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Coaching Staff

Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator 
Bob Swank
Coach Swank is entering his 3rd season as head coach of the Duluth Wildcats and his 5th overall with the team. Coach Swank was promoted from defensive coordinator after 2 seasons and has guided the graduating class of 2017 from wide eyed freshman to complete student-athletes during their time at Duluth. Prior to Duluth, Swank was the head coach of Pope High School. As the leader of the Greyhounds, Swank took Pope through a revival of character, motivation, and pride. Before entering the GHSA, Swank was a long time college coach having served in numerous positions from graduate assistant at the University of Toledo to head coach of Buffalo State College. 
Swank spent his college years at Widener University in Pennsylvania playing quarterback and defensive back under legendary coach Bill Manlove who is in the College Football Hall of Fame. While competing on the field, he also earned a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration. In the mid-80's, Swank cut his teeth as a prep star playing for Lower Dauphin High School in Hummelstown, Pennsylvania where after graduating college he started his 25 year coaching career. 
The Swank File:
2015 - present Duluth High School
2013 - 2014 Duluth High School (DC)
2005 - 2007 Pope High School
2004 University of Toledo (GA)
2001 - 2003 Buffalo State College
1995 - 2000 Methodist University (AHC)
1992 - 1994 Midwestern State University (DBs)
1991 Lower Dauphin HS (DBs)
Masters of Science in Kinesiology, Midwestern State University 
Bachelors of Science in Business Administration, Widener University 
Wife - Jennifer
Children - Hayden, 15; Chase, 9
Associate Head Football Coach 
Billy "Whiteshoes" Johnson  
The Jones File:
1988- Washington Redskins
1982-1987 Atlanta Falcons
1981 Montreal Alouettes 
1974-1980 Houston Oilers 
Widner University
Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs
 Paul Carter
The Carter File:
2017 Duluth High School (DC/Safeties) 
2015-2016 Dordt College (LB/Safeties)
2007-2014 Carson High School (DC)
M.Ed in School Leadership, Dordt College
B.A. Secondary Education: Health and Physical Education, William Penn University 
Wife - Cassie
Children - Laura 5; Robert 3; Joseph 1
Offensive Line
Juan Porter   
The Porter File:
2015 - present Duluth High School (OL)
2013 - 2014 Atlanta Sports Academy Prep (OL)
2011 - 2012 Georgia Force AFL (DL/OL)
2001 - 2008 Arena Football League (Carolina, Georgia, Columbus)
1999 - 2000 Washington Redskins
1999 NFL Europe Champions Frankfurt Galaxy
1997 - 1998 New England Patriots 
Bachelor of Arts in African American Studies, The Ohio State University
Wife- Nakita
Children- Jordin, 4
Tommy Smith, Jr.
The Smith File:
2014-2016 Boise State University (GA/LB)
2013 Cleveland Browns 
2008-2012 Boise State University 
M.A. in Athletic Leadership, Boise State University
B.S. in Social Science, Boise State University
Wide Receivers 
Nafis Pickett
The Pickett  File:
2014 - present Duluth High School (WR)
2012 - 2014 Glastonbury HS (WR)
Bachelors of Science in Sports Management, Delaware State University
Running Backs
Anthony Criswell
The Criswell File:
2015 - Present Duluth High School (RB)
2014-2015 Savannah State University (RB)
Bachelors of Science in Behavior Analysis, Savannah State University
Associates of Arts in Behavior Science, Georgia Military College
Defensive Line
Josh Wright 
The Wright File:
2015 - present Duluth High School (DL)
2011 - 2012 Duluth 8th Grade (OC/ST)
2010 - 2011 Berkmar HS (GA)
Master of Arts in Teaching, University of West Georgia
Bachelors of Arts in History, Georgia Gwinnett College
Tight Ends/FullBacks 
Christopher Fowler
The Fowler File:
2016 - present Duluth High School (TE)
2015 Monroe Area HS (OL)
2013 - 2014 Brookwood HS (9th Grade)
Masters of Arts in Teaching, Piedmont College
Bachelors of Arts in History, Georgia Southern University
Wife: Danni
Special Teams Coordinator 
Scott Schwarzer 
The Schwarzer File:
2015-present Duluth High School (ST/WR)
2013-2014 Windsor Forest High School 
2007-2012 Southwest Guilford 
JV DC/Linebackers  
Clyde Grady
The Evans File:
2017- Duluth High School (LB)
B.A. in Health and Physical Education, Auburn University
Youth Football President  
Ed Hartwell
The Hartwell File:
2010 Las Vegas Locomotives
2008 Oakland Raiders
2007 Cincinnati Bengals  
2005-2006 Atlanta Falcons
2001-2004 Baltimore Ravens 
University of Wisconsin/ Western Illinois University