Coach Gouveia prepares for his first LHS football season

Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

Landon Gouveia, 37, steps into his first head coaching job this month at Lancaster High School.

The Pennsylvania transplant is the new face of the Red Devils football program and brings a lot of enthusiasm to the position.

“I’m ready to rock-n-roll,” said Gouveia—he can’t wait to get all his plans in motion.

Gouveia came to Lancaster by way of Pennsylvania. He spent the last seven years working with the football program at Bishop McCort, a private Catholic school, where he was instrumental in starting a youth football program for kindergarten through seventh grade.

“We started with nothing, absolutely nothing,” he said. “We started a booster club to get the thing really rolling.”

A graduate of Stonebridge High School in Ashburn and a former football player at the University of Hawaii and Catawba College in North Carolina, Gouveia has football in his blood as the son of former Washington Redskins’ linebacker Kurt Gouveia. He found his way to Lancaster through….

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