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Dec. 1 - SALEM, Va. – Bethany head football coach Tim Weaver and three members of his staff have been chosen to coach the South Team’s defense for the Division III Football Senior Classic, which will be played Saturday, Dec. 5 in Salem, Va.

Weaver will be joined in Salem by defensive coordinator Ryan Lieb, secondary coach Marcus Wilder and Steve Potter, who has been the Bison’s defensive line coach for one year and was the team’s offensive line coach this past fall. They will head up the defense, while the staff from Franklin & Marshall will coach the offense. The head coach for the South Team will be former NFL defensive back Rich Coady, who was a member of the St. Louis Rams Super Bowl winning team in 1999.

This is the first year for the Division III Football Senior Classic, which is being hosted by the Collegiate Development Football League (CDFL). The game will be played at Salem Stadium in Salem, Va., which is home for the NCAA Division III National Championship game, also known as the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl.

A total of 90 players have been invited and among those on the South roster includes 12 who played for teams that reached the postseason. Included among the defensive players Weaver and his staff will be coaching are Washington & Jefferson DE Jacob Bloomhuff, a First Team All-PAC selection, and Otterbein DB Chad Woodfork, who had six tackles and a forced fumble in the Cardinals’ season-opening win at Bethany.

“Coaching in the D3 Senior Classic is an exciting opportunity for our staff,” said Weaver. “We're looking forward to working with the players and other coaching staffs to make this game a success. It is a chance to show off the level of play in Division III football, which gets better every year. Our involvement in this showcase is an honor for our coaches. The TV exposure will be good for Division III football across the board, and we hope it will help us in our recruiting efforts as well.”

The game will televised on NBC Roanoke Channel 10 on Sunday, Dec. 6 from 12-3 p.m.