On-air personality at 100.9/102.3 The Mix in Charleston and Huntington. Host of Jock Talk on 1400/1340 The Jock, and The High School Blitz Podcast.
The High School Blitz Podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-high-school-blitz-podcast
Blitz YouTube clips: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-aKq4iFZJVTy-zq6klhIFw
Shawn Copeland is entering his 19th year in education and coaching. He is currently the Head Varsity Football Coach at Verrado High School in the West Valley of Phoenix, Arizona. After spending 11 years coaching and teaching in the Dallas area of Texas, he moved to Phoenix to help plant a church. What was a one year commitment to helping, turned into a place they have called home for the past 7 years. In 2012, he created a character curriculum that was specifically written for high school athletes called Character Wins. Character Wins has been used by over 25,000 athletes across 41 states. Shawn hopes to not only influence those athletes he coaches, but to give other coaches a tool to do the same. www.characterwins.org
Will is entering his second year as Head Football Coach at Francis Scott Key HS (Union Bridge, MD)
In 2019, the FSK football team made the playoffs for the first time in nearly a decade.
Beginning his 10th year coaching. Will also teaches Special Education at FSK
Previous stops coaching include: John Handley HS, Fauquier HS, Fort Defiance HS. While at Handley, mentored by one of the best defensive minds in college football, D3 2014 AFCA Assistant Coach of the year, John Davis.
A native of Charlottesville, VA. Will graduated from Charlottesville HS in 2007. Thompson furthered his education and Football career at Bridgewater College, graduating in 2011 with a BA in History/Political Science.
Here is Josh's bio from WCHS:
Hi there!! I cannot tell you how happy I am to be here at WCHS/WVAH! To cover sports for a living has to be one of the greatest jobs in the world. Like every other kid growing up, I wanted to be a pro football or baseball player. You know, the next Bo Jackson. But I soon found out I wasn't big enough, strong enough or fast enough. You don't have to be Mel Kiper, Jr. to figure out that's not your meal-ticket. So what's the next best thing? Without question-- what I do now.
I love West Virginia and now consider it my home, but I am not a native of the Mountain State. The frozen tundra known as Minnesota is where I am from. Prior to moving to West Virginia, I worked in Minneapolis as a production assistant at WCCO TV. I am a big Vikings fan, as well as every other Minnesota sports team, and part of my duties included covering Vikings practices. The first person I'd ever met from West Virginia was the Valley's very own, Randy Moss.
I came to West Virginia in the fall of 2000. My first on-air TV job came at WVVA TV in Bluefield where I served as the Sports Director for two years. The primary objective at WVVA in Southern West Virginia is the same as the number goal here at TV 8 in Charleston-- LOCAL SPORTS. It's hard to pick a favorite time of the year. March is great-- I love tournament time.. but fall is also a wonderful time of the year with the high school football and college football seasons starting.
What I also love about my job is all the great people I get to meet. I am truly blessed to have been introduced to some of the folks in this state the past few years. I also love getting feedback, so drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org if there's something on your mind!! Take Care!
My name is Andy McPherson. I am from Hurricane,WV. I am 36 years old and have been officiating football for half of my life. This is will be my 18th season. Officiating football is something I grew up around. My Dad is entering his 40th year. Being on the same crew with my Dad allows us share in something and have a great time doing it.
Mark Martin has served as sports director for both WCHS-TV and WVAH-TV in Charleston/Huntington since 2000. The Fairplain resident has been a broadcaster of games telecast on ESPN, has won an EMMY, was named Sportscaster of the Year in West Virginia in 2002 and was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Associated Press in 2009.
Coach McFarlin is entering his 9th season as the head football coach at Blessed Trinity and his 38th year of coaching high school football in Georgia. He holds an 18 year head coaching record of 172 - 52 - 2 and is 90 - 18 - 1 in his eight years at BT. While at Blessed Trinity, Coach McFarlin’s teams have won 5 Region Championships, 3 Region Runner-Ups and have played for the State Championship three of the last four years. In 2015 the Titans played for the State Title where they came up short in an overtime loss to Westminster. Blessed Trinity claimed the 2017 title by defeating rival Marist, and then returned to the championship game this past year to defeat Cartersville giving the Titans their first “Back to Back” State Football titles. It marked the eighth consecutive year for BT to finish their GHSA season ranked in the Top 10. BT finished the 2018 campaign ranked #1 in AAAA, #3 in all classifications in Georgia and #61 overall in the nation. Coach McFarlin was selected the GACA and AJC AAAA Coach of the Year for the third time in his career and named the 2018 National Catholic Coach of the Year by Global Football and Catholic Athletes for Christ.
Coach McFarlin and his wife, Kay have been married for 36 years. They have two children. Their daughter, Courtney Lott, and her husband, Jim, have one son, Taylor. And, their son, Will McFarlin, is the Assistant Men and Women’s Golf Coach at the University of North Georgia. The McFarlins consider Blessed Trinity their second home and look very forward to the 2019 season.
Coach Jeff Herron is a highly decorated head coach with a 312-54 record, winning five state championships and the only Georgia prep coach to win state championships with three different schools. Most recently, Herron was the head coach at T.L. Hanna High School in South Carolina, going 25-2 over two seasons. The year before that, he took Grayson (Ga.) to the AAAAAAA championship with a 14-1 record, including two games nationally televised on ESPN.
Coach Herron is currently the Tight Ends / Transfer and JUCO Liason at Tennessee Tech University. You can find him on Twitter (@JeffHerron19) and his email is email@example.com
2006-2010 Played football at Shorter University (Inside Linebacker)
2011-2018 DC/Linebackers and Strength and Conditioning at Spalding HS in Griffin, GA
2019-2020 DC/Linebackers and Director of Athletic Performance Pickens County Schools
Wife- Jena Myers 3rd grade teacher and department chair Harmony Elementary in Pickens County
Daughter- Hadleigh , 10 months (daddy's girl)
Martin is a special teams coach at Riverbend High School in Fredericksburg, Virginia, where he works with place-kickers, punters, and kick-off specialists. He's also the author of the forthcoming book, 30 Days with America's High School Coaches.
Through interviews with coaches across the nation in a dozen high-school varsity sports, this book peels back the many ways that coaches shape the characters, work ethics, and morals of the young men and women they’re charged to work with in five key areas:
1) How coaches relate to their players.
2) How coaches approach their craft.
3) How coaches build programs.
4) How coaches improve themselves.
5) How coaches affect their communities.
Learn more about the book and when it will be available for purchase here.
An excerpt of the book is running July 27 in Read the Spirit magazine. Read all my writing for RTS at www.readthespirit.com.
Coach Gecewich is the Head Football Coach at Jerome High School. His resume speaks for itself!
Woodland HS-(low income rural) South Carolina
McGavock HS-(inner city) Nashville, Tennessee
2 years at Marion Local in Ohio (rural...2 state titles, state power, 11 titles overall)
6th year at Dublin Jerome HS
HIGH academic school
Traditionally successful in golf, tennis, lacrosse, cheer, hockey
Jerome Highlights first 5 seasons:
Numbers increased from inherited mid 70s to 126 this year
Playoffs 3/5 years
First playoff wins in school history
League title 3/5 years
Changing perception of football in the school/community
Coach Burleson has been the Head Football Coach at Telfair County High School for the past 9 seasons. He is an excellent coach and his resume speaks for itself.
Coach Burleson's Bio:
High School - Dunnellon High School, Dunnellon, Florida
College- QB Wake Forest University
QB University of Tennessee at Martin (Graduated 2001)
Work- Intern/Volunteer Assistant - University of Georgia 2001
Graduate Assistant- Georgia Tech 2002-203
Wheeler HS (Marietta,GA) QBs/WRs 2003-2004
Glynn Academy (Brunswick, Ga) Co-Offensive Coordinator 2005-2007
Johnson County HS (Wrightsville,Ga)- Defensive Coordinator 2008-2011
Telfair County HS (McRae,Ga) – Head Football Coach/Offensive Coordinator 2012-Present
You can find Coach Burleson on Twitter (@coachmburleson) and feel free to shoot him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Eddie Vincent is the Principal of Buckhannon - Upshur High School, WV. He understands what it is like to be a coach because he was the Head Football Coach at Buckhannon - Upshur High School and Lewis County High School. Eddie has also coached at the...
Fred Gandy, Head Coach at Joliet Central High School in Joliet Illinois. I have been the head coach since March 2019. Prior to becoming the Head Football Coach at Joliet Central, I coached for 12 years at various levels from youth football to the...
A native of North Miami (Florida) who played collegiately at the University of Central Florida, Coach Reid specializes in motivating players and getting the most from his teams while engaging the community and student body. Displays an innovative...
Coach Brad Garrett is the offensive coordinator at Moore Haven Middle / High School . He has been coaching high school football for 10 years. He started his career at Glades Day as the QB coach and won back to back state championships (09/10). He then...
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Coach Breen originally hails from Burlington, Vermont where he developed a love for football and lacrosse from both a playing and coaching perspective. After playing college lacrosse at Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, he served as wide...
Bobby Ramsay of Jacksonville Mandarin has been named the 2018 Florida Dairy Farmers Football Coach-of-the-Year following a final round of voting by a statewide panel of high school football coaches and media representatives.Ramsay, who was previously...
Andy is a football and baseball official in the Kanawha Valley. The listeners will enjoy this open and honest conversation about what it takes to be an official and the relationship between officials and coaches.
My career has taken me to three states and I share about that journey in this podcast. I would love to hear your thoughts about the podcast! Send me a Tweet or DM on Twitter: @mindofafbcoachThank you for listening!
Brad Burchfield is the Head Football Coach at Bishop Hartley High School in Columbus, Ohio. He is a state championship head football coach and an even better person. For all things Hartley Football, give them a follow on Twitter: @HartleyFootball
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