Meet The Coaches

  1. Doug Gle
    Varsity Offensive Line Coach As a 16 year veteran of the TC Central coaching staff, Coach Gle is a leader in the field of exercise science. Doug has also been a teacher at TC Central for the past 16 years. Coach Gle has a master’s degree from Western Michigan University in Exercise Science. He is a certified strength coach, a USA weight lifting club coach and he has worked previously as a strength and conditioning coach at Eastern Michigan and the University of Northern Iowa. Doug and his wife Dawn are the parents of three children, Carter, Brady, and Megan.
  2. Mike Gle
    Co-Offensive Coordinator Coach Gle is entering his 11th year as a member of the Traverse City Central football staff. He is also entering his 12th year as a teacher at Traverse City Central High School where he teaches Physical Education. Mike is a graduate of Brighton High School (‘97) and Hope College (‘02) where he was a member of two MIAA Championship teams and set school records for touchdown receptions. Mike and his wife Taffetta have three sons, Trenton, Tripp, and Cade.
  3. Eric Schugars
    Varsity Head Coach and Varsity Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Coach Schugars is native of Muskegon and a graduate of Western Michigan University. This is Eric’s 16th season coaching Trojan football and his second as Varsity Head Coach. He spent the past five seasons as the Varsity Defensive Coordinator. He currently teaches Economics and Civics at Traverse City Central high School. Eric is married to his beautiful wife, Carissa; together they have three children, two daughters, Hayden, and Teagan, and a son, Talan. He attributes his love for coaching to his father, Jack, a Hall of Fame coach and three-time state champion at Muskegon Oakridge High School.
  4. Tim Odette
    Co-Offensive Coordinator Coach Odette enters his third season as a member of the Traverse City Central staff. This is his 19th season coaching high school football. He has coached for multiple programs with his most recent stop being Muskegon Oakridge. Coach Odette is married to Sarah and has two daughters and a son: Brynn 7, Elyn 5, and Grayson 1. He is a graduate of Central Michigan University and is a Social Studies teacher at Central High School.
  5. Greg Sherwin
    Varsity Offensive Line Assistant Coach Coach Sherwin is entering his 35th year of playing and coaching football. He joined Traverse City Central’s football team as an assistant to Doug Gle on the offensive line four years ago. Greg played high school football at Traverse City Saint Francis and went on to play left offensive tackle at Central Michigan University. Greg’s wife Wendy is a Traverse City Central graduate and they have three boys,Ben, Sam, and Jack.
  6. Konrad Visser
    Coach Visser returns as an assistant defensive coach. He is also an assistant track coach at Traverse City Central. He and his wife Diana have two children, Franciska and Christopher.
  7. Tyler Mills
    Coach Mills is a first year coach helping with the JV program. He returns to the Traverse City Central staff after playing for the Trojans from 2000-2002 seasons. Since that time coach Mills has gone on to start a family with his wife Erin Mills and together they have a 3 year old son Braylon. Together Tyler and Erin own and operate their family owned roofing company Mills Construction Services out of Traverse City. Tyler is very excited to once again be a part of the Trojan family and looks forward to the opportunity to help lead, and develop the kids in the program to become successful on and off the football field.
  8. Evan Windholz
    Coach Windholz is entering his 8th season coaching in the Trojan program. After stints at the middle school, freshman and junior varsity levels, this is his first year as an assistant coach to the varsity program. Coach Windholz loves the game of football and the valuable life lessons that it teaches our young men. He is married to his long time partner Karen, and father to Alex, a freshman at Michigan State and Kathryn, a seventh grader at East Middle School.
  9. William Livingston
    This is Will Livingston’s third year as the Head freshman football coach. However, he is a former Trojan football player and has been a part of the coaching staff since 1999. Will completed his Bachelor’s degree in Education in 2014.
  10. Travis Shutler
    Travis graduated from Traverse City Central in 2007 and is alumni of Trojan Football. He grew up in the Central Football legacy, has a strong passion for God, and is currently a strength and conditioning coach at a local gym. He and his wife, Holly, have two sons. Travis is thrilled to be helping out with a program that he thrived in so much while growing up.
  11. Amy Ream
    Amy is a graduate of Central Michigan University with a Sports Medicine degree. She is a Licensed Athletic Trainer and a Certified Athletic Trainer that is employed by Munson Medical Center. Through Munson, she has worked with the Traverse City Central Trojans for the last 24 years and more recently, East and West Middle Schools. Amy and her husband Rob have two daughters, Ondrea, and Sarah.
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