Coaches

 

David 'Hoss' Johnson (Offensive Lineman Coach / Founding Member)  

 

Co-founder David “Hoss” Johnson was born and raised in Huntsville, Alabama.   Hoss was a two time Alabama High School All State lineman and All American in 1982 for Butler High. He signed a scholarship in 1982 to play football for Coach Bear Bryant at The University of Alabama.  Hoss lettered 3 years and was part of the All Decade 80′s Team at Alabama.  In 1987 Hoss signed a free agent contract with the St. Louis Cardinals and later that year was signed with the Tampa Bay Bucs by his former college coach Ray Perkins.   For the last 25 years Hoss has worked with youth and adults in a variety of sports.   In 1997 Hoss was inducted into the Huntsville-Madison County Athletic Hall of Fame.  Hoss recently retired from the Huntsville City Recreation Department after a 25 year career with the city.  Hoss is currently the National Football Director with Score International .  Hoss is a USA Football certified coach and attends several coaching clinics each year to continue his coaching development and learn about current approaches practice techniques.   Hoss specializes in coaching/working with offensive and defensive lineman.

 

Scott Swatzell (Running Backs Coach / Founding Member)

Co-founder Scott Swatzell was born in Memphis, Tennessee, raised in Thomasville, Alabama and has lived in Huntsville since 2007.  Scott was an Alabama High School All State linebacker in 1987 for Thomasville High and was invited to walk-on at Ole Miss in 1988.  After a successful redshirt freshman season, Scott was awarded a scholarship and went on to play fullback until 1991 for Coach Billy Brewer.  He lettered 3 years and earned Academic ALL-SEC those three years.    Over the last 12 years, Scott has worked with young athletes in a variety of sports.  Scott has a passion for the sport of football and has a desire to teach and assist young athletes master the basic fundamentals in the sport of football.  Scott is a USA Football certified coach and attends clinics and college practices to learn current approaches and practice techniques.   Scott specializes in coaching/working with offensive and defensive backs.

Ralph Battle (Defensive Back Coach)

 

Ralph Battle was born in Huntsville, Alabama and has lived in Huntsville since 1961.  Ralph prepped at J.O. Johnson High School where he was named a first team All-City selection as a strong safety in both 1978 and 1979.  He was also named a member of Johnson's All-Decade Team.  After high school, Ralph was awarded a football scholarship to play defensive back at Jacksonville State University where he lettered 4 years and was named All-Gulf South player in 1980 and 1982.  Ralph went on to earn a spot on the the roster of the Cincinnati Bengals in 1984.  In 2012 Ralph was inducted into the Huntsville-Madison County Athletic Hall of Fame.  He has been involved in the Huntsville community for several years as a Scout Master (for the Boy Scouts), involved in the Outreach Clinics and currently works for the City of Huntsville Parks and Recreation Department.  Ralph specializes in coaching/training defensive backs.

 

Chris Davis (Wide Receiver Coach)

 

Co-founder Scott Swatzell was born in Memphis, Tennessee, raised in Thomasville, Alabama and has lived in Huntsville since 2007.  Scott was an Alabama High School All State linebacker in 1987 for Thomasville High and was invited to walk-on at Ole Miss in 1988.  After a successful redshirt freshman season, Scott was awarded a scholarship and went on to play fullback until 1991 for Coach Billy Brewer.  He lettered 3 years and earned Academic ALL-SEC those three years.    Over the last 12 years, Scott has worked with young athletes in a variety of sports.  Scott has a passion for the sport of football and has a desire to teach and assist young athletes master the basic fundamentals in the sport of football.  Scott is a USA Football certified coach and attends clinics and college practices to learn current approaches and practice techniques.   Scott specializes in coaching/working with offensive and defensive backs.

 

Louis Gibson (Wide Receiver and Tight Ends Coach)

 

Louis Gibson was born and raised in ??? and has lived in Huntsville since 2007.  Louis prepped at Huntsville High School and was voted Huntsville City Schools Most Valuable Offensive Player in 2007 and was part of both the All-City and All-Region teams his senior year.  Louis  was awarded a scholarship to play football for the University of Tennessee Chattanooga in 2008 and went on to be a 3 year letterman.  Louis specializes in coaching/working with wide receivers and tight ends. 

 

 

 

 

 

Freddie Goodwin (Inside and Outside Linebacker Coach)

 

Freddie Goodwin was born and raised in Leighton, AL and has lived in Huntsville since 2000.  Freddie was an All-State Linebacker in 1985  for Colbert County High and was part of the 1985 5A State Championship team that beat Dora High in the finals.  Freddie was awarded a scholarship to play football for  Jacksonville State in 1986 and went on to play outside linebacker for the Gamecocks.  Freddie was a 4 year letterman and All-Gulf South Conference linebacker.  After his career at Jacksonville State, Freddie had stints in the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys, Indianapolis Colts and the Atlanta Falcons.  He has been a volunteer youth coach in Huntsville for several years.  Freddie specializes in coaching/training inside and outside linebackers.

Collins Hess (Defensive Back Coach)

Collins Hess was born and raised in Huntsville, Alabama.   Collins was an All City, etc..blah, blah for Butler High. He signed a scholarship in 1982 to play football for the University of Southern Mississippi.  Collins was a 3 year letterman at Southern Miss and was selected to play in both the 1986 Blue-Gray All-Star Classic and the 1987 Japan Bowl.  In 1991 he was graduate assistant for the Golden Eagles.  He later moved back to the Huntsville area and was hired as the head football coach of Pope John Paul in 2009 and coached there until 2011.  Collins specializes in coaching defensive backs.

 

 

 

 

Patrick Junen (Offensive Lineman Coach)

Patrick Junen was born and raised in Huntsville, Alabama.  Patrick prepped at Huntsville High School where he was named a first team All-City selection as an offensive lineman.  He was invited to walk-on at Ole Miss in 2010 and earned a starting position at left guard for Coach Houston Nutt in his freshman year.  Patrick was awarded a scholarship in 2010 and went on to be a 4 year letterman, playing his last two years for Coach Hugh Freeze.  He played in the 2013 BBVA Compass Bowl (against Pittsburgh) and the 2013 Music City Bowl (against Georgia Tech).   He graduated from Ole Miss, moved back to Huntsville and is currently employed by Jacobs Engineering.  Patrick specializes in coaching/training offensive lineman.

 

 

 

David Knott "DKNOTT" (Defensive Back and Strength/Conditioning/Combine Training Coach)

David Knott "DKNOTT" was born and raised in Brandon, Mississippi and has lived in Huntsville since 2000.  DKNOTT prepped at Brandon High School High where he was team captain and awarded most valuable defensive back.  He was then awarded a scholarship to Hinds Community College where he played for two seasons.  After his career at Hinds DKNOTT was awarded a scholarship to play at Ole Miss.  During his career at Ole Miss he played defensive back for Coach Billy Brewer, Coach Joe Lee Dunn and Coach Tommy Tuberville.  He lettered 2 years and was named one of the permanent team captains as a senior.  DKNOTT went on to play in the NFL for the Detroit Lions and Arena football for the Alabama Vipers and the Tennessee Valley Pythons.  DKNOTT is a professional personal trainer in Huntsville and specializes in preparing athletes to excel in combine testing.  DKNOTT also specializes in coaching/training defensive backs.

Keith Shoulders (Inside and Outside Linebacker Coach)

 

Keith Shoulders was born and raised in Tanner, Alabama has lived in Tanner since 1990. Keith prepped at Tanner High and was named to the Decatur Daily's All-Area team in 2006-2007 and named to the Athens News Courier's All-Area team in 2005 and 2007.  He was awarded a football scholarship to Samford University in 2008 and played for Coach Pat Sullivan.  Keith went on to become a 4-year letterman, and was named Team Captain in 2012. Keith is also a part of the Next Level Football organization that conducts camps in Tanner, Birmingham, and Mobile. Keith specializes in coaching/training inside and outside linebackers.

 

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