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

Aseer Scott

Position: Associate Head Coach/Freshman 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 sixth year teaching and my eighth 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 six years and have two children Brently (4) and Miller (2). I am excited at the possibilities that coaching Girls Basketball at McCracken County presents.

John Howard

Position: Assistant Coach
Email: NA

Meleah Goodin

Position: Assistant Coach
Email: NA

Terry Shumpert

Position: Assistant Coach
Email: NA

Kelsie Nall

Position: Assistant Coach
Email: NA

Kim Hyde

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

Lonna Starnes

Position: Coach
Email: NA

Brian Palmer

Position: Assistant Coach
Email: NA

Marc Clark

Position: Head Coach
Email: NA

Caleb Bogaczyk

Position: Varsity Defensive Line
Email: NA

Cary White

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

Clint Conway

Position: Freshmen Offensive Assistant
Email: NA

Daniel Shannon

Position: JV Coach
Email: NA

David Dobbins

Position: Special Teams Coordinator/Defensive Backs
Email: msu_85@hotmail.com

Derek Ellis

Position: JV Coach
Email: NA

Dylan Sonnek

Position: JV Defensive Coordinator/Inside Linebackers
Email: NA

Erik Fennell

Position: JV Special Teams/Safeties
Email: NA

Joe Troutman

Position: Equipment Manager
Email: dyajackson@gmail.com

Joseph Vlach

Position: FR Head Coach
Email: NA

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

Payton Harris

Position: FR Defensive Ends
Email: NA

Sean Murphy

Position: Offensive Backs
Email: NA

Shane Jones

Position: Freshman Assistant Head Coach
Email: NA

Steve Etheridge

Position: Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line
Email: setheridgefb@outlook.com

Zach Self

Position: Strength and Conditioning Coordinator/Tight Ends
Email: NA

Robert Griffin

Position: Varsity Head Coach - Boys
Email: chris@century21servicerealty.com

Chris Hunkler

Position: Varsity Head Coach - Girls
Email: chunkler@pga.com

Barry Kight

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

Hunter Ford

Position: Assistant Varsity Boys Coach
Email: NA

Todd Trimble

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

Dan Morehead

Position: Assistant Coach
Email: NA

Jay Smith

Position: Assistant Coach
Email: NA

Chris Lacey

Position: Coach
Email: NA

Edwin Ortez

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

Max Champion

Position: Coach
Email: NA

Ryan Corrigan

Position: Assistant Coach
Email: NA

Sandy Nickal

Position: Coach
Email: NA

Jacob Allen

Position: Assistant Coach
Email: NA

Ashley Simmons

Position: Freshman Coach
Email: NA

Dale Connor

Position: Support Staff
Email: NA

David Scheer

Position: Assistant Coach
Email: NA

Jacqueline Roof

Position: Freshman Coach
Email: NA

Jim Shoulders

Position: Assistant Coach
Email: NA

John Howard

Position: Assistant Coach
Email: NA

Misty Riley

Position: Freshman 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 sixth year at the helm of the McCracken County men's track & field program will lead the Mustangs into their 2019 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 19 years of coaching he has accompanied 121 athletes to the KHSAA State Championships coaching 53 place winners and 3 State Champions including 14x State Champion & AAU National Triple Jump Champion & Hall of Fame Inductee Sharika Smith.  He has also had 23 place winners at KTCCCA Middle School State including 2 Middle School State Champions.  In 2007 he was the KTCCCA Area 1 Girls Class A Track "Coach of the Year" after his team earned Regional Runner-up and a 4th Place team finish at State and in 2017 was selected as KTCCCA Area 1 Boys Class AAA Track "Coach of the Year."  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 sixth 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 retired Fire Captain with the Paducah Fire Department.  In his first year at the helm, Coach Knight helped men's cross country earn their first team bid to the KHSAA State Meet and has led the program to a Region 1 Class AAA Runners-up finish.  Under Coach Knight 11 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.

LeAndre Bolen

Position: Assistant Coach (Throws)
Email: lbolensr@gmail.com
LeAndre Bolen returns to the Mustang staff for his second year as an assistant coach focusing on throws.  He is a graduate of Paducah Tilghman High School where he played football and participated in track & field all four years.  While in high school LeAndre was part of 3 State Champion Track & Field teams and was himself a KY Class AA Shot Put State Champion throwing a personal best 47 ft. 3.75 in. while in football he twice received All-State Honorable Mention as a line backer! 

After high school LeAndre attended Western Kentucky University and studied kinesiology and public health and currently works as a certified nursing assistant at NeuroRestorative.  Coach Bolen has been involved in youth athletics for several years both as a volunteer coach for the Tornado League football program and as co-founder of the non-profit organization "Reaching Every Child" that focuses on the development of youth athletes in basketball and track & field.  Coach Bolen has had coached two throwers to the KTCCCA Middle School State Championships including 1 State Champion.  He has also advanced several of his club athletes to the national championship level where they competed in the AAU Jr. Olympics.

Aden Pegram

Position: Assistant Coach (Pole Vault)
Email: apegram@mccrackenky.com
The 2019 season will be his second with McCracken County for assistant coach Aden Pegram as he continues his work with the Mustang pole vaulter unit.  Coach Pegram came on late in 2017 as a special instructor leading into the post season where we had two vaulters qualify for the KHSAA State Meet which resulted in a 5th place finish for one.  He continued that momentum having two vaulters again qualify for state in 2018.

Aden is a Graduate of Massac County High School where he participated in track & field all four years.  After high school he earned an Associates Degree from Shawnee Community College, his Bachelors of Science from Murray State University & Mid-Continent University, and his Masters of Arts degree from Missouri Baptist University.  Sheriff's Deputy Pegram graduated from the Kentucky State Police Academy in 1998 and is currently employed as a patrol unit with the McCracken County Sheriff's Department.  He is married with two children and has one grand-daughter.

David Lindenberg

Position: Assistant Coach (Pole Vault)
Email: dalindenberg@yahoo.com

David Lindenberg is in his second season with the Mustangs serving as an assistant coach focusing on teaching the pole vault.  David is a masters pole vaulter and a 9x USATF Masters National Champion with a lifetime best of 16 ft. 4 in.  He holds the meet record for masters pole vault at the Drake Relays (15-8) and has run the Chicago Marathon (3 hrs. 3 min.) and has qualified for the Boston Marathon.  His track & field career began at Lincoln High School in Stockton, CA where he was also an All-League soccer player.  After high school he attended the University of California Davis and walked on the track team in his senior yer senior.  David finished out his collegiate career in graduate school attending San Francisco State University where he was an Academic All-American in pole vault going 15 ft. 9 in. and also competed in the 4x400m relay and decathlon. He attended medical school at Des Moines University Osteopathic and did his medical residency at the University of Minnesota. 

Dr. Lindenberg is Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and is currently a Pain Management Physician at The Orthopaedic Institute of Western Kentucky.  David has experience coaching at many levels including youth, scholastic, collegiate & masters having coached vaulters at Davis High School, San Francisco State University, and Drake University as well as with the Drake Pole Dogs Vault Club and Fuzion Athletics.

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.

Chelsea Brantley

Position: Assistant 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
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