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BRETT VAVRA
POSITION: Head Football Coach

ATHLETIC BACKGROUND:
Coach Vavra played high school football at Sprayberry High School where he was a 4 year starter at Tight End, Fullback, and Middle Linebacker.  His senior year he was named 1st team All-Region, and MDJ Defensive Player of the Year.  He finished his career at Sprayberry with 389 total tackles and signed with the Naval Academy to play football.  After 1 season at the Naval Academy Preparatory School, he transferred to Tennessee Tech University where he played 4 seasons at Middle Linebacker starting 3 years.  In his senior season, he was voted All-OVC 2nd Team Defense, All-Academic District Team, 2-time OVC Defensive Player of the Week, and was named 2005 Tennessee Tech “Man of the Year”.

COACHING EXPERIENCE: 
Coach Vavra is in his 14th year of coaching and his 2nd as the head coach of Sprayberry.  He began his coaching career at Sprayberry H.S. in the spring of 2005 as the linebackers coach and taught in the special education department.  In fall of 2005, Coach Vavra spent one season coaching the Defensive Line at South Cobb High School whose defense gave up 5.5 points per game and won a region championship.  In 2006, he coached the inside linebackers at North Cobb High School where they won a region championship. In addition to coaching football he also managed the Girl’s Track and Field program.  Coach Vavra then moved on to Sprayberry H.S. where he spent the next 5 seasons coaching linebackers, coordinating the special teams, coordinating the strength and conditioning program, and coaching Track and Field.  In his time there, Sprayberry won a region championship (2008), made the state playoffs 4 out of 5 seasons, and finished state runner-up in track and field (2012). In 2012, Coach Vavra moved on to Etowah H.S. in Cherokee County as the Defensive Coordinator, Head Strength and Conditioning Coordinator, and Boy’s Head Track Coach. In 5 seasons at Etowah, his defenses allowed an average of 21 points a game, made a state semi-final run in 2014, and won 2 state championships with the weightlifting team.   He was also named The Cherokee County Track Coach of the Year in 2016. 






PETE DEWEESE
POSITION: OC / QB’s

EDUCATION:
Philadelphia HS (MS) ‘99
University of Mississippi ‘05

COACHING EXPERIENCE:
University of MS (Student Assistant/Equipment Manager) – 5 years
Kemper County HS (MS) – Asst. OC / Special Teams Coordinator – 1 year
Barron Collier HS (FL) – Secondary Coach – 1 year
Pope HS (GA) – Offensive Line – 1 year
Milton HS (GA) – QB Coach / Passing Game Coordinator (3 years), Defensive Coordinator / LB’s (6 years) – 9 years
Sprayberry HS - OC/QB Coach 1 year

PLAYING EXPERIENCE:
3 year starter at Philadelphia HS in Philadelphia, MS.





CHESTER RANSOM
POSITION: WR/Running Backs

EDUCATION:
Nashville-North HS, Nashville, TN
Middle Tennessee State Univ, Murphreesboro, TN - 1976-1980 (BS)

COACHING EXPERIENCE:
Sprayberry HS (1985-)
Football Coach 9th Grade, JV , Varsity Level
Track & Field 1986 - 1987 Assistant Coach
Track & Field - Head Coach - 1988 to Current (Boys / Girls)
Girls Basketball Assistant Coach 2005 - 2007
Football – Region Champs • Track – Region/State Champs
South Cobb High School (1982 - 1985)
1982 - 1985 Track & Field - Head Boys  Coach 1985
1983 - 1985 - Football Coach 9th grade, JV, Varsity
 
PLAYING EXPERIENCE:
Nashville North High School - Football & Letterman
Nashville North High School - Track and Field
Middle Tennessee State - Track & Field 4 years was on 2 - Outdoor OVC Conference Championship Teams - 1 Indoor OVC Championship Team
Football, Track
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders •  Track





BRETT O’BUCK
POSITION:  O-Line

PLAYING EXPERIENCE: 
High School:  Lettered 3 years for the Pope Greyhounds.  Played Center and Tackle in High School.  Was All-County and All-State.  Elected Captain as a senior, won the Atlanta Touchdown Club’s Lineman of the Week, also won the teams Unsung Hero award.  Earned a scholarship to Eastern Kentucky University. 
College:  Was a four-year letter winner and 3 year starter for Eastern Kentucky University of the OVC.  Won a conference championship, was a part of EKU Winner’s Club, elected Captain and was also voted team’s Offensive MVP.  Was elected All-Conference as well.

COACHING EXPERIENCE:
College-Started my college career as the assistant strength coach at EKU.  Help this position for 2 years.  Promoted to Head Strength coach and was responsible for the strength and conditioning for all 16 athletic teams. 
High School-Started coaching at Madison Central High School in Richmond, KY.  As a strength coach and offensive line coach.  Coached there for 4 years helping improve the record from 0-10 to 8-4 and also a district championship. 
Lassiter High School- Offensive line coach and Strength coach for 3 years.
Coach O'Buck has coached 1 year at Sprayberry





RICK O'BUCK
POSITION: O-Line

EDUCATION:
BS in Communications from Kennesaw State University (2006)
Teacher Certification in Special Education General Curriculum from the University of Georgia (2012)

COACHING EXPERIENCE:
10 Total years of football coaching experience
2nd year at Sprayberry
Spent the last 6 years at Roswell High School where for the 2015 and 2016 seasons the school finished at 14-1 with the only loss coming in the state championship game as the Run Game Coordinator and O-Line Coach (2015) Running Backs (2016)
For the 2015 and 2016 Seasons the Roswell offenses had over 6000 total yards for both of the seasons
Other places coached: Pope High School (2 years); Mt. Vernon Presbyterian (1 year)
Positions coached: O-Line, D-Line and Running Backs

PLAYING EXPERIENCE:
Played at Pope High School; won region championships in 1998 and 2000
Attended Hargrave Military Academy (Prep School) for a season and earned a scholarship to play at East Tennessee University





JAMEY STILTZ
POSITION:  RB's Coach
& Head Wrestling Coach

This is Coach Stiltz’s 3rd year in his return to the Yellow Jackets. This season will be his 16th season coaching football. Prior to returning to Sprayberry, he was the Defensive Coordinator for Centennial High School for 2 years.  Prior to that he was at Kennesaw Mountain High School as the Secondary Coach and Special teams Coordinator. Formerly, he coached 8 years at Harrison High School as a defensive assistant coach. He has also coached Wrestling and Soccer.

Coach Stiltz is a graduate of Sprayberry High School. He was a member of the Middle Tennessee State football team. He transferred to Kennesaw State to finish his undergraduate degree in chemistry. He has also earned a Master’s of Science in Kinesiology form Georgia Southern University. He has taught Chemistry for 9 years and is currently teaching in the PE department here at Centennial High School. Coach Stiltz will serve as the Athletic Coordinator.

PLAYING EXPERIENCE: 
Played DL & LB for Middle Tennessee State

 FOOTBALL COACHING HIGH SCHOOL: 
2003-2004 LB Coach for Sprayberry High
2005-2006 DL Coach for Pope High
2006-2013 Harrison High School
Positions Coached OLB, DE, DL, Safeties, LB
JV Head Coach 1 year
Special Teams Coordinator 2008
2013-2014 Kennesaw Mountain High School      
Secondary Coach and Special Teams Coordinator
2014-2016 Centennial High School
Defensive Coordinator - Secondary Coach
2016-2018 Sprayberry High
2018 RB's Coach

FOOTBALL COACHING SEMI PRO:
2006-2013 Defensive Coordinator for Atlanta Defenders
NPSFL Div II National Championships 2010 & 2012

WRESTLING COACHING:
2003-2004 Sprayberry High
2005-2006 Pope High
2006-2013 Harrison
 
SOCCER COACH:
2014-2015 Varsity Boys Head Coach

EDUCATION: 
High School Sprayberry High School Graduate
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Kennesaw State
Masters of Science in Kinesiology from Georgia Southern






CHRIS STEWART
POSITION: Defensive Coordinator / Assistant Head Coach
Safeties

EDUCATION:
Master's Special Education, Georgia State University
B.S. Psychology Jacksonville State University
Graduate of Lassiter High School 1992

COACHING EXPERIENCE:
Defensive Coordinator/Safeties Walton High School
Assistant Head Coach / Secondary Sprayberry High School
Outside Line Backs South Forsyth High School
Defensive Coordinator / Secondary Riverwood High School
Secondary Wheeler High School

PLAYING EXPERIENCE:
Defensive Back / Wide Receiver Union College (Mid -South Conference Champions)
Defensive Back Lassiter High School
 




SCOTTIE CONNORS
POSITION: Linebackers

EDUCATION:
Harrison High School
LaGrange College
Georgia State Universitry

COACHING EXPERIENCE:
Walton High School 2015-2016
Sprayberry 2017- Present

PLAYING EXPERIENCE:
LaGrange College






PAT HALL
POSITION: Cornerbacks Coach
Head Boys Lacrosse Coach

EDUCATION:
Auburn University (BA)
LaGrange College (MAT)
 
FOOTBALL COACHING EXPERIENCE:  
Head Football Coach – Dominion Christian Schools 
Co-Defensive Coordinator / Special Teams Coordinator – North Cobb Christian School 
Defensive Coordinator – Mount Vernon Presbyterian School 
Assistant Head Football Coach / Defensive Coordinator – The Walker School 
Assistant LB Coach – West Forsyth High School 
Ninth Grade Defensive Coordinator – Walton High School 
Safeties Coach (Graduate Assistant) – LaGrange College
Volunteer Community Coach – Auburn High School (AL)







AARON WESSNER
POSITION: Freshmen Football Coach

EDUCATION:
B/S in Church Ministries with a Specialization in Counseling/Psychology at Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie, TX
High School Degree from Beech High School in Hendersonville, TN

COACHING EXPERIENCE:
3 years coaching a select football team in Texas called Top Flite Titans; offensive coordinator.
8 years coaching soccer at Frisco Centennial High School in Frisco, TX
1 year coaching soccer at Leadership Prep Academy in Frisco, TX
2 year as the head coach of Sprayberry High School’s Men’s Soccer Team
1 Year coaching freshmen football at Sprayberry

PLAYING EXPERIENCE:
5 years playing soccer at Southwestern Assemblies of God University; 2 year starter
Grew up playing football, basketball, and baseball







MICHAEL ALVAREZ
POSITION: Assistant Freshman Coach
Video Coordinator

EDUCATION:
Kell High School
University of Georgia Bachelors of Arts and Sciences (2016)
Spanish AB / History AB

COACHING EXPERIENCE:
 Woodstock 7th Grade Football
Defensive Backs Coach (2016 season)
9-1 Region / Division Champs



JIM TEJCEK

EDUCATION:
Mount Carmel High School
College of Southern Idaho
University of Arkansas

COACHING EXPERIENCE:
18 Years Football Coaching Experience

Married to Jodi Tejcek
Daughter Lexi, Son Jim, Son Jackson




DANIEL RIERA

EDUCATION:
Sprayberry High School
Mississippi State University
Jacksonville State University

COACHING EXPERIENCE:
Sports Academy Lineman Coach
Junior Jackets Assistant Coach

Currently a Special Needs Paraprofessional, active in student ministry and as a youth leader at church.  Currently dating Stephanie and plan to be engaged once finished with college.




JOEY CONNORS

EDUCATION:
Harrison High School
University of Central Florida

COACHING EXPERIENCE:
First year of coaching.




ZACK CHMURA

EDUCATION:
3 time letter winner at Milton High School

COACHING EXPERIENCE:
Student Assistant at Georgia State University 2017 and 2018 


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