Our Team - Charlotte
"It's not like we have to guess what will happen, we’ve lived it" - Coach Shawn
Coach Mike Craft has 30+ years of professional experience and 10+ seasons as a coach -- training and developing young men for success on the football field and in life. He began his football career as a standout athlete in the State of Virginia at Bayside High School, earning team MVP honors and second team all-state honors as a defensive lineman. After high school, Craft received a scholarship to the University of Richmond where he continued to be successful on the field and in the classroom. For the past 17 years, Craft has been Senior Producer of Broadcasting & Media Content for the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte, NC. While being a member of the Carolina Panthers organization, Craft still found time to be on the field coaching today’s stars. Coach Craft has coached at Phillip O. Berry High School (2011-2013 Offensive Coordinator), Johnson C. Smith University (2009-2010 Running Backs/ Asst.
Offensive Line Coach),Consultant/Offensive Analyst for Division I & II coaches , Players 2 Pros. LLC Director of Charlotte Division (2016-Present - Director/ Head Coach)
Coach Starkes is steadily rising up the high school coaching ranks after many years as a coach on the youth football level. His most recent experience includes the following:
2017-Present Nation Ford High School - Head JV Coach/Offensive Coordinator, Varsity Wide Receivers Coach. 2015-2016 Fort Mill Middle School Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator of 8th Grade. Head Coach - 7th grade /Offensive Coordinator
2012-2014 Phillip O. Berry - Varsity QB & J.V. Head Coach. Mentored All-conference QB Keonte Cotton to All-Conference honors.
Quarterback and RB Coach - Charlotte
Offensive Coordinator W/R Coach - Charlotte
Coach Anthony McFadden has over 10 years experience as an Offensive Coordinator and Wide Receiver Coach. Coach McFadden is a native of Lake City, SC. He is currently employed as a Special Education Teacher with the Rock Hill School District where he currently resides in Rock Hill, SC. His previous coaching stints were at Rock Hill High School and Chester Senior High School. “It is a goal of mine to see that our student athletes not only become successful in sports but also to succeed with their academics.” Coach McFadden has always enjoyed working with student athletes by helping them obtain their goals on and off the field. During his stints at Rock Hill School and Chester High School, Coach McFadden produced some the most productive receivers in school history.
Coach McFadden is known for developing and training wide receivers to reach their maximum potential. Coach McFadden has coached multiple receivers that all had over 50 catches during the season with his tenure at Rock Hill High School. He has coached a number of players who have played or is actively playing on the collegiate level. Coach McFadden has coached the following players who made it to the Collegiate level: Thailand Adams WR Lenoir Rhyne ‘16, DeShaun McFadden WR North Carolina A&T ’15, Tommy Sanders QB Newberry College ’15, Quan Caldwell WR South Carolina State ’14, Jamarcus Moore WR/DB Catawba College ’13, and Julius Pendergrass South Carolina State RB/WR ’11.