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Aaron Bartolain
Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks

Now the assistant with the longest continuous tenure on the Green Terror staff, Bartolain enters his 12th season on staff and fifth as offensive coordinator.

After spending the previous three seasons with the reins of the offensive line, Bartolain was commissioned with calling the offense in 2008. After two years working specifically with the running backs, Bartolain will shifted duties once again and take control of the quarterbacks in 2010. Prior to his stint with the line, he spent his first four seasons as the special teams coordinator.

In that capacity, Bartolain’s players worked his system to success with three of his return specialists ranking in the top 45 in the nation in 2003 while his punt returner ranked 19th in the NCAA in 2004. His kicker and punter each earned All-Centennial Conference (CC) first-team honors in 2003 as did his return specialist in 2004.

He is also a certified strength and conditioning coach, and oversees the Green Terror’s physical training regimen and serves as the team’s recruiting coordinator.

A four-year starter for the Green Terror, Bartolain was the CC’s Defensive Player of the Year in 2000. He was also a Hewlett-Packard All-America honorable mention selection that season.

Bartolain is a native of Sarasota, Fla., and graduated from Western Maryland (now McDaniel) with a degree in physics. He lives in Sykesville with his wife Tara, who teaches in the exercise science and physical education department, with five-year-old daughter, Addisan, and three-year-old daughter, Emmalea.


Chris Bassler
Offensive Line

Following a successful career at West Virginia, Bassler returned home to join the Green Terror staff in 2008.

Bassler was a scholarship member of Mountaineers from 2003-06, playing offensive tackle on the 2004 and 2006 Gator Bowl teams and 2005 Sugar Bowl championship squad.

A 2003 graduate of Francis Scott Key, Bassler returned to his high school alma mater as the offensive and defensive line coach for the varsity squad prior to coming to the Hill.

During his playing days at Key, he was a four-time All-MVAL selection and three times earned all-county honors. A member of the 2003 Baltimore Touchdown Club Super 22 team, he was a two-time all-state tight end and was named to the all-metro team by the Baltimore Sun.

Bassler graduated from West Virginia in 2007 with a bachelor of arts in history.


Greg Tellish
Tight Ends

Tellish returns home to join the Green Terror staff in 2012 after a successful four-year playing career at conference-rival Susquehanna.

A two-year starter at running back, Tellish earned All-Centennial Conference accolades in both season in which his Crusaders were part of the league.

After a 132-yard rushing, 87-yard receiving day in the snow as a senior at Franklin & Marshall, he was tabbed Centennial Conference Offensive Player of the Week. His 57-yard screen pass for a touchdown in that game also became the d3football.com Play of the Week.

After a senior year in which he rushed for 942 yards and 11 touchdowns and racked up 1,303 all-purpose yards, Tellish was named the team’s offensive player of the year and team most valuable player.

A part of the Crusaders’ championship in their final year in the Liberty League in 2009, he finished his career fourth on the program’s all-time list with 2,203 rushing yards.

A 2008 South Carroll High School graduate, Tellish was named All-Carroll County and All-MVAL in 2007 as a running back. He was also a member of the 2005 2A state finalist team.

Tellish graduated in May with a degree in psychology.


Jamie Unger
Wide Receivers

A wide receiver for Green Terror from 2002-05, Unger returned to his alma mater to coach the same position at which he excelled during his playing days on the Hill in 2009.

Part of Centennial Conference championship teams in 2002 and 2004, Unger holds the program and conference record for the longest play from scrimmage when he was on the receiving end of a 98-yard Brad Baer pass against Dickinson on Oct. 16, 2004.

A local product, Unger still holds the single-season and career receiving records at South Carroll.

The offensive most valuable player in 2005, Unger graduated in 2006 with a degree in business administration.


Tony Vinson
Running Backs

Vinson enters his second season on the Green Terror staff, working with the running backs – a position he knows well.

A 1993 graduate of Towson, Vinson was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in 1994 and remained a part of the practice squad all season. Vinson played parts of the 1997 and 1999 seasons with the Baltimore Ravens, participating in 16 games total on special teams before his career was shortened by injuries.

While at Towson, he set a then-NCAA Division IAA record with 2,016 yards during his senior season of 1993. In his final home game on Nov. 13, the All-American sprinted 80 yards for a touchdown on his final carry to finish with a record-setting 364 yards. He had 691 yards rushing over his final two games that season. His 3,058 career rushing yards still ranks second in Tiger history.

Vinson, a Manchester resident, is now in graduate school at McDaniel with the goal of becoming a teacher and coach.