BCHS to host football camp
The Bridge City High School Athletic Department will be hosting a football camp from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday at the high school.
It is open for all students entering high school up through college. The cost is $50 per student. Registrations are still being taken up until 3 p.m. Friday. Those attending need to bring shorts, cleats and a sports drink.
During the skills camp, which is geared towards offensive lineman, they will work on their footwork and run/pass blocking.
For more information or to register call 409-735-1641.
The Bridge City coaches will be assisting during the skills camp, Tony Marciano, who is a well respected coach who coached eight years in the National Football League and more than 15 years on the college level.
During his career, Marciano has coached at various colleges and in the National Football League. A graduate of Indiana University in Pennsylvania, Marciano began his coaching career in 1978 at his alma mater coaching tight ends. The very next year he made his way to Texas and coached at of Texas Christian University. It only took one year for him to move from a graduate assistant position into the full time Head Strength and Conditioning Director/Offensive Line Coach for the Horned Frogs.
In 1981, Marciano made a short move in Dallas to Southern Methodist University becoming the Tight Ends/Special Teams Coach for the Mustangs from 1982-1986. While at SMU, the Mustangs won the Southwest Conference in 1981, 1982 and again in 1984.
Marciano took his first offensive coordinator position in 1987 at Brown University. He stayed for two years before going to the University of Richmond as the the Special Teams Coordinator/Offensive Line Coach for the 1989 Season. He later became the Offensive Coordinator/Special Teams Coordinator/Offensive Line Coach.
In 1991 and 1992 Marciano was named Assistant Head Coach of Kent State University, as well as the offensive line coach.
In 1994, Marciano made his first appearance in the Canadian Football League where he would head up the offensive line unit for the Toronto Argonauts. After one short year, and a playoff appearance, Marciano would take an opportunity within the CFL jumping over to the Calgary Stampeders to become the Offensive Line Coach and eventually the Offensive Coordinator in 1997.
After going 10-8 in 1997 as the Offensive Coordinator of the Stampeders, Marciano made his jump to the NFL as Tight Ends Coach for the Indianapolis Colts. From 1998-2001, Marciano called Indianapolis home and was part of the biggest turnaround for a franchise in NFL history.
This would lead Marciano to his next position with the Houston Texans in 2002. He was part of the Houston Texans inaugural game played and victory over the Dallas Cowboys in 2002. For the 2002-2003 seasons, he headed up the offensive line, before returning back to the tight ends in 2004.
Marciano became the director of football operations from 2007-10 at Florida’s All-Star Sports Training which develops athletes through scientifically advanced training methods. He was also part of Football University which conducts national invitational football camps and the annual US Army All American Bowl.
In the spring of 2012, Marciano was named Assistant Head Coach at the University of the Incarnate Word, in San Antonio, to continue with his responsibilities on the offensive side of the football.
Athletics and football run in the Marciano family. Marciano’s brother, Joe, is in his 26th season as an NFL coach and is currently the Special Team’s Coordinator for the Houston Texans.
Tony Maricano, a longtime respected coach, will be at Bridge City High School on Friday conducting a football skills camp.