Meet the Coaches  


Freshman Coaches

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Dana Stafford
Head Freshman Coach
Coach Stafford is the Head Coach for the Freshman team this year.  He has been with the Blue Devil Football Program since 2005.  He is a graduate of Illinois State University where he received his Bachelor's Degree in education.  He also holds his Master's Degree in Administration which he received from William Woods University.  Coach Stafford teaches Industrial Arts at QJHS where he has been on staff since 2004.   He and his wife, Heather, have two children. 

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Matt Peterson
Assistant Freshman Coach
 

Coach Peterson will be the Freshman Defensive Coordinator this year.  He previously coached with the Quincy Youth Football League.  Coach Peterson attended Illinois State University where he received his Bachelor's Degree in Education.  The 2018-19 school year will be his 3rd year in the Quincy Public School District teaching Physical Education.  He attended Pontiac Township High School in Illinois where he played 4A Football for 4 years.  During his time at Pontiac, they reached the state quarter finals two times and he was named to the All Corn-Belt Conference Team his senior year as a defensive back.