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Coach Chris Arouca

Coach Arouca played at Trinity College.

NAME: Chris Arouca

POSITION: Head Coach, Offensive Coordinator, Offensive Line

ATHLETIC BACKGROUND: Played guard as a 3-year starter and senior captain for Marshfield. Was a starter on Marshfield's first two championship teams (1995 & 1996). Also excelled as a wrestler at MHS, placing 4th at states as a junior and 3rd at states as a senior. Went on to play 4 years of football at Trinity College.

EXPERIENCE: Began coaching football in 2003 at Marshfield as an offensive line coach. Progressed to become the offensive coordinator for Marshfield, a position he held on Marshfield's last two state championship teams (2009 & 2014), making him the only person to win multiple rings for Marshfield as both a player and a coach. Took over as head coach at Hingham High School in 2015, improving the Harbormen record in each of his 3 seasons, leading his teams to the playoffs in 2016 and 2017, reaching the south sectional semi-finals in 2017. His 2017 team finished with an 8-3 record, culminating with a win a 7-6 Thanksgiving Eve win over rival Scituate at Fenway Park. Coach Arouca is excited to take over as head coach at Marshfield High School heading into the 2018 season.

SCHOOLS ATTENDED: Marshfield High School ('98), Trinity College ('02)

PROFESSIONAL INFO: Coach Arouca has taught in the Social Studies department at Marshfield High School since 2004.

PERSONAL INFO: Lives in Marshfield with his wife, Robin. Enjoys working out. Works as a lacrosse referee in the off-season. 

Coach Bogni earned a scholarship to New Haven out of MHS.

NAME: Sean Bogni

POSITION: Co-Defensive Coordinator, Linebackers Coach

ATHLETIC BACKGROUND: Played linebacker and running back at Marshfield High School. Was captain of the 1990 team. Honors included: All-ACL (1989 & 1990), Boston Globe All-Scholastic (1990), Patriot Ledger All-Scholastic (1990), Shriners Classic All-Star Game (1990). Coach Bogni's senior season stats read like some exaggerated fishing story, but they're entirely legit and will be near impossible to surpass: He still holds the single-game school record for tackles with 27 (at Randolph in 1990). In addition, he still holds the school record for tackles in a season, thanks to the 181 stops he made during the 1990 campaign. Coach Bogni also played defense on one of the first lacrosse teams at MHS. He earned a football scholarship to the University of New Haven, but he tore his ACL in his first pre-season, and as was often the case in that era (prior to modern advancements in orthopedic medicine), it led to the end of his playing career. 

EXPERIENCE: Has coached for over a decade, almost entirely at MHS, but most recently in the Marshfield Youth Football program

SCHOOLS ATTENDED: Marshfield High School ('91), Springfield College

PROFESSIONAL INFO: Coach Bogni is a self-employed plumber who owns Coastline Plumbing and Heating in Marshfield.

PERSONAL INFO: Married to wife Kelli for 15 years with 3 children: Sophie, Brady, and Julie. Also coaches several youth soccer and lacrosse teams. Coach Bogni's father, Frank, was a revered assistant football coach at MHS for over 10 years back in the 1990's.

Coach Dunn played as a walk-on at Wake Forest during his freshman year.

NAME: Jeff Dunn

POSITION: Co-Defensive Coordinator, Defensive Backs Coach

ATHLETIC BACKGROUND: Played running back and linebacker for the Smithfield (RI) High School. Also played 4 years of basketball and baseball for the Sentinels. Attended Wake Forest University, where he played football as a walk-on in his freshman year, before ending his playing career to focus on academics.

EXPERIENCE: Returned to coaching in 2016 as the head freshman coach at MHS after a hiatus from the game. Has gone on to serve in his current role as varsity defensive backs coach and assistant defensive coordinator for the Rams.

SCHOOLS ATTENDED: Smithfield (RI) High School, Wake Forest University

PROFESSIONAL INFO: Assistant Principal at Martinson Elementary School in Marshfield

PERSONAL INFO: Lives in Marshfield with his wife, Sarah, and three daughters, Maddee, Ainsley, and Phoebe, as well as the beloved family dog, Lola. Coach Dunn's free time is often spent at the beach, in the woods, or cycling on the road. He enjoys walking Lola, practicing yoga, and doing anything beach related.

FAVORITE PART ABOUT COACHING AT MHS: Going through all the ups and downs with the team and forming lifelong bonds with players and coaches.

Coach Camire played at Bridgewater State after his career at MHS.

NAME: Sean Camire

POSITION: Head Speed, Strength & Conditioning Coach; Receivers Coach 

ATHLETIC BACKGROUND: Played wide receiver for Marshfield High School, recorded 33 receptions and 6 touchdowns while earning ACL all-star honors in 2011. Was a sophomore member of Marshfield's 2009 Super Bowl championship team. Was a sprinter on the MHS track team for 4 years. Went on to play wide receiver at Bridgewater State University for 4 years.

EXPERIENCE: Started coaching in 2016 for Marshfield as a freshman coach. In 2017 he coached varsity wide receivers and served as the JV head coach. Coach Camire continues to coach wide receivers and serve as the strength coach for the Rams.

SCHOOLS ATTENDED: Marshfield High School ('12), Bridgewater State University ('16)

PROFESSIONAL INFO: Coach Camire is the gym owner of Open 24 Strength in Pembroke. He specializes in sport-specific training.

PERSONAL INFO: Lives in Marshfield. Enjoys working out and playing football and basketball with friends in spare time.

FAVORITE PART ABOUT COACHING AT MHS: Helping as many athletes as possible to reach their goals.

Coach Upson played proudly for Marshfield.

NAME: Rich Upson

POSITION: Pass Game Coordinator, Quarterbacks Coach

ATHLETIC BACKGROUND: Played both football and baseball at Marshfield High School. 

EXPERIENCE: Began volunteering as a youth football coach in Marshfield starting in 2005. Upon graduating from Marshfield High School, he began scouting for the school's football team in 2011. In 2013, he joined the Marshfield High staff as a full time offensive assistant working with the quarterbacks and wide receivers. In 2015, he became the offensive coordinator at Marshfield High School. Spent subsequent seasons as a film analyst on Coach Arouca's staff for Hingham High School, before joining him back at MHS when Coach Arouca became head coach for the Rams.

SCHOOLS ATTENDED: Marshfield High ('09), Suffolk University ('14), Southern New Hampshire University ('16)


PERSONAL INFO: Lives in Marshfield with his wife, Heather, and their two dogs. They enjoy traveling and being outside during the summers.

Coach Riordan played for Northeastern.

NAME: John Riordan

POSITION: Defensive Line

ATHLETIC BACKGROUND: Played center and inside linebacker at Brookline High School from 1956-1959. Continued to play football at Northeastern as a guard and linebacker from 1960-1965, winning Northeastern's Most Improved Player award along the way.

EXPERIENCE: Began his coaching career at Brookline High School as the freshman line coach in 1965 and 1966. Moved on to UCLA in 1969 to serve as a Graduate Assistant Freshman Coach for QB's. Coached at Curry College from 1970-1973, working as the offensive and defensive line coach in football, as well as the school's head tennis coach. Found his career home in 1973 at Milton High School, where he taught physical education and coached for 31 years (1973-2003 seasons). Coach Riordan was an offensive and defensive line coach for the Wildcats from 1973-1989, and he took over as head coach and offensive coordinator from 1990-2003. He also coached on the school's track team from 1973-1983, first as an assistant, and then as head coach. The John F. Riordan Jr. weight room at Milton High School bears his name to this day. Coach Riordan joined the Marshfield Football staff in 2004, working with the offensive and defensive lines. Coach Riordan also is skilled at teaching long snapping, and he worked with Rams alum and current Tampa Bay Buccaneers long snapper (and Super Bowl champion) Zach Triner. Coach Riordan currently serves as defensive line coach and assistant defensive coordinator for the Rams. Between his college and high school jobs, Coach Riordan has totaled 57 years as a football coach.

SCHOOLS ATTENDED: Brookline High School (1956-1960); attended Northeastern University from 1960-1967, where he earned a B.S. in Business Administration; attended UCLA from 1967-1970, coming home with a Masters in Business Administration and M.S. in Physical Education.

PROFESSIONAL INFO: Retired from his teaching career in 2002

PERSONAL INFO: Coach Riordan married Pamela Pearce in 1975, and they have been happily married ever since. They live in Milton for six months of the year, then at Humarock beach for the other six months. They also travel in the winter to Mississippi and Memphis to visit Pam's sister, and they enjoy spending time on various Caribbean islands and visiting friends in Florida. Coach Riordan also likes to go back to his roots in Ireland "to see cousins and the beautiful country."

FAVORITE PART ABOUT COACHING AT MHS: "Developing young players into the best possible football players and young men is my responsibility and what I love doing."

Coach Tom Downey

Coach Downey played for Duxbury.

NAME: Tom Downey

POSITION: Running Backs

ATHLETIC BACKGROUND: Played football, baseball, and basketball at Duxbury High School.

EXPERIENCE: Despite his Duxbury roots, his coaching career found him settling in with the neighboring Marshfield squad. He began as an assistant coach in 1994, and he was part of the staff that coached the Rams to Super Bowl championships in 1995 and 1996. He remained part of the staff until 2001, when career changes took him away from coaching. Coach Downey would later return to coaching in 2009 as a youth football coach in Marshfield, and he has continued to serve on the Marshfield Youth Football Board. He returned to coach at Marshfield High School in 2012, and he was the running backs coach on the 2014 state championship team. In 2015 he spent one year under Coach Chris Arouca at Hingham High School as the running backs coach, as well as head JV coach. In 2016, Coach Downey returned to Marshfield as the offensive coordinator, leading an offense that scored 407 points and produced a 1,000 yard rusher (Jack McNeil). Coach Downey returned to Coach Arouca's staff in Hingham for the 2017 season, serving as an offensive assistant.

SCHOOLS ATTENDED: Duxbury High School, 1998; Springfield College, 1993

PROFESSIONAL INFO: Works at Santander Bank in Operational Risk.

PERSONAL INFO: Coach Downey and his wife, Julie, live in Duxbury with their son, Jack, and their rescue dog, Bubba.


Coach Mulligan rocked #66 as a team captain for the Rams in 2006.

Coach Mulligan played for Assumption.

NAME: Steve Mulligan


ATHLETIC BACKGROUND: Coach Mulligan played for Marshfield as a defensive end and offensive tackle during an era when the Rams won 4 straight league titles (2003-2006). He was a two-time Super Bowl runner-up in 2003 and 2006, and he was a team captain for the Rams in 2006. He also played two years each of basketball and wrestling during high school. Coach Mulligan went on to play defensive end at Assumption College.

EXPERIENCE: Coach Mulligan has worked with the offensive line for the Rams since 2022.

SCHOOLS ATTENDED: Marshfield High School ('07), Assumption College ('11).

PROFESSIONAL INFO: Coach Mulligan serves our community as a police officer for the town of Marshfield.

PERSONAL INFO: Coach Mulligan is happily married to his wife, Jennifer, and he is the proud father of Luke and Jake. For fun, he enjoys spending time with his family, working out at Salt Shack Crossfit, and playing golf.

FAVORITE PART ABOUT COACHING AT MHS: "My favorite part of coaching has always been connecting with the players and building relationships. I look forward to working in such a successful program with an extremely knowledgeable staff."

Coach Noble enjoyed many great years coaching in Quincy before joining the Rams.

NAME: Robert G. Noble Jr.

POSITION: Quarterbacks Coach/Pass Game Coordinator

ATHLETIC BACKGROUND: Played football and basketball at Don Bosco Tech High School. Went on to play football, basketball, and baseball in prep school at North Yarmouth Academy, where he earned Honorable Mention All-New England honors in football.

EXPERIENCE: Before Coach Noble arrived at Marshfield in 2008, he spent 30 memorable years coaching in Quincy. He began as a head coach in the Quincy Youth Football program from 1977-1986. He began his career at the high school level in 1986, serving as Quincy High School's running backs coach. He was promoted to offensive coordinator in 1990, and he took over as head coach for the Presidents in 1999, a role he kept until stepping down in 2007. Coach Noble was the OCL Coach of the Year in 2000, the ACL Coach of the Year in 2003, and the Boston Globe Division 3 Coach of the Year in 2003. He holds the record for consecutive coaching wins (9) in the 85-year-old Quincy/North Quincy Thanksgiving rivalry. He was inducted into the Quincy/North Quincy Football Hall of Fame in 2010. Served on the Marshfield staff from 2008-2015, coaching on 2 state championship teams (2009 & 2014). Joined Coach Arouca's staff in Hingham for the 2016 & 2017 seasons. Helped coach 3 different quarterbacks to multiple varsity wins during the 2016 season. Returned with Coach Arouca to Marshfield in 2018.

SCHOOLS ATTENDED: Don Bosco Technical High School ('69), North Yarmouth Academy ('70), Associates degree in History from Quincy College ('94), Bachelors degree in History from UMASS Boston ('02), Masters degree in Military Studies from American Military University ('13).

PROFESSIONAL INFO: Coach Noble retired after a teaching career in the Social Studies department at Quincy High School.

PERSONAL INFO: Married over 45 years to wife, Donna. Proud father of Chris, Elizabeth, and Kathryn. Loving grandfather of Macayla, Devon, Meredith, and Aliyah. Also an honorary grandfatherly figure to his neighbor Bryson Carey.

Coach Dalton played at Delaware.

NAME: Tom Dalton

POSITION: Defensive Assistant

ATHLETIC BACKGROUND: Played tight end and defensive end for Piscataway High School in New Jersey from 1982-1985. Was a 3-year starter for one of the top public high schools in the state. Named captain for his senior season. Named All Area Mid-State Conference. Also played baseball, basketball, and track in high school. Moved on to play college football at the University of Delaware from 1986-1988 in the former Yankee Conference. Played defensive end and defensive tackle for the Blue Hens under legendary coach Harold "Tubby" Raymond.

EXPERIENCE: Currently in his 16th year of volunteer football coaching at various levels. Has coached recent years with the freshman, JV, and varsity teams at Marshfield, focusing on defense. In previous seasons, coached youth football in the Old Colony Youth League and with the Football University Massachusetts All-State Team as defensive coordinator. Has won several championships at every level of his coaching career. Has also been on the board of directors for Marshfield Youth Baseball, and in recent years has been on the board of directors for Marshfield Youth Football.

SCHOOLS ATTENDED: Piscataway High School ('86), Bachelors degree in Criminology and Sociology from University of Delaware ('90).

PROFESSIONAL INFO: Has worked in the healthcare field since 1990 in both pharmaceuticals and medical device specialty sales. Currently works for DePuy Synthes Spine, a Johnson & Johnson Company, as Director of Payer Relations and Reimbursement.

PERSONAL INFO: Happily married to Marybeth. Proud father of Meghan, Danny, and Bobby. Family relocated to Marshfield well over a decade ago (from New Jersey) and is proud to be part of the Marshfield Football community. Coach Dalton makes regular trips with his family to Penn State University, where his son Danny plays tight end for the Nittany Lions.

Coach Silva played proudly for Marshfield until injuries forced him to focus on basketball.

NAME: Jeremy Silva

POSITION: Tight Ends

ATHLETIC BACKGROUND: Played football and basketball at Marshfield High School

EXPERIENCE: Coached wide receivers at Marshfield High School from 1996-2000. Coached the JV team at Carver High School from 2001-2002. Returned to MHS as an assistant coach in 2003 and has been with the program since.

SCHOOLS ATTENDED: Marshfield High School, Boston College, University of Phoenix

PROFESSIONAL INFO: Teaches physical education at Margarita Muniz Academy in Boston.

PERSONAL INFO: Lives in Marshfield, married to Sheri, father of Emmitt, Kenzie, and Jadon.

Coach Nangle played proudly for Marshfield.

NAME: Larry Nangle

POSITION: Defensive Backs Assistant

ATHLETIC BACKGROUND: Coach Nangle was inducted into the Marshfield High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 2006, and for mighty good reason. He earned 4 varsity letters in basketball, and 3 varsity letters each in football, track, and baseball. He was a captain on the MHS football, basketball, and track teams during the 1958-1959 school year. Coach Nangle earned a Class C state championship on the MHS baseball team in 1958, earning All-Scholastic honors from the Boston Globe along the way. He was a Class D champion in the 400, and his school record in the 400 was finally broken in 2006 after standing for 46 years. Moved on to play baseball at Chamberlayne Junior College. After his school career, Coach Nangle took up golf, where he continued to excel athletically, earning 5 club championships over the years.

EXPERIENCE: Began coaching football at MHS in 1969, then coached at West Bridgewater from 1970-1973, before returning to Marshfield in 1974, where he coached for the past 48 years. Also coached track, which he began at West Bridgewater with the boys team (73-74), then continued at Marshfield (1985-present), working as both an assistant and head coach at various times.

SCHOOLS ATTENDED: Marshfield High School ('59), Chamberlayne Junior College ('65), Boston State ('70)

PROFESSIONAL INFO: Retired from his job as a math teacher at MHS

PERSONAL INFO: Married to wife Linda. Proud father of 3 daughters (Kim, Kristin, and Kerri). Loving grandfather of 7 grandchildren (Shane, Leeanne, Olivia, Noah, Nathaniel, Finlay, and Willa). Coach Nangle's dad, Bud Nangle, is the beloved community legend whose namesake is honored by The Uncle Bud Skate Park in Marshfield.

Coach Greer played for New Hampshire.

NAME: John Greer

POSITION: Defensive Backs

ATHLETIC BACKGROUND: Coach Greer played his college football at the University of New Hampshire, where he was a teammate of Rams great Hugo Souza ('06).





Coach Landry (center) managing his first career game with the Rams.

Coach Landry worked proudly with the Marshfield program.

NAME: Nick Landry

POSITION: Assistant Special Teams, Quality Control, Advanced Scouting

ATHLETIC BACKGROUND: Manager/Defensive Statistician for Marshfield Rams Football from 2001-2005. Manager for Marshfield Girls Basketball from 2002-2006. Manager for Emmanuel College Women's Basketball 2006-2010 (four straight conference titles and one D3 Sweet 16 team).

EXPERIENCE: Coach Landry has served various roles with the team since 2012.

SCHOOLS ATTENDED: Marshfield High School ('06), Emmanuel College ('10), Fitchburg State ('18)

PROFESSIONAL INFO: Coach Landry serves as an academic tutor and one of the in-building substitute teachers at Marshfield High School, as well as an academic tutor. He has also worked as a substitute teacher in the towns of Scituate, Pembroke, and Duxbury. He began his career working at the Mission Grammar School in Boston as a PE teacher and an After School Teacher.

PERSONAL INFO: Coach Landry is the son of Paul and Jane Landry. Mom Jane recently retired as the school nurse leader of the Marshfield Public Schools. Has two siblings, sister Caitlin Fawcett (MHS '04) and brother Chris (MHS '11). Coach Landry is a proud uncle to Chase and Grady.

FAVORITE PART ABOUT COACHING AT MHS: Giving back to the community that gave him so much as a kid.

Coach Shack played proudly for Marshfield.

NAME: Brian "Shack" Shacochis

POSITION: Assistant Special Teams, Assistant Tight Ends

ATHLETIC BACKGROUND: Played tight end for Marshfield High School (Class of 1994), also played flanker on the MHS rugby team. Attended St. Michael's College, where he continued to play rugby for the Purple Knights.

EXPERIENCE: Began coaching in 1999 as the co-head freshman coach at Scituate High School with current Whitman-Hanson superintendent Jeff Szymaniak. Worked as an assistant freshman coach at Marshfield High School for the 2000 and 2001 seasons under former Rams QB Donnie Robicheau, then worked as the head freshman coach for the 2002 season. Moved up to the varsity level in 2003, working with defensive tackles, and continued that role in 2004. Was out of active coaching until 2015, but got back involved on the periphery of the program from 2012-2014, serving as Marshfield Football's video coordinator, stats coordinator, and webmaster. Returned to active coaching for Marshfield in 2015 as the team's running backs coach, and he added punt and kickoff units to his duties in 2016. Joined Coach Arouca's staff in Hingham for the 2017 season, where he served as the Harbormen's special teams coordinator, as well as wide receivers and tight ends coach. Came back to MHS with Coach Arouca in 2018, serving as special teams coordinator and tight ends coach. Had to step away from active coaching again in 2019, serving only as the team's video coordinator and webmaster/statistician. Coach Shack is thrilled to be back as an active member of Coach Arouca's coaching staff for the 2024 season.

SCHOOLS ATTENDED: Marshfield High School (1994), Bachelor's degree from St. Michael's College (1998), Masters degree from Fitchburg State College (2009)

PROFESSIONAL INFO: Began teaching in 1998 at TechWorld Public Charter High School in Washington, DC. Moved back to Massachusetts and taught at Scituate High School in 1999, then in the juvenile unit at Plymouth County Correctional Facility in 2000. Began teaching at Marshfield in 2001. Teaches Video & TV Production courses in the Marshfield Student Broadcasting program.

PERSONAL INFO: Lives in Marshfield. Happily married to his lovely wife, Stephanie. Proud father of his son, Cayden, who attends Marshfield High School. Great pal of his two rescue dogs, Kirby and Jasper.

NAME: Chris Dunn

POSITION: 9th Grade Head Coach






NAME: John Barnes

POSITION: 9th Grade Defensive Coordinator

ATHLETIC BACKGROUND: Coach Barnes grew up in Dorchester and was a three-sport athlete (football, basketball, baseball) and a two-sport captain at Christopher Columbus High School ('87), where he earned league all-star honors in basketball and baseball. He went on to play baseball in college at Suffolk University.

EXPERIENCE: Coach Barnes has a lengthy history (14 years) of coaching in Marshfield in our town's youth football programs, serving in numerous positions (mainly defensive coordinator and head coach roles). He was also a volunteer for the Marshfield Youth Football board for 10 years. He coached for Team Massachusetts (8th grade - defensive backs), as well as the Old Colony Youth Football League 8th Grade All-Star Team (defensive line). He began coaching freshman football at MHS in 2020, working as defensive coordinator and coaching special teams, while also serving as a defensive assistant on the varsity staff.

SCHOOLS ATTENDED: Christopher Columbus High School, Suffolk University.

PROFESSIONAL INFO: Coach Barnes is retired from the Suffolk County Sheriff's Department, and he currently works at Indian Pond Country Club as Director of Outside Golf Operations.

PERSONAL INFO: Coach Barnes is happily married to his wife, Kelly, and he is the proud father of Michael, Patrick, and Stephen. The family dog is Duke. In his free time, Coach Barnes enjoys golfing, watching/attending sporting events, and traveling.

FAVORITE PART ABOUT COACHING AT MHS: "Passing on the lessons learned from football about cooperation, teamwork, sportsmanship and watching the players grow from the experiences of football."