Thank you to our experienced, knowledgeable, and fun coaches who make the birmingham patriots program a success!
FOOTBALL | VARSITY HEAD COACH
Coach Brian Hafner
Coach Hafner has been with the Birmingham Patriots for six years and loves that the Patriots is a true community-based program. Just as his father was a coach and the many great coaches he had when playing football for Groves, Coach Hafner teaches teamwork, sportsmanship, and strategies of the game. His four sons are Patriots football players and his wife, Ashley, is a huge supporter and volunteer for the program! When Hafner is not coaching Patriots, he is a teacher and an Assitant Football Coach for Birmingham Groves High School.
FOOTBALL | JV HEAD COACH
COACH DARREN CLARK
Coach Darren Clark has coached the Patriots for 8 years and has 10+ years of experience coaching youth athletes! He coached several youth sports and enjoys being a small part of who these athletes become. Coach Clark's favorite part of being a coach is watching the kids grow up and become leaders on and off the field, but also watching the kids he coached since they were 6 years old now run on the football field under the Friday night lights! Coach Clark works in the automotive industry and enjoys family time, vacations, and sports!
FOOTBALL | FRESHMAN HEAD COACH
COACH BARRY SUTTON
Coach Barry Sutton coached three undefeated teams during his coaching career and is looking forward to his 16th year with the Birmingham Patriots. One of his favorite coaching moments is when the Patriots won the Superbowl and his son looked at his medal, then at him and said "Thanks for being such a big part of this Dad!" To Coach Sutton, the rewarding moments of coaching are watching the players grow into young adults and seeing their successes after leaving the program. In addition to coaching Patriots, he coaches the Birmingham Groves Football team and previously coached lacrosse and baseball. When he is not on the field, Coach Sutton is spending time with his wife, Nicole, and his four kids. Coach Sutton is a national trial defense Attorney specializing in product liability claims, including outdoor products.
FOOTBALL | FLAG HEAD COACH
Coach Nick Perry
Coach Nick Perry believes that coaching is his opportunity to teach and pass down knowledge gained from years of participating in the sport. Coach Perry wants to provide children with the fundamental and technical skills required to perform the sport safely. This fall will be Coach Perry's second season with the Birmingham Patriots, and he loves the Patriot community, core values, and teamwork behind the program. Coach Perry is in the investment industry and enjoys traveling, hiking, biking, working out, and spending quality time with his family.
CHEER | HEAD COACH
COACH DANI BEAUREGARD
Coach Dani Beauregard started coaching the Birmingham Patriots when she was in high school and has been involved ever since. She was a youth cheerleader just like the Patriots and loves the opportunity to teach so many athletes the sport now! Coach Dani also coaches the Groves High School Sideline Cheer team, is Co-Head Coach for Birmingham United Competitive Cheer, and also helped start the Seaholm Cheerleading team.
CHEER | HEAD COACH
COACH HANNAH STOLLER
Coach Hannah Stoller has had a love for cheerleading ever since she was a youth cheerleader! Coach Hannah was a cheerleader for over ten years and this will be her sixth year of coaching cheerleading. In addition to coaching patriots, she is also one of the Cheerleading General Managers, Varsity Head Coach for Seaholm Sideline Cheerleading, and Co-Head Coach for Birmingham United Competitive Cheer.
CHEER | HEAD COACH
COACH JESSA LINDERMAN
Coach Jessa Linderman was a Birmingham Patriots Cheerleader herself and is now excited to be coaching her second season! Coach Jessa has over 11 years of cheerleading experience including youth cheerleading and high school sideline and competitive cheerleading. She loves the opportunity to continue with cheerleading as a coach and looks forward to another great season ahead.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
BART TINSLEY - PRESIDENT & TREASURER
JEFF TAYLOR - VICE PRESIDENT
DAVE SILCOX - VICE PRESIDENT
DAVE HOLCOMB - SECRETARY
DARREN CLARK - AT-LARGE MEMBER
BRENDAN FLAHERTY - AT-LARGE MEMBER
BRIAN HAFNER - AT-LARGE MEMBER
HANNAH STOLLER - CHEER GENERAL MANAGER
DANI BEAUREGARD - GENERAL MANAGER