Head Coach: Ray Fowle Email

Offensive Line Coach

Entering the 2021 season, Coach Fowle is beginning his thirteenth season as a member of the Magruder Football staff, and his eigth season as Head Coach.  Prior to being named Head Coach, he spent four years as a Varsity assistant and one year as Head J.V. Coach.

Coach Fowle graduated from Magruder in 2004, where he played football, basketball, and baseball for the Colonels.  After graduating, he attended Millersville University of Pennsylvania where he was a four-year starter on the offensive line.

Coach Fowle is entering his twelfth year of teaching in Montgomery County, all of which have been at Magruder.  He is married to Jaclynn Fowle, and they have two daughters, Raegan and Cadence.

Twitter: @CoachFowle 

Defensive Coordinator: Kent Zakour


Coach Zakour is entering his seventh season at Magruder as a varsity assistant. He played for the Colonels (Class of 2004) from 2001-03, suiting up at inside linebacker and along the offensive and defensive lines. He was also a two-year starter with the wrestling program.

Coach Zakour graduated from Penn State University in 2008 with a degree in sports journalism. He served as a reporter and editor for The Gazette prior to becoming a Special Education English teacher in the Emotional Disabilities department at Magruder. Coach Zakour lives in Frederick with his two dogs.

Twitter: @CoachZakour

Offensive Coordinator: Alex Sofillas

Quarterbacks Coach

Coach Sofillas is beginning his fourth season at Magruder as a varsity assistant. He played for the Clarksburg Coyotes (Class of 2010) from 2006-09, along the offensive and defensive lines. He also coached at Clarksburg high school from 2015-2017 where he was the JV head coach for his final two years.

Coach Sofillas graduated from West Virginia University in 2015 with a bachelors and a masters degree in secondary education social studies. He has been a social studies teacher at Magruder high school since 2015. He teaches a wide variety of courses ranging from regular history all the way to AP history.

Twitter: @MrSofillas

Special Teams Coordinator: Mac McCord
Defensive Backs Coach

Coach Mac is entering his fourth year on the Magruder coaching staff. Prior to joining the staff at Magruder, he coached 11 years of college football, most recently in 2016 at Elon University. Prior to coaching in college, he also coached 2 years of HS in New Jersey.

Coach Mac currently works as a Local Real Estate Agent. He is the father of two (Moses and Aviva) and is married to Sara.

Assistant: Aaron McFarland

Defensive Line Coach

Coach McFarland is a North Carolina native. His interests include environmental science, wellness, and behavioral sciences for adolescents. Alum of Coastal Carolina University where he played football. Throughout his football career he aspired to follow in the footsteps of his hometown hero Julius Peppers. He holds records at Southern Nash High School in multiple sports. He was also a part of Big South Conference football championship teams at CCU.

Assistant: Joe McDermott

Wide Receivers Coach

Coach McDermott is a 2010 graduate from Clarksburg High School. He attended West Virginia University from 2010 – 2014. He majored in Physical Education and Health Education, with a minor in Personal Training. He has coached at Clarksburg HS as the Defensive Coordinator for the JV team from 2016-2017. Coach McDermott was the JV Head Softball Coach at Gaithersburg High School from 2016-2019. He is also a PE and Health teacher at Gaithersburg HS. He is currently serving in his fourth year on the Magruder coaching staff.

Assistant: Tommy Neal

Running Backs and Linebackers

Coach Neal is entering his second stint on the sidelines at Magruder. Coach Neal previously spent 3 seasons as the Defensive Coordinator for Magruder from 2009-2011. Coach Neal graduated from Magruder in 1982, he was a three year starter for the Colonels. After graduation, he played football at the University of Maryland, and was drafted by the Denver Broncos.

Assistant Coach: Eurel Barnard

Receivers and Defensive Backs

Coach Barnard is entering his sixth season on staff at Magruder. He is a 2008 Magruder graduate who had a stellar football career at Magruder. He currently sits 9th in career rushing yards, 9th in career rushing TDs, and 12th in career carries. Coach Barnard attended Shaw University and is currently working in Bethesda as a physical therapist/trainer.

Assistant Coach: Jimmy Martinez

Offensive/Defensive Line and Kickers

JV Head Coach: John Horan

JV Assistant Coach:

Additional Staff

Athletic Director: Silas Cheung

Athletic Trainer: John Vipperman

Statistician: Ryan Denner