Jason Kervin HC/QB
Kervin will begin his 16th year of coaching and 1st year as Alpharetta High School’s Head Coach. He graduated high school from Shelby Academy in 1999. He was proud to play QB on my father, DeWayne Kervin’s, first ever State Championship team in 1998. He was born and raised on the fields and the halls of Shelby Academy. Upon graduating, he signed a baseball scholarship and played baseball at Jefferson State CC for 2 years. He continued and finished his playing career at the U. of Montevallo. He began his coaching career at Shelby Academy. He had the pleasure of coaching his brother to a State Runner-Up and a Semi Final appearance in back to back years. From there, He got the WR job at Calera HS. HisMy second year, He was promoted to OC. He took that team to the Semi-Finals, which is still the deepest playoff run in school history. After 2 years at Calera, He became the RB coach at Hoover HS. During my 12 years at Hoover, 5 as OC, he was a part of 6 State Championships, 3 Runner-Ups, 2 Semi-finals and 1 National Championship. He’s proud to say that during his 12 years coaching running backs at Hoover that he helped 16 sign scholarships and play at the next level. He also coached 4 Under-Armour All Americans. He also had the honor and privilege of coaching in the Alabama/Mississippi All Star Game. Coach Kervin is supported by his wife of 12 years, Kristin. Together they have 4 beautiful children Parker (9), Claire (8), Kylie (4) Cooper (2). They are proud citizens of Alpharetta and are thankful to be a part of this special community.
Welcome to the Alpharetta High School Football program! The Raider Football program is lead by Head Coach Jason Kervin and consists of Junior Varsity and Varsity teams. Our goal is to have an integrated program that includes parents, players, sponsors, students, alumni, AHS administration and our surrounding community.
Miles Holcomb AHC/OC/WR
Miles is entering his 11th year in coaching. A 2005 graduate of Crossville High School (AL), and a 2010 graduate of Shorter University where he was a member of the football team. After college, he returned back to Crossville where he served as the WR Coach for 3 years. He served as the OC at North Jackson and Haleyville before returning to be the Head Coach at Crossville for 2 years. He is coming to Alpharetta after serving as the QB and WR Coach at Hoover High School. He is a the proud husband of Kayla Holcomb and father of Kanon Holcomb (7).
John Thompson DC/LB
Thompson’s 39-year coaching career includes 6 years as a high school Defensive Coordinator with 3 state championships: Thirty-three years in college and 31 as a Division 1 Defensive Coordinator, including SEC stops at LSU, Arkansas, Florida, South Carolina, & Ole Miss.
Thompson has worked for a hall of fame list of coaches including, Frank Broyles, Lou Holtz, Bill Curry, Jeff Bower, Nick Saban, Houston Nutt, Ron Zook, Steve Spurrier, Ed Orgeon, & Gus Malzahn. Thompson was the Head Football Coach at East Carolina University and The Director of Athletics at The University of Central Arkansas.
Thompson has coached 60+ NFL players, led the Nation in scoring, take-a-ways & sacks, led the SEC in rushing and pass defense, 10 NCAA Bowl Games, Conference Championships, and 3 High School State Championships.
Thompson has been married to his wife Charleen for 26 years. She owns & operates The Clothes Horse, a classic, casual men’s apparel shop in downtown Alpharetta.The couple has two sons. The oldest, Cabe , 24, is an actor based in San Francisco. Hays, 22 is a graduate of Alpharetta High School and is a musician in the band Crocodyle based in Nashville.
Devon Earl Special Teams Coord/Safeties
From Hoover, Alabama, Devon is bringing Alpharetta winning experience on both the high school and college level. While playing safety at Hoover High School from 2009-2012, Earl tallied 20 interceptions, over 150 tackles and 5 forced fumbles, playing in three straight state championships, winning the Alabama 6A state title in 2012, as captain of a 15-0 team. That same year he was selected to play in the Alabama vs Mississippi All star game, honoring the top senior football players in the state. Devon also was starting point guard for the schools basketball team leading them to the schools very first final four appearance in 2011. After high school, Earl signed a scholarship to play football and study Therapeutic recreation at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, AL. In his time with South Alabama Jaguars, Devon collected 3 interceptions, over 125 tackles, 7 forced fumbles, 5 recovered fumbles and 4 defensive touchdowns in his four year career at South, graduating as a captain of the team. Devon, is 25 years old, coming from Hoover where his mother and father Kim and Narie Earl, and his older sister Kimbria reside.
Gannon Hampton S&C/OL
Coach Hampton is the strength coach and offensive line coach. He has a Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science and is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist through National Strength and Conditioning Association. Coach Hampton was 1st team all state as an offensive guard and played center at Carson-Newman University.
Coleman Rudolph DL
Coleman Rudolph is in his 6th year of coaching Defensive Line at the High School level. He spent 5 years with Blessed Trinity where they played for 3 State Championships and won 2 State Championships. They had a combined record of 65-6-1. As a player, he spent 4 years in the NFL with the Jets and Giants. He played collegiately at Georgia Tech where he was a 2 time All ACC Defensive Lineman and an All-American his senior year. While at Tech, Coleman set the all-time sack record (28.5) and tackles for loss (52). He was a starter on the 1990 Georgia Tech National Championship team and is a member of the Georgia Tech Hall of Fame as well as the Valdosta High School Hall of Fame. He also won a National Championship at Valdosta High in 1986. He is married to Shannon Rudolph and has 3 children (Harris, Jake and Ella Grace) and one grandson (Beau). Coleman is a Senior Vice President at Morgan Stanley in Atlanta.
Bill Weaver TE/FB
Bill Weaver is entering his 12th year of coaching and his first year with Alpharetta as the Tight End and Fullback coach. Coach Weaver is the former President and Athletic Director of the North Atlanta Football League. As a player in high school, Bill was a Georgia All-State receiver and went on to be a four-year letterman at Georgia Tech and member of the 1990 National Championship team under Coach Bobby Ross. Bill is the son of NFL veteran Herman “Thunderfoot” Weaver, who had an 11-year career with the Detroit Lions and Seattle Seahawks. Coach Weaver and his wife Shay live in Alpharetta.
AJ Merine Corners
Coach Answa “AJ” Merine is Alpharetta’s Wide Receivers/Passing Game Coordinator. He was born and raised in Hahira, GA. Growing up, he attended both Spencer High School in GA and Killeen-Ellison High School in TX playing wide receiver during his high school years. Coach Merine attended and played football for Valdosta State University. He began his coaching career in 2007 coaching receivers for Westlake High School here in Georgia. He also served as Westlake’s RecruitingCoordinator and was their Varsity Wrestling Coach for 3 years. He joined the Alpharetta Football staff in 2010 and coached the receivers until 2017. He also coached at Alcovy High School in 2019 as the passing game coordinator. Coach Merine is the head
coach for our Alpharetta Track and Fields team. Coach Merine is the middle child of 3 boys and grew up in a military family. He has a son, Zion, who is 17 years old.
Shelby Smith JV DC/LB
Shelby has served for 30 years with Fulton County Schools. This is his 16th year at Alpharetta HS. During his tenure he has coached on both sides of the ball. Shelby is a former Assistant Football and Baseball coach at Centennial HS and Chattahoochee HS. He graduated from Georgia College with BS in Health and Physical Education. Shelby’s has an 18 year old daughter named Laurel.
Robert Bennett OL
Robert Bennett 51yrs old, CSA(campus security associate) @ Alpharetta High School. Coach football(OL/DL). Graduated from Columbia High School, attended Miles College.Robert has 1 daughter Annatia Bennett (12).
Tom Wujicek QB/JV OC
Tom Wujcik is entering his fourth year with the Alpharetta Raiders where he coached on the offensive side of the ball. Tom is from Montgomery, Al. and attended Montgomery Catholic where he lettered in four varsity sports: Football, Basketball, Baseball, and Track. In high school, he was the starting quarterback for three years and excelled at playing varsity basketball for four years and broke school records in track for the 100m, 200m, and 400m. After high school, he played football at West Alabama.
Sean Fray DL/Defensive Feeder Liaison
I graduated with a degree in Criminal Justice at the University of Arizona (93). I had the privilege to play at the University of Arizona from 1990-93, I played outside linebacker and defensive end. I am happily married to my beautiful wife Terri Dorsey. I am a proud father of my three children Jordan (26), Alexandria (18), Cayden (9). I started my coaching career at Sahuaro High School in Tucson Arizona (93-94) I coached linebackers and defensive ends. I coached Sandy Springs Saints in 2005 6th grade. In 2006 is when I got involved with the Alpharetta Jr. Raiders program which I'm happy to say I'm still doing it today. I'm also on the board directors for the NAFL (North Atlanta Football League) which is the youth program for Alpharetta Georgia. I coach because this game gave so much to me, so I want to pay it forward to invest in young men's lives.
Rashad Guyton, from Madison County, FL fresh into his coaching career played Defensive Back at Florida A&M University where he Graduated with a Degree in Business Administration in 2016. After being away from the game for about four years, he accepted an assistant coaching position with West Orange High School in Orlando, FL earlier this year but later decided that Georgia would be home and the best place for his family. As a 5’8 170 lb Strong Safety playing at the Division 1 Level it always took perseverance, hard work and determination to create opportunity. Understanding that football is more than a game but teacher of life that teaches you how to battle through any hardship, which he plans to help instill into the Raiders of Alpharetta High School.
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