFRDL6-2290Florissant, Mo.Alton Marquette
76Orrin MyrickFROL6-0290Chicago, Ill.Mount Carmel
79Evan LinsFROL6-4350Swisher, IowaCedar Rapids Prairie
82Patrick BondFRWR6-7230Galesburg, Ill.Galesburg
84Tom MacariFRWR6-2195Plainfield, Ill.Plainfield South
85Rahim HuntFRWR5-11195Pecatonica, Ill.Pecatonica
86Spencer HallFRLS6-0170Dunlap, Ill.Dunlap
87J.D. VillafuerteFRWR5-7165Normal, Ill.Normal Community
89Tyler WebsterFRWR6-0175Hamburg, Ill.Calhoun
92Bernard BuhakeFRDL6-6220Arlington, TexasMansfield Summit
94Sean GroganFRDL6-2210Morris, Ill.Morris Community
97Jacob HolmesFRDL6-4235Tremont, Ill.Tremont
98Kyle JuliusFRDL5-11230Frankfort, Ill.Lincoln-Way East