Upcoming MatchShawnee Mission South at Lawrence High/September 6, 2024/Lawrence High School
Upcoming MatchShawnee Mission South at Lawrence High/September 6, 2024/Lawrence High School

Coaching Staff

“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.”

Vince Lombardi

Meet The Staff

Nick Foster Coach South Raiders

Nick Foster

Head Coach/QBs

Coach Foster was named the head coach of SMS on May 20, 2021. He is a graduate of Emporia State University where he earned his B.S. in Business Administration as well as his teaching certification. After teaching business classes like Financial Literacy, Web Design, Accounting and Investing for a decade, Coach Foster moved to the weight room in the Fall of ’22. He is currently completing his Masters in Coaching and Fitness Leadership.

Foster came to South from the staff of Mill Valley High School where he coached the quarterbacks and was a part of back-to-back state championships. He started his coaching career at Waverly High School before coaching at Blue Valley Southwest for 5 years. 

Coach Foster grew up in Johnson County before the family moved to Wolfforth, TX (near Lubbock) where he played football and graduated from Frenship High School. His family later moved back to the JoCo area where he chose to also put down roots.

Coach and his wife, Ashley, were married in 2016. They live in Overland Park with their 5-year-old daughter, Finley, and 3-year-old son, Pierce (PJ).

Geoff White

Assistant Head Coach | Defensive Coordinator & Safeties

Coach White is entering his 15th year coaching football. White has extensive championship-level experience, as four of his 13 seasons culminated in a state title. Coach White is a graduate of MNU where he played Safety for the Pioneers from 2005 to 2010.

Coach White and his wife Myeesa have four boys: the twins, Jaxon and Maximus (8), Lennix (7) and Syx (0).

This will be Coach White’s 1st season as Assistant Head Coach and 4th season as the Defensive Coordinator for South, and he is very excited about the group he has returning and the opportunity they all have to grow the South Side Defensive brand of football.

In Memory: Terrale Johnson

Offensive Coordinator/O-Line

Coach Terrale Johnson unexpectedly passed on April 20, 2024, at 29 years old. A few weeks prior, he was announced as the next Offensive Coordinator – a role he was thrilled to take on.

Terrale was truly one of a kind. He had a gift for making everyone feel special and valued. His infectious laugh, his boundless energy, and his love for the game were evident to all who knew him. He was not just a coach; he was a mentor, a friend, and the ultimate hype guy.
In just three short years, Terrale made an incredible impact on our team and our school. His dedication to building a strong football culture was unwavering. He was so excited to take on the role of offensive coordinator this season, and his passion for the game was contagious.
It’s heartbreaking to think about what could have been. Terrale was instrumental in laying the groundwork for our team’s success and growing culture, and we will carry his spirit with us as we continue to grow and improve.
Terrale’s love for his family, his friends, and everyone around him was evident in everything he did. He will be deeply missed, but his legacy will live on in the hearts of all who knew him.

Coach T played football at Hutchinson Community College and Kansas State University where he was named 1st Team All Big 12 and a part of the 2018 CIF Championship team.

During Coach T’s tenure at Mill Valley, he helped the team win 2 State Championships in 2019 and 2020.

Will Griffin South Raiders Football

Will Griffin


William Griffin is from Kansas City, Missouri and graduated from Grandview High School. He played college football at Pitt State and MidAmerican Nazarene University where he graduated with a B.A. in Sports Management Education.

He and his wife Shawntae Griffin have 3 kids: Jasmyn: 22, Kobe: 13, and Kayson: 7. Coach Griffin is looking forward to being around the boys again and continuing to helping them become young men on and off the field. 

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Dawson Johannes

Offensive Line

Coach Johannes is returning this year as the Offensive Line coach. He graduated from Kansas State University in 2020 with a Bachelor of Education in English Language Arts.

This is Coach Johannes’ 5th year of coaching and 4th at Shawnee Mission South. In the classroom, Coach Johannes teaches Sophomore English and Creative Writing and is in his 4th full year of teaching.

At home, he and his wife Jill are proud dog parents of Winston the Golden Retriever.

Joe Kennard

Defensive Line

Coach Kennard graduated from Pittsburg State University with a Bachelor’s degree in communications in 2012 and a Bachelor’s degree in physical education in 2016. Kennard was on the Pitt State football team from 2007 through 2009 primarily as a defensive lineman. He is also a graduate of Shawnee Mission South where he played football and track. Coach Kennard enjoys working as a physical education teacher and coaching at his former high school. 

This is Kennard’s 7th year as a coach at Shawnee Mission South. Previously he coached in Heavener, OK in 2016, Jasper, MO in 2015, and El Dorado, KS in 2013-2014 where I began my coaching career. 

Coach Kennard and his wife, Nicole, married in 2019 and currently live in Gardner. They have two dogs, a cat, and recently welcomed their first child, a beautiful baby girl named Anne. Whenever they can, the Kennards like to go fishing at a few fishing spots near their house. 

For the 2024 season, Coach Kennard is looking forward to continuing working with the defense. He had been on the offensive side for the majority of his coaching career but is excited to work with the defense where his passion is.

coach kibby kiblen raiders

Chris Kiblen


Coach “Kibby” was an all-EKL linebacker at Blue Valley North High School. He went on to receive his undergraduate degree in History from the University of Kansas and then earned his Master’s Degree in Secondary Special Education from Pittsburg State University.

Chris has been coaching football for 13 years with time at Lawrence Free State and the last 8 years at Shawnee Mission South. He works as a Special Education Teacher at SMS.

Chris has two sons: Nash, age 8 and Nix, age 6.

Coach Kibby is looking forward to getting back to a winning culture and working towards a State Championship.


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Jackson McCally

Running Backs

Originally from Ottawa, KS, Coach McCally attended the University of Kansas to obtain a degree in Secondary Education with a concentration in history of government, graduating in 2021. 

He is currently a social studies teacher at Shawnee Mission South High School. 

This will be his third year on the coaching staff and he is extremely excited to begin working with this new position group to expand my knowledge of the game of football. 

McCally will be entering his 5th year of marriage this summer to wife, Kyra. AND they are expecting their first child in the middle of August, just in time for football!

Jackson loves spending time with his family and being involved with their church. 

Damon Gebhardt

Freshman Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator

Damon Gebhardt earned his Bachelor of Arts in History and Religious Studies as well as his Certification in Secondary Education from Baker University. While at Baker, he started for two years on the Baker University Football Team.

This is Coach Gebhardt’s 4th year coaching at South, as well as his 4th teaching social studies in the building. Damon lives in Overland Park with his wife Liz and their dog Baker. Liz also teaches social studies at South and is the Head Softball Coach.

This season Gebhardt is looking forward to continuing the traditions we are building here at Shawnee Mission South Football.

Brayden Bromley

Freshman Assistant Coach - Skills

Coach Bromley is excited for his third season coaching at Shawnee Mission South this year where he also teaches in the Social Studies Department. Coach Bromley grew up locally and graduated from the Olathe School District, then graduated from Kansas State University.

Following graduation, Coach Bromley worked and coached at Maize South High School for two years. He is excited to continue working with the Freshmen Football Team as the skills position coach on offense and defense.

Collin Coarter Coach South raiders

Collin Carter

DFO & Freshmen

Collin Carter is very excited to begin his fourth-year coaching football at Shawnee Mission South. Coach Carter attended Johnson County Community College for 2 years before going to Emporia State to get his Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education as well as a minor in coaching.

Coach Carter is currently working toward his Master’s. Before coming to South, Collin coached football and baseball for 4 years at Blue Valley Southwest, 3 years coaching baseball at BVNWand is beginning his first year coaching baseball at South. Coach Carter is currently the in-building substitute at SMS.

In May 2019, Coach Carter and his amazing wife Amy Hastings welcomed their first child, Lou, a perfect little girl, into their family. They also have two dogs, Mulder and Mabel. In their free time, they love to watch movies, go watch the Monarchs play, and spend time with their family and friends. Coach Carter is looking forward to coaching a new position this fall and is excited to continue watching these young athletes mature and grow up. Go ‘Ders