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2021 FOOTBALL COACHING STAFF


 Click on the Division to See Your 2021 Coaching Staff!!!  
 6u 8u 10u 12u 14u
 
 
 
 
6U
 
 Garrett Pepper  - Head Coach

Born and raised in Memphis, TN. Garrett attended college at Union University (Jackson, TN), where he played collegiate baseball for 4 years.  Garrett, his wife Jill, and son Mac moved to the Palm City area last summer.  Quickly after moving, Mac joined the 6U team and Garrett joined the coaching staff.  Also, Garrett has over 7 seasons of combined experience coaching high school and little league level baseball.  This year, Garrett will be assuming the role of the head coach of the 6U Dolphins team.

“My #1 rule is to keep it fun!  I like to create an upbeat, positive, and team centered environment.  This helps develop a self-confidence while instilling personal responsibility that comes with being a successful contributor to a team.”

   

  Guillermo Lucas - Assistant Coach

"Hello Dolphin’s, my name is Coach Guillermo Lucas. I am from Ft. Lauderdale, FL and I graduated from Northeast High school in 1990. While at Northeast High school, I was a Wide Receiver/Defensive Back for the Varsity tackle football team. I was also on the wrestling, track & field, and soccer team while attending this school. The day after I graduated from high school I immediately went to the US Army (Active Duty). I honorably served a total of 15 years as a Combat Engineer Squad Leader/Platoon Sergeant doing tours in Bosnia-Herzegovina (2002) and Iraq (2004). While in the Army, I also participated in company football and soccer teams competing with different teams on various military installations in the U.S. and overseas. In 2006, I met my wife Maritza and moved to Arlington, TX and we have seven children (Six boys and one girl). Six are all grown still living in Texas and our youngest lives with us, Josiah. While in Texas I received a Bachelors Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies-Early Childhood Education/Business in 2010 and a Masters Degree in Education in Educational Leadership from Dallas Baptist University in 2013. We purchased a home in Florida to be closer to the beach and we currently live in Port St Lucie where I work for the Federal Government. I enjoy coaching football (flag or tackle) and soccer. The greatest thing about coaching is being able to share with our youth that with God all things are possible and seeing young athletes accomplish something in sports they never thought they could do before. I believe it is our responsibility as adults to share our faith and life lessons with our youth to help them stay on the right path towards being successful in life, on and off the field. Thank you for allowing me to be part of this family, I am very grateful for the opportunity, and I look forward to coaching football with the Palm City Dolphin family."
   
PHOTO COMING SOON  Jay Scarry - Assistant Coach
   
PHOTO COMING SOON Sarah Godwin - Team Parent

Hi! My name is Sarah Godwin and I am proud to be part of the Dolphin family! I was born and raised here and I love my home town! My husband Andrew and I are proud to be raising our 2 boys , Austin and Ashten here and we are excited for this new season of football! This will be our 3rd season with the Dolphins! Football is a big part of our life and I’m excited to be Team Mom for 6U this season and to work alongside some great coaches! I look forward to being there to help the parents, coaches and kiddos navigate through this season. 6 U is so much fun and where it all begins so I feel that it is so important to make sure all the kids have a great experience this season so they will develop the love of the game at an early age and hopefully they will fall in love with it , I know my boys sure have! We’re all excited for another great season of learning, growing and most importantly HAVING FUN!! Go Dolphins!!

   
   
8U
 
   
 John Coleman - Head Coach

"I have had the privilege of coaching football for 11 seasons, whether it be Assistant Coach or Head Coach. I was the 14U Head coach last season and couldn't be more proud that the coaches and players made it to the championship game last season. Now I am going back to where my coaching all began 8 years ago with the Palm City dolphins and that would be 8U. I can not wait to get out there on the field with this team. 
My goal is to prepare these young athletes to love the game of football and hopefully continue playing for years to come. I want them to learn the fundamentals of the game but most of all just have fun out there.  

I want this team to know that we are not just a team but we are a family and that we will support each other and we will work together whether it is on or off the field. 
I can not wait for another great season with the Palm City Dolphins!"

   
PHOTO COMING SOON Coach KB - Assistant Coach
   
PHOTO COMING SOON Chris Freed - Assistant Coach
   
PHOTO COMING SOON Phil Noblin - Assistant Coach
10U
 
 
 Joseph Brayboy - Head Coach

"First and foremost let me start off by saying - I was lucky enough to be part of this great family and community - the Palm City Dolphins. Some might know me from last year on 8u, but for those who don't, I assistant coach and offensive coordinator. After long consideration, I decided to move up with my boys from last year to continue to help them along the way on and off the field. One of my main objectives is to teach more than just a game of football, but self respect, courage, and teamwork - how working together as one and being a unit by being there for each other, we can accomplish much more than being alone.  Our kids will know and understand we are a family. Also how actions off the field not only affects them but others around them. So I will be straight when I say there will be little tolerance for inappropriate behavior on the field and off. They will know they are always a Palm City Dolphin.

So with that being said I look forward to dialing in more on the individual skills of each and every player so that they can start developing into the player they want to become. Myself and our coaches look forward to another great season being a Palm City Dolphin. 

Go Dolphins!" 

 

 
 

  Stevan Gozdzialski - Assistant Coach

"I am new to the Palm City Dolphins. I have coached previously in the NFL Play 60 Flag Football league in Palm City. I decided to start coaching for the Dolphins when my son decided he wanted to play tackle football. I look forward to being an Assistant Coach for the 10u team. I think this is a great age for the kids to learn to enjoy the sport and not take it too seriously, yet.  With that being said, I expect them to put forward their best effort each and every time we show up for practice. In return I will give them my best effort to be prepared for the games. I like to have fun but when it’s time to work, it’s time to work. 

I have experience with lineman and linebackers and look forward to coaching those positions or wherever I’m needed. 

I am looking forward to an exciting season with the kids!
Go Dolphins!"

  

 Ed Geiger - Assistant Coach

Hello, 

My name is Ed Geiger. I am looking forward to the opportunity to work with your kids this year.

A little about myself. Grew up mainly outside of Chicago with a sprinkling of San Diego worked in. Was an All-Northern Illinois baseball and football player in high school. Went to Illinois Valley CC to pursue sports. Marine Corps Desert Storm vet. Bachelors Degree from FAU - Varying Exceptionalities; Masters from Barry University (Ed Leadership). 

Have coached multiple sports at the High School level (Wrestling, Basketball, Weightlifting, Girls Flag FB, Girls Water Polo, Softball) but primarily a Football Coach.

Coached FB at Martin County HS (1995-2002); Fort Pierce Central (2003-04), Harrison, and Dwyer High School (2005-2016). 
Helped with Hobe Sound Ravens 10U (2021)

Currently I am the Assistant Principal over Athletics at South Fork High School (2017-present). Was AP at Dwyer prior to SF.

Chairman - Board of Directors - Treasure Lakes Conference
Board of Directors - Play! Treasure Coast Sports Commission
FHSAA - District 3 - Representative Assembly Member

Enough about me. This is all about the kids. My thoughts that define any coaching style I might have (and what I have always passed on to assistant coaches):

- Football is the ultimate team game. The lessons taught through well-organized practices, meetings, and games will stick with these young men throughout their lives - making them better people, more employable, reliable and productive. 
- Fundamentals make practices at every level. My goal is to make your son a better football player and person......not to count how many yards, tackles or touchdowns he makes. We will celebrate success - but we will focus on the process.
- Never, ever yell at kids because of your lack of either communication or preparation. 
- Trust yourself and the process
- Coaching is not all about what we know - rather what we can get our kids to do.
- Lead by example and be genuine. Kids detect BS better than we do. 
- Never make selfish decisions that will sour kids taste in their mouths for this wonderful game. At the same time, set clear, high expectations. Let them know how much hard work pays off through your words, drills and practices.


Thanks once again for allowing me this opportunity. Looking forward to working with all of you. Go Dolphins!! 
   
PHOTO COMING SOON David Narr - Assistant Coach
   
 Hannah Kumrits - Team Parent 

Bio coming soon... 
   
   
12U
 
 
 Pete Tremblay - Head Coach

Coaching football has been an honor for me for the past five years and this will be my second season with the Palm City Dolphins, and first as a head coach. My wife and I have five kids and we have lived in Stuart for over 15 years. Two of our boys share our same passion for football, which ignited and continues to fuel my spark to coach.

It’s my belief team sports, such as youth football, provides the opportunity for individual growth and development in young athletes. Growth which strengthens an individual’s self-confidence through overcoming challenges and adversity, both in practice and in games, by working together as a team, in support of one another and achieving more than what was originally thought possible. While winning is an important component to any competition, I do not ascribe to the philosophy of winning at all costs. Success isn’t always measured by the score or the final result, rather in the context of a team sport, is measured in the growth of the team and the individual sacrifice players make towards working to achieve team success. It’s not the team with the best players that win. It’s the players with the best team that wins.

My coaching style focuses on player accountability, commitment, hard work, positive reinforcement and the importance of mastering the fundamentals of the game as a basis for being successful, both individually and collectively as a team. Our coaching staff will hold themselves to even a higher level of accountability in these areas and stress and prioritize the importance of “team” over individual success. Coaching young athletes has been beyond rewarding for me and watching these athletes learn, grow, and continue to be enthusiastic about the game is a privilege. It is something coaches are responsible for in continuing to foster and develop throughout their coaching career.

Players who play for me understand our Dolphin team is a family and that we will work together and support one another, both on and off the field. It is about building trust in each other, while pursuing success together with tenacity, enthusiasm and good sportsmanship, that will cement the Palm City Dolphins as the team to beat in Pop Warner football.

“Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work….” -Vince Lombardi

   
  Glen Cockrell - Assistant Coach

Hi my name is Glen Cockrell and I am going to be assistant coach on the 12u Palm City
Dolphins team this upcoming season. I am married with two boys both who share a love for football as I do. My older Tyler played on the Palm City Dolphins when he was younger and now plays on the Martin County High School football team and my younger son Kellen will be playing his second season with the Palm City Dolphins.  I love football because it teaches kids about the values of leadership, determination, sportsmanship and most importantly teamwork. Palm City Dolphins  is a great organization and I am excited and ready to help this seasons 12u football team have the most fun and rewarding season possible. See you on the field!
   
 Monteis Sims - Assistant Coach 

“My coaching philosophy is basic: To have an environment that encourages athletes to learn and develop on and off the playing field, to create a positive learning environment in good and bad times. My goal is to provide an opportunity to develop player’s skills and create a learning environment that is constantly challenging yet fun. Coaching is about providing an avenue for young adults to become great people
   
 PHOTO COMING SOON Unique Bradshaw - Assistant Coach

Bio Coming Soon
   
  Adam Hamill - Assistant Coach 

Hello.

My name is Adam Hamill and this will be my second season coaching with the Palm City Dolphins.
People often ask me why do I choose to coach? To understand the answer to that question, you have to understand my deep love for the game of football so allow me to explain. I started Playing football when I was 6 years old and played through elementary school, middle school, high school, college age, semi pro and arena football. I played the game, while then beginning transitioning into coaching, until I was 45.That’s when my body finally said ok, leave the playing to the younger generation. To say I love the game of football would be an understatement but perhaps not for the reasons one might think. Like most, I love the competition the game brings and the physicality of the game because, let’s be honest, you’d have to be a little off to do something as long as I have and not love it as the game of football is so physically demanding on your body. But, what I genuinely love most about the game of football has been the brotherhood that this game creates. There is a bond that develops on a football field that I cannot accurately describe. That bond, has developed some of my best character traits that to this day, still remains at the core of the majority of my deep and personal relationships. If I am fortunate enough to help one young player see and then truly understand that integral piece of football, that goes far beyond the athleticism displayed, then as a coach, I have done more for their lives than any championship trophy will ever do.

If you’ve ever seen the movie Any Given Sunday, you know the iconic speech that Al Pacino gives to motivate his team, that has been falling apart, in order to try and will them together to win. When I heard this for the first time, being a football player for most of my life, this resonated so intensely. This piece, modified with my own personal thought process, is called Any Given Someday..... 

When facing life’s challenges, very often, I don’t know what to say to myself really. Three minutes, three hours, three days, three years or three seconds. The time is often irrelevant. We are, at any given moment, at the beginning of the biggest battle of our lives. What if, that battle, all comes down to today? What if, how you choose to face the challenge, that is staring at you like a giant monster across your personal battlefield, is the difference between healing and crumbling? Either you heal and grow or, you wither and fall apart. All too often, we look at these massive obstacles in front of us and say they are insurmountable. That there is no way we can go over or circumvent or even tear down such a wall. Yet, if we attack each challenge, piece by piece, inch by inch or moment by moment, until we are finished with it, no matter how long it takes, then those giant obstacles, aren’t so big after all, are they? Maybe you are sitting there right now, reading this and saying to yourself, that’s me and that is right where I am. Believe me, I know for a fact we have all been there. You still have the ability to choose. You can choose to stay there, in whatever personal battle you are in and get the living crap kicked out of you and blame whatever you want for where you are. But, if that is all you do, complain, you will stay in that or any other struggle, if that is what you choose to do. OR.....You can choose to fight. Fight your way back into the light. You can choose to climb out of or over your struggles. You can begin to tear down the walls that confine you. Piece by piece, moment by moment, inch by inch. If you choose to do that, eventually, you will come to a time where your struggle, no longer holds you in captivity. Now no one can do it for you. But you can’t make excuses like I’m too old, it’s too hard or I just don’t know how. You’re never to old !!!!It’s going to be hard !!!!If you don’t know how, ask someone who does !!!!There is ALWAYS a way !!!!! 

When I look around the playing field of my life, I still see obstacles. Some I have overcome. Some, I am still tearing at piece by piece, moment by moment, inch by inch. I remember my once young face, when I see my worn and tattered face, filled with scars and wisdom from battles won and lost. When I look in the mirror and I think of all that I have personally gone through to get to this moment in my life, I am often amazed at how far I have come and yet, even more amazed at how far I still have yet to grow. I look every right or wrong choice that a middle aged man, like myself could make or has made. Believe it or not, I have chased off many who have cared for me and even loved me. There are actually times, even to this day, with all the good things in my life and all the obstacles I have overcome, that I still, can't even stand the face I see in the mirror. But, eventually, piece by piece, moment by moment, inch by inch, that perspective changes and I can again see, the man I am as well as the man I have yet to become. So if you, aren’t liking what you see staring back at you in the mirror, just remember, it can and will change with patience, perseverance and a willingness to keep fighting. 

Like many, I have learned, that when you get old in life, things get taken from you. That's, part of life. The coolest part about that lesson is that at some point, you find out that life, is just a game of inches. Because in the game of life, just like football, the margin for error is so small. I mean one half step too late or to early, you don't quite make it. One half second too slow or too fast and you don't quite catch it. The inches we need are everywhere around us. They are in every break, every moment, every minute, every second.

In this life, you have got to fight for that inch! In this life, you often have tear at ourselves and everyone around us for pieces of that inch. In this life, you often have to CLAW, with our finger nails, for that inch !Because I know, that in this life, when we add up all those inches, that's going to make the difference between WINNING and LOSING ! Between LIVING and DYING !

I'll tell you this and i firmly believe that this is true....That in any fight, it is the guy who is willing to die who is going to win that inch and I know, if I am going to have any life worth living anymore, it is because, I am still willing to fight and die for that inch ! Because that is what LIVING is !It is the six inches, right in front of your face ! 

Now I can't make you do it. You gotta look at the person in the mirror or the you sitting right next to you. Look into their eyes. Now I think, you are going to see, a person who will go that inch with you. I believe, if you look hard enough, you are going to see a person who is capable and who will sacrifice themselves if needed to over come life’s challenges. Because I know, when it comes down to it, you are gonna have to in order to gain those inches..

So, in a nut shell, football has taught me one of my greatest life lessons. That with those others that stand shoulder pad to shoulder pad with me, I can overcome any and all of life’s challenges, inch by inch if needed.

That’s all it is. Inches. So go get yours. Piece by piece. Moment by moment. Inch by inch.

That is why I love this game and that, is why I coach.....

Adam...
   
PHOTO COMING SOON GL Drake - Assistant Coach
   

 Bruce Higgins - Assistant Coach
   
   Kelly McCormick - Team Parent
   
14U
 
 
 Jamond Kelly - Head Coach

I had the privilege of being an assistant coach on the 14U, that went to the Championships last season. It was definitely a season to remember and I am excited to now be the Head Coach of the same team! I have been coaching for over 6 years and I just truly love the game of football.

I also want to foster the growth of my players through many opportunities that I can provide whether it is on or off the field. I want them to know that I am there for them no matter what. My goal is to mold a group of individuals to communicate, to be responsible and to hold themselves accountable for every move and play they make on the field or even in school

Myself and assistant coaches cant wait for this season to begin. 

   

 Jarrod Kelly - Assistant Coach


I have a passion for coaching youth football. I have been coaching since I can remember. I just always want to be out on the field and can not wait for a new season with the Dolphins.

I have coached my son's team, and have coached older and younger teams and ready to coach my second season with 14U!
   
   
   
   
   

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