Meet the Staff

Head coach Ryan Morgan graduated from the University of Michigan and coached in his hometown of Monroe, MI for two years before moving to Winchester and continuing his coaching career in 2008. He coached under Michael Bolin and Mark McHale from 2008-2016, including six seasons as the JV head coach. He was hired as the Colonels head coach on June 1, 2017.  Coach Morgan teaches English at JWHS and lives in Winchester with his wife Jessica and three children.

Assistant Coach Abeeb Badmus graduated from Wesley College. He played football in high school and college. He also coached at Wesley College after his playing career and has been coaching at James Wood High School since 2018.

Assistant Coach Jordan Hartman graduated from Bridgewater College. He started his coaching career as a volunteer at Millbrook High School under Josh Haymore for 1 year, before coming to James Wood High School. He has been on staff under Ryan Morgan from 2017 - present. Coach Hartman teaches Health, Physical Education, and Driver's Education.

Assistant Coach Brian Thomas graduated from Norfolk State University and coached at James Wood High School for the bulk of his 22 years teaching. He coached under Ed Scott, Steve Campbell, Walter Barr, Mark McHale and Ryan Morgan from 1998-current. Coach Thomas teaches Business and Technology.

Assistant Coach Mark Weir graduated from James Wood High School and Ferrum College.  He has 31 years of coaching experience and 26 years of teaching experience.  He coached under Bruce Sheppard, Ed Scott, Steve Campbell, Walter Barr, Mike Bolin, Mark McHale and Ryan Morgan. Coach Weir teaches Personal Finance and Economics.

Assistant Coach Todd Wilson graduated from Moorefield High School and Shepherd University. Coach Wilson played football under Alan Fiddler at Moorefield High School.  He began his coaching career at East Hardy High School in Baker, WV.  Coach Wilson joined the James Wood High School coaching staff in 2019. He currently teaches History at James Wood Middle School and lives in Winchester with his wife and two children.