STAFF MEMBERS

John Lovell

Position: Director
Email: john.lovell@mccracken.kyschools.us
Hired as the new director of bands at McCracken County High School in July 2014

Joe Troutman

Position: JV Assistant
Email: NA

Zach Hobbs

Position: Varsity Assistant
Email: NA

Daniel Edwards

Position: Assistant Coach
Email: NA

Sam Rushing

Position: Head Summer Team
Email: NA

Scott Sivills

Position: Head Coach
Email: scott.sivills@mccracken.kyschools.us
My name is Scott Sivills.  I am originally from Cadiz, KY, home of the Trigg County Wildcats & the largest ham and biscuit in the world.  I am currently an Integrated Science teacher at McCracken County High School.  I spend most of my time in HOUSE 5 where we rock the houses.  I am very excited to be wearing the CRIMSON, WHITE, & BLACK!  I am looking forward to another great year meeting the people of McCracken County.  Our GIRLS have been working very hard on and off the floor and we want to represent MUSTANG NATION in the right way.  I am very blessed to be married to my wife Catherine of 20 years.  We have been blessed with three incredible children: Will (18 and a senior at MCHS), Jackson (15 and a 9th grader at MCHS), and Caroline (12 and a 6th grader at LOMS).  The Lady Mustangs look forward to putting a great product on the floor during the 2016-2017 basketball season.  We will play like true MUSTANGS!  

Aseer Scott

Position: Associate Head Coach/Freshman Coach
Email: NA

Andy Poore

Position: Assistant Coach
Email: NA

Chris Gregory

Position: Associate Head Coach/JV Coach
Email: christopher.gregory@mccracken.kyschools.us
My name is Chris Gregory and I am a Moderate to Severe Disabilities Special Education Teacher at McCracken County High School. This is my ninth year teaching and my eleventh year coaching Girls Basketball. I have also spent time as Boys and Girls Golf Coach and as a Softball Coach. My wife, Ashlee and I have been married for nine years and have three children Brently (7), Miller (5), and Roree (4mo). I love coaching The Lady Mustangs and look forward to the upcoming season. 

John Howard

Position: Assistant Coach
Email: NA

Terry Shumpert

Position: Assistant Coach
Email: NA

Kayla Dearmond

Position: Assistant Coach
Email: NA

Lindsey Behrendt

Position: Asst. Coach
Email: NA

Barry Knight

Position: Head Coach
Email: NA

Maria Grogan

Position: Head Coach
Email: NA

Adam Dowland

Position: Defensive Line Coach / Special Teams Coach
Email: adowland@hotmail.com

Ben Allen

Position: Coach
Email: NA

brad wallace

Position: Freshmen Defensive Line Coach
Email: wallace_services@hotmail.com

Cary White

Position: Director of Football Operations
Email: carywhite@comcast.net

Damio Yancey

Position: Varsity Defensive Backs Coach
Email: listephenson@comcast.net

Daniel Shannon

Position: JV Coach
Email: NA

David Dobbins

Position: Varsity Defensive Back Coach
Email: msu_85@hotmail.com

Derek Ellis

Position: Freshmen Offensive Line Coach
Email: ellisderek31@yahoo.com

Derek Ellis

Position: JV Coach
Email: NA

Joe Troutman

Position: Equipment Manager
Email: dyajackson@gmail.com

Lenny Jezik

Position: Defensive Line Coach
Email: NA

Nathan Torrian

Position: Strength & Conditioning Coach
Email: NA

Pat Stephenson

Position: Freshman Special Teams Coordinator
Email: NA

Shane Jones

Position: Freshman Assistant Head Coach
Email: NA

Steve Etheridge

Position: Offensive Line Coach
Email: setheridgefb@outlook.com

Wes Brown

Position: Freshmen Head Co/Varsity Wide Receivers Coach
Email: brown@mccracken.kyschools.us

Chris Hunkler

Position: Varsity Head Coach Mustang Girl's Team
Email: chunkler@pga.com

Nick Mills

Position: Varsity Head Coach Mustang Boys Golf Team
Email: Nmills@thegolfcomplex.com

Barry Kight

Position: Varsity Assistant Coach Mustang Boys Team
Email: bkight@thegolfcomplex.com

Todd Trimble

Position: Varsity Assistant Coach Mustang Girls Team
Email: ttrimble@thegolfcomplex.com

Dan Morehead

Position: Assistant Coach
Email: NA

Jay Smith

Position: Assistant Coach
Email: NA

David Chalke

Position: 1st Assitant
Email: NA

Edwin Ortez

Position: Head JV Coach/2nd Assitant
Email: NA

Ashley Simmons

Position: Freshman Coach
Email: NA

Dale Connor

Position: support staff
Email: NA

Lyne Dickey

Position: Freshman Coach
Email: NA

David Scheer

Position: Assistant Coach
Email: NA

Jim Shoulders

Position: support staff
Email: NA

John Howard

Position: Assistant Coach
Email: NA

Lance Bowman

Position: Head Coach
Email: Lancebowman@comcast.net

Kevin Stephens

Position: Assistant Coach
Email: kevin.stephens@mccracken.kyschools.us

Steven "Vito" Spadafino

Position: Head Coach
Email: steven.spadafino@mccracken.kyschools.us
Steven "Vito" Spadafino in his fourth year at the helm of the McCracken County men's track & field program will lead the Mustangs into their 2017 season.  Along with serving as the head men's track coach, he teaches physical education at the district's Reidland Elementary School.

Coach Spadafino is a graduate of Murray State University where he earned his B.S. in Physical Education & Outdoor Recreation and has a Masters Degree in Education Administration & Supervision from the University of Tennessee-Martin.  His professional experience includes thirteen years at Fulton County Schools where he served as assistant principal, athletic director, physical education teacher and was head coach for track & field, cross country, and middle school football.

In his 17 years of coaching he has accompanied 111 athletes to the KHSAA State Championships coaching 50 place winners and 3 State Champions including 14x State Champion & AAU National Triple Jump Champion, Sharika Smith.  He has also had 21 place winners at KTCCCA Middle School State including 1 Middle School State Champion.  In 2007 he was the KTCCCA Area 1 Girls Track "Coach of the Year" after his team earned Regional Runner-up and a 4th Place team finish at State.  Coach Spadafino is a certified USA Track & Field Level 1 Coach and USATF & KHSAA Level 2 Track & Cross Country Official.  He is heavily involved in Kentucky's track and xc community having hosted numerous indoor and outdoor track & cross country meets including several regional championships.  He has also served on the KHSAA Track & Cross Country Advisory Committee and has been an Area 1 Rep. and 2nd Vice President for the KY Track & Cross Country Coaches Association.

Barry Knight

Position: Assistant Coach (Distance)
Email: triknight41@yahoo.com

Barry Knight enters his fourth season with the McCracken County men's track & field program serving as the team's assistant coach with a focus on building the Mustangs' distance running core.  Along with coaching track & field, Coach Knight is McCracken County's head men's cross country coach and a Fire Captain with the Paducah Fire Department.  In his first year at the helm, Coach Knight helped the men's cross country earn their first team bid to the KHSAA State Meet and has led the program to a Region 1 Class A Runners-up finish.  Under Coach Knight 7 distance runners have qualified for the KHSAA State Track Meet and he's had 3 place winners at KTCCCA Middle School State including 1 MS State Champion!

A graduate of Calloway County High School and Murray State University he earned his Bachelor's Degree in Outdoor Recreation and minored in Criminal Justice while competing as part of the Racers' cross country and track & field programs.  As an athlete, he was a 4 year varsity letterman for both the Lakers and Racers.  Having earned All-American honors 15 times, Coach Knight is also a National Champion Triathlete.

Michael Jones

Position: Assistant Coach (Throws)
Email: michaels.jones46@yahoo.com

Michael Jones returns to the McCracken County men's track & field program for his fourth year as an assistant coach, once again working with the Mustangs' throwing core for the 2017 season.  A Paducah native, Mike is a graduate of Tilghman High School where he participated in football and track all four years.  He earned All State Honorable Mention as a nose guard for the Blue Tornado in football and was State Runner-up in the shot put throwing a school record 57 feet! 

After high school he attended Southern Illinois University before beginning a career with Crouse Corporation where he currently works in boat & barge maintenance.  Coach Jones brings to the table experience in coaching fundamental sports skills.  He has worked with the Paducah Tornado League football & baseball programs for 4 years.  He also assisted with the Lone Oak 6th grade football program for 2 years and the Lone Oak High School track & field team for 1.  More recently, Coach Jones has assisted the McCracken Co. freshman & JV football teams and has led 3 throwers to be place winners at KHSAA State Meet and 2 KTCCCA Middle School State place winners!

Nicole Jones

Position: Assistant Coach
Email: NA

Tim Whitis

Position: Head Coach
Email: tim.whitis@mccracken.kyschools.us
I have been a teacher in the McCracken county school system for the past 19 years. I have been coaching Volleyball for the past 10 years. I have been at Lone Oak High School for the past 9 years. I have a wife Anne Marie Whitis which teaches at Lone Oak Elementary and a son Nate Whitis.

Amber Conyea

Position: Varsity Assistant
Email: NA

Ben Crenshaw

Position: Freshman Coach
Email: NA

Hannah Hudson

Position: JV Coach
Email: NA

Jason Nickal

Position: Head Wrestling Coach
Email: jason.nickal@mccracken.kyschools.us

Seth Livingston

Position: Assistant Coach
Email: seth.livingston@mccracken.kyschools.us

Jake Landels

Position: Assistant Coach
Email: NA

Josef Vlach

Position: Assistant Coach
Email: NA

Terrel Wilbourn

Position: Assistant Coach
Email: NA
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