COACHES

 TODD EYLAR 

I am a Colorado native and was born and raised in Jefferson County. I went to Littleton High School and finished at Arapahoe High School. I played football from grade school through high school and also played baseball from little league all the way to the collegiate level. I went to college on a baseball scholarship for Garden City Community College and proceeded to play at Fort Hays State. My love for these sports continued and I started coaching during my college years. I have now been coaching for the last 25 years! I currently coach football at Elizabeth Middle School, little league baseball and Pop Warner Football.

 

 I’ve been married to my wonderful wife for 12 years. We have three boys who are 10, 8 and 6. When I’m not working or coaching you can usually find me hunting, fishing, enjoying the outdoors or in a bee yard somewhere. I have lived in Elbert County for the last 13 years. I enjoy how supportive the families are and how they always come together.

 

My goal for starting the Wranglers is to bring our entire community together. I would like to help the kids play at a competitive level through sports without having to travel to the city. It is important to me for the kids to learn how to properly and competitively play these sports so that they can continue their development at the middle and high school level.

 

In my opinion, sports not only teach them the game but also about teamwork, discipline and leadership skills that will carry them through life even off the field. I would love to teach these kids about the great game of football and the hard work that comes with it plus the reward of seeing them progress steadily through the season. I want our kids to know that they will always have their football family for support both on and off the field. With every win and loss there is something to be learned from this great game!

I was born in Colorado and have lived in Denver, Chicago and Arlington, TX. I then moved back to Castle Rock, CO where I went to Douglas County High School. I played competitive soccer growing up and I also ran track. I have lived in Elbert County for the last 8 years. I’ve been married to my high school sweetheart for almost 15 years now and we are raising three boys who are 13, 10 and 8. They all go to Legacy Academy in Elizabeth. When I’m not working or coaching you can find me ranching our little homestead, helping friends, fellowshipping and entertaining people! This community is such a joy to be a part of and I love the way of life, the small town feel and how caring people are to each other. It truly feels like a family even if we all have different views.

 

I am personally excited to watch the community come together to support youth football. I want to bring that competitive level to our community, so our kids don’t have to travel to the city in order to be on a team. I was an Assistant Coach for a Pop Warner team last year. I got to witness our group of kids work so hard and never give up. It will be a season I’ll never forget! My hope for the upcoming season is to get the kids thinking about the game strategically and for myself to become a better coach/student of the game.

 

 My favorite thing about coaching is the relationships that I build with the athletes. It’s fun to see them succeed and even with a loss I know they are still learning those important life lessons. My best advice for our youth is that life is going to be hard but if you do your best then that will always be enough. Never quit, keep your head up, remember to always pick up your buddy and give it all you have in life!

 

John 15:13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.

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 SEBASTIAN AVILES 

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 CHAD RITTER 

I was born in Oklahoma and I’m a proud citizen of the Cherokee nation. I moved to Colorado when I was 10 in the early 1990s and grew up in the Douglas County area. I graduated from Ponderosa in 1999. I joined the Marine Corps in 2001 and served in Iraq in 2003 with the initial push to Baghdad. After the Corps, I coached for an at-risk youth facility and high school. I played every sport I could growing up and even played rugby in the Marines against British royal marines.

 

My favorite thing about coaching is watching the confidence grow within each child. Last year, my Pop Warner Rookie Tackle team went 10-2 and was invited to Austin, TX for a bowl game. I also have been an assistant coach on the Southern Colorado All Stars 7U team who played in El Paso, TX. My goal is to be a part of a football program which provides the opportunity and a level of competition to kids in our community. Bringing real pride to small town football. My favorite thing about our community is we still have the small-town unity, and we still live the western way of life.

 

My wife and I have three children. A 13-year-old girl who plays competitive basketball and goes to Elizabeth Middle School, an 8-year-old boy who attends Legacy Academy and plays football with  Elbert County Wranglers, and our youngest boy who will be 2. We believe in team sports and how they can teach so much in life such as confidence, commitment, courage, perseverance and hard work. When I am not coaching, my family and I are involved in new adventures such as raising cattle, camping as much as we can, and riding my motorcycle.

 

PROVERBS 27:17 “Iron sharpens iron as one man sharpen another” is something I have lived by. Down in the trenches next to one another is where bonds are built for a lifetime. I'd like to build a team of competitors and to do this a player needs to know fundamental football, proper form to minimize injury, and maximize potential in order to get these players ready for the next level. 

 

BIO COMING SOON....

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 ADAM MONCHAK 

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 JARRETT MCALLISTER 

I grew up in the Kiowa and Elizabeth area and have lived in Elbert County for most of my life. I was stationed in Fort Lewis, WA for 3 years then was stationed in Fort Carson for two years while living in Elbert County. I have played baseball and football from the peewee age all the way through high school. One thing I love about this community is that it always comes together to support the kids and I never want that small town, tight knit community to ever go away! I have been married 11 years and we have three kids who are Colton (10), Alexis (7) and Sadie (3) and two of them attend Running Creek Elementary in Elizabeth. My son Colton played with Pop Warner last year and he is beyond ready to start next season as a Wrangler! When I’m not working you can find me hunting, fly fishing or practicing the sport of falconry.

 

My main goal for coaching this season is to help the kids learn the sport, progress through the season and of course have some fun. I want to support the kids and the whole team in any way that I can. Having a team like the Wranglers will be very beneficial so that these families get to stay in our community for competitive sports.