The Northwest Football family is very excited to announce the addition Josh Pleasant to our coaching staff as our new Head JV Coach. Coach Pleasant currently works at Frederick Indoor Sports Facility as a F.I.T. trainer. He specializes in increasing speed, agility, mobility, foot speed and footwork while creating an optimistic, high quality training environment. He holds a certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).
Coach Pleasant was a standout football player and multi-sport athlete at Watkins Mill High School (Gaithersburg, MD) from 2003-2007. He attended Hargrave Military Academy, as a 2nd lieutenant in Virginia, followed by Kent State University.Josh became the first player from Watkins Mill High to start as a Division 1 football player. At KSU, he played from freshman through his senior year,started 37 of 46 games, was a team captain, and received All-Conference football honors in the Mid-American Conference. Following college Josh started his professional career in the Arena Football League with the Chicago Rush and was named the team’s Rookie of the Year. The following year he played for the Spokane Shock.
Coach Pleasant served as Defensive Backs Coach and Strength and Conditioning Coach at Watkins Mill High, in 2013. He also co-founded the Rising Athletes Youth Organization, a developmental sports camp for young men and women, which promotes optimum mental strength in combination with athletic training to create excellence on and off the playing field. Rising Athletes has been running camps from Maryland to Florida, since 2013. Because of his strong upbringing, leadership, and experience as a high performance athlete, he has a passion in mentoring youth.
Check out Josh’s exciting videos below!
Josh’s professional training…Inspirational Footwork, Speed, and Agility workout at FISC!
2016 Northwest Jaguars JV Staff:
Head Coach: Josh Pleasant - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Offensive Coordinator: PatO'Donnell -
Defensive Coordinator: AkielRussell -
WR/DB's Coach: Boli Kabwasa
OL Coach: Mike Lentz