For three years, Anthony Ferla played first-string football for the Temple University Owls. A defensive back, he became the youngest player to be named captain as a sophomore. During his time with the team, the Owls enjoyed their longest winning streak in the previous 30 years. The highlight of Anthony Ferla’s college sports career found him playing against UCLA in the EagleBank Bowl at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium. He graduated from Temple University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications.
Anthony Ferla continued his affiliation with Temple University as an Assistant Coach for the football team. His contributions to the team included growing the strength of the Owls’ defensive backs. His responsibilities primarily entailed assisting the defensive backs coach in a variety of manners, including administering daily drills for the secondary, creating and implementing video exams, and coordinating scout team offense. In addition, Anthony Ferla prepared statistical breakdowns of the Temple University team and its opponents.
Anthony Ferla’s additional athletic employment history includes roles at K-Strength Sports Training and the SportsCare Institute, Inc. For the former, he helped prepare student athletes for college sports with weight, speed, and technique training. Working under a senior personal trainer, he also sat down with middle and high school students, reviewing videos of their performance to help them learn from and correct prior mistakes. As an Assistant Physical Therapist with SportsCare, Anthony Ferla worked with student-athletes in their recoveries from injuries sustained during sports participation. These players recognized their greatest potential in recovery with his assistance.
In further efforts to contribute to the lives of young people, Anthony Ferla has donated his time tutoring students. Additional endeavors include visiting elementary schools in less-affluent neighborhoods of Philadelphia to describe his own educational struggles and encourage the students to stay in school.