Coach Vernon Mitchell
Coach Vernon Mitchell is a proud native of Miami, Fl. He graduated from Miami Central High School in 1994. Mitchell was a part of the Miami Central Varsity Football Team as a Quarterback and offensive team captain. During his upcoming senior season, Coach Mitchell received Pre Season All-Dade County honors.
Coach Mitchell had a stellar collegiate football career as a defensive back. Coach Mitchell’s collegiate accomplishments includes: Florida A & M University Defensive Back of the Year (1999), Army-Historically Black College All-American Team (1999), All-MEAC Conference Team (1999), MEAC Conference Defensive Player of the Week (1999), and MEAC Conference Defensive Player of the Week (1997).
Mitchell played professional football as a defensive back in the Canadian Football League for 4 years. He played 2 years for the Toronto Argonauts and 2 years for the Ottawa Renegades. Coach Mitchell’s accomplishments include: Canadian Football League-Defensive Player of the Week (2000), and he currently holds the Canadian Football League All-Time Record of (3) three defensive touchdowns in a game. Coach Mitchell also spent a brief time in the Arena Football League with the Dallas Desperados (2004).
Mitchell is entering 16 year as a high school football coach. Prior to coming to Evans, Mitchell coached 3 years at West Orange High School – Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks, 3 years at Boone High School – Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks, 9 years at Freedom High School, 1 year – Linebackers, 5 years as Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers, 3 years as Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks. In addition to, Coach Mitchell coordinated special teams and the off-season strength and conditioning program.
Mitchell also has experience in coaching other sports such as, track & field, weightlifting, and wrestling. During his tenure as the Head Track & Field Coach at Freedom High School (2007-2013), Mitchell set 26 school records.
Additional coaching experience includes: Under Armour Camps, Nike Open/Elite 11 Camps, O-D Football Camps, Under Armour Next All American Game, Central Florida All-Star Game, and Metro All-Star Game.
Additional coaching accomplishments and affiliations: Orlando Metro-East Boys Track & Field Coach of the Year Nominee (2012), Orlando Metro Football Coaches of the Year (2004), Florida Athletic Coaches Association (2004-Present), Fellowship of Christian Athletes (2006-Present)
Coach Middleton graduated from Evans High School in 2006. While attending, he earned varsity letters in three sports – football, basketball, and track. He then went on to play college football at St. Augustine University under Head Coach Michael Costa. Coach Middleton has been coaching high school football for seven years. He started coaching at Ocoee High School as the Defensive Coordinator. Coach Middleton now serves the role as Offensive Coordinator and Assistant Head Coach for the past 3 years at Evans High.
From Webster, Florida, Coach Everett is the Wide Receiver coach. He attended South Sumter High School, where he played varsity football all four years of high school and also played basketball and ran track. His senior year, he led his high school to the first state championship game in the school’s history.
Coach Everett also set records for his high school. He was also ammoniated to play in various all-star games. He played in the Cali-Florida bowl game in Anaheim, California alongside of all the top players in Florida for the 2006 class. He also played in the north and south Florida all-star game. From there he played at Hinds community college for two years. His senior year was ranked and chose to play in JUCO all-star game. Upon graduating JUCO, Coach Everett played his last two years at Jackson State University. After his senior year of college, he played arena football for Tampa storm and shortly after sign a contract to play overseas in Europe and also played in the Canadian league. Coach Everett began his coaching career off in 2010-2012 in between his seasons of playing as a Wide Receiver/ Skill Coach for Crystal Springs High school in Mississippi. He has also served as a personal trainer training college athletes. Coach Everett was an assistant strength conditioning coach to his strength coach at Jackson State where he attended college. After graduating college with his degree in Early Childhood Education, he relocated back to his home town to coach wide receivers and running backs and special team returner’s at his alma mater South Sumter High School. This is now Coach Everett’s second season coaching at Evans High School as Wide Receiver Coach.
Coach Brinson will be entering his 19th year of coaching this season. He is a graduate of Bethune-Cookman College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. Coach Brinson was also a four year member of the BCC football team while attending. He earned All Mid Eastern Athletic Conference Honorable Mention following his junior season, finishing second on the team with 55 tackles and 1 interception.
Coach Brinson has been married to Acacia Brinson for three years and supports a family of three lovely children, Efunanya (8), Lennox (7), and Alexia (2).
1999-2000 SPRUCE CREEK HIGH SCHOOL, PORT ORANGE, FLORIDA – ASSISTANT COACH
2001-2002 BLOOMINGDALE HIGH SCHOOL, VALRICO, FLORIDA – ASSISTANT COACH
2003-2007 BLOOMINGDALE HIGH SCHOOL, VALRICO, FLORIDA – HEAD COACH
2008-2009 CHEYNEY UNIVERSITY, CHEYNEY, PA – SPECIAL TEAMS COORDINATOR/WIDE RECEIVER
2010 – EVANS HIGH SCHOOL, ORLANDO, FLORIDA – DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR
2011-2014 LAKE MINNEOLA HIGH SCHOOL, MINNEOLA, FLORIDA – HEAD COACH
2015-2017 FREEDOM HIGH SCHOOL, ORLANDO, FLORIDA – DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR
Coach Manning was born in Orlando, Florida and graduated from Evans High School in 1993. He attended College Marshall University and also works at the Callahan Neighborhood Center. He is happily married to Nakia Manning raising his two children, Tashawn Manning and Eboni Manning.
Coach Bolden is a U.S. Navy Veteran (11 years) and has seventeen years of experience teaching and coaching, two years in Orange County Public Schools. He enjoys spending time with his wife Iyesha Bolden and three children, Chelsi (29), Lauren (23), and Lawrence,IV (19).