2017 Football Coaching Staff (Part 3)February 7, 2017
BREVARD, N.C. – This is the third and final installment of the 2017 Brevard College football staff. Part three examines the defensive and special teams staff.
Decorated high school, collegiate, and NFL player Kurt Gouveia storms into the Tornados program as the new defensive coordinator and linebackers coach. Gouveia is one of just a few career athletes to win at all three levels of the football chart, which includes a high school state championship in Hawaii, the 1984 National Championship at Brigham Young University, and two Super Bowl Championships with the Washington Redskins. During his 13 year NFL career, Gouveia recorded 819 career tackles, 12 interceptions, eight forced fumbles, and five sacks in 184 career games. Following his playing career, Gouveia caught on with the University of Hawaii where he spent two terms, the first from 2003-2004 where he served as a student manager and again in 2014-15 where he was the linebackers coach.
Joining Gouveia is special teams coordinator and cornerbacks coach Luke Jaicks. Jaicks comes to Brevard from Scottsdale Community College where he served as linebackers coach for 2016, after being the team’s defensive backs coach in 2013 and 2015. During the 2014 collegiate season, Jaicks took his talents to Southwestern Oklahoma State where he worked with the team’s cornerbacks.
Completing the Tornados secondary coaching staff is safeties coach Jeron Gouveia-Winslow, son of defensive coordinator Kurt Gouveia. Gouveia-Winslow joins the Brevard staff, following his collegiate career at Virginia Teach where the then outside linebacker appeared in 40 games over four seasons, registering 81 career tackles, three interceptions, three forced fumbles, and five passes defended. Following Virginia Tech, Gouveia-Winslow spent a year working as an athletic performance coach and personal trainer at Explosive Performance in Brambleton, VA before returning to college football and the University of Hawaii at Manoa where he served as an assistant intern football coach. From 2015-16 Gouveia-Winslow worked as an assistant linebackers coach with Major League Football in Eugene, Ore.
Returning to the Brevard staff for the upcoming 2017 season are Jamere Hogue and Modzelle Atkins. Hogue will serve as the team’s defensive line coach after a career at Tennessee Tech where the defensive tackle recorded 44 tackles and 6.5 tackles for loss in 2010. Atkins will act as the assistant linebackers coach after a historic career at Brevard, one in which the linebacker finished his career tied for eighth all-time with 13 tackles for loss and second with four forced fumbles.
Stay tuned, as the Tornados are set to announce the 2017 schedule within the coming weeks.