Football Program

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

Marcus Wells is in his 1st year as Head Coach and Program Director at Episcopal School of Jacksonville. Coach Wells, a member of Episcopal’s Class of 1990, has served on the ESJ football coaching staff for eight years, the last seven as associate head coach and defensive coordinator. Coach Wells has been an integral part of the football program’s 50 wins during his tenure as associate head coach as well as the team’s last 3 playoff runs (2016, 2019 and 2020). Coach Wells began his coaching career 10 years ago at Booker T. Washington High School in Pensacola, FL. As an ESJ student-athlete, Coach Wells excelled in the classroom and on the gridiron. He led the team in touchdowns, rushing yards and yards from scrimmage both his junior and senior year while also setting several school records. He went on to play college football at Cornell University before graduating from the University of Florida. If you are interested in hearing more about the Episcopal football program, please reach out to Coach Wells at [email protected]