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.
Bio coming soon.
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)
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