Head Coach: Ray Fowle Email
Offensive Line Coach
Entering the 2019 season, Coach Fowle is beginning his eleventh season as a member of the Magruder Football staff, and his sixth 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 tenth 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.
Coach Zakour is entering his fifth 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.
Coach Zakour is also the varsity softball coach.
Coach Sofillas is beginning his second 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.
Coach Mac is entering his third 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.
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.
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 has been the JV Head Softball Coach at Gaithersburg High School since 2016. He is also a PE and Health teacher at Gaithersburg HS. He is currently serving in his second year on the Magruder coaching staff.
Coach Dixon enters his second season as JV Head Coach at Magruder. Coach Dixon is a Magruder alum, and has worked as a security guard at Magruder for several years.
Running Backs and Defensive Backs
Coach Morgan will be entering his fourth season as a member of the Magruder High School Football staff. After two years as JV Head Coach, he begins his second year as a varsity assistant. Coach Morgan went to Magruder High School, he graduated in 2010. He played multiple positions while at Magruder that include running back, quarterback, wide receiver, corner, and safety. Coach Morgan was selected to the Super 60 football team his senior year, and received All-County honors for football both his junior and senior year.
After graduating from Magruder High School in 2010, Coach Morgan continued his education and football career at Salisbury University. Coach Morgan was named Salisbury’s Empire 8 Sportsman of the Year his senior season at Salisbury University. Coach Morgan graduated from Salisbury University in December 2014.
Coach Morgan will be entering his third year teaching Special Education at Magruder High School. He is excited to be back at Magruder High School, and contribute any way he can to help the students reach their full potential.
Receivers and Linebackers
Coach Barnard is entering his fourth 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.
Athletic Director: Silas Cheung
Statistician: Ryan Denner
Photographer: Alison Denner
Home Announcer: Ron Buckhalt