Broncos find new coach from within

By Dion Clisso PrepsKC Managing Editor
Posted: January 13, 2015 - 11:19 AM

Lee’s Summit North didn’t look far for its next head coach. The Broncos have hired their offensive coordinator Jamar Mozee to be the third head coach in the 20-year history of the school. Mozee takes over for Ty Kohl who resigned after the season.

Mozee just finished his first year with North after spending four years at Park Hill South and three years before that at William Chrisman.

The Broncos finished last season 1-9 with a very young team made up of mostly underclassmen. Mozee said he is excited to lead this young growing team.

“I am very excited,” Mozee said. “Once you step into a situation you never know what to expect but after a year around the players, the other coaches and the administration I knew it was a really great place. I was excited so I threw my name in the hat and it worked out my way. I couldn’t ask for a better situation so I am very excited.”

While Mozee has been a coach in the Metro for almost a decade, some may remember him as an outstanding tailback at Blue Springs. He ran for 1,850 yards and 34 touchdowns his senior year which earned him a spot as a Simone Award Finalist. Mozee went on to the University of Oklahoma before finishing his career at Nicholls State University.

Having played in the Suburban Big Six and now taking over the reins of a Big Six program, Mozee knows it is tough to compete in a league that features five coaches that have all won state titles at some point in their careers.

“For us, step No. 1 is getting bigger, faster, stronger,” Mozee said. “Step No. 2 is to get our numbers up. Those are two things we have to fix to compete in the conference we are in because it is such a competitive conference. Teams have a lot of their guys that don’t go both ways, they are big, they are strong kids and they are fast. Those are areas of improvement that I’ve seen from last year and we need to make up some ground between now and August.”