SP Coaching Commitment

  • A focus on helping each player maximize their on and off field abilities

  • Teaching and constantly practicing safe techniques

  • Building  a culture of team, commitment, and a focus on constant improvement

  • Holding high expectations of each member of the team with high levels of teaching

Coaching Staff

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Jim Mace
Head Coach
Offensive Coord.

Coach Mace will be entering his 10th season at SP, the 9th as head coach. He previously served as a defensive coordinator at John R. Rogers High School and Davenport High School and has coached for 19 years.  Mace calls the offensive plays. He currently teaches US & World History classes at Shadle Park High School.

Family: Rebekah (wife)  Laila (daughter)

jamesma@spokaneschools.org

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Greg Caster
Defensive Coord.

Coach Caster, an all-league Defensive Coordinator, played at Whitworth University and later served as a graduate assistant coach. He has coached all positions on the defensive side. He currently teaches at Willard Elementary. He will be entering his 13th year at Shadle Park.

Family: Jenna (wife), Cole (son), & Cora (daughter)
 

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Joel Morris
Special Teams Coord.
Running Back &
Linebacker Coach

Coach Morris is entering his 6th year coaching for SP and has a spent many years coaching youth football. He played with Coach Clayton on the 2013 semifinal team. He is currently teaching Language Arts at Shadle Park High School.

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Matt Doyle
Offensive Line Coach

Run Game Coord.

Coach Doyle played football for Shadle Park and would go on to play at EWU. He has served the program for 15 years. He currently teaches elementary PE at the Montessori Elementary School.

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Scott Stalder
Defensive Line Coach

Coach Stalder is entering his sixth year coaching at Shadle Park where he also teaches Math (7th year in building). He previously coached at Deer Park. He also coaches wrestling (7 years) and tennis (4 years) at Shadle Park.

Family: Kristyn (Wife), Emma (daughter), Ethan (son), & Olivia (daughter)

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Nathan Clayton
Frosh/C 
Offensive Coord.

Coach Clayton is entering his 7th year coaching. He also is the head coach of Shadle Park's Track & Field program. Clayton was a member of Shadle Park's 2013 Football Semifinal team. He currently teaches elementary PE at Mullan Road Elementary school.

Alex Laughery
JV Head Coach

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Tyler Zat
Freshman/C Head Coach

Coach Zat, a former player for the program, is entering his 6th year coaching for the program.  Zat will be calling the defense for the C team this year. 

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Arnold Brown
JV Offensive Coord.

Coach Brown is entering his second year coaching football at SP. He has also coached at Rosalia (2 years), Medical Lake (14 years), and Wapato (2 years).  He currently also is the head Varsity Basketball Coach at SP.

Darnell Handcox
Wide Receiver Coach

Coach Handcox grew up in Walla Walla, Washington and attended Walla Walla High School. He Played Football, Basketball and ran Track. Ultimately, he played football at EWU for one year.

Coach Handcox Just finished my first year here at Shadle where he spent half of the year as a Paraeducator and the second half as a Freshman Interventionalist. He is entering his third year coaching Football, going into my 2nd year at Shadle Park. He also coaches track at Shadle Park

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Ryan Wier
Freshman/C Assistant

Coach Wier will be entering his fourth year coaching. He was a solid player for SP and graduated in 2017.  He currently coaches track and serves in the Army Reserves.

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Cameron Gump
Varsity/JV Asst.

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