Head Coach - Gandalf Church

Gandalf Church is the 17th head coach in St. Joe’s storied history.    Coach Church has spent 16 years as a Varsity Assistant at Paw Paw, Kalamazoo Christian, Sturgis, and the eight at St. Joseph.  Five years serving as Defensive Coordinator under Elliot Uzelac.   Church has 18 years of teaching experience, with the last eleven at St. Joe, teaching Social Studies.  Church has a Bachelor’s Degree from Western Michigan, Teaching Credential from Michigan State, and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Western Michigan.  Church is married to his wife Melissa, and they have two children, Henry and Samuel.

 

Varsity Coaches

  • Gandalf Church
    Head Coach - Offensive Coordinator - Quarterbacks - Safties
     
  • Ben Iliff
    Defensive Coordinator - Running Backs - Linebackers

  • Ben Jager
    Offensive Line - Defensive Line
     
  • Jason Catania
    Wide Receivers - Defensive Backs

  • Cameron Melvoin
    Tight Ends - Safeties

  • Orlando Malone
    Scout Teams

Junior Varsity Coaches

  • Richard Hughey
    JV Head Coach - Defensive Coordinator - Offensive Line - Defensive Line

  • Robert Yack
    Offensive Coordinator - Running Backs - Quarterbacks - Linebackers
     
  • Cameron Robertson
    Wide Receivers - Defensive Backs

  • Jeff Brown
    Offensive Line - Defensive Line

Freshman Coaches

  • Chad Sharkey
    Freshman Head Coach - Offensive Coordinator - Offensive Line - Quarterbacks - Linebackers
     
  • Josh Weaver
    Defensive Coordinator - Running Backs - Defensive Line

  • Taylor Misel
    Wide Receivers - Defensive Backs

8th Grade Coaches

  • Ian Brown
    8th Grade Head Coach - Offensive Coordinator - Offensive Line - Defensive Line

  • Dan McGinnis
    Defensive Coordinator - Running Backs - Defensive Backs

  • Earl Koch
    Wide Receivers - Linebackers

7th Grade Coaches

  • Ron Hart
    7th Grade Head Coach - Offensive Coordinator - Running Backs - Quarterbacks - Linebackers

  • John Allen
    Defensive Coordinator - Wide Receivers - Defensive Backs

  • Dan Jewell
    Offensive Line - Defensive Line

  • Kevin McLaughlin
    Offensive Line - Defensive Line