News
  1. Player/Parent Meeting January 22
  2. Game#4: Bearden 34 – South Doyle 7
  3. Awesome win against Jefferson County (Game#3): moving Bearden to 3-0 overall and 1-0 in Region 1-6A
  4. After Game#2; Always great to be 2-0!
  5. GAME#1: BEARDEN 9 – WEST 0

Staff

Morgan Shinlever, CSCS – Head Coach and Offensive Line

Education:
Maryville College, 2003, Bachelor’s in Physical Education
Lincoln Memorial University, 2010, Master’s in Administration
Lincoln Memorial University, 2014, Eds. In Curriculum Instruction

Coaching Experience – 15 Years:
Bearden High School, 2006-present – Wide Receivers, Running Backs, Offensive Line,Special Teams
Greenback High School, 2004-2005 – Wide Receivers, Linebackers, Special Teams,Strength & Conditioning

Playing Experience: Maryville College, 1999-2003 – Linebacker
Maryville High School, 1995-1998 – Linebacker

Coach Shinlever is married to Julie, is father to Davis and Lawson, and is from Maryville, TN.

Brian Milan – Offensive Coordinator and Wide Receivers

Education:
East Tennessee State University, 2011, Bachelor’s in History
Lincoln Memorial University, Master’s in Education

Coaching Experience:
Bearden High School, 2015-present – Defensive Coordinator, Linebackers, Defensive Backs, Special Teams Coordinator, Offensive Coordinator, Wide Receivers
Farragut High School, 2014 – Wide Receivers
Unicoi High School, 2011-2013 – Special Teams Coordinator, Wide Receivers, Defensive Backs

Playing Experience:
Maryville College, 2007-2008 – Wide Receiver
Cherokee High School, 2003-2007 – Quarterback, Free Safety

Coach Milan is married to Serena, is father to Harper and Hudson, and is from Rogersville, TN.

Mickey Chait, CSCS – Defensive Coordinator, Safeties, Strength & Conditioning Coach

Education:  Maryville College, 2016, Bachelor’s in Physical Education

Coaching Experience: Bearden High School, 2016-Present – Cornerbacks, Safeties, Defensive Coordinator,Strength & Conditioning

Playing Experience: Maryville College, 2012-2016 – Quarterback & Long Snapper

Coach Chait is from Knoxville, TN.

Blaise Chait – Defensive Line

Education:  Maryville College, 2018, Bachelor’s in History with Teacher Licensure

Coaching Experience: Bearden High School, 2018 – Defensive Line

Playing Experience: Maryville College, 2014-2017 – Offensive & Defensive Line – 2016 Conference

Championship
West High School, 2013 – Offensive and Defensive Line – 2013 State Runner Up

Coach Chait is from Knoxville, TN.

Marcus Hamilton – Strong Safeties

Education: Liberty University, 2005, Bachelor’s in Sport Management

Coaching Experience: Bearden High School, 2014-present – Wide Receivers, Running Backs

Playing Experience:
Liberty University, 2001-2005 – Running Back
Karns High School, 1997-2001 – Running Back, Corner Back, Quarterback, Safety

Coach Hamilton is married to Georgette, is father to Janisha “Molly”, Jayanah and Mikah, and is from
Clarksville TN.

Kevin Matherly – Kickers, Punters, Special Teams

Education: Bethany College, 1991, Bachelor’s in Sociology

Coaching Experience:
Bearden High School, 2016-present – Kickers, Punters, Special Teams
Georgetown College, 1996-2000 – Running Backs, Linebackers
Montgomery College, 1995 – Special Teams Coordinator, Tight Ends
Georgia Tech, 1994 – Assistant Strength Coach
Morehouse College, 1993 – Defensive Line
Bethany College, 1991-1992 – Defensive Line

Playing Experience:
Bethany College, 1987-1990 – Defensive Line
Air Force Academy, 1986 – Defensive Line

Coach Matherly is married to Polly, is father to Kole and Madsion, and is from Crossville, TN.

Nicholas Myers – Quarterbacks

Education:
Maryville College, 2017, Bachelor’s in Accounting & Finance

Coaching Experience:
Bearden High School, 2018 – Support Staff
Maryville College, 2017 – Video Coordinator

Playing Experience:
Maryville College, 2013-2017 – Quarterback, Signaler
Maryville High School 2009-2013 – Quarterback, Cornerback

Coach Myers is married to Laura Beth, and is from Maryville, TN.

Zach Scott – Cornerbacks, Special Teams

Education:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2015, Bachelor’s in Political Science and History
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2016, Master’s in Education

Coaching Experience: Bearden High School, 2015-present – Cornerbacks, Special Teams, Wide Receivers, Tight Ends

Playing Experience: Christian Academy of Knoxville, 2007-2010 – Wide Receiver, Cornerback

Coach Scott is married to Sarah, and is from Knoxville, TN.

Dan Thompson – Running Backs

Education: Carson-Newman University, 2009, Bachelor’s in Physical Education

Coaching Experience:
Bearden High School, 2018 – Running Backs
Powel High School, 2015–2017 – Linebackers, Running Backs, Special Teams
Karns High School, 2012-2014 – Linebackers, Special Teams
Carson-Newman (Student Assistant), 2010-2011 – Linebackers, Long Snappers

Playing Experience:
Carson-Newman University, 2004-2007 – Linebacker, Long Snapper
Soddy Daisy High School, 2001-2004 – Linebacker, Tight End

Coach Thompson is married to Josie, is father to Sadie and Hadlee, and is from Chattanooga, TN.

Zack Wells – Tight Ends

Education: University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Lipscomb University, 2017, Bachelor’s in Leadership and Education

Coaching Experience: Bearden High School, 2018 – Tight Ends

Playing Experience:
University of Tennessee, 2011-2012 – Center, Fullback
Bearden High School, 2009-2011 – Left Tackle, Defensive Tackle, Defensive End

Coach Wells is from Atlanta, Georgia.

Jason West – Linebackers

Education: Carson-Newman University, 2004 – Bachelor’s in Management

Coaching Experience:
Bearden High School, 2016-present – Linebackers, Defensive Line
Karns High School, 2015 – Offensive Line
Farragut High School, 2014 – Assistant Coach
Central High School, 2011-2013 – Offensive Line

Playing Experience:
Carson-Newman University, 2000 – Offensive Line
Central High School, 1995-1998 – Offensive and Defensive Line

Coach West is from Knoxville, TN.

Phillip Hamilton

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Coach Phillips is from

Gilstrap

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Coach Gilstrap is from

Ron RupardFreshman Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator

Education: Oberlin College, 2011, Bachelor’s in Philosophy

Coaching Experience:
Bearden High School, 2017-present – Freshman Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator
Loudon High School, 2016 – Associate Defensive Coordinator
Waynesfiled-Goshen High School (OH), 2015 – Associate Defensive Coordinator

Playing Experience:
Oberlin College, 2007-2010 – Linebacker
Waynesfield-Goshen High School (OH), 2003-2006 – Linebacker, Running Back

Coach Rupard is married to Kristin (BHS Class of 2007), is father to Jackson and is from Waynesfield, Ohio.

Kyle Riemer – Freshmen Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach

Education: Patten University, 2018, Bachelor’s in Management and Entrepreneurship

Coaching Experience: Bearden High School, 2018 – Freshman Offensive Coordinator,

Playing Experience: Bearden High School, 2009-2012 – Quarterback

Coach Riemer is from Knoxville, TN.

Tyler Wombles – Freshmen Wide Receivers, Jokers, Specialists

Education:
Currently attending the University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Majoring in Journalism & Electronic Media

Coaching Experience:  Bearden High School, 2018 – Wide Receivers, Jokers, Specialists

Playing Experience:  Loudon High School, 2012-2015 – Kicker

Coach Wombles is from Loudon, TN.

Caleb Bartlett – Freshmen Offensive and Defensive Line

Education:
Currently attending the University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Majoring in Construction Management
Three years in the Marine Corps

Coaching Experience: Bearden High School, 2018 – Offensive and Defensive Line

Playing Experience: East Tennessee State University – 2013

Coach Bartlett is married to Bailey and is from Knoxville, TN.

William Burns – Freshmen Running Backs and Linebackers

Education: Currently attending the University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Majoring in Communication Studies

Coaching Experience: Bearden High School, 2018 – Running Backs, Linebackers

Playing Experience: Bearden High School, 2009-2012 – Fullback, Linebacker

Coach Burns is from Knoxville, TN.

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