Middle School FOOTBALL

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Coach's Bio: Andy Thill

Shortly after graduating from high school, I found that I missed football tremendously. I reached out to a local youth football organization and began my coaching career as a volunteer in 1997 with Kingswood Athletic Association in Omaha, NE. Later, I was selected to a position on the football committee for Millard Athletic Association (now Millard United Sports) in Omaha and served for two years. I moved to Colorado Springs in 2016 and joined the Banning Lewis Preparatory Academy football staff in the fall of 2017. I have coached various positions on both sides of the ball, but I am most excited about coaching offense. My experience is primarily at the middle school level, and I am looking forward to working with the Stallions middle school program in 2018 and beyond. 

Philosophy: I want to encourage and inspire young people to keep pushing their limits to be better in football and in life. I believe that if we do things the right way, day in and day out, that game results will take care of themselves. I understand my role as a mentor, and I firmly believe the relationships we develop are far more important than individual wins and losses. When we look back in 30 years, we probably won’t remember the score of the third game of the season, but hopefully we’ll remember the bonds we formed along the way. 

Personal notes: I work for Lockheed Martin as an engineering manager. I received my B.S. in Business Information Systems from Bellevue University and my M.S. in Systems Engineering from The George Washington University. I am married with two daughters. My wife works at Banning Lewis Ranch Academy, and both of my children attend school at Banning Lewis. I enjoy slow-cooked BBQ and have participated in BBQ competitions in Nebraska and Colorado. I’m a huge college football fan and love spending fall Saturdays watching the Nebraska Cornhuskers with my family!

Contact Informaiton

Andy Thill | Middle School Football Coach

Rickey Maturin | Middle School Football Coach

If you have questions about any activities at Banning Lewis Preparatory Academy, please contact our Athletic Director, Sarah.Leschisin at sleschisin@blracademy.org