Coaches
Eric Schugars
Varsity Head Coach
Coach Schugars is a native of Muskegon, Michigan, and received his undergraduate degree from Western Michigan University and his Master's degree from Central Michigan University. This is Eric's ninth season as Varsity Head Coach and 22nd season with the Trojan Football program. Under Coach Schugars, the Trojans have gone 67-21, winning five conference championships, three District Championships, and two Regional Championships, with one State Runner-Up finish in 2021. He currently teaches Economics and Civics at Traverse City Central High School. Eric is married to his beautiful wife, Carissa; together they have three children, two daughters, Hayden (15) and Teagan (9), and a son, Talan (14). He attributes his love for coaching to his father, Jack, a Hall of Fame coach and three-time state champion at Muskegon Oakridge High School.
Mike Gle
Varsity Assistant
Offensive Coordinator
Coach Gle is entering his 18th year as a member of the TC Central football coaching staff. He is also entering his 18th year as a teacher at TC Central High School where he teaches Physical Education. Coach Gle is a graduate of Brighton High School (97) and Hope College ('02) where he was a member of two MIAA Championship teams and set school records for touchdown receptions. He and his wife Taffetta have three sons, Trent (15), Tripp (12), and Cade (10).
Doug Gle
Varsity Assistant
Offensive Line
Strength & Conditioning Coordinator
Coach Doug Gle is a 23-year veteran of the TC Central football coaching staff. Doug has also been a teacher at TC Central for the past 22 years. Coach Gle has a master's degree from Western Michigan University in Exercise Science. He is an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, a USA weightlifting club coach and he has worked previously as a strength and conditioning coach at Eastern Michigan and the University of Northern Low. He was the National High School Strength and Conditioning Association Great Lakes Region Coach of the Year. Coach Gle and his wife Dawn are the parents of three children, Carter (15), Brady (13), and Megan (11).
Todd Tester
Varsity Assistant
Defensive Coordinator
Coach Tester is entering his 23rd year coaching varsity football. He graduated from Traverse City Central in 1996 and Hope College in 2000. He and his wife Katie have three children: Tillman (14), Elonica (12), and Traeton (10).
Jack Schugars
Varsity Assistant
Special Teams Coach
Coach Jack Schugars is a Muskegon High School Alumni and graduate of Western Michigan University and Michigan State University. Jack coached for 42 years at Muskegon Oakridge High School and one year at Grand Rapids Community College. For the past 9 years, Jack has been Special Teams Coordinator for the Ferris State Bulldogs who won back-to-back National Championships in 2021 and 2022. Jack's wife of 49 years, Julie, tragically passed away in August of 2020. Jack and Julie raised two children, Eric (Carissa) Head Traverse City Central Football Coach, and Amanda (Matt) Lynn, and have the blessing of 6 grandchildren. 2023 begins Jack's 55th year of coaching.
Konrad Visser
Varsity Assistant
Defensive Ends
Coach Visser is entering his 37th season of coaching football. He is also a track coach at TC Central and has taught there for the past 37 years. Coach Visser also teaches German as an adjunct professor at MC. He is married to Diana and together they have two children, Franciska and Christopher.
Matt Brayton
Varsity Assistant
Offensive Line Coach
Coach Brayton is in his first year coaching. He graduated from Traverse City Central in 1997. He played college football at Central Michigan from 1997 to 2002 as a 4-year starter and left tackle. Matt is married to his wife Barbi and they have four children Elyse (17), Marin (15), Brooke (13), and Maisy (10).
Evan Windholz
Varsity Assistant
Defensive Line
Coach Windholz is entering his eleventh season as an assistant coach in the Trojan Football Program. Coach Windholz loves the game of football and the valuable life lessons that it teaches our young men. He is married to his longtime partner Karen, and father to Alex, in his fifth year at Michigan State University, and Kathryn, a junior at TCC.
Ryan Royston
QB's and Running Backs
Varsity Assistant
Coach Royston is a 2020 TC Central graduate and also coaches the TC East 8th grade football team.
Jeremy Johnson
Varsity Assistant
Wide Receivers Coach
Marlin Starkey
Varsity Defensive Line Coach
Tyler Mills
Junior Varsity Head Coach
Coach Mills is entering his seventh year as head coach of the JV program and his 8th year with the TC Central football coaching staff after playing for the Trojans from 2000-2002. Since his years as a player, Coach Mills has gone on to start a family with his wife, Erin. Together they have two sons, Braylon (11) and Landon (7). Coach Mills and Erin own and operate their family-owned roofing company, Mills Construction Services, out of Traverse City. Tyler is very excited to be a part of the Trojan family and looks forward to the opportunity to help lead and develop the kids in the program to become successful both on and off the football field.
Justin McMurren
Junior Varsity Assistant
Defensive Backs Coach
Coach M is entering his first season with the TC Central Football coaching. He was born and raised in Saginaw, MI, and is an alumnus of Heritage High School (18). After graduating from school went on to Olivet College where he played football as a middle linebacker and graduated with an Exercise Science degree (23). Coach Justin also holds previous coaching experience with ca Nouvel Catholic Central High School and Defensive Coordinator for the Saginaw Legacy travel Coach Justin is looking forward to helping develop the fundamental skills of all our athletes. helping them receive the proper training and exposure for their football careers.
Mike Kolanowski
Junior Varsity Assistant
Defensive Coordinator
Coach K is returning this year for his second year as the Junior Varsity Defensive Coordinator and Assistant Coach. This will be his eleventh year coaching within the TC Central Football Program and his thirteenth overall. Coach Kolanowski is a graduate of Manistee High School ('04) and Hope College ('09) with a B.A. in Physical Education, and a double minor in Health and Psychology Education. Coach K played college football at Hope College as a linebacker and punter. He currently lives in Williamsburg with his wife Lauren and their son Brady.
Matt Dorman
JV Assistant coach
JV- Offensive Line
Coach Dorman graduated from Davenport University and is entering his 7th year as a youth football coach. He is also entering his 2nd year at Northwest Ed as a para pro for the Power Equipment program. Coach Dorman is an avid football fan and thoroughly enjoys teaching and coaching the game. Matt and his wife Nancy have four children, Noah (16), Lucas (14), and 11-year-old twins, Maya and Aidan.
Will Livingston
Freshman Head Coach
Coach Livingston has been a part of the TC Central football coaching staff since 1999. He is a former player and a student at Traverse City Senior High. Coach Livingston is currently working on his Master's degree in Special Education and currently works as a security guard at TC Central. Will and his wife Sara have three kids, Elijah, Damon, and Lilah.
Kurt Neveau
Freshman Assistant
Defensive Coordinator And Line Coach
Coach Neveau is in his eighth season on the TC Central football coaching staff working with the offensive line and as defensive coordinator. He is entering his seventh year as a Special Education Teacher at TCC after working previously at TC West Senior High and East Middle School as well as Northport Public School as a special education teacher. He is a graduate of Saginaw Valley State University (secondary education) and Ferris State University (special education). Kurt was a member of two GLIAC League Championship baseball teams at Saginaw Valley State University. Kurt and his wife of 16 years, Lee, have three children: twin boys - Alex and William (13) and a daughter, Delaney (9).
Adam BeVier
Freshman Assistant- Wide receivers coach
Alec Moulton
Junior Varsity Assistant
Wide Receivers Coach
Coach Moulton is entering his sixth season with the TC Central football coaching staff. He was born and raised in Midland, MI and after graduating high school went on to Western Michigan University where he played football as a wide receiver for four years and graduated with a finance degree. Coach Moulton is currently a financial advisor with Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in Traverse City.
Amy Ream
Athletic Trainer for Trojan Football
Amy is a graduate of Central Michigan University with a Sports Medicine degree. She is a Licensed Athletic Trainer and a Certified Athletic Trainer that is employed by Munson Medical Center. Through Munson, she has worked with the Traverse City Central Trojans for the last 33 years. Amy and her husband Rob have two daughters, Ondrea, and Sarah.