Each Ozarks Football League team consists of players in the 6th, 7th and 8th grade who will be attending the high school the team represents

Any student in 6th, 7th or 8th grade may join the team that represents their future high school

Branson Pirates
Head Coach - Tucker Pierce

Personal: Coach Pierce has been married to his wife Chandra for 18 years. They have two children, Tristan and Kaedyn

Professional: Coach Pierce is currently in his 4th year coaching at Branson with the first three seasons as a varsity assistant and now is the head Junior High coach

Education: 2 years Hutchinson Community College. B.S. degree from Kansas State University 1996

Coaching Experience: 18 years of high school coaching experience at various schools including: Frankfort, KS, Poplar Bluff, MO, Hollister, MO.

Republic Tigers
Head Coach - To be announced

Head Coach, Kurt Thompson

Personal: Married to Cheryl for 16 years. Has 2 daughters, Mia and Ami

Professional: Head Coach Kickapoo High School

Education: BS from Pittsburg State University, MSED William Woods University

Coaching Experience: Head Football Coach
Kickapoo High School (2015 to Present), (1998-2006), Republic High School (2007-2012), Webb City High School(1990-1996)

Assistant Coach Webb City High School(1988-89), Coffeyville Community College(1997)

Head Coach - Mike Mauk

Personal: Mike and his wife Gwyn will be celebrating 34 years of marriage this summer. They are the parents of four Children: Jonathan, Benjamin, Eden and Maty.

Professional: Mike Mauk will complete his 36th year in the field of Education this spring. He is completing his first year teaching and coaching at Glendale High School

Education: Graduated from Ashland University (OH) with a major in Comprehensive Business Education and earned his Master of Sport Science degree in Sport Management from the United State Sports Academy in Daphne, Alabama.

Coaching Experience: Head Football Coach for 29 year at Kenton High School (OH)l and also served as Athletic Director for 14 years. Prior to that, he taught and coached 2 years at both Bluffton High School (OH) and Dublin High School (OH). Actively involved in the Ohio High School Football Coaches Association for 24 years. He served as Regional Director, Treasurer and Clinic Director of America’s Great Football Clinic. He was the president in 1996.

Head Coach - Anthony Hayes

Personal: Coach Hays and his wife Joanna have been married for 9 years and have three children, Mia, Luke, and Kali

Education: Graduated from Union High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma and was part of three Oklahoma 6A State Runner-Up teams. After high school, Hays went on to Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Mo where he earned a Bachelors degree in social studies education and Masters in education.

Playing Experience: While at SBU, played wide receiver and was a four-year letterman

Professional: Coach Hays is entering his 6th season as the head football coach and offensive coordinator of the Parkview Vikings. During his tenure at Parkview his teams have won 28 games, including 5 playoff victories, and has had 12 All-State Athletes. In 2014 Hays was named Springfield Quarterback Club Coach of the Year and in 2012 he was named Ozark Conference Coach of the Year as well as SWMFCA Class 5 Coach of the Year. Prior to Parkview, Hays served as the head coach at King City High School where he helped lead the Wildkats to 3 state playoff appearances and 2 district championships. Coach Hays works in the PE department at Parkview High School and also serves as the schools Fellowship of Christian Athletes sponsor.

Head Coach, Blue Division - Bradley Angel

Education: Attended Knob Noster High School in Knob Noster Missouri. Attended Missouri State University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education. Following Missouri State, attended William Woods University and graduated with a degree in Athletic Administration.

Professional: Technology and Health teacher at George Washington Carver Middle School

Coaching Experience: Entering 4th season as assistant football coach at George Washington Carver Middle School

Head Coach - Patrick Maxwell

Personal: Family married (Alinda), Father of six great kids, and Paw Paw to two!!

Playing Experience: 4 year letter winner and 2 year captain, Northwood University

Coaching Experience: OFL Head Coach and Asst Coach for almost 10 years (Parkview & Hillcrest)
College Coach for 2 years - University of Indianapolis Head Coach 3 years - Carmel Dad's Club, Indianapolis IN

Fighting Irish
Head Coach - Nick Console, Jr.

Personal: Married for 20 years to Pam. Our son Casey is a freshman at Springfield Catholic.

Professional: Retired from the Department of Justice/Drug Enforcement Administration.

Education: BS in Health and Physical Education 1974 McNeese State University.

Playing Experience: 4 years McNeese State University, 3 year letterman. 1973 Outstanding College Athelete of America.

Coaching Experience: Jr. High Football Springfield Catholic 2014. OFL head coach for Ash Grove 2013, 2014 Central 2012. Developed the Ash Grove Youth Football Program for grades 1-6 in 2007 as well as coaching.

Head Coach - Sean Nevills

Personal: Sean and his wife, Tanika, have recently celebrated 10 years of marriage. They have two children: Tamyra and Sean, Jr.

Professional: Head Football Coach and PE Teacher at Central High School

Education: Graduated from Missouri State University with a bachelor’s degree in physical education and a master’s degree in sports management. Attended Hazelwood West High School in North St. Louis County.

Football Coaching Experience: Sean Nevills is entering his first year as Head Football Coach at Central High School. He returns to Springfield after spending six years as a student assistant and graduate assistant for Missouri State University’s football program. Prior to being named head coach at Central, Nevills served as an assistant coach for three seasons at Battle High School in Columbia, MO. He served on Battle’s staff during the team’s 2014 Class 5 state championship run.

Pleasant Hope Pirates
Head Coach - Lennie Peterie

Personal: Married to Kimberly Peterie for 18 years (nurse in Mercy System)
12 year old daughter Jaden (gymnast)

Professional: 16 year employee, Springfield Public Works

Education: Grandview High School

Football Playing Experience: High School All-American, All-Metro middle linebacker/nose tackle
Army Intramural football
Springfield Rifles, 4 years, middle linebacker and right guard

Football Coaching Experience: 18 years youth coach within Mighty Mites system. 1 year Pop Warner-Kansas City
5 years as Mighty Mites Field Supervisor, Fair Grove
Assistant coach OFL Falcons, 2008
OFL Fair Grove Head Coach 4 years

Ozark Tigers
Head Coach - Steve Stewart

Personal: 20 years old. Lifelong resident of Ozark

Football Playing Experience: 8 years of playing football for Ozark Schools. Played all four years of high school. 1 state semifinal appearance in 2012

Football Coaching Experience: Volunteer coach for Ozark Jr high. Receivers coach. Coach Stewart has been with the OFL program for 3 years as an Ozark assistnat coach.

Nixa Eagles
Head Coach - Shon Watts

Personal: Married to Wife Misha for 21 years. Parents of two sons ,Tanner student at OTC 2015, Kickapoo grad and Gavin a freshman at Kickapoo, both OFL Alumni

Professional: Self-employed Master Carpenter/Builder

Education: Graduate, Camdenton High School

Football Playing Experience: Played for Missouri Sports Hall of Fame Coach Bob Shore, two-time all district All State Strong Safety. Camdenton's all time tackle record holder for season and career undefeated 4A State Champs '86. Five years of Semi Pro Football.

Football Coaching Experience: 5 yrs Semi Pro • 1 yr YMCA flag • 1 yr Mighty Mites Asst.• 5 yrs Mighty Mites Head Coach (4 undefeated teams) • 1 yr CYFL(undefeated champs)Head Coach • 1 year Kickapoo OFL Asst. 1 year Head Coach 7th grade Kickapoo OFL Champs • 1yr Nixa OFL Asst.• 2yrs FBU KC Metro Asst. 11 total years of coaching football.

Sparta Trojans
Head Coach - Daniel Cavazos

Personal: married to wife Amy of 14 years . son Charles 11 years old six grader Sparta middle school. Son Taylor graduate Parkview high school

Professional: Automotive collision repair and refinish technician-22years

Education: Parkview high school class of 1993 - OTC VO-TECH

Football Coaching Experience: Have been coaching youth sports for 8 years. 8 years youth baseball coach. 6 years as mighty my football coach. Mighty Mites field supervisor for the Sparta Park beginning 2014. 2 seasons as OFL assistant coach

West Plains Zizzers
Head Coach - Steve Ary

West Plains Zizzers
Blue Division Head Coach - Lyndy Ary

Houston Tigers
Head Coach - Vince McCrosky

Personal: Wife Jamminy, Daughters (Alex 20, Hannah 9)

Professional: Offensive Coordinator Houston High School
Coaching Experience 24 years

Waynesville Tigers
Head Coach - Carl Emperato

Personal: Married for 18 years, three boys ages 16, 13, 9

Professional: Warrant Officer in the U.S. Army 22 years still serving

Football Coaching Experience: 12 years, 2 years assistant coach for Pop Warner Ft. Drum, New York
8 years Head coach for the Waynesville Youth Football league
2 years assistant coach for youth baseball in Waynesville

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