The Episcopal Football Program consists of a Middle School team, a Junior Varsity team, and a Varsity team. The teams practice on the River Field and play games on Pajcic-Hunt Field at Jangro Stadium. The Varsity Football team is coming off of its best season in school history in 2019. The team finished the season with a 10-2 record, a state ranking, and ended the season in the second round of the state playoffs. The football team has advanced to the state playoffs in two of the last four seasons. The football program strives to instill a strong work ethic in the players and make Friday nights memorable for the entire Episcopal community.
About the Coach
Mark Brunell is entering his eighth year as the Program Director and Head Coach of the Episcopal Football team. In 2019 Coach Brunell led his football team to the second round of the playoffs, winning the first home playoff game in the school’s history. The Eagles also reached the state playoffs in 2016, which led to Coach Brunell receiving ESJ’s John Ryan Award for Excellence in Coaching. Prior to his time at Episcopal, Coach Brunell served as the quarterback coach at Providence School. He attended and played football for the University of Washington. While there, he led the Huskies to a Rose Bowl victory that would later lead to his induction into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame. Coach Brunell played in the NFL for 19 years, spending a majority of his time with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He was later inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame, The Pride of the Jaguars. Coach Brunell finished up his NFL career by helping the New Orleans Saints reach and win a Super Bowl.