This is Coach Yockey’s first year as Head Coach. He has been apart of the Newsome High School football staff for 7 years. In his years at Newsome, Coach Yockey has been an assistant running backs coach, Quarterbacks coach, and Passing Coordinator . During his previous coaching experiences, Coach Yockey was an offensive coordinator at Dr. Lennard High School in Ruskin, Florida. Coach Yockey graduated from The Ohio State University with a bachelors in Mathematics. At Newsome High School Coach Yockey teaches in the Math department. Coach Yockey and his wife, Chelsea have two daughters named Charley, and Caitlin.
Coach Shive is entering his 11th year on the Newsome High School Football staff. He has been coaching for 17 years in both Hillsborough and Orange Counties. Prior to coming to Newsome Coach Shive started his coaching career at Riverview High School where over 5 years he coached defensive backs, linebackers, defensive line, running backs, and special teams coordinator. He also coached 1 year as a linebacker coach for University High School in Orange County. Coach Shive has also been the offensive coordinator at Leto High School and defensive coordinator at Spoto High School. Currently he is the assisstant head coach, offensive line coach, strength and conditioning coordinator, and trainer. Coach Shive graduated from Saint Leo University with Bachelors of Science in Human Resource Administration and a Masters of Business Administration. At Newsome Coach Shive is part of the career and technical department where he teaches business technology. Coach Shive has a, wife Shannon and a son name Payton.
Coach Turner is entering his 9th year on the Newsome High School football staff. Prior to coming to Newsome he coached in Georgia at North Cobb and Kennesaw Mountain High School. Coach Turner graduated from Kennesaw State University with Bachelor of Science. He is part owner of B&M Masonry offices in Tampa and Georgia. Coach Turner has 3 children Zach, Scotty & Ashley.
Coach West is entering his 10th season with the Newsome High School Football staff. Prior to joining Newsome he was an assistant coach for Defensive Backs and Special Teams at Durant High School. In Football, he led the state of Florida in interceptions and total turnovers as a senior while earning All Broward County, All-East Coast Conference, All-State and was named the Broward County Defensive Player of the Year in 1983. After graduating high school Coach West attended Florida State University where he was a walk-on with the Football team and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics. He is currently the part owner of Urgent RX company. Coach West and his wife, Kelli have four children – Brian, Kyle, Ally & Andrew.
Coach McCarty began his coaching career at Newsome High school in 2006. In addition to football, Coach Mac is the sprints and jumps coach for the Wolves track and field team. Born in Plant city he later graduated from George Jenkins High school in Lakeland where he was a member of the football, track and power lifting teams. Earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports medicine coach Mac was an All Conference selection in both football and Track and Field. Honors included Track and field Indoor and Outdoor MVP and Shrine 51st Oyster bowl MVP. Coach Mac has a son named Blayde.
Coach Vetzel is entering his 10th season with the Newsome High School football staff. Prior to coaching at Newsome, coach Vetzel was the defensive coordinator for Durant High School JV football team. He also served as a head coach and defensive coordinator for 14 years in youth football. Coach Vetzel started the Brandon Bolts AAU travel basketball league where he served as vice president and coach for 7 years; also coaching a youth basketball team for 10 years. Coach Vetzel graduated from Brandon High School in 1984 and attended Hillsborough Community College. He is the owner of Door To Door Dry Cleaners for the past 15 years. Coach Vetzel and his wife, Kim have two children, Ryan and Cheyanne.
Coach Velasquez is entering his 8th year on the Newsome High School Football staff. Prior to joining Newsome he coached all levels of Youth Football for over 13 years in both New York and Florida. Coach Velasquez played Football at Brentwood HS in Long Island, New York where he was an All-League Nose Tackle. After high school he attended Wagner College where he was a member of the 1987 NCAA Division III National Championship team. He then went on to play at Stony Brook University where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology. Coach Velasquez and his wife, Ingrid have three sons – Christian, Nicholas & Jonathan.
Coach Yockey is entering his 5th year on the Newsome High Football staff. Coach Yockey began his coaching career in 1974. He has coached at various levels during his tenure coaching at the middle school level for two years, freshman level for two years, high school level for eight years and ten years at the division 1level. He has served as position coach, coordinator and head coach during this time. Highlights include coaching the defensive line at the University of Toledo where the teams won two MAC Championships and defeated San Jose State and University of Nevada Las Vegas in the 81 and 84 California Bowl. Coach Yockey retired in 2004 from Ottawa Hills High School where he served as the principal.
Coach Yockey and his wife, Sally have 2 children Rachael and CJ.
Coach Palmer is entering his 4th year on the Newsome High Football staff. Coach Palmer started his coaching career in 1996. He was head coach for Leto and Spoto high schools. Coach Palmer was recently the defensive coordinator at Eastbay High. Coach Palmer been part of staffs that have had 4 appearances in the play-offs. After graduating high school Coach Palmer attended Kent State and graduated from Edinboro (PA). He received his Master’s Degree from Argosy’ University in 2012. Coach Palmer and his wife, Marilyn have two children Sydney and Bo.
Coach Turner is entering his 6th year on the Newsome High School Football staff. Coach Turner has coached at the high school and youth football level for 18 years. Coming to Newsome from Kennesaw, GA, where he was the head coach for Kennesaw Mountain High School 8th grade team for 6 years. They were division champs for 4 years and in 2006 he led them to their first ever championship game, where they were NGYFL runner ups and Coach Turner was chosen NGYFL head coach of the year. Since moving to Florida he has also served as the football trustee, a head coach, and offensive coordinator for the East Bay Bucs youth football league for 6 years. Coach Turner and his wife, Amanda have three children- Landen, Biminey and Hudson
Coach Goss is entering his 3rd year on the Newsome High Football staff. Coach Goss started his coaching career in 1973. He served in the Army & retired from Verizon as a supervisor. Coach Goss was a long time Booster president & coach for King High School. Coach Goss is married to wife Beth of 28 years and has 3 children Mara-Kay, Greg, and Stephen.