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

Jarrett Rice

Position: Assistant Freshman
Email: NA

Joe Troutman

Position: JV Assistant
Email: NA

Zach Hobbs

Position: Varsity Assistant
Email: NA

Daniel Edwards

Position: Assistant Coach
Email: NA

Josh Bursynski

Position: Head Freshman
Email: NA

Sam Rushing

Position: JV Head Coach
Email: NA

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 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.

Chris Jones

Position: Associate Head 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

Lindsay Zeiler

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: JV Coach
Email: NA

Derek Ellis

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

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

Courtney Quinby

Position: Varsity Head Coach Mustang Girls Golf Team
Email: NA

Nick Mills

Position: Varsity Head Coach Mustang Boys Golf Team
Email: NA

Barry Kight

Position: Varsity Assistant Coach Mustang Boys Team
Email: NA

Chris Hunkler

Position: JV Head Coach Mustang Boys Team
Email: NA

Todd Trimble

Position: Varsity Assistant Coach Mustang Girls Team
Email: NA

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

Todd Taber

Position: Assistant Coach
Email: NA

April Freeman

Position: Assistant Coach
Email: NA

Shannon Andrews

Position: Goalkeeper Coach
Email: NA

Dale Connor

Position: support staff
Email: NA

David Scheer

Position: Assistant Coach
Email: NA

Jim Shoulders

Position: support staff
Email: NA

John Howard

Position: Assistant Coach
Email: NA

Molly Hargrove

Position: support staff
Email: NA

Lance Bowman

Position: Head Coach
Email: Lancebowman@comcast.net

Steven "Vito" Spadafino

Position: Head Coach
Email: steven.spadafino@mccracken.kyschools.us
Steven "Vito" Spadafino in his third year at the helm of the McCracken County men's track & field program will lead the Mustangs into their 2016 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 16 years of coaching he has accompanied 107 athletes to the KHSAA State Championships coaching 48 place winners and 3 State Champions including 14x State Champion & AAU National Triple Jump Champion, Sharika Smith.  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 also serves 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 third 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 men's cross country earn their first team bid to the KHSAA State Meet. 

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 third year as an assistant coach, once again working with the Mustangs' throwing core for the 2016 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 ft. ! 

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. 

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

Ben Allen

Position: Assistant Coach
Email: NA
3rd Season as Assistant Wrestling Coach. Coached one year at Daviess County high school while playing football at Kentucky Wesleyan College. Wrestled at Woodford Co. High School 2002-2006.

Brad Wallace

Position: Coach
Email: NA
Brad is a 1992 graduate of Heath High School and a 1998 graduate from the Department of Criminal Justice Training in Richmond, KY. After graduation he served as Deputy Sheriff in Logan County until 2002. He then returned to Paducah to serve as a Deputy Sheriff for McCracken County Sheriff's Department. Wallace retired as a Sgt. from the department in 2010. He started coaching wrestling in 2012-2013 season and is currently in his 3rd season for MCHS and the Middle School program. 

Brad is married to wife, Anne, and has 4 children: Jeffrey (18), Beau (16), Cameron (15), and Abbigale (12). 

Chuck O'Malley

Position: Youth Wrestling Coach
Email: Charles.g.omalley.mil@mail.mil
Chuck O'Malley is a 16yr Army Veteran who has been trained in Modern Army Combatives. Coach O'Malley is entering his third year as an Youth Coach for McCracken County.

Jason Burgess

Position: Youth Wrestling Coach
Email: jasonburgess@mba.com
Jason Burgess is a Drill Sergeant in the United States Army where his is an instructor of U.S. Modern Army Combatives  Program.  Coach Burgess is a graduate of Faulkner University & William Carey University. Coach Burgess is entering his 3rd year as a youth wrestling coach. Coach Burgess is married to Angela Burgess and they have two children (Isabelle and Gavin). 

John Adams III

Position: Head Wrestling Coach
Email: john.adams@mccracken.kyschools.us
John Adams III is an In-School-Dentention Teacher at McCracken Co High School. Coach Adams is in his 3rd year as Head Coach of the Mustang Wrestling Program.  He was formerly the Head Wrestling Coach at Christian County High School.  During his tenure as a wrestling coach at Christian Co, the wrestling program was the 2001 District  Champions and the 2002 Regional Champions.  Also, he coached 3 individual State Champions, 4 individual State Runner-ups, and 21 State Placers as a the Head Coach at McCracken Co and Christian Co. 

Coach Adams is married to Jennifer Adams and they have 3 children (Sarah, Meghan, and JT).

Josef Vlach

Position: Coach
Email: NA

Josef Vlach has coached McCracken Wrestling since its start in 2012. He has been the assistant coach of McCracken County Middle School Football for 2 years and has simultaneously coached Lone Oak Youth Football for 6 years. Josef enjoys coaching and hopes to have a positive impact on young athletes.

Josef is a USCG licensed engineer and VP of Engineering at Western Rivers Boat Management. Josef has been married to his wife, Brandi, for 16 years and has three boys, Hunter, Owen and Ryder.

Justin Rundles

Position: Youth Wrestling Coach
Email: krundles30@gmail.com

Nicky Harris

Position: Youth Wrestling Coach
Email: nharris2605@comcast.net
Nicky Harris is a Kentucky State Probation & Parole Officer.  Coach Harris is a graduate and former wrestler at Paducah Tilghman High School.  Coach Harris is entering his 4th year as a Youth Wrestling coach.  Coach Harris is a graduate of the University of Kentucky.  Coach Harris is married to Molly Harris and they have one son (Jackson)

Ricky Harris

Position: Youth Wrestling Coach
Email: randsharris@comcast.net
Ricky Harris is a Kentucky State Probation & Parole Officer.  Coach Harris is a graduate, former wrestler and Coach at Paducah Tilghman High School. Coach Harris is entering his 4th year as a Youth Wrestling coach.  Coach Harris is a graduate of the University of Kentucky.  Coach Harris is married to Shauna Harris and they have 2 children (Jacob and Isaiah)
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