20 Year Club
The 20 Year Club
The Evansville Junior Football League is proud of its unpaid staff and volunteers. Through the years, many have come and many have gone but there are those that stayed to give beyond the call of duty. It is that team spirit that you learn in a good football program and it is a good influence to have in everyone's lives. We stop to commemorate those who have given their time and talents to make the Evansville Junior Football League the best junior football league program ever!
My love of the game, and the will to coach children, came not long after my high school years. I played at EJFL, for the Cowboys, in 1994 and 1995. My coaches, the late James Torres and Don Turpin, were great coaches. Our success record was not the best, but they made sure we learned a lot and had a lot of fun. I wanted to coach because I loved the game itself, and enjoyed my time at EJFL, along with my high school football career at Mater Dei.
This was one way for me to give back to a league that gave me so much.
I began coaching the Packers in 2000. This was the first year for the Packers, at EJFL. I was Assistant Coach the first year and became Head Coach, in 2001. My first year as Head Coach of the Packers, our stats proved the undefeated status. We qualified for the Cereal Bowl Championship Game, and won. During my coaching career at EJFL, the Packers have played in either the Cereal Bowl Championship Game or the Consolation Game, nine out of twelve years.
In 2015, I chose to move my coaching experience to the Junior League level, assistant coaching the Broncos.
In 2017, I took on the position of assistant coach of the Patriots. We ended our season as Cereal Bowl runner up.
In 2018 and 2019, I assistant coached along side of Jake Boehman, with the EJFL Broncos - Junior Division.
EJFL is the greatest league in Evansville. The results are extremely visible with Reitz and Mater Dei being the top two teams in the City, nearly every year. The youth at EJFL are primed from a young age, to know what is expected of them when they reach high school. It is also another way for the high school coaches to view their incoming players to know where they are capable of playing successfully, and where they need improvement.
In 2006, I was voted in as Vice President of the league. I have retained this position to the current date. It is a wonderful feeling to know you are a part of the league’s success. With my position, it is my goal to continue to move to add more teams, in effort to allow the most out of each and every child’s experience.