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Feb, 2016

Head Coaches Announced for 2016

The Strong Center announces Coaches

Head Coaches for the Fall 2016 Season

Fuquay Varina, N.C. – The Strong Center (, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that currently provides team, group, and individual skills training, has announced head football coaches for 2016 Fall Season play in the East Wake Football League ( 

 “We are very excited to expand our coaching core this season and are fortunate to have so many who share our collective energy and passion for our youth teams.” said Danny Strong, Founder. 

 A multi-level selection process included the following: 

  1. Completion of a coach application to share qualifications, experience, and philosophy;
  2. A satisfactory background screen through the Protect Youth Sports (
  3. Interviews with an independent panel including former youth coaches, parents, and members of the Strong Center Board.
  4. Final review and selection by the Strong Center Board of Directors.

 The Strong Center hopes to make the parent and child experience a positive one through engagement with both the coaches and the organization.  “The expansion of the program to six (6) teams this season is a very exciting probability for our organization”, said Stacey Smith, Director of Football Operations, “it is our program goal to provide a quality football program in our area by responding to the requests of our participant families.” 

 Coaches in the program must also meet the minimum qualifications below: 

  • Head Coaches: USA Football Level 2 Certification (
  • Assistant Coaches: USA Football Level 1 Certification
  • American Red Cross Coaches First Aid, Health, and Safety for Coaches or equivalent
  • American Red Cross CPR and AED or equivalent (
  • The Strong Center Coach Certification – a training session specific to the organization establishing expectations, philosophy, discipline procedures, and communication lines with all the coaches to ensure the kids have a positive experience with the program.  

We encourage parents, participants, and interested parties to take part in our skills and agility sessions beginning on March 6th through April.  Find more information about the program at 

The Fall 2016 Season Coach Selections are as follows: 


Bengal Gray Squad

Bengal White Squad

Mini Mite (ages 6 – 8)

Coach Harry Hoover (provisional)

Coach Ryan Toni

Mighty Mite (ages 9 – 10)

Coach Napolean Mills

Coach - Pending -

Pee Wee (ages 10 - 12)

Coach Scott Fowler (provisional)

Coach Bobby Robinson

 Provisional coaches are selected in the event registration supports two (2) squads this season.

Assistant coach selection will be conducted through a similar process with input by each head coach and final selection by the Strong Center Board.  These positions will be announced in the near future to assist these dedicated and committed individuals. 

About the Strong Center:

At The Strong Center, we seek to empower youth on and off the field of play to maximize their potential by developing and enhancing their athletic ability through skills training, imparting a strong emphasis on academic excellence, and providing exemplary services to youth and their families.  The organization is headquartered in Fuquay-Varina, N.C. For more information, please visit

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