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Setting Precedent

By Kathleen Foote, 10/29/18, 2:15PM MDT


Senior Sean Fegan Aims to Prove Legitimacy

Strong Safety Sean Fegan plans to finish his 2018 season on a confident note.  He wants his team to set a precedent for the future Castle View football program.  His goal for his team, “I want us to prove that we’re a legitimate program and one that can make a run in the playoffs.”   

Fegan knew this fall would be a turning point for the Castle View football program early in the season while competing at camp against other football programs.  “Having a strong performance at Pueblo gave the entire team belief that we could be something special.”  As the Castle View team prepared for their season this past summer Sean was asked by head coach Todd Casebier to change positions.  Fegan transitioned from playing offense as a running back to playing defense as a safety.   Fegan credits Coach Eric Handke, the varsity team’s defensive coordinator, and Coach Shawn Wyss, the defensive backs coach, for helping him learn how to play safety. “They have been tremendous people to look up to.  They made my transition from offense to defense very easy and always had belief in my capabilities.  Learning the general fundamentals of the defense was difficult, but I had a great coaching staff there to help me when I needed it.” 

Fegan’s efforts did not go unnoticed by the coaches.  Coach Casebier states that Sean is “hardworking and very coachable. He really worked hard at a new position and now is one of our best defensive players.”   Fegan’s commitment paid off in his first game of the season when he intercepted a pass against Fossil Ridge.  “That was my first-time playing varsity football, so making a big play in that game is something I’ll remember forever.”  Fegan is one of the leading tacklers on the Castle View team this season and has been credited with 23 solo tackles this season and contributing to 46 tackles.  Besides his interception, Sean also has deflected two passes.

When not working on his football skills Sean enjoys hanging out with his friends.  He lives at home with his parents Brian and Brandy and his older sister Katelynn and younger brother Matt.

After playing football since the age of 6, Fegan knows that this season’s playoff run will mark the end of his football days.  Sean Fegan’s future includes studying business in college and football will not be in the mix.  Sean aspires to study at a large university and is looking out of state at both the University of Texas and University of Wisconsin as well as closer to home at CU- Boulder.  According to Fegan football has prepared him well for his future.  “Football has given me the opportunity to better myself as an athlete and as a person.  This sport gave me the necessary discipline and work ethic to succeed now and later in life.”