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Western New England's Keith Emery named New England Division II/III Football Coach-of-the-Year

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8-20-11 The Emery Family
Keith Emery with his wife Christina and their children Matthew and Alexandra.
11-12-11 The Emery Kids
Coach Emery with his kids following the NEFC Championship game.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass.Keith Emery is a man of his word.

When the Enfield, Connecticut native became the first full-time football coach at Western New England in 2005, he promised he would build and create a program that focused on teamwork and continued success.

Emery did just that and the fruits of his hard work paid off this fall when the Golden Bears posted a 10-2 record for the best mark in the program's 41-year history.

His team also captured the program's first New England Football Conference (NEFC) title and made its inaugural appearance in the NCAA Division III Championship.

For his efforts, Emery was selected the New England Football Writers Association Division II/III Coach-of-the-Year on Friday (Dec. 2). He will receive his award at the association's annual Captains Banquet on Thursday (Dec. 8) in Stoneham, Massachusetts.

It's been a season that Emery and his coaching staff and players will never forget.

Excitement was high when pre-season camp started in August thanks to the return of several starters from last's squad, which posted a then school-best 9-2 record.

The enthusiasm was dampened when Emery's father Donald passed away two days before the season opener against Norwich. Donald Emery had attended every game his son had coached the previous six seasons and was the team's number one fan.

Emery, however, was on the sideline when the Golden Bears opened with a 28-24 victory over the Cadets. Everyone knew Donald Emery would want his son to coach the game.

Western New England dropped a 19-13 decision at Massachusetts Maritime the following week without senior quarterback Bryce Brown in the lineup.

The Golden Bears then established another school mark by winning nine games in a row.

Western New England played three of the biggest games in program history and won them all starting with a 40-37 victory over previously undefeated Endicott in the snow on October 29.

WNE capped a perfect season and placed first in the Boyd Division of the NEFC at 7-0 with a 28-18 road win against UMass Dartmouth on November 5.

Western New England then rallied from a 13-point deficit with four minutes remaining for a dramatic 20-13 overtime victory over Framingham State to win its first-ever NEFC Championship on November 12.

Emery's squad than made its inaugural appearance in the NCAA Division III Championship dropping a 62-24 decision at No. 13 Salisbury (MD) on November 19.

Western New England received votes for the first-time ever in the final regular season American Football Coaches Association (AFC) Division III poll and finished second behind Amherst in the New England Division III poll.

Emery, who also was named the Boyd Division Coach-of-the-Year, has a 39-32 record (54.9%) during his tenure at Western New England.

With Emery leading the way, the Golden Bears have won 24 of their last 28 contests beginning with five straight wins to close out the 2009 season at 6-4. Last year Western New England participated in its first-ever post-season contest, capturing the ECAC North Central Bowl game with a 66-41 win over Maine Maritime.
Oct. 20: All times Eastern
Final
at Johns Hopkins 52, Gettysburg 0
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Oct. 21: All times Eastern
Final
at Framingham State 29, Westfield State 14
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Moravian 20, at Juniata 17
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Final
at Salve Regina 41, Endicott 14
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Final
at Thomas More 63, St. Vincent 13
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4th - 15:00
3 Hobart
21 Union
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4th - 03:51
24 Colby
27 Hamilton
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4th - 9:15
12 William Paterson
14 Christopher Newport
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at Ithaca 35, St. John Fisher 10
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4th - 14:50
28 Kenyon
34 Allegheny
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SUNY-Maritime 21, at Mount Ida 13
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Middlebury 43, at Bates 14
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at Springfield 68, Catholic 20
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4th - 00:36
19 Wesleyan
23 Amherst
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at Trinity (Conn.) 63, Bowdoin 14
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4th - 05:07
41 Husson
21 Gallaudet
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4th - 15:00
21 Wabash
14 Oberlin
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4th 11:25
12 Buffalo State
34 Utica
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Ohio Northern 7, at Muskingum 6
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3 Montclair State
34 Frostburg State
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4th - 07:15
3 Rowan
34 Wesley
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4th - 10:20
16 Albright
19 Stevenson
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4th - 02:28
52 Wittenberg
6 DePauw
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4th - 06:18
28 Alma
24 Albion
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4th - 09:39
20 Shenandoah
45 Guilford
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Plymouth State 40, at Massachusetts Maritime 14
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4th - 12:25
51 Wooster
18 Hiram
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4th - 8:59
36 Washington and Lee
6 Hampden-Sydney
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4th - 06:39
20 Alfred State
36 Anna Maria
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4th - 04:37
31 Bridgewater
23 Emory and Henry
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7 Wilkes
28 FDU-Florham
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10 Lebanon Valley
0 Misericordia
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7 Rochester
27 St. Lawrence
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6 RPI
7 Alfred
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4th - 07:18
10 Nichols
39 Curry
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Final
at Salisbury 42, Southern Virginia 0
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2nd - 10:53
10 Ferrum
14 Brevard
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1:00 PM
Randolph-Macon at Apprentice
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4th - 03:20
14 Ursinus
21 Susquehanna
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4th - 04:36
34 Cortland
20 Morrisville State
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Final
at Trine 50, Hope 14
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4th - 01:54
27 Trinity (Texas)
21 Sewanee
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4th - 15:00
21 Wartburg
7 Luther
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Start of 4th
0 Dickinson
49 Franklin and Marshall
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3rd - 01:38
21 Tufts
7 Williams
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56 Mount Union
7 Wilmington
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3rd - 01:51
20 MIT
7 Coast Guard
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2nd - 13:08
7 Maine Maritime
14 Norwich
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15:00, 4th quarter
7 Heidelberg
30 Marietta
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3rd - 08:04
14 Franklin
22 Rose-Hulman
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5:41 (3rd)
38 John Carroll
7 Capital
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Start of 4th
21 Bluffton
20 Manchester
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40 Mount St. Joseph
13 Anderson
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3 UW-Whitewater
0 UW-River Falls
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2:00 PM
Kean at TCNJ
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End of 2nd
10 Greensboro
45 LaGrange
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End of 2nd
13 Mass-Dartmouth
24 Worcester State
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Start of 3rd
25 Muhlenberg
6 McDaniel
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3rd - 11:00
24 Western New England
0 Becker
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3rd - 14:47
7 Methodist
25 Maryville (Tenn.)
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End of 2nd
14 Adrian
10 Kalamazoo
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2:00 PM
Denison at Ohio Wesleyan
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Halftime
21 Westminster (Pa.)
13 Washington and Jefferson
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2nd - 15:00
10 Berry
0 Millsaps
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16 Olivet
21 Benedictine
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3rd - 12:23
21 Birmingham-Southern
14 Austin
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Halftime
0 Belhaven
38 Mary Hardin-Baylor
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14 UW-Stevens Point
16 UW-Stout
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2:00 PM
Eureka at MacMurray
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10 Carthage
0 Illinois Wesleyan
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Start of 3rd
14 Nebraska Wesleyan
13 Buena Vista
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End of 2nd
28 Lakeland
0 Wisconsin Lutheran
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End of 2nd
0 Rockford
13 Aurora
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3rd - 12:30
3 Concordia (Wis.)
17 Concordia-Chicago
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2nd Q - 3:24
7 Carleton
7 St. Olaf
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7 Gustavus Adolphus
41 St. John's
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Start of 3rd
10 Augsburg
21 Concordia-Moorhead
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2nd Q - 14:51
36 St. Thomas
0 Hamline
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Start of 3rd
12 Westminster (Mo.)
7 Greenville
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2:00 PM
Coe at Loras
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2:00 PM
Monmouth at Cornell
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2:00 PM
Wheaton (Ill.) at North Park
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2:00 PM
Northwestern (Minn.) at Martin Luther
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Halftime
19 Hardin-Simmons
16 Texas Lutheran
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End of 2nd
6 Grinnell
49 Lake Forest
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2:00 PM
Carroll at Millikin
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2:00 PM
Ripon at Macalester
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HALF
6 Lawrence
21 St. Norbert
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2:00 PM
St. Scholastica at Crown
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2:00 PM
Minnesota-Morris at Iowa Wesleyan
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21 UW-Platteville
0 UW-Eau Claire
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2nd - 03:55
7 Merchant Marine
24 WPI
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2:30 PM
Rhodes at Centre
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2nd - 01:13
28 Hanover
0 Earlham
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2nd - 02:01
0 Beloit
35 Chicago
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3:00 PM
UW-Oshkosh at UW-La Crosse
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3:00 PM
Simpson at Dubuque
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5:37 1Q
0 Augustana
7 North Central (Ill.)
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3:00 PM
East Texas Baptist at Louisiana College
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4:00 PM
Hartwick at Brockport
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4:00 PM
Western Connecticut at Bridgewater State
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4:00 PM
Chapman at La Verne
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4:00 PM
Pacific at Lewis and Clark
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4:00 PM
Pacific Lutheran at Willamette
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4:00 PM
Puget Sound at Whitworth
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4:00 PM
Redlands at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
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4:30 PM
George Fox at Linfield
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5:00 PM
Sul Ross State at Howard Payne
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6:00 PM
Dean at Castleton
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6:00 PM
N.C. Wesleyan at Averett
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7:00 PM
Baldwin Wallace at Otterbein
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7:00 PM
Case Western Reserve at Geneva
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7:00 PM
Carnegie Mellon at Thiel
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7:00 PM
Knox at Illinois College
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10:00 PM
Whittier at Cal Lutheran
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Cancelled
Occidental at Pomona-Pitzer
Oct. 20: All times Eastern
Final
at Johns Hopkins 52, Gettysburg 0
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Oct. 21: All times Eastern
4th - 07:15
3 Rowan
34 Wesley
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3 Montclair State
34 Frostburg State
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4th - 02:28
52 Wittenberg
6 DePauw
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Final
at Springfield 68, Catholic 20
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4th - 15:00
21 Wartburg
7 Luther
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Start of 4th
56 Mount Union
7 Wilmington
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15:00, 4th quarter
7 Heidelberg
30 Marietta
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Halftime
21 Westminster (Pa.)
13 Washington and Jefferson
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Halftime
19 Hardin-Simmons
16 Texas Lutheran
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Halftime
0 Belhaven
38 Mary Hardin-Baylor
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2nd Q - 14:51
36 St. Thomas
0 Hamline
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Halftime
7 Gustavus Adolphus
41 St. John's
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Halftime
10 Carthage
0 Illinois Wesleyan
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Start of 3rd
10 Augsburg
21 Concordia-Moorhead
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2nd - 15:00
10 Berry
0 Millsaps
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End of 2nd
21 UW-Platteville
0 UW-Eau Claire
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3:00 PM
UW-Oshkosh at UW-La Crosse
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5:37 1Q
0 Augustana
7 North Central (Ill.)
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4:00 PM
Hartwick at Brockport
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4:30 PM
George Fox at Linfield
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7:00 PM
Case Western Reserve at Geneva
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