• 2020 Football Staff Bios 




    Head Coach Craig Coleman

    Coach Coleman brings a wealth of knowledge from many years of ciaching football.

    He has been in the high school level and the college level. This is Coach Coleman's 29th year in coaching. 

    He enters his 3rd year as a coach at Luella and 1st as the Head Coach. 



    Coach Caleb Payne

    Coach Payne is a graduate of Kennesaw State.

    He enters his 2nd year at Luella where is the Offensve Coordinator and the QB Coach.  

    Coach Can run a Sub 5 Minute Mile



    Coach Ashley Sims   

    Coach Sims is a graduate of Savannah State University where he excelled at football and baseball while at Savannah State. He has spent the last 3 Years at Luella where he has coached WRs and DBs. 

    He is married to Athenea Sims and they have 2 children AJ and Aria Sims. 

    A fun fact abut Coach Sims is "I do  Photography part-time and as a hobby".  



    Coach Jeff Lake 

    Coach Jeff Lake was born in Glassboro New Jersey where he played Youth and High School Football the majority of his life. Coach Lake was a Blue Chip All-American during his High School career playing offense and Defense. He was ranked in the Top 10 for the State of New Jersey as a Linemen and Top 20 as a Linebacker, he received a Full Athletic Scholarship for football to play at (HBCU) Delaware State University a Division 1AA Football Program. Coach Lake has been coaching Football for many years. He has been a youth Coach for six years and High School Coach for Ten years.


    Coach Jeff Lake coordinated the “Gary Brackett Football Camp” which was sponsored by Gary Brackett Former NFL Line Backer and Defensive Captain for the, “Super Bowl Champions-Indianapolis Colts”. I coordinated and supervised the camp for ten years which was a community Football Camp for the Tri-State area (Philadelphia, Delaware, and New Jersey) athletes ages 8-18. The camp was free and it serviced over 5,000 young men. Some of the success stories who attended the camp was Philadelphia Eagles Running Back Cory Clement, 2020 New Orleans Saints Wide Receiver Prospect Juwan Johnson, and former New Orleans Saints Defensive End George Johnson. Coach Lake was inducted into the Glassboro High School Hall of Fame for football in 2006. He was also given a Community Service Award from the Glassboro Youth Football Program in January 2018 for his commitment to his community.


    Coach Lake has coach the following positions: Linebackers, Running Backs, Offensive Line, and Defensive Line.   This is Coach Lakes third year at Luella High School as a Social Studies Teacher. He is married to Danyel Lake and they have three daughters (Ambrial, Quiera, Charli) and one son (Aaron). Coach Lake wants to inspire his athletes to be great on and off the field. He hopes he will be able to motivate his players to reach their highest potential as a student-athlete.



    Coach Alex Schafer

    Coach Schafer is a graduate of Georgia Southern University. This season he will serve as the Special Teams Coordinator/Defensive Backs Coach.

    A fun fact about Coach Schafer is  "I am the first Luella Alumni to coach football at Luella". 



    Coach James Roberts

    Coach Roberts enters his 12 season as a football coach at Luella High School.  Coach Roberts has been at Luella since 2008 and has coached Defensive Line, Running Backs, Wide Receivers, and Special Teams during his tenture.  This season he will go back to roots as the D-Line Coach and coaching Kickers , Punter, and Long Snappers. 

    Coach Roberts is a graduate of Georgia Southern Universty with degrees in Specialist in Education (2019), a Masters in Education (2013) and he erarned a Bachelors Degree in History from Old Dominion University (Norfolk, VA, 2001).  Coach Roberts is also a Veteran of the US Navy where he served for 14 years as a Hospital Corpsman.

    Coach Roberts is married to the Luella's Head Volleyball Coach Karie Jarrett-Roberts.  He has one son, Andrew that graduated from Luella and Georgia Southern Univetsity.  He currently works for Atlanta United FC of the MLS. 

    Fun fact about Coach Roberts, is that he is from Boston, MA and loves his Boston sports. 



    Coach Jalen Harris

     Jaylon Harris joins the Luella Staff. He currently attends  Georgia State University. This will be his  1st year coaching.

    He played college football at Hutchinson Community College and played his hgh school football at Luella. He is the 3rd Alumni to join the football staff n the history of Luella High School.  This season, Coach Harris will coach the Defensive Backs.

    Family: Father- Antwan Harris Mother- Angela Gray

    A fun fact about Coach Harris is that "I like to critique movies and give them personal ratings right after I watch them".


Last Modified on September 2, 2020