Mike O’Neill: Mike has been the head coach of the Varsity Collierville Dragons since 2012. From 2010–2011 Coach O’Neill served as the defensive coordinator and head strength coach. He also teaches Business Education at Collierville High. Coach O’Neill began coaching at the age of 18 working with the Germantown Middle School team for eight years. Prior to joining the CHS staff, Mike coached for nine years at Christian Brothers High School serving as defensive coordinator for six years. In 2005, CBHS was the State Championship Runner-Up. Before making a career change into education in 2000, Mike worked in the business world in sales and marketing. Mike is a graduate of Germantown High School where he lettered in Football and Baseball. As a student he won two state championships: he was a starting safety for the 1983 football team and catcher for the 1981 baseball team. Coach O’Neill was inducted into the Germantown Baseball Hall of Fame in 1997. He went on to play baseball for Memphis State University.
Tommy Miller: Tommy serves as the Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach for the Dragons. Coach Miller spent 3 years as the Head Coach at Bolton High School before joining the Dragons staff. During his time at Bolton, Coach Miller was named 2012 District 14AAA Coach of the Year, as well as the Shelby Metro Sports Talk Radio “Tommy Harrison” Coach of the Year. Prior to being named Head Coach he served as the Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach for 6 years, having three Quarterbacks earn All Region honors under his tutelage. Before beginning his coaching career Tommy Miller played Arena Football for the Lubbock Lonestars in 2004 and the Tupelo Fire Ants in 2005. While with the Lonestars Coach Miller lead the leagues highest scoring offense scoring over 70 points per game. While with the Fire Ants Tommy Miller lead the United Indoor Football Association in Total Offense. Prior to playing professional football Coach Miller played collegiate football at Arkansas State University from 1998-2002 where he was a two-year starter at Quarterback. He graduated high school from Mountain Home High School in Mountain Home Arkansas. While in high school, Coach Miller played Football, Basketball and Baseball. During his career at Mountain Home he earned All-State and All-Conference honors in Football, and set the Schools single season passing record. He also won a State Championship in Baseball in his junior season. Tommy Miller is married to his wife Casie Miller, of Germantown, TN. Casie played Basketball at ASU, as well as for the Chicago Blaze of the NWBL and a year overseas in Iceland. Together they have four children, Taylor 6 years old, Jenna 4 years old, Trenton 2 year old, and Brock 5 months.
Mike Bradley: Coach Bradley is entering his 30th year of coaching. He has coached both on the High School as well as the collegiate levels. He played both offensive line and Long Snapper at Delta State University, where he served as team Captain in 1983 along with being named to both the All-Gulf South Conference, and Academic All- Gulf South Conference teams. Coach Bradley has coached either the Offensive or Defensive lines as well as the Long Snappers here at CHS since the 1994 season. He is also the Head Softball Coach here at Collierville High School. He has a son Hunter Bradley that plays Football at Mississippi State University.
Clifton Mann: Coach Mann graduated from the University of Memphis with a MAT in 1998. After spending 7 years at Ridgeway High School, where he coached varsity baseball, varsity wrestling and middle school football, he transferred to CHS in 2004. He has been with the wrestling program and spent 3 years with freshmen football before moving up to varsity 3 years ago. He will be coaching receivers this year. Coach Mann teaches World Geography and Facing History.
Tom Graham: Coach Graham is entering his 10th year at Collierville High School where he teaches Honors and Standard Chemistry. He has been the head wrestling coach for the 9 years and coached the freshman football team for 4 years before moving up to coach linebackers the last 4 years. He earned a BS in Chemistry and History at Crichton College, a MAEd at Union University, and his EdS at Liberty University. He is a graduate of Collierville High School where he participated on the wrestling team and coached the youth program while completing his undergraduate degrees.
Mitch Davis: Coach Davis is married and has two sons. He has coached in Memphis City Schools and Shelby County Schools for 32 years and served 18 years as a head coach. Coach Davis works with the Defensive Backs for the Dragons.
Steve Reeder: Coach Reeder is in his second year of teaching and coaching at Collierville High School. After a year of coaching Offensive and Defensive Line on the freshman level, he is now responsible for the Offensive Line for the Varsity. This is his 14th year overall, with stops at Cordova High School (6) and Germantown High School (6) previously. He just celebrated his 18th anniversary to his wife Kimberly Reeder and has one daughter, Chloe Reeder (12) who is a middle school Dragon. He teaches US Government and AP Psychology at school.
Ben Pelliteri is working with the CHS Varsity Running Backs. This will be his second year coaching on the varsity level. Ben is also a graduate of Collierville HIgh School.
Jared Vowell: Jared is a BOC certified and Tennessee Licensed Athletic Trainer since 2009. He has been with the Collierville Dragons since 2014. He is employed by Ortho One Sports Medicine in Collierville. Jared studied Athletic Training at the University of Tennessee at Martin, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Human Performance in 2008. During his career he has spent time providing athletic training services to high schools and providing rehabilitation services in physical therapy clinics. He currently also serves on the Tennessee Athletic Trainers Society’s Young Professionals Committee.
Your son may periodically come home after practice or a game complaining of aches or pains. This is normal as the level of competition increases throughout his development in the athletic program. The district has partnered with Ortho One Sports Medicine to provide an Athletic Trainer, a licensed health care provider, who is trained to manage and treat injuries that occur during athletic practices and competitions. If you have any questions about the health of your son please contact the Athletic Trainer at Jared@orthoone.org.
Here are some basic tips to keep in mind when your son may complain of an ache or pain:
- Never apply heat to a recent injury. Always apply ice for 15-20 minutes to help reduce swelling and pain.
- Bumps and bruises are normal and should be treated with the RICE method. This stands for Rest (get off of the injured limb), Ice (apply ice 3-4 times a day for 15-20 minutes), Compression (apply an elastic wrap snugly to reduce swelling), and Elevation (rest the limb even or above the level of the heart).
- It is required that students see the Athletic Trainer or Coach before going to a doctor for any injury that occurs during practice or competition.
- Anyone who does go to the doctor must have a Physician release to return to play. No exceptions.
- The Athletic Trainer has contact with several local M.D.’s and orthopedic specialists. The Athletic Trainer can help schedule appointments with them to speed the diagnosis of any injury.
- Infections, such as “Staph”, can be prevented. Please keep all wounds clean and covered during activity. Wash practice clothes daily and don’t allow your child to share towels, soap or personal items with others.
- If your son has any allergies or conditions such as asthma that may require an epi-pen or inhaler, please put one in a Ziploc bag with you sons name on it for us to keep at practices and games in case of emergency.
Again, please don’t hesitate to contact me with any problems or concerns. I look forward to see you out at the games!
Jared Vowell LAT, ATC
Trey Erwin was a sophomore Wide Receiver for the Dragons and was diagnosed on March 6th, 2012 with stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer. On July 5th, 2012, Trey lost his hard fought battle with cancer displaying the strength and courage of any adult.
The Trey Erwin Award is given every year to a player chosen by his teammates that best represents the character and determination of Trey.
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Dragon Player and Fan Store Open
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Class of 2017 Features Four Signees
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Letterman Jacket Orders
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