Eric Schugars
Varsity Head Coach
Defensive Coordinator
Coach Eric Schugars is a native of Muskegon, MI and received his undergraduate degree from Western Michigan University and his Masters degree from Central Michigan University. This is Eric’s fifth season as Varsity Head Coach and 18th with the Trojan Football program. Under Coach Schugars, the Trojans have gone 33-10, winning two conference championships and a District Championship. He currently teaches Economics and Civics at Traverse City Central High School. Eric is married to his beautiful wife, Carissa. They have two daughters, Hayden (11) and Teagan (5), and a son, Talan (10). 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.
Tim Odette
Varsity Assistant
Co-Offensive Coordinator (Quarterbacks)
Coach Odette enters his third season as a member of the TC Central football coaching staff. This is his 20th season coaching high school football. He has coached for multiple programs with his most recent stop being Muskegon Oakridge prior to joining the Trojans. Coach Odette is married to Sarah and has two daughters and a son: Brynn (10), Elyn (8), and Grayson (4). He is a graduate of Central Michigan University and is a Social Studies teacher at TC Central High School.
Doug Gle
Varsity Assistant
Offensive Line Coach
Strength & Conditioning Coordinator
Coach Doug Gle is a 19 year veteran of the TC Central football coaching staff and he is a leader in the field of exercise science. Doug has also been a teacher at TC Central for the past 18 years. Coach Gle has a master’s degree from Western Michigan University in Exercise Science. He is a certified strength coach, a USA weight lifting club coach and he has worked previously as a strength and conditioning coach at Eastern Michigan and the University of Northern Iowa. Doug and his wife Dawn are the parents of three children, Carter (11), Brady (9) and Megan (7).
Mike Gle
Varsity Assistant
Co-Offensive Coordinator (Wide Receivers)
Coach Gle is entering his 14th year as a member of the TC Central football coaching staff. He is also entering his 14th year as a teacher at TC Central High School where he teaches Physical Education. Mike 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. Mike and his wife Taffetta have three sons, Trenton (11) Tripp (8) and Cade (6).
Jack Schugars
Varsity Assistant
Special Teams Coordinator
Defensive Ends
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 6 years, Jack has been Special Teams Coordinator for the Ferris State University Bulldogs, Division 2 National Semi-Finalist. He and his wife Julie just celebrated 48 years of marriage. Jack and Julie have two children, Eric (Head TCC Football Coach) and Amanda (Matt) Lynn along with 6 grandchildren. 2019 begins Jack's 51st year of coaching!
Tom Passinault
Varsity Assistant
Defensive Backs
Coach Passinault begins his 34th year of coaching high school football. Coach Passinault was a head varsity coach for 21 years, with 13 of those years at Grand Rapids Catholic Central and 8 years at Traverse City Central. During that time his teams won 143 games, including 9 conference championships and a trip to the State Finals in 2005. In 15 of those seasons his teams made the State Playoffs. Passinault was the AP Coach of the Year in 2012 as head coach of the Trojans. Tom and his wife Teresa have three children: Noah (20), Danny (18) and Gwyneth (15).
Konrad Visser
Varsity Assistant
Linebackers & Defensive Ends
Coach Visser is entering his 33rd season of coaching football. He is also a track coach at TC Central and has taught there for the past 32 years. Coach Visser also teaches German as an adjunct professor at NMC. He is married to Diana and together they have two children, Franciska and Christopher.
Evan Windholz
Varsity Assistant
Defensive Line
Coach Windholz is entering his 10th 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 long time partner, Karen, and he is father to Alex, in his senior year at Michigan State, and Kathryn, a sophomore at Traverse City Central.
Tyler Mills
JV Head Coach
Coach Mills is entering his third year as head coach of the JV program and his 5th 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 (7) and Landon (3). Tyler 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.
Mike Kolanowski
JV Assistant
Defensive Coordinator
This year Coach K returns as the Junior Varsity Defensive Coordinator and Assistant Coach. This will be his seventh year coaching within the TC Central Football Program and his ninth overall. Mike has also coached within the Trojan Baseball Program as a Varsity Assistant from 2012-2015. He has also coached middle school basketball at East Middle School for the last four years. Mike is a graduate of Manistee High School (‘04) and Hope College (‘09) with a B.A. in Physical Education, and 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.
Alec Moulton
JV Assistant
Wide Receivers
Coach Moulton is entering his second 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. Alec is currently a financial advisor with Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in Traverse City.
Kelly Clark
JV Assistant
Defensive Backs
Coach Clark played defensive back for the Trojans and was the defensive captain of the 1988 State Championship team. After high school, Coach Clark played 4 years of Varsity football at Hope College, where he still holds the career interception record. He also spent a year as a graduate assistant at Hope. After college, Coach Clark and his wife, Julie, moved to Traverse City. He coached for the Trojans as a sophomore coach and varsity assistant before serving as head coach from 2000-2007. Coach Clark and his wife are both teachers and have 3 students in TCAPS. Kennedy and Kaden are sophomores at Central. Cooper is entering 6th grade at East Middle School. Besides volunteering to coach football, Coach Clark teaches Spanish at West Middle School, is a Realtor for EXIT Realty Paramount and works part time as an agent for American Airlines so he and his family can travel the world.
Will Livingston
Freshman Head Coach
Will Livingston has been a part of the TC Central football coaching staff since 1999. This is his 6th season as the Head Freshman football coach. Will is a former player and a student at Traverse City Senior High. Will has his Bachelor’s degree in Education and currently works on the security staff at TC Central. Will and his fiancee, Sarah Smith, plan to get married sometime next year. Their new family will include Elijah, Damon and Lilah.
Kurt Neveau
Freshman Assistant Coach
This is Kurt’s fifth season on the TC Central football coaching staff working with the offensive line and as defensive coordinator. He's entering his third year as a Special Education Teacher at TCC after working previously at TC West Senior High and East Middle School and also Northport Public School as a special education teacher. Kurt has also coached baseball for 14 years, at Bay City Western and Traverse City West. 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 SVSU. Kurt and his wife of 12 years, Lee, have three children; twin boys – Alex and William (9) and a daughter, Delaney (5).
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 28 years and more recently, East and West Middle Schools. Amy and her husband Rob have two daughters, Ondrea, and Sarah.