Greg Still Headed to Owls Country

Greg Still Headed to Owls Country

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Our first Alumni Profile of the fall season is here as we speak with Pirates football alum Greg Still, who is headed to Temple University next fall. Still is a 2014 graduate of Cinnaminson High School.

Still currently attends BCC, but is transferring to Temple in the fall to major in Communications in Radio.

“I want to do more of the talking part of it. I’m more of the talk radio type guy.”

Still played football all four years for the Pirates after dabbling in basketball his freshman year. Still played left guard and nose guard on both sides of the ball.

Still’s most memorable football moment came in the homecoming game from his senior season.

“Beating Holy Cross for homecoming senior year 37-6. My combined sack with Matthew Gono against Holy Cross in that game really sticks out from my football career.”

While playing football for the Pirates, Still named assistant coach Bret Jenkins as the biggest influence in his athletic career.

“Bret Jenkins. My junior year, he was on me everyday about being in the weight room, getting better. Getting the opportunity to do something when needed. I eventually got to start, play both ways, and never left the field. I owe a lot of the credit to him.”

Still has been taking general education classes at BCC to get them done before moving on to Temple.

“They do have a radio station, which I just found out about this year. I’ve been taking general ed. classes to get out of the way prior to Temple. They have some communications classes, but nothing for my actual major here.”

On why he chose Temple, Still said, “The prestige in the nation when it comes to communications. It’s close by and I’ve always wanted to go to, not the big school, but the well-known sports school.”

On the football team’s 5-0 start, Still said, “Oh, I’m lovin’ it. I tried to get tickets to the Notre Dame game, but they sold out faster than I expected.”

Still went on further about his choice to attend Temple.

“I see it as a new start. I’ve never really been away from home. I’m looking at it as my next step. Temple is going to prepare you for what you need. Take it with open eyes, open mind, open arms. I’m really excited to kind of become a new person; transform away from who I was in high school to a grown-up.”

Still has been playing football since Pop Warner, even though he actually used to hate the game growing up.

“The team camaraderie it builds. It’s the only game where one play can be an individual accomplishment, but at the same exact time, it was team oriented. When I was younger, I hated the game of football. Since I was such a big kid growing up, they forced me to play, but the more I played it, the more I understood it.”

“The friendships and relationships you build are second to none. They never go away. I coach pop warner football now with the same coach (Joe Curry) who coached me from 2005 to 2007. That stuff just never goes away.”

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Jim is the creator and editor of Cinn City Sports. He also created At the Dish, Life With Tony and Enzo and is the owner of JAVFreelancing. He coached baseball for five years, three at his former high school (Holy Cross in Delran, NJ) and two at prominent Division III program Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. He has worked for the Courier-Post in Cherry Hill, NJ; Metro Networks in Bala Cynwyd, PA; and was the play-by-play announcer for the Camden Riversharks of the Independent Atlantic League of Professional Baseball for two seasons (2007-2008) on Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM, the student-run radio station at Rowan University. Jim earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and minor in Journalism from Rowan University in 2008. While in school he was the Assistant Sports Director at WGLS for two years and the Sports Director for one year. He also covered the football, baseball, softball and both basketball teams for the school newspaper 'The Whit.' He is the former Sports Editor for the Cinnaminson and Moorestown Patch websites. Jim lives in New Jersey with his wife Nicole, sons Tony and Enzo and dog Phoebe. He can be reached at jimvassallo@cinncitynews.com