2021 FALL FOOTBALL SCHEDULE:
  • Aug 27 - Benedictine Univ W 7-0
  • SEPT 5 - Concordia Univ (WI) W 13-6
  • SEPT 12 - Aurora Univ L 25-14
  • SEPT 20 - Olivet Nazarene Uni L 24-0
  • OCT 10 - Benedictine W 13-6
  • OCT 17 - Rockford Uni W 6-0
  • OCT 23 - North Central College
  • OCT 31 - Illinois Weslyan Uni
  • NOV 7 - Augustana College

Players &
Coaches

Football Coaches

  • Tyrone Richardson

    HEAD COACH / DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR

    Coach Tyrone Richardon was named second head football coach at Midwest Prep Academy at the end of the 2018 season. He previously served as the Associate Head Coach and Defensive Line Coach. Coach Richardson entered the Semi-Professional ranks of football by playing with the Grand Rapids Crush. Tyrone dominated the line of scrimmage with impressive honors and accolades during his playing days. While studying the various coaches in the Arena Football League and at the Collegiate Level; this created the foundation of successful coaching at various levels which has translated into winning.

    Richardson’s leadership traveled by obtaining a challenging high school football team then turning the Thornridge High School program into a winner. Coach Richardson is noted for turning programs around and developing student-athletes. Not only Richardson transforms football programs, but works closely with feeder programs to develop the future rising stars. Tyrone’s playing days included playing for Notre Dame’s current Head Coach Brian Kelly while Kelly was coaching at Grand Valley State. Richardson was a standout on the gridiron while accumulating many honors. Tyrone transferred to Grand Valley State from Grand Rapids Community College where he was selected First Team All-Conference Defensive Tackle for two consecutive years.

  • Michael Blair

    OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR / QBS

    Michael Blair graduated from Thornwood High School in 1992, after an outstanding high school football career, Blair was awarded a four year scholarship to Ball State University in Muncie, IN.  Blair graduated from Ball State University with a Journalism Degree, with an emphasis in Graphic Design. He played football for Ball State from 1992-1996 including two appearance in the Las Vegas Bowl. After graduating in 97’ from Ball State, the first National Football League decal Blair wore, was with the Kansas City Chiefs as a Running Back. Later that year, he played for the Super Bowl Champion Green Bay Packers in 1998. In 1999, Blair was selected as the 1st running back in the 1999 expansion draft for the Cleveland Browns. In 2000, Blair played a season with National Football League in Europe with the Frankfurt Galaxy in Germany. The following year he played in the Xtreme Football League and finished his professional football career in the Arena Football League from 2002-2006.

    After completion of his 10 year professional football career, Blair began his second career as an Educator, and a coach.

  • Kenny Rogers

    LINEBACKERS

    Coach Rogers has more than 30 years of experience in the teaching and coaching field. He is a long time Chicago Public Schools high school head football coach that has worked to build many programs in the Chicago area including North Lawndale Prep and Perspective Charter High School. He also served as head football coach at powerhouse, Morgan Park High School, that has produced several dozen college and NFL players. Coach Rogers will work with our linebackers and assist with college outplacement. Coach Rogers is also a long term administrator, serving as athletic director and assistant principal at various schools.

  • Oliver King

    DEFENSIVE LINE

  • Marc May

    Wide Receivers

    Coach May was a great athlete out of South Shore High School in Chicago. He played D1 / P5 college ball at Purdue University as a Tight End. After college, he continued his football career with the Joliet Fire in the Northern States football league in 1978 averaging 19.6 yards per reception and 9 touchdowns over the course of the season. Riding this impressive season, he later made all league with the Chicago lions in the Northern States league and later in 1982 would be picked up by the Dallas Cowboys where he played for Tom Landry. Coach May would play for a number of coaching greats, such George Allen and Marv Levy with the Chicago Blitz, Chuck Fairbanks and Walt Michaels with the New Jersey Generals, and Lee Corso with the Orlando Renegades. Time well spent and lessons he put to use while playing in the Chicagoland Football league. As a part of the DuPage eagles, Coach May would see the championships two years in a row, in 1989 and 1990 and pick up the AFA All American award and the Offensive MVP Award. And the years before these, he would take another run at the NFL with the Minnesota Vikings from 1987 through 1988.

    With a wealth of playing experience, it is no surprise that Coach May would later transition into coaching. First with the Chicago Thunder in the Chicagoland Football League taking them to the championship games in 1996 and 1997 winning the coach of the year and then head coach of the year between the two championship runs respectively. He’d later go on to own and coach the Chicago Mavericks and eventually work as commissioner of the Midwest Football League before taking his talents into coaching youth sports. May coached at St Joseph’s High School from 2007-2009. And then at St. Laurence high school from 2012 through 2018 helping to mold many of the young players who passed through those halls into smart athletes who not only knew the what and the how to do what they were doing but the why allowing them to continue their skills and push them to the next level as many went on to play in college and some into the pros themselves. Most recently he has coached at De La Salle high school coaching with the Varsity football team from 2019 through 2022.

    With his lengthy track record as a player and as a coach, May has shown an undying love for the game and for his past teammates, coaches, and then fellow coaching staff and players. He approaches each season and each player with the concept of meeting them where they are rather than simply demanding or expecting. He has always led with the idea of building confidence and teaching before simply winning games or misusing talent. More than anything as a player, May strove to be a little better than he was the day before, and even now he instills that virtue into the teams that he coaches. He is a cultivator of young men, a stout lover of the game, and a treasure to the world of football. This is the experience that Coach May brings to Midwest Prep.

  • Shawn Sierra

    Running Backs

    Coach Sierra brings a world of experience, enthusiasm and grit to the Midwest Prep coaching staff. Sierra was a decorated running back during his playing career.. He played college ball at D1 Holy Cross College (Worcester, MA ’93) where he was a 4-yr football letterman. He went on and played pro football in the Italian League (’93,’94). From there he played semi professional football and was inducted in the semi pro Hall of Fame in 2013.

    Coach Sierra is a very knowledgeable and detailed oriented coach, bringing his talents to various institutions:

    -Flower HS Asst. Coach (‘98-‘99)
    -Little Village HA Asst. Coach (‘05-‘06)
    – Curie HS RB Coach (‘07-‘08)
    -Curie HS Def. Coord. (‘09-‘11)
    -Bogan HS QB/RB Coach (‘12)
    -Bogan HS Def. Coord (‘13)
    -Midwest Prep RB Coach (‘21)

  • Maurice Jefferson

    Defensive Backs

  • Ron James

    Offensive Line

    Coach Ron E. James M.A.T./M.ED
    Graduated from Chicago State University
    Masters from National Louis University (Masters in the Art of Teaching)
    Masters from American College of Education (Masters in Education/Leadership)
    20 year History/Social Studies Teacher
    Hyde Park Academy Coached O-Line & D-Line and JV 9 years
    Morgan Park High School O-Line Coach
    West Side Leadership JV/Freshman Coach O-Line & D-Line (quality control coach)

# FIRST LAST POS HT WT HUDL LINK
1 Tim Thomas DB 6 135 Player Profile
2 Steve Kite WR 5’11 140 Player Profile
3 Jayvon Moffett WR 6’1 175  Player Profile
4 Greg Moore WR 6’0 163 Player Profile
5 Jacobi  Boles RB 5’7 170 Player Profile
6 Ben Ritter WR 6’1″ 170 Player Profile
7 De’Jon Richardson  DB 6’4 190 Player Profile
8 Jeremiah Wright DB 6 175 Player Profilet
9 Allen  Fordham WR 6’2 202 Player Profile
10 Prince Elston WR 5’11” 180 Player Profile
11 Wyatt Oak QB 6’2 182 Player Profile
12 Joshua Mackey DB 5’10 184  
13 Quincy  Johnson Jr DB 6 185 Player Profile
14 Pradeep Mann DB 5’11 186 Player Profile
15 NyJal Johnson  QB 6’1 228 Player Profile
16 Kyle Moore DB 6’2 191 Player Profile
17 Anthony LaPlant WR 5’10 195 Player Profile
18 Tre Simms DB 6’2 195 Player Profile
19 Arthur Hart DB 6’2″ 208 Player Profile
21 Kaleb Schakel LB 5’10 187 Player Profile
25 Terrelle Woods LB 6’0″ 195 Player Profile
27 Amari Ferguson LB 6’3″ 196 Player Profile
32 Marcus  Douglas RB 6’0″ 208 Player Profile
34 Eric  Green RB 5’9″ 207 Player Profile
35 Anthony  Ridley  RB 5’10 238 Player Profile
51 Sam Tallen LB 6’2 200 Player Profile
52 LaRon Curtis LB 6’0″ 205 Player Profile
53 Bryan Walsh LB 6’2 215 Player Profile
54 Sam Tagg LB 6’2 230 Player Profile
55 Lavar Hall LB 5’11” 205 Player Profile
58 Eli Hamdan DL 6’2 220 Player Profile
59 Christopher Henderson  DL 6’4″ 240 Player Profile
60 Dewan Ravanh DL 6’1 240 Player Profile
65 Gevon Anderson DL 6′ 265
66 Seth  Thomas DL 5’10 250 Player Profile
67 Don Holmes Jr. DL/OL 6 250 Player Profile
68 Keddrick Shelton OL/DL 6 255 Player Profile
70 Christian Cooper OL/DL 6’3 285 Player Profile
71 Marquel Spence OL/DL 6’7 317 Player Profile
72 Gary Williams OL 6’3 345 Player Profile

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