2004 Maryvale High School Athletic Wall of Fame
Jason Kolb attended Maryvale High School from 1989 to 1993. During that time, he participated in three sports at the varsity level; football, basketball and baseball. His most notable accomplishments, however, took place on the football field. Kolb was a two-way starter for three years as a fullback on offense and linebacker on defense.
Jason Kolb captained the Maryvale football team in both his junior and senior years. Through his leadership the Flyers won 25 games over a three-year period and qualified for the Section Six playoffs each year. His team also won back to back Division Four championships. One of his most pleasant memories was that he was a member of Maryvale's Four Horsemen that also included Corey Schemm, Darren Rodriguez and Jon Koerber.
Kolb won numerous local and state awards following his junior and senior seasons. He was a Division IV All-Star selection in both junior and senior seasons. Kolb was a second team All WNY selection in his junior year and a first team All WNY selection in his senior year. He was also a second team All-New York State selection in his senior year. In addition Kolb was selected Division IV defensive player of the year and won the Shane Conlin Award as the outstanding linebacker in Western New York in the 1993 season.
After graduating from Maryvale Jason decided to continue his football career at Buffalo State. He became a starting linebacker for the Bengals in his sophomore season and served as a captain in his senior year. He was also became the second leading tackler in Buffalo State history. Kolb received two additional awards following his senior year. He was selected as the Eastern College Athletic Conference Special Teams Player of the year and named to the first team All East squad as a linebacker.
Following his graduation from college, Jason Kolb returned to Maryvale as an assistant football coach from 1998 thru 2000. He is currently a special education teacher at Burgard Vocational High School in Buffalo. He also serves as Burgard's varsity football and baseball coach. He took his team to the Harvard Cup Championship game this past Thanksgiving.
Jason lives in Lancaster with his lovely wife Jessica and their newborn son, Caleb Patrick.