Coaching Staff

Varsity Coaches

Coach Schugars  

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 15th 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 (8) and Teagan (2), and a son, Talan (7). 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.

Coach Doug Glee  

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 15 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 8, Brady 6, and Megan 4.


Coach Mike Glee  

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 11th 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 (8) Tripp (5) and Cade (3).

Coach Odette  

TIM ODETTE – Co-Offensive Coordinator

Coach Tim Odette enters his third season as a member of the Traverse City Central staff. This is his
18th 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.

Coach Sherwin  

GREG SHERWIN – Varsity Offensive Line Assistant Coach

Greg Sherwin is entering his 34th 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 12th grade, Sam 11th grade, and Jack 10th grade.

Coach Visser  

KONRAD VISSER – Varsity Defensive Line Coach

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.


Junior Varsity Coaches

Coach Turner  

JEFF TURNER – Junior Varsity Head Coach

Coach Turner is entering his fourth season on the Trojan football staff and 16th season overall
coaching football. His previous stops include Jonesville, Flushing, Morenci, and Dundee. Jeff is a
math teacher at Traverse City Central High School, and in addition to football, he coaches Varsity
Boys Basketball for TC Central. Jeff and his wife of 28 years, Amy, have four kids, Jeffrey (27), Hayley
(25), Reegan (22), and Zeke (16).

Coach Mills  

TYLER MILLS – Junior Varsity Assistant Coach

Coach Tyler 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.

Coach Windholz  

EVAN WINDHOLZ – Junior Varsity Assistant Coach

Coach Windholz is entering his seventh 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 (18), a
freshman at Michigan State and Kathryn (12), a seventh grader at East Middle School.


Freshman Coaches

Coach livington  

WILLIAM LIVINGSTON – Freshmen Head Coach

This is Will Livingston’s second 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.

Coach Shutler  

TRAVIS SHUTLER – Freshman Assistant Coach

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.


Team Trainer

Amy Ream  

AMY REAM – Athletic Trainer for Trojan Football

Amy Ream 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, 12 and Sarah, 9.


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