Meet the Coaches 


7th and 8th Grade Coaches

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Brian Rowatt

 8th Grade Head Coach


Coach Rowatt has been with the Blue Devil Program since 2013.  He graduated from Illinois State University in 2010 with a degree in physical education.  He played four years on the offensive and defensive line at University High School in Normal, Illinois.  Coach Rowatt teaches physical education at Quincy Junior High and has been there since 2012.

 

 

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Nate Ludwig

7th Grade Head Coach

Coach Ludwig is a 2008 QHS graduate where he played safety for the Blue Devils.  He was a captain and all conference his senior year.  He earned his Bachelor's Degree in 2012 from Millikin University where he played safety and special teams.  Coach Ludwig earned his Masters in Education from QU in 2014 and teaches at Quincy Junior High School since 2014.


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Erick Lewis - Assistant Coach

Coach Lewis has been with the Junior High program since 2005.  He played high school football in Panama City, FL at Rutherford High.  Coach Lewis was the first 4 year letterman in school history while at Rutherford High.  He earned all conference honors 4 years while playing at Culver-Stockton College.

 

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Marty Smith - Assistant Coach

Coach Smith is a 2007 graduate of Quincy High School where he was a two time All Conference award winner and All Area award winning offensive tackle. Coach Smith continued his education at the University of Illinois where he earned a history degree, wrestled for five years for the Illini, and commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army. After six years of active duty service, Coach Smith ended his Army career as a Captain and moved back to Quincy. After returning to Quincy, he worked as a substitute teacher for Quincy Public Schools and became an assistant coach for the Blue Devil Wrestling program. Currently, Coach Smith is teaching at Quincy Senior High and attending Quincy University to obtain his Master’s of Education degree. His family includes his amazing wife, Michelle, and dog child, Bella.