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Waynesville Tigers
Head Coach - Carl Emperato

Phone: (573) 855-0195


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

Head Coach Matt Rush

Phone: (417) 827-3315


Personal: Matthew Jaquan Rush was born 11/15/95 in Amory, Miss. Son of Wesley and Latisha Rush of Springfield, Mo. Has three siblings: Olivia, Kendal and Trevone

Education: Graduate of Hillcrest High School, Currently a Senior at Missouri State University, majoring in Recreation, sports and park with an emphasis in Sports Management

Playing Experience: A 3 year lettermen for Football at Missouri State University
2015: Redshirt freshman saw action in 11 contests and earned a pair of starts late in the season at cornerback. Finished year with 27 total tackles with a 1.5 tackles for loss … Posted 5 solo stops at South Dakota (10/24/15) … Was in on 4 tackles in season opener at Memphis (9/5/15) with 3 solos Also logged 3 solo tackles in home opener against Chadron State (9/12/15) with a tackle for loss; and at Youngstown State (11/7/15) Broke up a pass and forced a fumble at Arkansas State (9/19/15) ... Returned to post 5 tackles with 4 solo stops and a pass break-up in the Maroon and White Spring Game (4/11/15).

2014: Earned a medical redshirt in his first season at Missouri State after sustaining an injury in the home opener against North Dakota (9/13/14) ... Started season opener at Northwestern State (8/28/14) and had 4 tackles, including 3 solos ... Followed that effort with 7 solo stops at Oklahoma State (9/6/14), including a tackle for loss ... Brought down 2 UND ball carriers before injury in the season opener.
High School: A versatile athlete, Rush helped Springfield's Hillcrest High to a 7-4 campaign and trip to the district semifinals his senior season in 2013 ... He passed for 836 yards and 8 touchdowns while racking up 1,260 yards on 155 carries and 12 scores for coach John Beckham's Hornets ... After earning all-state honors at two other positions his first two seasons, he was named to the Class 4 all-state squad as an all-purpose player and was a Springfield News-Leader All-Ozarks pick in 2013 ... Played his freshman season at Carthage (Mo.) High and his sophomore year at Waynesville (Mo.) High before moving to Springfield for his junior and senior seasons.

Coaching Experience: Assistant coach at Hillcrest High School-2017 season

Head Coach - Mike Mauk

Phone: (419) 674-3255


Personal: Mike and his wife Gwyn will be celebrating 38 years of marriage this summer. They are the parents of four Children: Jonathan, Benjamin, Eden and Maty.

Professional: Mike Mauk will complete his 37th 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 - Patrick Maxwell

Phone: (417) 761-1400


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 12 years (Parkview & Hillcrest) College Coach for 2 years - University of Indianapolis Head Coach 3 years - Carmel Dad's Club, Indianapolis IN

Head Coach - Blake Earnheart

Phone: (417) 837-9266


Personal: Blake and his wife Casey will be celebrating 16 years of marriage. Parents of two boys Landon Earnheart 13 and Cash Earnheart 7.

Professional: Blake has been in the fabrication and welding industry for 17 years.

Education: Graduated from Charleston Highschool in 2002

Football Coaching Experience: Founder and Head Coach of Springfield Saints. Head coach for 6 years. Assistant Coach for 2 years at Hillcrest OFL.

Nixa Eagles
Head Coach - Dennis Daniels

Phone: (573) 778-5913


Personal: Father of five sons and one daughter

Professional: Physician, whose career accomplishments includes achieving for Board certifications and being licensed by the Department of Athletics with the State of Missouri

Education: Dr. Daniels has achieved board certification in critical care medicine, sleep medicine, pulmonary medicine and internal medicine. He completed his internal medicine, pulmonary medicine and sleep medicine training at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pa. He served as a chief fellow during his pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine training.

Football Coaching Experience: coached for USA football, American youth football Association, and multiple other leagues spanning over a 12 year period of time. After coached first-graders up to eighth graders. Flag leagues and tackle leagues

Camdenton Lakers
Head Coach - Jason Dampier

Phone: (573) 434-1601


Mountain Home Bombers
Head Coach - Steve Ary

Phone: (417) 259-3266


Sparta Trojans
Head Coach - Jayme Kaiser

Phone: (417) 259-3676