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ANDY SCOTT: Head Coach / Linebackers

Coach Scott enters his 4th year at Kennesaw Mt..He came to Kennesaw Mt. from Lee Co. High School where he served as the Defensive Coordinator for the Trojans in 2011. Before moving to Lee County Coach Scott was the Defensive Coordinator and Associate Head Coach at Walnut Grove High School in Loganville, Ga. Prior to coming to Walnut Grove he was the Athletic Director and Head Football Coach at Perry High School. While at Perry as the Head Football Coach, he compiled a record of 27-29 taking the Panthers to the State Playoffs in three of the five years as Head Coach, even taking Perry to the Quarter-Finals in 2007.


Coach Scott is originally from McMinnville, TN where he attended Warren County High School and played football and baseball. Following high school he played football at both Memphis State University and Middle Tennessee University, where he received his Bachelors, before returning home to coach at Warren County. Coach Scott then obtained a Masters in Education while serving as a graduate assistant at Middle Tennessee University. Coach Scott came to Georgia in 1996 and has not left making stops in LaGrange (Troup Co.), and Douglas (Coffee Co.) before his time at Perry, Walnut Grove and Lee Co. Coach Scott and his wife Claudia have a son Justin who is a member of the Mustang football team.


Coach Scott has a plan to get KMHS on the right track and in his own words; “As your Head Football Coach, we will do the little things right, from the way we warm-up on Friday Nights to how our players act in class. I am going to run this program the way that I believe it should be run to give us an opportunity to win on a consistent basis and that is with a great deal of discipline. We must “Build a Program”, not just field a TEAM, establishing something that will stand the test of time.


MIKE PFIESTER: Offensive Coordinator / QB's



Coach Mike Pfiester enters his 4th season with the Mustangs. Coach Pfiester will be working with the Varsity offensive line and serving as the offensive coordinator while teaching team sports and general PE as a member of the Physical Education department at KMHS. This will be Coach Pfiester’s 8th year teaching and coaching. Prior to his arrival at KMHS Coach Pfiester coached and taught at Woodland High School in Bartow County where he served as the offensive line coach and was the head freshman coach.


Coach Pfiester is originally from Michigan where he attended Bellevue High School (2000). Following high school he attended Wayne State University in Michigan where he played offensive line from 2000-2001. Coach then transferred to Olivet College in Michigan where he played offensive line for the Comets from 2003-2005. Coach Pfiester also has a Master’s Degree from Marygrove College in Michigan in Education Curriculum and Assessment


Coach Pfiester and his wife Alaina have two children, a son Trevor and a daughter Emma.


MIKE CANDELA: Defensive Coordinator  / Defensive Line

Coach Mike Candela enters his 2nd season with the Mustangs. Coach Candela will be working with the Varsity Linebackers and serving as the Defensive Coordinator while joining the Physical Education department at KMHS. Coach Candela is entering his 15th year coaching and his 12th year teaching.


Prior to his arrival at KMHS, Coach Candela coached at Cartersville High School where he coached the Defensive Ends, Cass High School, coaching the Defensive Line and 4 seasons coaching at Woodland High School in Bartow County where he served as the Defensive Line Coach and Defensive Coordinator. Prior to his time in Georgia, Coach Candela had stops at Carlson High School in Gibraltar, Michigan and South High School in Grosse Pointe, Michigan.


Coach Candela is originally from Michigan where he attended Wyandotte Roosevelt High School (1996). Following high school he attended Albion College in Michigan where he played Defensive Line from 1997-2000 and earned a B.A. in History. Coach Candela also has a Master’s Degree in Teaching from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.


Coach Candela and his wife, Heather have twin boys Parker and Tate.


JEFF BETTIS: Offensive Line



Coach Bettis begins his 16th  year at KMHS. He will be working with the offensive line while teaching in the Social Studies Department at KMHS. Before landing at KMHS, Coach Bettis taught and coached at both Paulding County High School and Hiram High School.


Coach Bettis is a graduate of North Cobb High School (1989). He then attended Kennesaw State where he earned a  B.S. of Secondary Education in Social Studies (1994)  and then a Masters of Arts in Christian Studies from Luther Rice University in 2010.

Byron McCall: Offensive Line

Coach McCall enters his 1st season with the Mustangs and will be teaching as a member of the Math Department. Coach McCall comes to the Mountain from Osborne High School, where he served as head coach. Prior to his time at Osborne, Coach McCall coached at Avondale, Lithia Springs, and North Cobb High Schools in Georgia as well as Terry Parker High School in Florida and South Panola High School in Batesville, Mississippi.


Coach McCall also has collegiate coaching experience from Jacksonville University and Edward Waters College, both in Jacksonville, Florida. Coach McCall also served as an Administrative Assistant at Mississippi State University.


Coach McCall is originally from Amory, Mississippi. He attended Mississippi State University where he played football and earned both his Bachelors and Masters degrees. He and his wife Stacye have a son Kameron and a daughter Shelby.


CHRIS WALKER: Receivers



Coach Walker enters his 16th season with the Mustangs and his 19th season coaching overall. Coach Walker teaches in the P.E Department at KMHS and serves as the KMHS Boys Golf coach. Prior to coming to the Mountain, Coach Walker spent 3 years at Pebblebrook High School where he was involved with both the football and baseball programs. Coach Walker has also coached with the baseball Mustangs from 2001-2007 as well as the varsity swim team from 2001-2005.


Coach Walker is a graduate of Shamrock High School where he played both football and baseball. Following graduation Coach Walker earned his B.S. in Health and Physical Education from Georgia State University.Coach Walker and his wife Amy have two children a son Michael and daughter Kalyn.

WADE STEWART:   Defensive Backs

Coach Wade Stewart enters his 2nd season with the Mustangs. Coach Stewart will be working with the Varsity secondary, as well as teaching AP Human Geography and World History as a member of the Social Studies Department at KMHS. Prior to his arrival at KMHS, Coach Stewart spent the last three years teaching and coaching at Campbell High School. 


At Campbell, Coach Stewart served as the Co-Defensive Coordinator and Linebackers coach as well as the Head Baseball Coach. Prior to that, Coach Stewart spent four years at Perry High School in Perry, GA as a Substitute Teacher and Varsity Football and Varsity Baseball Assistant. At Perry, Coach Stewart had the opportunity to previously work for Coach Scott.


Coach Stewart is originally from Perry, Georgia where he attended Perry High School and was a two sport Letterman in baseball and football. In Coach Stewart’s senior year, he was named to the Georgia Dugout Club team. Coach Stewart graduated Cum Laude from Middle GA State College, with a degree in History. Coach Stewart and his wife Laura Anne are expecting their first child in July.


Kefla Hare: Defensive Backs

Coach Kefla Hare enters his 2nd season with the Mustangs and his 15th year teaching overall. He is a member of the Special Education Department at Kennesaw Mt. Prior to coming to the Mountain Coach Hare taught P.E. in Dallas, TX; High school Health in Los Angeles, CA; Health and P.E. Clayton County and most recently taught PE at Campbell Middle School in Cobb County. Coach Hare served as the Defensive Coordinator at Adamson Middle School in Clayton County from 2006-07.


He served 3 years as Head Football coach and Offensive Coordinator at Adamson Middle School from 2008-2010 seasons; Assistant Baseball coach Mt. Zion High School Jonesboro, GA as well as serving as the Head Baseball Coach North Clayton High School College Park, GA.


Prior to his professional career in teaching, Coach Hare was a Alabama All County and All Area Defensive Back and Return Specialist at Foley High School in Foley, Alabama. Coach Hare also played baseball playing shortstop and left field stealing 26 for 27 stolen bases his senior year. Following high school Coach hare attended Troy University in 1992-93 where he played football.


Coach Hare has a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Health Education from Alabama State University a Masters of Education Supervision and Administration and is currently writing his Dissertation for Completion of Doctoral Studies from the University of the Rockies in Psychology with an emphasis in Sports and Performance.


Coach Hare and his wife Crecia have twin sons Kimani and K’Hari.

Dennis Stanley: Running Backs

Dennis Stanley enters his 1st season with the Mustangs and is a former graduate of KMHS where he played running back for the Mustangs.

 Prior to joining the Mustangs staff Coach Stanley played for Shorter University and coached at Johnson High School in Gainesville, Ga. 

Danny Lindsey: Offensive Line

Coach Lindsey enters his 1st season with the Mustangs as a community coach. 

Coach Lindsey is originally from Douglas, Ga where he attended Coffee County High School (2001).  Following high school he attended Auburn University where he was a 4 year starter on the Offensive Line from 2001-2004 and earned a BA in Exercise Physiology.

Coach Lindsey and his wife, Emily have two daughters, Elizabeth and Amelia

Ty Tavales: Video Coordinator

Ty Tavales continues his long service to the Mustangs this year in the role of the video coordinator.