Tallmadge head coach Alan Vanderink spoke with Sam and Brad about their Week 2 matchup with Ellet. 


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Monday, 06 August 2018 15:53

2018 Camp Report: Tallmadge Blue Devils

Tallmadge Blue Devils head football coach Alan Vanderink spoke with Sam and Brad during the Gridiron Gathering to talk about his team for the upcoming season.

The Blue Devils had an 8-4 mark in the 2017 season.


.Players Sam Seeker and Jason Grassie also were featured as well


The Blue Devils begin the 2018 season on the road against Ravenna. 

 Special thanks to City Barbeque for sponsoring our Gridiron Gathering. 

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Thursday, 09 November 2017 19:32

AUDIO STVM/Tallmadge Set For Playoff Showdown

Marcus Wattley of Tallmadge spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about their second-round playoff matchup against Tallmadge this Friday.


Alan Vanderink of Tallmadge joined the show as well to talk about what he sees with his Blue Devils and what it's going to take to beat the Irish.


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Tallmadge head football coach Alan Vanderink spoke with Sam and Brad heading into their Week 3 matchup against Coventry.


Both teams are 2-0 heading into their inter-conference game.  Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

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Week 2 of the high school football season is underway and two neighboring communities will be squaring off on the gridiron. 

Ellet and Tallmadge will meet on the football field with 1-0 records and will be looking to start the season with two wins. 
Joe Yost of Ellet joined Sam Bourquin and Brad Russell as they were live from DeVitis Italian Market. 
Alan Vanderink, first year head coach of Tallmadge also joined in to talk about his club heading into the game.
The first-year head man of the Blue Devils says building a family atmosphere around the football program is one of the keys to success for his program.

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Thursday, 04 August 2016 19:23

MULTIMEDIA Camp Days:Tallmadge High School

First year head football coach at Tallmadge High School Alan Vanderink is excited about the 2016 season, and he says the staff and the players are getting ready to lace up the cleats and get after it in the Suburban League.

Alan spoke with us during Suburban League Media Day and he says the league is a competitive and well-balanced league.


"There's no weeks that you can take off," Vanderink said. "That's good for our coaches and our young people."

He says the community has been behind him 100 percent since he got the job at Tallmadge, coming over from the Copley staff, where he served as an assistant. 


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The Suburban League will be welcoming two new head football coaches into its ranks for the upcoming season, and both men are ready to hit the ground running.

Justin Todd, the new head coach of the Wadsworth Grizzlies joined the Sam Bourquin Show to talk about his new gig and what he's going to do to put his imprint on the program.

"I just can't be more estatic about being in Wadsworth, and I'm chomping at the bit to get started," said Todd. " It's going to be important to meet with each one of my players and their families and they can hear my philosophy and where I envision this program going."

Todd was the head coach of Loudonville and Mount Vernon previously before becoming the next head coach of the Grizzlies.


Alan Vanderink will be leading the Tallmadge Blue Devil football program in 2016, and he's ready to roll up his sleeves and get things going.

He previously worked under coach Scott Chouinard at Copley and he says he will take a lot of what he learned with him to Tallmadge.

"Coach Chouinard did a great job of making sure he built a family-type atmosphere within that locker room with those kids and that community," he said.

 Vanderink says he's excited about the challenge Tallmadge brings and their tradition in football.

"You're not coming into a job where they've been unsuccessful for 15 years, but there's great support from the administration and the community."

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