Mackay High School
Conference: Sawtooth Conference East Division
Classification: 1A D2
Head Coach: Jack McKelvey
Years as Head Coach: 22
Record Last Year: 2-7
State Titles: 1987, 1996-2001, 2005
Matt Tillotson, Brandyn Nebecker
Who do you have coming back this year?
#12 Jacob Green QB 12,
#05 Wes Roscoe 12,
#2 Naylan Whitworth 12,
#14 Justin Johnson 12,
#9 Kayler Lanier
Any Returning Players with Honors?
Wes Roscoe 2nd team WR,
Jacob Green HM QB,
Naylan Whitworth HM WR,
Kayler Lanier 2nd team O-Line,
Justin Johnson 2nd team D End
Any “Key Players” that you lost from last year?
Morgan Johnson FB/LB, Miles McKelvey OL/DL
Do you have any new incoming “impact” players?
Andy Gregory OL/DL 12,
Cody McDougal OL/DL 12,
Eli Buckwalter WR/LB 12
As a team, what are your offensive strengths?
Good leadership at QB and if given time can throw strikes to receivers. Good skills at running back/WR with Roscoe and Whitworth. Johnson switched to backfield for toughness and blocking from the full back position.
Offensive areas you hope to improve on over last year:
Consistency in moving the ball; overall blocking needs improvement.
As a team, what are your defensive strengths?
Good overall Senior leadership
Defensive Areas you hope to improve on over last year:
Shutting the run down more consistently
What are you most excited about in regards to this year’s team?
After struggling last year, we have a good chance to be much more competitive and we’re hoping to catch a few teams by surprise.
What is the ‘X-Factor’ to having success this season as a team?
We will have some success as long as we can stay healthy as a team.
Besides the pay, the fame and the glory, why do you coach high school football?
Other than those 3 things I can’t think of one thing!! Other than pure enjoyment.
What makes your school the best place to coach for?