The Management Team
The Collegiate Development Football League management team is staffed with experienced personal who have a direct connection to football. In formation of the management team, the love of the game is as important to us as the knowledge necessary for a position. To be successful you surround yourself with smart people, who are positive by nature and then you let them do their job!
George St. Lawrence – CEO and Co-founder
A 1976 graduate of Suffern High School (NY) where he was all-conference wide receiver. A 1981 graduate of Manhattan College (Bronx, NY) with a B.S. in Physical Education. A 1985 graduate of Iona College with a M.S. in Educational Administration. Coach Saint began his football coaching career in 1981 at Warwick High School. He was the varsity defensive coordinator for 12 seasons followed by 4 seasons as head coach for the Wildcats 1981-1996). In 1992, he served as Defensive coordinator as Warwick high School attained a 10-1 record and a New York State Intersectional Championship. In 1997 coach Saint entered the coaching ranks of semi-pro football, he served in both defensive coordinator and head coaching roles for the Nationally ranked, Orange County Bulldogs. In 1998 the Bulldogs capped a 16-0 season culminating in a Garden State Football League Championship. In the 2004 Season the Bulldogs were Empire Football League divisional champs with a 12-2 record , Coach St Lawrence was named Empire Football League” Coach Of The Year” in 2004. Coach St. Lawrence was a founding member of the New York State High School Football Coaches Association in 1992. In addition to coaching, is the author of,” 5 Ways to a Football Shutout, published in 1993, and “The History of Warwick Football” Published in 1996. His most recent book “The Guide for Student – Athletes in the College Recruiting Process,” is awaiting publication. George St. Lawrence served as an assistant coach for the victorious New York High School All-star team in the 2004 Governors Bowl Game vs. New Jersey, 23-6. A member of the Warwick Football Hall Of Fame, he has served as Athletic Director at Warwick H.S. (1984-1989) Valley Central H.S. (1998-2006) and New York State football powerhouse, Monroe Woodbury H. S (2007-present) His mission to guide and motivate young football players, remains his passion, as evidenced in his continuing efforts now, with the formation of the CDFL.
Peter St. Lawrence – President and Co-founder
Peter St Lawrence is third generation football coach from a rich family tradition started by his grandfather, Joseph T. St Lawrence, who captained the Cortland Red Dragons (NY) (1932) under the legendary hall of fame coach, Glenn “Chugger” Davis. Fifty-six years later Peter St.Lawrence, captained nationally ranked St Olaf College in (2006). Peter is a graduate of St. Olaf College in 2007 earning a BS in Exercise Physiology. In 2008, Peter St. Lawrence entered the college coaching ranks as an assistant coach handling the receivers at St Olaf. During his playing days he was a three year defensive starter for St. Olaf. The Oles amassed a 24-6 record during his career. From his strong safety position, he was the teams leading tackler over that span. Peter earned all – MIAC league honors in his senior season. A recent inductee to the Goshen High School Football Hall of Fame. Coach P. “Saint ” is a young man of vision, who got a second chance to play football on the college level. Now as a co- founder of the CDFL, he is in pursuit of making opportunities for future college football players.
Erich Timmerman – Director of Marketing
The CDFL is on the rise under the guidance of Erich Timmerman. Erich received a BS in Sport Management from Springfield College where he lettered and excelled in football. Prior to joining the CDFL Erich Timmerman worked for the Marketing Department of the New York Jets and ProStar Sports Agency. While with the Jets, he assisted with game day operations during the Jets’ 2006 training camp at Hofstra University. Timmerman helped generate over $20,000 in merchandise sales during the Jets’ 2006 training camp during his stint at ProStar Sports Agency in Philadelphia, Erich was responsible for updating the agency’s coaching database, and compiling presentations for negotiations with prospective athletes and coaches. During this time at ProStar, Timmerman worked directly under the renowned Senior VP and Director of Marketing, Warren Schmitt. Erich is a graduate of Goshen High School (2002) where he lettered in Football, Baseball, and Wrestling. During his record breaking senior season he was an all-league selection at wide receiver and defensive back, and led the area in receiving yards and receptions. Timmerman lead Goshen in interceptions during both his junior and senior seasons. His football success continued to grow during his collegiate days. During his career at Springfield College (Mass), Timmerman amassed a 22.8 yards per catch average, which makes him second all-time in Springfield College history .In his senior campaign. Timmerman led the Pride in receiving yards, catches, and yards per catch, receiving touchdowns, kickoff return touchdowns, and kickoff return average.
Eric Sillen – Recruiting Coordinator, Game Logistic
Eric joins the CDFL as the head recruiter for the league. He is excited to bring his superior customer service and professional back ground to the CDFL. He is a 1996 graduate of Warwick Valley high school where he played Wide Receiver and Defensive Back for the CDFL Co-Founder Coach George Saint Lawrence. He attended SUNY New Paltz and for the last 10 years has worked in the travel industry. “I look forward to discussing a once and life time second chance opportunity with the recruits.”
Barry Chait – Strength and Combine Director
Barry is a former strength and conditioning coach with the New York Jets under Pete Carroll. He is a 3 year vet with the CDFL organization . He is the owner of the training facilities in New York, ” Bare Fitness “and “Orange Crossfit”. Barry is a football guru with the background to assist our players with understanding the demands and rigors at the professional level
Dan Morse – Coordinator of Officials
Dan is a proud graduate of Minisink Valley High School in 1996, where he lettered in Varsity Football as a senior. Dan attended Orange County Community College where he earned an AAS in Business Management. He then continued on his education at Cazenovia College where he studied under the President of the Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame, William Motto. Dan earned his Bachelor’s degree in Sports Management in 2001. For the last 4 years, Dan has worked daily coordinating officials as well as other interscholastic league duties. Dan looks forward to bringing his experience and professionalism to the CDFL.
Jessica Ricco – Webmaster
Jessica is a graduate from Clarkson University with a BS in Business and Technology Management. Passionate about layout design, photography and entrepreneurship, she has built the CDFL website after learning from square one by building several of her own websites. She also provides the league with her freelance photography services, and, like everyoe else, passion and excitement for the CDFL.
Geoff Green – Business Strategist
Coach Green joins the CDFL as a second generation coach from a strong family of Football in the Hudson Valley. Geoff was a Three Year start at Quarterback for the Warwick High school Wildcats He established the New York State Record for single game passing yardage (464 yards) in 1995. He guided the wildcats to a divisional championship. He attended University of New Hampshire following High School.
Craig Thorne, Financials and Marketing
Craig comes to the CDFL with broad business experiences and a strong financial background.