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Coach Bo Black

Bo Black

Bo Black brings 19 years of consistency and winning to NW as he embarks upon his first year in leading the Cougar Football Program.

After concluding collegiate football at Emporia State University in 1995, Coach Black began his high school coaching career with a 5-year run in Lancaster TX as the team’s Offensive Coordinator, quarterback coach and off-season strength coordinator.  In 2001, Coach Black took control the Great Bend KS high school program and led the Panthers on a memorable and successful 13 year journey highlighted by –

  • A 65% winning percentage
  • 9 conference championships
  • 4 regional championships
  • 2 sectional championships
  • State runner-up in 2006

Coach Black moved on to Hays KS in 2014 and led the Indians to 7 wins and 2 losses in his only season.

During Coach Black’s tenure as head football and track coach in Great Bend and Hays, he earned several prestigious honors and awards, including –

  • 6 time Western Athletic Conference Football Coach of the Year
  • 3 years as coach of the West Squad in the Kansas Shrine Football Bowl, including head coach in 2009
  • 2007 Girls 5A Track and Field Champions
  • 2 time Western Athletic Conference Trach Coach of the Year
  • Kansas Coaches Association Track Coach of the Year

Coach Black will teach Physical Education at NW and will also serve as the Cougar’s strength coordinator.

Bo is married to his very supportive wife, Stephanie.  They have two children.


Coach Jeff Adams

Jeff Adams

Jeff Adams begins his 25th season in coaching football in 2015, including coaching the Cougars for a 13th season.  This year, Jeff will have responsibility for coaching the running backs.

Jeff has coached numerous sports at the high school level in Colorado and Kansas, including head coaching positions in soccer and wrestling at SM East.   His football coaching experience extends to several positions, including offensive line, defensive line, linebackers and running backs.

Jeff has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas in Physical Education.  He currently teaches physical education at Shawanoe and Sunflower Elementary Schools.

Jeff and his wife, Stefanie, have two children, Olivia and Jase.  Stefanie is an educator at Ray Marsh Elementary School.


Coach Greg Berg

Greg Berg

Greg Berg will have responsibility for defensive backs at NW in 2015, his first season with the Cougars.

Greg brings to NW a long list of coaching experiences at numerous levels and locations.  Greg’s resume includes coaching positions at the junior high, high school (including head coach) and collegiate, both NAIA and NCAA Division II, levels.  This coaching experience occurred in 6 different states.  Greg also has head high school track and assistant collegiate track coaching experiences.

Greg earned his bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences and Physical Education from Mayville State (ND) University and his master’s degree in Exercise Science and Athletic Administration from Bemidji State (MN) University.

Greg will teach US History at NW.  He has been married to his wife, Jan, for over 38 years.  Jan is also an educator at NW.  They have 2 children and 3 grandchildren.


Coach Jay Black

Jay Black

Jay Black will draw upon his vast coaching and leadership experiences over the past 22 years by serving as the freshman team head coach for the Cougars in 2015.

Jay, a native of Kansas, began his football coaching career in Protection, KS in 1993 with a 6-year run that resulted in huge program turnaround evidenced by 5 c