One Wildcat Drive
Glen St. Mary, FL 32040
ph: (904) 259-6286
Fall 2013 Coaches/Staff
Senior Associate Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator/Wide Receivers/Recruiting Coordinator
Joey Sulkowski begins his fourth season as the offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach at Baker County High School after a record breaking 2012. The Wildcat offense looks to continue their success under Sulkowski after breaking numerous long standing BCHS offensive records and finishing 1st in total offense in the Jacksonville First Coast (60+ schools) last season. Sulkowski also serves as the Senior Associate Head Coach as well as the Head Girls Weightlifting and Boys Track & Field Coach at Baker County High School.
Sulkowski brings a vast wealth of experience, mainly at the collegiate level, to the Wildcat football program after serving his first seven years as a collegiate football coach. Sulkowski previously served as Offensive Coordinator at Johnson C. Smith University and Greensboro College. Sulkowski also spent time in various coaching roles at North Carolina A&T State University, Hargrave Military Academy and Chowan University. Sulkowski has coached two collegiate All-Americans in Torrey Lowe and Jeremy Franklin during his stay in the collegiate ranks.
Sulkowski began his collegiate playing career at Auburn University in Alabama before transferring to Valdosta State and then Chowan University. The younger Sulkowski is well recognized in the coaching profession and is a published author, most notably he was featured in ESPN the Magazine for his unique wide receiver drills as well as American Football Monthly on three occasions. Sulkowski also spends time as a member of the American Football Coaches Association where he serves as Co-Luncheon Committee Chair for the organizations National Convention.
Sulkowski, who serves as a Physical Education teacher at BCHS, is married to the former Rachel Hollis of Charlotte, NC. Rachel serves on staff at the Baker County Sherriff’s Office . The couple resides in Macclenny.
Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Line
Coach Mueller returns to the Baker County Wildcats football staff for his third season after serving as the Defensive Coordinator in 2012. His defense led the charge in earning the Wildcats a District 3-5A Championship last season, the 7th of his career.
Mueller, who is also the Assistant Head Coach for Defense, has enjoyed a varied career in High School Football. Hailing from Owensboro,Kentucky; Coach Mueller is a 1990 graduate of Daviess County High School. Following graduation, Mueller played for a year at Western Kentucky University for Jack Harbaugh. He would go on to complete his degree program there, earning a BA in Government and History.
In 1995, Mueller began his coaching career by returning to his alma mater and coaching the defensive line. He also served as the Freshman Defensive Coordinator and the JV Offensive Coordinator during his two year stint at DCHS.
In 1998, Coach Mueller got his first chance at being a Varsity Defensive Coordinator at 2A Muhlenberg South High School in Greenville, Kentucky. The South football program had seen hard times in the previous years, but 1998 proved to be a special year for the players and coaches at South High. Coming off a winless season, the South Suns were able to record a 6-5 record and make the playoffs before losing to the eventual state champions by only 17 in the first round.
Mueller’s next big stop was at Warren Central High School in Bowling Green, Kentucky as Defensive Coordinator for the Dragons from 2000 to 2004. In the four years at the school, the Dragons won three district titles, one region and lost a heartbreaker in the state semifinals in 2003.
Following the 2004 school year, Coach Mueller decided to take over the Head Coaching position at Muhlenberg South High School, taking up the challenge to try to build the South program into one that could be respected year in and out. He held that position for four years, playing in one of the toughest districts in the state of Kentucky. During his tenure, Mueller oversaw the renovation of the football facilities and laid a strong foundation for the program as it consolidated with its rival Muhlenberg North High School in 2009 and has made the 6A playoffs in Kentucky ever since.
The Allen County-Scottville High School Patriots were the next stop for Coach Mueller. Taking part in another rebuilding effort, the ACS squad went from 1-9 in 2007 to a school-best 9-4 record, the school’s first District Championship and a Regional runner-up finish.
A move to the South and the football Mecca of Florida was in the cards for Coach Mueller. In 2009, he accepted the Dean of Students and Defensive Coordinator Positions at Newberry High School, outside of Gainesville. Playing against some of the best that the 2B classification had to offer, NHS was competitive and well-respected.
Coach Mueller arrived at BCHS at the end of March 2011, in time for spring football with the Wildcats and hasn’t looked back. He currently lives in Macclenny with his German Shepherd, Boo and teaches Social Studies at the High School.
Varsity Offensive Skill/JV Head Coach/JV Offensive Coordinator
Brunner enters his second season on staff with the Wildcats and will assist both Sulkowski’s with the offensive skill players, including the wide receivers and running backs and will also serve as the Junior Varsity Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator. Brunner, who played for the Wildcats offensive coordinator Joey Sulkowski at Greensboro College in North Carolina, hails from Orange Park and played his high school football at Ridgeview High School.
He started his coaching career in 2009 at his alma mater then moved on to St. Johns Country Day where he coached the quarterbacks in the spring of 2010. In addition to his varsity and junior varsity football duties, Brunner serves as the head Wrestling coach and Assistant Track and Field Coach at BCHS.
Brunner resides in Macclenny and has a son, Axen Cooper and teaches Earth and Space Science at BCHS.
Coach McGee joined the staff this August after obtaining an Alternative Education teaching position at BCHS. McGee will coach the Defensive Backs for the Wildcats varsity and junior varsity squads in 2013. His full bio will be updated soon.
Hargrove joins the Wildcat staff for his second season in 2013 and will work with the Linebackers.
Hargrove, who works full time at the Walmart Distribution Center in Macclenny, came to BCHS after a successful six year stay at Episcopal High School in Jacksonville where he was an assistant coach. In addition to his six years of varsity experience, he worked for twenty-five years in pop warner football.
Hargrove lives in Macclenny with his wife Selena. He has two children (Sean-28 & Derek-22) and two step children (Alexus-20 & Timothy-24) in addition to a grandchild (Jeremiah).
Smith enters his fifth year on the Baker County football staff and will continue his varsity duties this season with the Wildcat defensive line.
Smith, who serves full-time as a manager at the Wal-Mart Distribution Center, will also coach the BCHS junior varsity defensive line. Smith is married to his wife Tina and the couple have two children, a son, Kirk and a daughter, Elizabeth.
Varsity Defensive Backs/JV Defensive Backs
Full Bio Coming Soon
Rock Rhoden '93
Middle School Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator/Junior Varsity Defensive Coordinator
Coach Rock begins his second season as the Head Coach of the BCMS Bobcats after leading the squad to a 6-1 record last season, his first at the helm. Coach Rock had been a member of the Bobcat coaching staff for over ten seasons, primarily as the Defensive Coordinator, helping BCMS to numerous championships during his tenure.
No stranger to Baker County Football, Coach Rhoden still holds the BCHS Wildcat record for tackles in a career (474 total tackles from 1988-91) from his playing days as a linebacker. His son, Will, is a Freshman for the Wildcats and is following in his fathers footsteps as a Linebacker on the BCHS junior varsity squad in 2013.
Middle School Director of Football Operations/Assistant Head Coach
Mr. Crawford begins his second year on the BCMS staff this season as the Assistant Head Coach. No stranger to leading young men, Mr. Crawford has spent decades in the Baker County School District as an administrator and has served as a major asset to the Bobcats success in 2012. In addition, his son, John (Boo) Crawford is a member of the Wildcat varsity football squad as a Sophomore Linebacker.
Middle School Line Coach
Coach Barrett begins his first season with the Bobcat offensive and defensive line in 2013. He teaches at Baker County High School and played football for the Wildcats. (Full bio coming soon)
Middle School Skill Coach
Coach Gaskins begins his first season with the Bobcat offensive and defensive skill in 2013. He teaches at Baker County High School and played football for the Wildcats and the Jacksonville University football program after graduating from BCHS. (Full bio coming soon)
Whitney Smith (Senior)
Kelly Parker (Senior)
Kimberly Green (Senior)
Morgan Lee (Sophomore)
One Wildcat Drive
Glen St. Mary, FL 32040
ph: (904) 259-6286