Jimmy Terwilliger Eager to Jumpstart ESU Football

Photo Credit / Ronald Hanaki Associate Head Coach Jimmy Terwilliger brings his passion and drive to ESU Football. Photo Credit / Ronald Hanaki
Associate Head Coach Jimmy Terwilliger brings his passion and drive to ESU Football.

Peter Gilroy

Contributing Writer 

Interim head coach Jimmy Terwilliger was named the new permanent head coach of the Warriors football team on Monday, Feb. 25. Coach Terwilliger brings a wealth of knowledge and experience into the Warrior program. Terwilliger played quarterback for East Stroudsburg South High School.

After his high school career came to a close, Terwilliger arrived at ESU in the summer of 2003.

Terwilliger goes down as one of the most decorated Warriors, colligate quarterbacks and Division II athletes in history.

During his four years at ESU, he was a three time Harlon Hill award finalist, four time All-American, and four time PSAC Offensive Player of the Year.

After his last season as an East Stroudsburg University Warrior Terwilliger graduated with the following statistics; he tied the NCAA all-division record for touchdown passes (148) and set DII career records for total offense (16,064 yards), passing yards (14,350), pass efficiency (170.7), touchdowns responsible for (161) and points responsible for (966).

Following his outstanding career as a Warrior, Terwilliger went on to become a high school football coach. He started his coaching career at his alma mater, East Stroudsburg South. Two years later he took the job at Pleasant Valley High School.

After bringing Pleasant Valley to district playoffs four times, he took a quarterback coach position as Parkland High School. A year later, in 2015, he returned to ESU, taking a position under former head coach Denny Douds.

Four years later he is now the new head coach of the Warriors. He brings a contagious amount of passion into the program. In an interview he said, ““It is a dream come true to serve in this capacity, and I look forward to the future of Warriors football.”

Terwilliger is confident that the support of alumni, exceptional student-athletes, and a solid bedrock of tradition will allow this team to get off on the right foot.

Under Terwilliger, the Warriors look to make an impact on the PSAC again and all of Division I football.

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