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Troy Gore Named Head Football Coach at Cheltenham High School


ELKINS PARK, PA (July 15, 2021) - Longtime Philadelphia high school football fixture Troy Gore has been named the head coach at Cheltenham High School.

Gore has nearly two decades of high school football coaching experience, and most recently served as the offensive coordinator at Northeast High School from 2018-2020 and at Neumann Goretti in 2017. He served as the head coach for the now-closed Delaware Valley Charter High School (DVCHS) from 2014-16. 

In Gore’s three seasons at DVCHS, the Warriors went 23-13, and won the 2016 Public League 3A Championship and District 12/1 PIAA Championship before advancing to the state quarterfinals. Following that season, six seniors received Division I offers; 16 out of the 19 graduating seniors received some type of academic or athletic scholarship and were accepted to the college of their choice by February 2017; and three underclassmen received Division I offers. 

“I’m excited and honored to serve as the head coach at Cheltenham,” Gore said. “I look forward to building new relationships, maintaining strong traditions, and coaching these student-athletes to be the best in whatever they do in life, in the classroom and on the football field. Together we will!”

With unassailable professional deportment and energetic enthusiasm, Gore prides himself on developing quality recruitable student-athletes, building strong discipline football programs and developing strong community relations.

Gore, who is a deputy fire chief for the Philadelphia Fire Department, has served as the associate minister of Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church’s Athletic Missionary Community for Football since 2005, and was on the committee tasked with launching the successful Enon Eagles youth football program. He was also one of the founding members of the Imhotep Institute Charter High School, which has become one of the most highly touted programs in the state.

Gore has a bachelor’s degree from Philadelphia University in leadership in emergency management services; a Master of Arts degree from Saint Joseph’s University in homeland security; and is working to complete his Ph.D. in public safety leadership from Capella University. 

Gore inherits a team which went 2-3 overall, 2-2 in the United Ten (a group of teams who did not play in fall 2020 due to the pandemic) this spring and made a run to the PIAA 5A title game in 2019. He succeeds Ryan Nase, who compiled a 27-16 record in his four seasons.