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.

Head Coach Blue Division, Joey Dankelson

Personal: Born in Joplin, MO, raised in Carl Junction, MO

Education: Carl Junction High School Class of 2016, currently attending Missouri State University

Playing Experience: 4 years at Carl Junction High School, 3 time letterman, 2 time Big 8 Champion, 2 time All Big 8 Conference Center, 2nd

Team All SWMCA Offensive lineman (2015), 1st team All State Academic Team, 2016 Sertoma Grin Iron Classic All Star

Coaching Experience: 1st Year OFL head coach, 2016 volunteer assistant at Kickapoo High

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, Blue Division - Ethan McFarland

Personal: Born and raised in Kansas City. Lived in Springfield for 5 years

Education: North Kansas City High School '12 Missouri State University '16-Bachelor of Science in Education

Professional: Recently graduated from Missouri State University. Currently employed for Springfield Public Schools

Coaching Experience: First year OFL head coach. 2016 assistant coach OFL. Currently, Jarrett Middle School Head 7th Grade Football Coach.

Head Coach, Red Division - Darius Blow

Personal: Born in Springfield, MO, raised in Grandview, MO in south Kansas City. Live in Springfield with my beautiful fiancee' (Caroline). I have lived in Springfield for the last 10 years.

Education: Grandview Senior High School ‘07 in Grandview, MO, Missouri State University ‘11- Bachelor of Science in Construction Management

Professional: Currently employed by Springfield Public Schools as a paraprofessional with the EBS (Emotional Behavioral Support) department at Parkview High School

Playing Experience: 4 years at Missouri State University (3 year letterman), 4 years at Grandview Senior High School where I played Quarterback and Safety earning honorable mention in both positions (3 year letterman).

Coaching Experience: For the last 5 years I've been coaching at Parkview High School. I currently coach wide receivers and also JV offensive coordinator for the last 2 years. I have coached the db’s at the JV level and did freshman db’s and quarterbacks. I am Going into my third year with OFL program.

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 21 years to Pam. Our son Casey is a Junior 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. OFL Head Coach Springfirld Catholic 2014-Present

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 - Eric Sloan

Personal: His wife, Kayla, is a Houston Middle School math teacher and head coach of the volleyball and girls’ basketball programs in the middle school. Has two children ages 9 and 5.

Professional: First head coaching job was 2009-11 at his alma mater, Cabool High School. Had two stints at HHS as assistant coach in 2006 and 2014. Also coached Houston Middle School boys’ basketball teams.

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

Marshfield Bluejays
Head Coach - Terry Whittington

Personal: Married for 13 yrs to Jo’el Whittington. 5 children Brittany, Daulton, Derek, Jason and Brooklyn.

Professional: Professional: Customer service rep for Interstate Powercare.

Football Coaching Experience: Youth football coach for 12 years and Marshfield Youth Football League commissioner

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