Exeter athletic director Tom Legath

The 2022-23 school year was filled with excitement at Exeter Township High School.  It included another visit from Penn State football coach James Franklin who arrived in a helicopter.  The Eagles won numerous team championships and individual awards.  "Our coaches here do a fantastic job with our kids...It's fun to watch and I'm just riding the wave," said Exeter athletic director Tom Legath.  He has been in charge of the athletic department for the past twelve years.  According to Legath, the school district's outlook on sports changed on September 10, 2021 when the Eagles beat Wilson in football for the first time.  "It showed people that we at Exeter, we can play with anybody," he replied.  Later that season, the Eagles upset Gov. Mifflin 31-28 for their first District 3-5A championship.  "That win put Exeter athletics, in my opinion, on the map of the state of Pennsylvania," Legath told SV Sports' Paul Roberts.  This year's squad went (12-1) and earned the Section 2 title in the L-L League.  The Eagles' boys basketball team claimed its first District 3 crown and advanced to the state final for the first time since 1974.  "It was the most memorable run that I've ever been a part of as an athlete, a coach, [and] an administrator," emphasized Legath.  Exeter also won Berks County championships this year in boys volleyball, boys and girls cross country, and cheerleading.  Teddy Snyder brought home the BCIAA singles title in tennis.  Houston commit Megan Unruh claimed four medals at the PIAA Swimming Championships.  Ty Yonas broke the county record for goals in lacrosse.  Delaware commit Anthony Caccese played in the Big 33 Football Classic and star TE Joey Schlaffer is already enrolled at Penn State.  29 members of the senior class at Exeter will continue their athletic careers in college, including ten at the Division I level.  "It's remarkable. It's a tribute to the athletes and the parents for all of their hard work and determination," stated Legath.


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