Head Coach

Steve Matthews


(1989-1993) (1998) University of Tennessee/Memphis State University/MTSU

  • Bachelor of Science Physical Education MTSU 3.2 GPA

NFL Playing Experience

  • 1998 QB Tennessee Oilers (Coached by Jeff Fisher)
  • 1997 QB Jacksonville Jaguars (Coached By Tom Coughlin)
  • 1994-1996 QB Kansas City Chiefs (Coached by Mike McCarthy and Marty Schottenheimer)
  • Played with Joe Montana, Marcus Allen, Derrick Thomas, Rich Gannon, Steve McNair, Eddie George, and Mark Brunnell

Coaching Experience

  • Seven years of experience as a Head Football Coach
  • Five years of experience as assistant football coach/offensive coordinator
  • Two years of experience coaching throwers in track.

Coaching Achievements

Head Coach- Knoxville Catholic 2013- Present

               2018 State Semi-Finals

              2017 Tennessee State Champions, Region 2-5a Coach of the year

  • 2016 Undefeated Regular Season, Region 4-4a Coach of the Year
  • 2015 Tennessee State champions, Prep Xtra Coach of the Year, National Football Hall of Fame Coach of the Year
  • Record over four years is 54-14, the four years prior to my arrival the record was 20-21
  • Averaged 51 points per game in 2016
  • Three Mr. Football Winners
  • Appeared in State Semi-finals 2013

Head Coach- Moore County High School 2008-2010

  • Team reached play-offs for the second time in nine years

Offensive Coordinator- Siegel High School 2010-2012

  • Averaged 42 points per game in 2012
  • Reached State Semi-Finals in 2012
  • Coached Quarterback Brent Stockstill, current NCAA record setter

Co-Defensive Coodinator

Kevin Lane

Experience Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs

Knoxville Catholic, Knoxville TN


Defensive Line 1 year

Defensive Backs-Current

2017 State Championship Staff and team

2017 Defensive All-Region Defensive Line MVP Selection

2017 Defensive MVP Selection in State Championship Game(Defensive Lineman)

2018 Defense allowed 19.6/game


Defensive Coordinator, 2011- 2016;

Knoxville West High School

3 Defensive Player of the Year Awards in Region in 5 years

Have only allowed more than 15 points/game in 1 season(first season)

Season record for takeaways at West with 43 in one season, followed by the next season with 38.

Part of a defense that scored 15 Touchdowns in one season and scored a single TD in 11 straight games.

Never allowed more than 280 yards/game in my 5 seasons at West

8 shut-outs in 5 seasons as Defensive Coordinator

Offensive Line Coach 2011; State Semi-Finals

Defensive Coordinatoor

Central High School, Knoxville TN


Freshman Offensive Line/Defensive Coordinator(record of 7-1)

Defensive End/Offensive Line for 6 years-3 ALL-STATE selections by position. 6 Players went on to play College Football by position

Defensive Coordinator 2010- finished the season 4-6.  Started 6 Sophomores and 2 freshman and allowed 20 Points/game.

Athletic Career

                        1995-99  Halls High School

                        3 Year starter

                                    LB/DL/TE- 2 Year All-Region, All-KFL, Preseason All-State, All East-Tennessee

                        Signed a baseball scholarship to Play at Roane State Community College

                                    Played one season

Played High School Baseball- 2 year starter and All-Region/District   Selection as a Pitcher/All Tournament Team


                        Roane State Community College A.A.S

                        Tusculum University Bachelor of Arts Interdisciplinary Studies


Running Backs Coach

Sam Brown

A highly resourceful Law Enforcement and Security Professional with more than 27 years experience overseeing investigations, responding to emergencies, developing and coordinating complex security plans for the general public and high profile individuals including:(Knoxville Mayor and current Tennessee Governor, Bill Haslam, Interim Mayor Daniel Brown, Mayor Madeline Rogero, University of Tennessee head football coaches, Phillip Fulmer, Lane Kiffen, Derek Dooley, and Butch Jones).


Education and Training


Bachelor of Arts: Sociology with Criminal Justice Emphasis

The University of Tennessee – Knoxville | Knoxville, TN


Police Officer Training: Knoxville Police Dept. Training Academy | Knoxville, TN



Defensive Tactics  Officer Survival Criminal Analysis                        

S.W.A.T. Hate & Bias Crimes Officer Survival Active Shooter Response Community Policing Dignitary protection

Driving Instruction                            Interview and Interrogation          Officer Survival

Mediation                                         Firearms Expert                               Hazmat Response               

Community Policing                        Child Sex Abuse Investigations     Alcohol Awareness

Mediation                                         Homicide Investigations                Breathalyze/Alcotest

____________________________________________________________________________________                         Honors

Police Officer of the Month :May 1993, August 1994, Feb1995, June 1997, Jan 2004

Letters of Recommendations: 50 awards earned from the citizens of Knoxville

State Champion Football Coach/Knoxville Catholic High School 2015 and 2017


Community Involvement

Alcohol Awareness Instructor: Local schools in Knox County 1993-2000

High School Football Coach, 2005-Present 

2005-2008 Austin East High School : Wide Receiver Coach and Special Teams Coordinator

2008-2009 Hardin Valley High School: Wide Receiver Coach

2009-Present  Knoxville Catholic High School: Served as special teams coordinator, wide receivers coach and presently running backs coach.

Camp Director, CTS Football Camp (Champions Training for Success) 2007-2010

Director of Camp 76 (Camp in memory of Harry Galbraith) 2013, 2014, 2015

Training Day Coordinator (University of Tennessee Football players and Knoxville Police Officers) 2010, 2011, 2012


Professional Affiliations

  • Fraternal Order of Police 
  • Tennessee Athletic Coaches Association

Offensive Line Coach

Justin Anderson

Playing Experiences

(1996-1999)            Jefferson County High School

                                    1998 –(Football) All State, All-Region, All-Conference

1998 –(Wrestling) 215-pound TSSAA State Wrestling Champion

1998 – (Baseball) – All State, All Conference – Catcher


(1999-2004)           Carson Newman University – Center and Long Snapper

2003– 1stteam All American Center (Carson-Newman College)

2003 – Daktronics 1stTeam All-American Center (Carson-Newman College)

2003 – NCAA 2ndTeam All-American Center (Carson-Newman College)

2002-2003– Team Football Captain (Carson-Newman College)

2001-2003– All SAC Offense Line (Carson-Newman College)

Coaching Achievements

(2013-Present)              Assistant Football Coach – Offensive Line, Knoxville Catholic High School, Knoxville, TN

             Coached – 10 High School All-Americans, 16 All-State, 26 All Conference, Three-time Mr. Football Finalist and two time winner.

(2011-2012)                  Assistant Football CoachLinebackers,Knoxville Catholic High School, Knoxville, TN


(2011-Present)              Head Wrestling Coach, Knoxville Catholic High School, Knoxville, TN

  • Dual Record at Catholic 135-56
  • 2015/2016 Region 1 A-AA Coach of Year
  • 2011 Region 3 AAA Coach of the Year
  • 7 Region Champions
  • 2 State Placers

(2011-Present)              Driver’s Education,Personal Finance , and Physical Education Teacher Knoxville Catholic High SchoolKnoxville, TN

(2007-2011)                  Co-Head Wrestling Coach, Jefferson County High School,Dandridge, TN

  • Record 61-11

 (2007- 2010)                Head Football Coach,Jefferson County High School, Dandridge, TN

  • Offense Coordinator
  • Head Coaching Record (21-22)
  • Play-offs 3 out of 4 years.


  • 2010– Big East Football Coach of the Year 6A (Jefferson County High School)


  • 2007– Big East Football Coach of the Year 6A (Jefferson County High School)

(2004-2007)                  Assistant Football Coach Offensive Line, Jefferson County High School, Jefferson City, TN

  • Assistant Head Coach

(2001-2005)                  Assistant Wrestling Coach, Jefferson County High School, Jefferson City, TN

Rico McCoy

Defensive Tackle Coach

High school career : St. Johnʼs college HS (Washington DC) Linebacker

US Army all American (captain) (2004)
USA Today all American (2004)

DC Gatorade player of the year (2004)
Washington Post All-Met 1st team (2004)

College career : University of Tennessee 2006-2009
40 career starts
350 career tackles

Led the volunteers in tackles 2009
Led the SEC in solo tackles 2009

Led the SEC in forced fumbles (5) 2009
All SEC Freshman team 2006

All SEC 2nd team defense 2007
All SEC 2nd team defense 2008

All SEC 2nd team defense 2009

Finished career tied for 8th on Tennesseeʼs all time tackle list

Pro career:
Winnipeg blue bombers 1 season

Tampa bay buccaneers


Coaching career :
Ballou HS (DC) defensive coordinator (2011)
St. Johnʼs college HS (DC) LB coach (2012)
Frankin Middle School (CO) 2014-2016
Head coach
George Washington HS (CO) 2017-2018
Defensive coordinator