Program Overview

When it comes to learning leadership and teamwork, Poly’s  football program of more than a century is an excellent choice for student-athletes. They learn that when they work together as a unit on each play, things can unfold into a winning strategy. Among the success stories of former players, who have gone on to the higher levels of both college and professional football, are two alumni who became head coaches in the NFL: Rich Kotite ’61 as a former Philadelphia Eagles and New York Jets head coach, and Brian Flores ’99, who went from the Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots to head coach of the Miami Dolphins. Former Poly football stars have made NFL rosters over the years as well: P.J. Hill ’05 had a successful college football career at powerhouse Wisconsin, finishing sixth in both career yards and career touchdowns. Eric Olsen ’06, offensive lineman who captained the Notre Dame team, became the first Poly player in 40 years to be drafted when the Denver Broncos selected him in 2010. Offensive tackle Isaiah Wilson ‘17, a recent graduate who played three years for the Georgia Bulldogs, was a first-round pick by the Tennessee Titans in the 2020 NFL Draft.

Poly Prep Homecoming game
Poly Prep Football team cheering after a win
Poly Prep Varsity Team football player running
Poly Prep Varsity Football Team breaking through a banner at the Homecoming game
Coach Fountaine talking with the Poly Prep Varsity Football team
Poly Prep Varsity Football players on the field
Poly Prep Varsity Football Quarterback throwing the ball as defense holds off the other team
Poly Prep Varsity Football team in a huddle
Poly Prep Homecoming Varsity Football game

2018 Championship Appearance MIFL
2019 Metro League Bowl Appearance
2020 NFL Draft Pick
Football Coach
Portrait photo of Coach Kevin Fountaine

Kevin Fountaine P’20, ’24
Head Coach, Varsity Football

Business Phone: (718) 836-9800 x6020
Education: St. Josephs, BA

After getting his start with the Brooklyn Hurricanes youth football program, Fountaine kept things close to home with distinguished careers as both a player and coach at Nazareth High School, before joining the Poly staff in 2002. Along the way, he signed up for the NYPD, where he showcased his talents on its semi pro football squad, and served as Brooklyn Coordinator for NFL Youth Programs. Fountaine has seen many talented players suit up for the Blue Devils, including University of Georgia offensive lineman and 2020 NFL Draft first-round pick Isaiah Wilson ’17 and University of Miami defensive lineman Jason Blissett ’19. His focus on fundamentals and player safety makes the Poly program an attractive one for recruits, though the attraction runs in both directions for the longtime coach. “Between the parents and the administration,” he says, “I always refer to it as coaching heaven.”

Football Facilities

The football team practices and competes on a new Land Tech Turf Field at the Steinberg Athletic Complex.

Athletics Steinberg Complex
Football 50 yard line with bridge in backgroun
Aerial view of the Poly Prep Dyker Heights Football field

Featured Athletes

Ifeanyi Maijeh ’17

Poly defensive MVP Ifeanyi Maijeh ’17, helped lead Poly to a 5-3 record in his senior year. He was recruited by Temple and is recognized as a Top 30 Player in the American Athletic Conference (#13) by College Football News in 2020. For his senior year, the defensive lineman was recruited by Rutgers University in the Big 10 Conference. He is eligible for the 2022 NFL Draft.

Jason Blissett '19

In his junior year, defensive tackle Jason Blissett ’19, led Poly to a championship game and went on to play for the Miami Hurricanes.
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