Titan Coaching Staff

Coach Careswell

Vinny
CARESWELL

Head Coach
Years Coaching at West: 14th
Years as Head Coach: 2nd
Head Coaching Record: 9-3 (.750)

Coach Vinny Careswell was named the head coach at Lee’s Summit West High School in February of 2016. He will take over for Coach Royce Boehm who posted a record of 117-35 in 12 years as head coach at West. During that 12 year period, Coach Careswell served as defensive coordinator for Coach Boehm and helped West earn 3 state championships.

Prior to Lee’s Summit West, Coach Careswell was a teacher and assistant football coach at Excelsior Springs High School.   Under the mentoring of Coach Sam Shouse, Careswell later became defensive coordinator posting a 14-6 record with the Tigers. 

Coach Careswell attended Missouri Western University and was a four year letterman as a tight end.  He later became a student assistant coach responsible for Wide Receivers.   Careswell appeared in 42 consecutive games during his 4 year career as a Griffon.

A three sport athlete at Ruskin High School, Coach Careswell promotes the multi-sport athlete and has many interventions in place to help his athletes academically.

Coach Careswell is married to Holli Careswell and has two boys, Camden (13) and Boston (11).

Lee's Summit West Head Coaches

Head Coaches Seasons Games Wins Losses Pct
Royce Boehm 2004-2015 152 117 35 0.770
Vinny Careswell 2016- 12 9 3 0.750
OVERALL 164 126 38 0.768

Bret
WAGNER

Associate Head Coach/Outside Linebackers
Years Coaching at West: 12th

Coach Bret Wagner joined the Lee’s Summit West coaching staff in 2006 and was a part of all 3 state championship teams. He coached the freshmen teams in 2006 and 2007 before being promoted to the varsity staff in 2008 where he took over coaching the Outside Linebackers. In 2012, along with the Outside Linebackers, he became involved with the Special Teams.

Prior to coming to Lee’s Summit West Coach Wagner was an assistant at Campbell Middle School where he was the Defensive Coordinator.

Coach Wagner attended Central Missouri State University where played football for the Mules. Due to injuries his college career was cut short. Coach Wagner is a 1983 graduate of Lee’s Summit High School where he excelled in Football and Baseball. Coach Wagner was a two-time All-State Receiver and an Adidas All-American.

Coach Wagner has been married to his lovely wife Amy for 29 years, he has two beautiful daughters Hayley (25) and Raegan (22).

Sterling
EDWARDS

Offensive Coordinator
Years Coaching at West: 2nd

Coach Sterling Edwards has been on the Lee's Summit West staff since 2016. Prior to West, Coach Edwards served as the head football coach at Winneotonka High School (2010-2015). His first five seasons at Winnetonka saw the most wins in a five year span in the history of the school. The Griffins finished the 2014 seasons ranked 6th in the state in Class 5, their highest finish in school history. In the classroom, Coach Edwards is a member of the mathematics department. He also designed and maintains the www.lswfootball.com website.

Originally from Excelsior Springs, MO, Coach Edwards spent eight years teaching and as an assistant coach at Excelsior Springs High School (1997-2004). It was at Excelsior Springs where he first worked with current Titan Head Coach Vinny Carewswell. Coach Edwards has also coached at Blue Springs High School (2005-2009).

Coach Edwards attended the University of Missouri and University of Central Missouri, where he received his bachelor’s degree in 1997. In 2008 he received his master’s degree in Athletic Administration from William Woods University.

Coach Edwards would be nothing without his wife of twenty years, Mendy, who also teaches at West (PE and Health). The Edwards’ have a daughter, Landry (14) and a son, Dawson (9). Landry is a freshmen at West this year. Coach Edwards is the son of West receivers coach Ralph Edwards. This is the third school where father and son have coached together.

Chris
BARROWS

Co-Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line
Years Coaching at West: 14th

Chris Barrows is entering his 19th season of coaching football and his 13th season at Lee's Summit West. He coaches the offensive line and serves as the Run Game Coordinator for the Titans. Coach Barrows has spent his entire coaching career in the Lee's Summit R-7 School District and has coached at all three high schools. The Titans have garnered three state championships in football since he has been on staff. (2007, 2010, 2013) In addition to football he coaches both track and swimming for the Titans.

Coach Barrows grew up in Plano, Texas where he was a multi-sport athlete lettering in football, wrestling, and track. He was fortunate to extend his football playing career at the University of Missouri. He graduated from Mizzou in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science in Education. Coach Barrows also holds a Master of Science in Secondary Administration from The University of Central Missouri.

When not coaching he enjoys spending time with the four most important people in his life; his three children Lanie, Avery and Brock and his wife Kayla. Coach Barrows feels extremely fortunate to have been a part of building the program for the last twelve seasons and looks forward to the next chapter in Titan Football!

Salvatore
BADALI

Strength Coordinator
Defensive Line Assistant/JV and Soph Asst Coach
Lee's Summit West Class of 2008
Years Coaching at West: 2nd

The 2016 season will be the first for Salvatore Badali as the Strength and Conditioning Coach and Assistant Offensive Line, JV, and Sophomore Coach at Lee's Summit West High School. During 2015, Coach Badali served as the Assistant Strength Coach and Assistant Freshman Coach at Lee's Summit High School. Prior to Lee's Summit High School, Coach Badali served as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for football at Avila University.

Coach Badali has a Master's of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Central Missouri and a Bachelor's of Science In Health Promotion from Emporia State University. He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and a United States Weightlifting Club Coach.

Coach Badali has an extensive weightlifting background that consists of Strongman, Olympic Weightlifting, and Powerlifting. He graduated from Lee's Summit West High School in 2008 and was the starting Left Guard on the 2007 Undefeated State Championship Football Team. Coach Badali has returned to Lee's Summit West High School to help maintain the prestigious football program.

Jeff
DRISKILL

Defensive Line
Years Coaching at West: 10th

Coach Jeff Driskill moves to the Lee's Summit West varsity staff this fall as the defensive line coach. He has been a member of the LSW football staff since 2008 coaching the freshmen offensive & defensive lines.  Also, he has been a voice of the Titans on the Friday night radio broadcast team since the first year they started broadcasting the games in 2005.  He has been involved with all three LSW state championship teams (2007 as a sideline reporter and coaching in 2010 & 2013).

This is Coach Driskill's 28th year coaching and he has coached all levels from semi-pro teams, college, high school and little league teams. As a player-coach at the semi-pro level, he was selected as the Most Valuable Player for the Midwest Metro Stars (1987), and won the "Super Bowl" Championship of the Minor League Football System as the captain and center for the St. Louis Gamblers (1988).

He helped start the football program at Lindenwood University as the offensive line/weight & strength coach and recruiting coordinator (1989), and took over as the head coach after the 1991 season and was at Lindenwood through the 1994 season.  Driskill and the 1989 team were inducted into the Lindenwood University Hall of Fame in 2016. They were the first football team in school history and they were undefeated that season.

Driskill moved to the business world and owns his own company, Driskill Business Development Group, Inc., but stayed involved in football. He was a football consultant for high schools in Missouri and Florida, and moved to Lee's Summit in 1998.  He coached a Lee's Summit Pop Warner team in the Independence League and help form the Lee's Summit Football Association that served to bring a competitive football league to Lee's Summit.

Coach Driskill earned his Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Missouri. He played center and guard for the Tigers, and was on the Liberty Bowl (1980), Tangerine Bowl (1981) and Holiday Bowl (1983) teams.  He earned his Masters of Business Administration with emphasis in Finance and Marketing from Lindenwood University.

Driskill is married to Linda, who is a 4th grade teacher at Cedar Creek Elementary School in Lee's Summit. They have two sons, Jeffrey (26) and Sean (23) who both graduated from LSW, and both boys have graduated college, also.  Sean was an outside linebacker on the 2010 LSW State Championship team and played college football at Baker University.

Shane
MORRIS

Outside Linebackers Assistant/Soph Defensive Coordinator
Years Coaching at West: 11th

Coach Shane Morris is entering his 11th season with the Titans. This will be his second season on the defensive side of the ball with the varsity football team. Prior to this season he has spent 8 season coaching the freshmen team. Originally from Lee's Summit, MO, Coach Morris spent nine years teaching and coaching in Oak Grove, MO. (1996-2005) before coming to teach at Summit Lakes Middle School where he currently teaches Engineering and Industrial Technology and is the Head Boy's Track Coach.

Coach Morris attended the University of Missouri where he received his bachelor's degree in 1995. Coach Morris also holds 2 master's degrees, one in Secondary School Administration from Central Missouri State, and one in Athletic Administration from William Woods University.

Coach Morris has been married for 12 years to his wife Stephanie and they have 2 kids, Kyleigh (11) and Cohen (8).

Limbo
PARKS

Inside Linebackers
Years Coaching at West: 13th

Coach Limbo Parks inside linebackers coach at Lee’s Summit West High School. Parks is entering his 13th year at West. While at West, Coach Parks has served as defensive line coach for Coach Royce Boehm and helped the Titans earn 3 state championships.

Parks began his high school coaching career in 2001 at Raymore Peculiar High school as a defensive line coach helping Ray-Pec win the Class 5 State Championship in 2004. In 2005, he moved to the newly established Lee’s Summit West High School as defensive line coach where the football program was in its infancy.

Limbo Parks graduated from Raytown South High School in 1983 where he was a two-year letterman in football, wrestling, and a member of the 1982 All-Metro Football Team. Parks was crowned the Missouri Class 4-A heavyweight 1983 State Wrestling Champion with a record of 33-0, 32 of those wins by pin. He went on to accept a football scholarship to Coffeyville Community College where the 1983 team went on to win a National Championship. During his time at Coffeyville, Parks was recognized as the Most Outstanding Offensive Linemen in the Jayhawk Conference by the coaches as well as being named second team All-American offensive lineman. Additionally, he was selected to play in two Jayhawk Classic bowl games.

A highly sought-after athlete coming out of junior college, Parks selected the University of Arkansas to continue his education and football career as a student-athlete. He rounded out his college playing days as a part of a highly-successful Razorbacks squad that enjoyed two Top 20 rankings and trips to the 1985 Holiday Bowl and 1987 Orange Bowl. Individually he was selected to the All Southwest Conference first team as an offensive lineman, UPI Southwest Conference 1st team and played in the Hula Bowl all- star game in Hawaii in 1987. Parks moved on to the pro ranks, signing a free agent contract to play with the San Francisco 49ers where he played one year.

He is currently the In-School Suspension Coordinator at Lee’s Summit West High School. Parks received a degree in Liberal Arts from the University of Central Missouri.

Joel
STAPONSKI

Running Backs/JV Offensive Coordinator
Years Coaching at West: 14th

Coach Staponski (Coach Ski) is a 1987 graduate of Lee’s Summit High School where he wrestled and played football. He earned his undergraduate degree from Rockhurst college in Physical Therapy. He practiced as a PT for 10 years. Along the way he also earned his Athletic Training certification. He put in many hours working with students and athletes at the high school and collegiate level at Lee’s Summit High School and Southwest Baptist University. He enjoyed working with students and athletes so much that he obtained his teaching certificate and master’s in education through Central Missouri State University.

Coach Ski began his teaching career at Fort Osage High School where he worked as an Athletic Trainer and varsity wrestling coach. He later started teaching at Pleasant Lea Middle School and coaching varsity wrestling at Lee’s Summit North.

When Lee’s Summit West opened, Coach Ski started coaching varsity football and wrestling at West. He has been a part of the varsity football staff from day one helping the Titans to 3 state titles. He has helped coach several special teams as well as the DL, OL, TE’s, and now running backs and H-backs. Besides his coaching responsibilities, Coach Ski has been a part of the LSW football technology and logistics team since the school’s opening as well. He handles the setup and tear down at every varsity football game including the coach’s headsets, end zone and sideline cameras, Hudl sideline replay, and just about anything Hudl or technology related.

Coach Ski married his high school sweetheart, Cinnamon Ramey. He and his lovely bride have been married for 25 years. They have two beautiful daughters. Connor, who will be a senior at UCM and will graduate in May of 2018 with a degree in Secondary Education in Social Studies. Carson, who will be a junior at LSW. Both daughters love and have excelled in softball. Coach Ski has also coached many softball teams throughout the years. The Staponski family has grown up with the Titan football family and the traditions of Titan football. During the off seasons the Staponski family loves spending time together playing sports, hunting, fishing, snow skiing, and relaxing at Pomme de Terre lake.

Rocky
WOLVERTON

Quarterbacks/Soph Offensive Coordinator
Years Coaching at West: 2nd

Coach Rocky Wolverton is honored to be entering his first season on the coaching staff at Lee's Summit West. Prior to joining the Titans, Coach Wolverton spent his football coaching career at North Kansas City High School, Lee’s Summit North High School and Campbell Middle School. In the classroom, Coach Wolverton will be teaching Health/PE at Summit Lakes Middle School.

Coach Wolverton attended the University of Missouri, where he received his bachelor’s degree in 1995. In 2006, he received his master’s degree from Webster University, and in 2013, he earned a Specialists’ degree in Secondary Administration from William Woods University.

Coach Wolverton is super excited to share this experience with his amazing wife of 13 years, Julie, and their 3 future Titans, Drew (11), Connor (9) and Brooks (5).

Ralph
EDWARDS*

Receivers
Years Coaching at West: 2nd

Coach Edwards graduated in 1967 from Polo High School in Caldwell County Missouri. He then attended the University of Missouri in Columbia, where he walked onto the football team and played Tight End on the Freshman team. He graduated from MU in 1971 having majored in Health and Physical Education. He then served two years in the U.S. Army. He received his Master’s Degree in Physical Education from Central Missouri State University in 1978.

Coach Edwards began his football coaching career in 1973 in the Lewis County School District in northeast Missouri. He also coached football at Polo High School, Excelsior Springs High School, Rock Bridge High School, and Winnetonka High School. The majority of his career was spent in the Excelsior Springs School District.

Coach Edwards met his wife, Joan while both were attending MU. They will celebrate their 48th anniversary in September. They have two children and four grandchildren. Coach Edwards is the father of Lee’s Summit West Offensive Coordinator Sterling Edwards.

Snoop
EISING*

Defensive Secondary
Years Coaching at West: 1st

Coach Snoop Eising is originally from Marion, Michigan where as a high school athlete he was an all-state performer in football, basketball and track.  After high school he attended Ferris State University where he played football and basketball.  In football, Snoop was named All-GLIAC Academic in 2007-2008.  He was Offensive Scout Team player of the year in 2005.  For basketball, Snoop played forward on the 2004-2005 GLIAC Championship team that made it to the Sweet 16 in the D2 NCAA Tournament.  Coach Eising earned his Bachelors Degree in Marketing/Sales and his Masters Degree in Education Leadership from Ferris State University 

After his playing career ended, Coach Eising began coaching at his alma mater.  While at Ferris State from 2008-2013 he coached receivers, tight ends, defensive backs and defensive line.    At the Ferris State University Coach Eising has coached many all GLIAC performers and All-Americans. During his time at Ferris State he had a total of 7 players sign NFL contracts, 4 of whom are on NFL rosters today. Coach Eising was responsible for more than 50 student-athletes that he recruited attending Ferris State University.

In 2013-2014 Snoop was a Graduate Assistant at the University of Miami, Florida where he coached the offensive line and tight ends for the Hurricanes.While at University of Miami he was fortunate enough to personally coach 11 NFL draft picks.  4 out of the 5 tight ends he coached at "The U" are on current NFL rosters.

Snoop brings a great passion for the game and a love for his players and team. As he is willing to do anything to help them become better men and leaders in the community, he serves as a mentor for these young people. 

He and his wife, Dr. Grace Eising, are avid outdoors enthusiasts. They can often be found throughout North American hunting big game, small game and waterfowl. If they are not in the woods they are on the rivers catching fish from sun up to sun down. Snoop and Grace have a fur family with a dog, cat and rabbit.

Logan
KELIM*

Fullbacks/Tight Ends
Years Coaching at West: 1st

Coach Logan Kelim is honored to be entering his first season on the coaching staff at Lee’s Summit West. Prior to joining the Titans, Coach Kelim spent the past three years coaching football and baseball in Harrisonville. He started his career in Carrollton, Missouri, where he coached football and basketball. In the classroom, Coach Kelim is a member of the Social Studies department. He teaches American Government and Modern Global Issues.

Coach Kelim is originally from Bethany, Missouri. He attended the University of Missouri, where he graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Social Studies Education in 2012. In 2015, he received his master’s degree in Education Administration from William Woods University.

Coach Kelim is recently engaged to his beautiful fiancée Gabrielle, where they reside in Lee’s Summit. Outside of football, Coach Kelim enjoys hunting, spending time with family/friends, traveling, and reading.

Brad
OESTRIECH*

Defensive Secondary
Years Coaching at West: 1st

Coach Brad Oestreich is entering his first season on the staff at Lee’s Summit West. Prior to West, Coach Oestreich has a broad spectrum of coaching experience spanning 25 years.  Coach Oestreich began his coaching career as an assistant basketball coach at Cloud County Community College in 1988 and  moved into the high school ranks in 1992. During that time he began not only coaching basketball but also football at Topeka High School, Washburn Rural High School, Austin Reagan High School (TX), Pflugerville Connally High School (TX) and Raytown South High School.

Coach Oestreich served as a head basketball coach for 20 of the 25 years in which he accomplished over 300 wins and a 68% winning percentage. He was named conference coach of the year 8 times and was selected to coach a USA Amateur Team in 2007. As a football coach, he has been coaching at the varsity level for 20 years taking on responsibilities primarily as a Defensive Backs coach but also having experience as a  Quarterback and Offensive Line Coach.  Coach Oestreich has coached in 2 Football State Championships in both Missouri and Texas. During his football career he was blessed to coach over 100 college scholarship football players and 3 NFL players.

Coach Oestreich received his bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Fort Hays State University, where he also was a member of the basketball team. He later received his Master’s Degree in Secondary Administration from Central Missouri University.

Coach Oestreich has been married to his wife Kelli for 25 years and has 3 children, Jamaar, Olivia and Hayden and a granddaughter Ashtyn. Although Coach has hung up his basketball whistle, he is extremely appreciative to still be a part of Friday Night Lights at Lee’s Summit West.  

Joe
REID*

Wide Receivers
Years Coaching at West: 1st

Coach Reid graduated in 1987 from Oak Park High School in Kansas City, Missouri.  He was a three-sport letterman in football, basketball and track.  During his starting years in high school football, Coach Reid was selected as an All-Conference, All-Metro and Offensive Player of the Year performer at quarterback.

He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education from Missouri Western State University in 1992.  Coach Reid participated in football on a full athletic scholarship.  He was a four-year starter, four-year team captain and three-time All-MIAA Conference performer at quarterback.  During his time as a Griffon, he was the all-time leader in school history in career passing yards, career total yards and career touchdown passes. 

In 1993, Coach Reid was hired as a police officer for the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department.  He was presented with the Director’s Award, which is given to the top cadet for Leadership, Academics and Overall Performance.  Currently, he is a detective and has worked for the police department for 25 years where he has over fifty Certificate and Letters of Commendation awards.  During his tenure, he has been involved with several specific units over the years such as Rapid Response, Tactical Response (SWAT), Fugitive Apprehension, Property Crimes and the Asset and Forfeiture Section.

Throughout the last 20 years, Coach Reid has coached in various youth sports.  Currently, he is an NCAA-certified head coach for the 17U Kansas Elite Girls National College Exposure Basketball Organization, where 90% of his players have signed national letters of intent to play in college.  In their off season, he is a volunteer coach for the Lady Panthers Basketball program at Park Hill South High School.  In football, he was an assistant coach for many years with the Necco Raiders Football Organization in the Northland Suburban Youth Football League.  He helped lead the Raiders to a 56-2 record and 6 league championships.

He is very excited and grateful for this opportunity to coach with such a skilled staff and a high school with such a distinguished football tradition.

Most of all, he loves spending time with his family.  He and his wife Kelly have been married for 25 years and they have two children - Carson (21), a senior at the University of Missouri and Raquel (17), a junior at Park Hill South High School.

Joe
SHINKLE*

Defensive Quality Control
Years Coaching at West: 1st

Coach Shinkle is entering his 1st season of coaching full time at Lee's Summit West as the defense quality control coach.

Coach Shinkle was born and raised in Lee's Summit, MO and is no stranger to the tradition of Titan Football. A Lee's Summit West Alumni who graduated in 2010, Coach Shinkle was a student manager from 2007-2009. After graduating from Lee's Summit West, he went on to attend the University of Missouri. He graduated in May of 2014 with a degree in Sport Management.

After college, Coach Shinkle spent his time working in radio. His first radio jobs were for 106.5 The Wolf as a morning show producer and 610 Sports Radio as a board operator. He also spent 6 months in Bozeman, Montana hosting his own Afternoon Drive show for a country radio station. Today, he works for Streamcast Radio (a start up company), and 98.9 The Rock/96.5 The Buzz as a promotions assistant.

When not coaching or working, Coach Shinkle enjoys spending time with his girlfriend Caroline and her daughter Khloe. He also enjoys going to college and professional sporting events, concerts, and traveling.

Sam
SHOUSE*

Inside Linebackers
Years Coaching at West: 8th
Total Years in Coaching: 51st

Coach Sam Shouse is entering his 51st year of high school football coaching. During that time he has been a part of 4 state championships (as defensive coordinator at Excelsior Springs in 1994 and 1996 and as a part of the Titan staff in 2010 and 2013). He has served as a mentor to Titan Head Coach Vinny Careswell for the past 20 years.

Coach Shouse's coaching experience is extensive. He began in Seymour, IA (1965-1969). From there he returned to his home town, Excelsior Springs, where he would coach for the next 40 years (1970-2009). There he was a part of two state championships (1994 and 1996) and was able to coach for two Hall of Fame head coaches, Vic Bonuchi and Sam Brown (both had two coaching stints at Excelsior Springs and Coach Shouse was a part of both). He also worked along side Cleveland Browns Defensive Coordinator Gregg Williams when Williams was an assistant coach at Excelsior Springs before beginning his NFL coaching career.

It was from 1997 to 2004 where Shouse and Careswell were brought together as a part of Coach Jeff Rich's staff at Excelsior Springs. Rich is the third winnngest coach in Excelsior Springs history behind only Bonuchi and Norris Patterson.

After leaving Excelsior Springs, Coach Shouse joined the Lee's Summit West staff (2010-current). At West he has been a part of two more state championships and worked for Royce Boehm, who will soon become the third Hall of Fame Head Coach that Shouse has worked under.

Coach Shouse was the 2008 recipient of the Dave Bassore Missouri Assistant Coach of the Year Award. He is a member of the Excelsior Springs High School Athletic Hall of Fame. He has coached in the Missouri East-West All-Star Game and the MO-KAN All-Star Game.

Coach Shouse graduated from Exclesior Springs High School in 1961. He graduated from University of Central Missouri in 1965 (BS Education). And in 1968 he completed his graduate work at Truman State University (MS Secondary School Administration).

Coach Shouse is married to his wife, Becky. The Shouse's have two daugters, Susan Hall and Samantha Poindexter, and four grand-children.

Kerby
WEAVER*, DVM

Film Analyst
Years Coaching at West: 8th

Dr. Weaver is a native of Lee’s Summit and graduated from LSHS in 1998. He was a multi-sport athlete at LSHS and went on to study at the University of Missouri. His undergraduate work was in Exercise Physiology and Human Nutrition, and then received his doctorate in veterinary medicine at MU. He worked on racehorses in Florida prior to returning back to Kansas City to join a multi-doctor veterinary hospital. Dr. Weaver has served as the official veterinarian for the American Royal, and now works for an animal health company, Boehringer Ingelheim.

Coach Weaver has assisted Titan Football with scouting and tendencies since 2010 on a volunteer basis. He is married to Lindsay Weaver, who teaches at Heart of America Dance Centre, and they have four children.

Buddy
SPURCK

Head Freshmen Coach
Years Coaching at West: 14th

In 2016, Coach Buddy Spurck begins his 13th year coaching football at Lee’s Summit West High School. He previously coached at Lee’s Summit and Lee’s Summit North High School for a combined 6 years. He graduated From Missouri State University with a Finance degree and worked 3 years, successfully, developing home sub-divisions with his father in Lee’s Summit. As a life-long resident he was fortunate enough to get the opportunity to volunteer coach for his coach Harold Wambsgans at Lee’s Summit North. This spurred him into his decision to go back to school and get his teaching certification. He currently teaches Business and coaches wrestling at West.

Buddy has been married to Tracy Spurck for 15 years and has two boys, Buddy 13 and Max 11. His family has grown up with Titan Football. From diapers to state championships, it’s been an incredible ride and one that the Spurck’s have cherished.

Buddy is currently the Head 9th grade football coach where he helps to develop future Titans with the assistance of an exceptional staff. He is very excited to begin a new chapter in Titan Football, while remaining very proud of their past accomplishments.

Derek
HOWARD

Assistant Freshmen Coach
Years Coaching at West: 14th

Coach Derek Howard has been coaching football for Lee's Summit West since the school opened in 2004. Prior to coaching the freshmen, Coach Howard served as the offensive coordinator for Coach Boehm and helped West earn 3 state championships.

Coach Howard graduated from Missouri State University (1989), and Grandview High School (1984). He has been teaching for 28 years, and coaching football for 30 years.

Coach Howard is married to Susan Howard, and has two sons, Blaise (21), Chance (17), and one daughter Morgan (6).

Aaron
CRITTENDON*

Assistant Freshmen Coach
Years Coaching at West: 1st

Aaron Crittendon is entering his 1st season of coaching football at Lee's Summit West where he coaches the Freshman offensive and defensive line.

Coach Crittendon grew up in St. Joseph, Missouri where he was a multi-sport athlete lettering in football, basketball and track at Central High School. He was fortunate to extend his football playing career at the University of Missouri where he was a 3 year starter and played in two bowl games (Holiday Bowl 97' and Insight.com Bowl 98'). As a senior he earned 2nd Team All Big 12 honors and was voted as Offensive Lineman of the year. He graduated from Mizzou with a Bachelor of General Studies degree.

After his college career was over, he was able to move on to the pros as an undrafted free agent (2001-2002) with the Kansas City Chiefs. During that time with the Chiefs he was allocated to NFL Europe where he played a season with the Berlin Thunder.

When not coaching he enjoys spending time with his family especially his wife Jewel, daughter Alonah and soon to be his first son due in September.

Artist
LEWIS*

Assistant Freshmen Coach
Years Coaching at West: ___

Bio coming soon!

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