Poudre Football is grateful to our amazing coaching staff for the time, effort and love they pour into our football players. You make a life changing impact on our players lives.
Coach McVicker is entering his 6th season as Poudre High School’s Head Football Coach, and is only the sixth head coach in Poudre football history. Marty brings 30 years of Poudre High School coaching experience to the team. Originally from Central Iowa, Coach McVicker came to Fort Collins in 1983. After graduating from CSU in 1987 he joined Coach Rich Yonker’s staff as a volunteer.
In 1999 Marty and wife Lisa welcomed triplets Dylan, Brooks, and Ryan. Eighteen months later the McVicker’s welcomed Zack. Three years away from Poudre Football was enough for Coach McVicker, so he returned for his second coaching stint under Rich Yonker as the running backs coach. After Coach Yonker retired, he became the Offensive Coordinator and running backs coach under Steve Bradley. Under Dan Reardon, Marty served as the Assistant Head Coach and receivers coach. Since leaving teaching in 1999, Marty has owned his own construction business for the past 18 years.
Coach Yonker is currently the Assistant Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator. He returned to Poudre High School in 2013 after retiring from Poudre School District in 2008 and then serving four years as Head Coach and Athletic Director at Resurrection Christian School before retiring from RCS in 2012 .
This is Rich’s 39th season at Poudre and 43rd season coaching high school football. He served as the Impala’s Head Coach for 22 years, compiling a win-loss record of 139-103 and earning nine Conference championships. With his return to Poudre he has now served as an assistant to every Head Coach in Poudre’s history. Rich and his wife Caroline have two sons, Carl, and Joesph, both graduates of Poudre.
Coach Thomas is a Fort Collins native and 1995 graduate of Poudre High School. Jeramie played RB for the Impalas and also ran track, and still holds several school and state records in both sports. Jeramie also played college football and ran track collegiality. Coach Thomas initially was recruited as both a football player and hurdler at Colorado State University and ended his collegiate career at Adams State University. Coach Thomas was in the Seattle Seahawks camp with coach Mike Holmgren before retiring from football.
This is Jeramie’s 2nd season on the Poudre coaching staff and he currently serves as the Varsity Receiver coach. He also is the JV Head Coach. Jeramie also coaches hurdles for the Impalas and has coached both track and football at various levels for the last 15 years. Jeramie has been blessed with four kids Tommy, Rian, Jones and Tsunami and enjoys watching them compete in athletics.
Coach Osborne is in 5th year of his second stint coaching the offensive line at Poudre after retiring from 35 years as a teacher, coach, and Principal at PHS. Coach Osborne came to Poudre in 1979 after a year at Fairview High School in Boulder where he coached offensive line for the 1978 State Championship Team. He attended the University of Colorado where he lettered three years as an offensive lineman and played on the 1976 team that played in the 1977 Orange Bowl and won the Big 8. At Poudre he has coached the throws with the track team, and served as line coach until becoming Principal in 2009. A native Coloradoan, he hails from Salida. He and his wife Marie are proud parents of two children-Erik, who lives in Chicago with his wife Chelsey, and Annie, who with her husband Pat, currently live is St. Louis.
Coach Knight is beginning his 32nd year at Poudre High school. During his time at PHS, he has been involved in the football program for 27 of those years. He is a native of New Mexico where he earned a degree in Chemistry from Eastern New Mexico University. He is the varsity defensive line coach as well as the special team’s coordinator. In addition to football, Coach Knight has been involved with Baseball and Swimming. John retired in 2018 from teaching Chemistry, Earth System Science, and IB HL Chemistry at Poudre. Coach Knight is married to Kim and they have two children, Casey and Callie who are proud graduates of Poudre High School.
Coach Dougherty is in his 6th season with the Impala staff. Originally from Wichita, Kansas, he attended Mt. Carmel High School. Upon graduation in 1987, he attended Coffeyville Community College and Kansas State University where he was a member of the football team. He coached at both Wichita Northwest and Mt. Carmel High Schools before moving to Fort Collins. He coached three seasons at Blevins Middle School and two at Fossil Ridge High School before coming to Poudre. He and his wife Pamela have four children Alexandria, Samantha, and Timothy.
Coach Janicki, a Poudre High School football alumnus, is in his 5th year coaching at Poudre High School. Carter is also a teacher at Linton Elementary school where he teaches physical education.
Carter joined the Poudre coaching staff after obtaining a physical education teaching degree at Colorado Mesa University. Carter played both football and baseball for Poudre from 2005-2009. He went on to play defensive back for three years at Colorado Mesa. Carter assists Rich Yonker coaching Defensive Backs and serves as the teams JV Defensive Coordinator.
Coach Pinkston is entering his 6th year coaching the Impalas. He has served as the C Team Offensive Coordinator and Head Coach, and is now coaching Tight Ends for the Varsity. Coach “Pink” also assists with the teams scouting efforts.
He has recently earned a Financial Planning degree from Colorado State University. Dan also played football and baseball for Poudre from 2010-2013.
Coach Washington is entering his 2nd season coaching running backs for the Impalas. Damon, is originally from San Diego and came to Fort Collins to as a student athlete to play football for CSU. Damon was a legend at Colorado State University, and was inducted into the CSU Hall of Fame in 2012. Damon is 2nd all time in rushing yardage (3,616) for CSU and was coached by Sonny Lubick. Damon played in the NFL for both the Chicago Bears and NY Giants before retiring from the NFL in 2002.
Damon has been back in Fort Collins for several years and enjoys raising his two young sons Amari and Apolo.
Coach Michael is entering his second season coaching with the Impalas. Dwight is also a Poudre Football Alumni, having graduated from Poudre in 1988. Dwight played offensive line for the Impalas.
Dwight has been coaching football for the last 10 years and has a passion for helping develop the heart of his players as well as helping teach them the game of football. Dwight and his wife Bonnie enjoy being parents to Justin and Makenna.
Coach “P” is entering his 3rd Season coaching for the Impalas and this will be his first season as the C Team Head Coach. Coach Praveen is also a Poudre High School Alumni, having graduated in and is glad to be back at Poudre as a coach. Coach P spent last season as the C Team Special Teams Coordinator and Co-Offensive Coordinator.
Coach Praveen is currently a Junior at Colorado State University majoring in Communications, with a Sports management minor. He also has works as a sports announcer and announces games for Colorado State University Women’s Basketball, Women’s Soccer and Softball.
Coach Helton is entering his 3rd season coaching for the Impalas and will be coaching the JV Offensive Line and also working with the Varsity Offensive Line. Coach Helton grew up in Highlands Ranch and played Offensive Line at Highlands Ranch High School. He went on to play college football at Presentation College in Aberdeen, SD.
Matt has a passion for the game of football and loves working with the tough hard nosed kids at Poudre High School.
Coach Anderson is entering his 2nd season coaching for the Impalas and works with the C-Team Defensive Backs and Wide Receivers. Coach Anderson grew up in Wisconsin where he played high school football.
Nick loves teaching the game of football and all of the great life lessons that it taught him and that he hopes to teach those that he has the privilege to coach. He enjoys all of the great things Colorado has to offer in his free time.
Terry is entering his 2nd season coaching with the Impalas and will be coaching Varsity Line-Backers/Defensive Line in 2019. Terry is a Fort Collins native and graduated from Rocky Mountain High School in 1994 where he played Football. Terry has been coaching football for 10 seasons and has also been a baseball coach for the past 12 seasons. Terry and his wife Becky have 2 boys, Troy (20) who was an All State QB for the Impalas and is now a student at CSU. Trevor will be a Freshman at Poudre this fall and will be playing for the Impalas. Terry has a passion for kids and loves teaching life lessons through coaching.
Coach Burkett is entering his 3rd season with coaching with Poudre Football. Jason is also a Poudre Football Alumni, having graduated in 1995 with Coach Thomas. He is enjoying being part of Poudre Football as a coach and being able to give back. Jason has been coaching various sports for the last 15 seasons and has a passion for using sports as a way to connect with kids and teach them valuable life lessons.
Jason has been blessed with four boys, Triston, Llayton, Brady and Silas and enjoys watching them grow and compete in sports.
Coach Martin is entering his 6th season coaching with the Impalas and is in his first season running our off-season strength and conditioning program. Coach Martin spent 4 teams as a C Team Coach and is in his 2nd year working with our Varsity players.
Coach Martin brings a high level of energy and discipline to the Impalas and drives each player to be their best. Winston is a MMA fighter and coach and takes the same approach to coaching Football as he does with his MMA athletes.