|Title:||Assistant Defensive Line Coach|
Ben Saunders is entering his 1st season as Assistant Defensive Line Coach for the Pirates. Prior to arriving at Independence, Saunders coached defensive and offensive line at Plattsburgh High School (2017-2018) and Gates – Chili High School (2016) in New York. Prior to coaching, Saunders played Semi – Pro football for the Plattsburgh North Stars, earning second team all – star accolades (2018) and SUNY Brockport, where he earned his Bachelors degree in Physical Education (2015). Coach Saunders is originally from Ancram, New York.