Meet the Coaches 


7th and 8th Grade Coaches

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.

 

 

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.


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.

 

Tony Grawe - Assistant Coach

Coach Grawe has had a junior high head coaching experience in the junior high school system in Texas and in Aurora, Illinois. Coach Grawe had the pleasure of coaching the Indianapolis Colts star running back Joseph Addai while in high school in Texas. Coach Grawe and his wife, Sara, have two children, son Jake and daughter Lucy.

TJ Palme - Assistant Coach