Kent County coach previously served five years as an assistant with the Friars

Brendon Ireton

Archbishop Curley has announced the hiring of Brendon Ireton as the school’s new head football coach. Ireton replaces Sean Sandora, who left Curley last month after one season with the Friars.

Ireton has spent the last six seasons as the head coach of the Kent County varsity football team, where he led the Trojans into the state playoffs four times, winning the 1A East Region championship in 2016. In 2013, he was also named the Bayside Conference Coach of the Year and he has also coached on the staff of Team Maryland at the Big 33 Classic and in the Maryland Crab Bowl All-Star Game.

Prior to taking the job at Kent County, Ireton spent five seasons as the defensive coordinator at Curley under former coach Sean Murphy.

“We are looking forward to having Coach Ireton lead our football program,” said Matt Hatton, Curley’s athletic director. “He is an experienced head football coach with outstanding communication and motivational skills. Most importantly, we believe he will serve as an excellent mentor to our young men.”

As a player, Ireton was a four-year starter at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, PA. He earned his B.S. degree in Criminal Justice and Sociology from King’s and later earned a Masters of Special Education from Grand Canyon University.