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 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.
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.
Coach Marques Stevenson comes to Midwest Prep after having previous successful coaching stop at St. Francis High School in Wheaton, IL and St. Joseph High School in Westchester, IL. While at St. Francis, coach Stevenson served as the varsity offensive line coach, varsity Run Game coordinator, JV Head football coach, JV Offensive coordinator and JV Defensive coordinator. While on the coaching staff coach Stevenson assisted with helping turn the program around to where in 2019 the varsity reached the quarterfinals and won the MSC conference championship. At St. Joseph High School coach Stevenson helped turn the 2016 football team into the first winning program in school history at 7-3. This was the first time that St. Joseph High School football team had ever reached the state playoffs. Coach Stevenson co-coordinated the varsity defense that went on to set 10 IHSA individual and team state records. All while helping with outplacement and developing over 12 student athletes that went on to play at the Division 1, Division 2 and NAIA scholarship level.
Coach Stevenson also has a Doctorate of Education in Sport and Performance Psychology. Where he looks to develop all student athletes mentally, physically and emotionally. Coach Stevenson will also be in charge of outplacement at MidWest Prep. Where he will work with each student athlete to identify target, reach and safety schools, through proper education and coaching recommendations. Furthermore, coach Stevenson played his college football days at Culver-Stockton College in Canton, M. While there coach Stevenson became the first full-tuition scholarship athlete in school history. Prior to his time at Culver, Coach Stevenson played JUCO football at Hartnell College where he played offensive line for the 2009 Coast Conference Championship team. We are excited to have coach Stevenson join the Midwest Prep coaching staff and look forward to watching him develop strong relationships with our student athletes and community as a whole.
Coach Torian will coach the Wide Receivers. Coach Torian was a standout wide receiver for the University of Wisconsin. He also played in the NFL for the Philadephia Eagles. Coach Torian was also a world class track athlete. He finished eighth at the 1998 World Cup and won a silver medal in 60 metres hurdles at the 1999 World Indoor Championships. His personal best time for the 110 meter hurdles is 13.03 seconds, achieved in June 1998 in New Orleans.
Coach Majors will coach our Defensive Backs. Coach Majors played his collegiate ball at Indiana University where he was a four year starter at cornerback. He was a member of the Chicago Bears in 2008. Coach Majors is a personal trainer and was a coach at his high school alma mater, Thornwood High School in Illinois.
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