My Coaching Philosophy
Playing soccer for McIntosh should be one of the most rewarding and proud experiences of your son’s life. We strive hard to create a high level of training in an intensely competitive environment. We also take pride in the fact that our players say it is the most fun they have ever had playing the game of soccer. As a McIntosh varsity player, they will have the opportunity to play at some level of college soccer. And they will have the chance to play for championships. However, we believe if all we do is win championships, this has not been a successful experience. The most valuable thing your son will get from participation in soccer at McIntosh is a staff devoted to helping your son become the best student and person they can become. We are in the business of creating leaders who will impact the world for good. Winning games will always come second to helping our young men to prepare to win in life.-Coach Colvin
Varsity Boys Head Coach: Bunky Colvin
After a successful career playing college soccer, Coach Colvin came to McIntosh in 1995 as the ninth grade and assistant varsity coach. In 2000 Colvin took over the varsity team leading them to a State Champions and #2 National ranking. Coach Colvin was named the Georgia Coach of the Year and the ESPN National Coach of the Year. In 2007 the Chiefs were the only undefeated team in Georgia, going 21-0-2 winning the State Championship and finishing #2 in the nation. Coach Colvin was named Georgia and U.S. South Regional Coach of the Year. In 2013 the Chiefs were 23-0-0, State and National Champions-Ranked #1 in the Nation by the NSCAA. In 2013 Elite Soccer Report named Colvin National Coach of the Year. In January of 2014, Coach Colvin received his 3rd National Coach of the Year award, being awarded by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America as the Division 1 National High School Boys Soccer COY. In 2014 the Chiefs were 22-0-0 and won the State and National Championship. The Chiefs have played for 11 state championships winning their sixth under coach Colvin’s tenure last season. The Chiefs have won seven State Championships total. Coach Colvin’s coaching record, as McIntosh head coach, is 370-56-11. Coach Colvin has an Advanced National coaching license. He is an American Government teacher at McIntosh High School with a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership. He was named McIntosh Teacher of the Year for 2004. His wife, Angela, is a math teacher at Kedron Elementary. The Colvin’s have three children: Madeline (18), Sam (15), and Ava Rose (12).
Varsity Boys Assistant Coach: Brian Messer
Coach Messer, a 1995 McIntosh graduate, returns to the Chiefs for his19th season with the men’s
soccer team. Messer, a Peachtree City native, is no stranger to McIntosh soccer, first as a player, freshman team coach, and now Assistant Head Coach for the Varsity Boys. A two time State Assistant Coach of the Year, he is very proud to be a part of one of the State’s most successful
soccer programs. Coach Messer was awarded the highest honor a high school assistant can receive in 2014 was named the National Assistant Coach of the Year by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. After graduating from the University of Georgia in 1999, he pursued a career in the mortgage industry. He is currently a Mortgage Consultant for Supreme Lending, a Texas-based mortgage banker committed to exceptional service and competitive rates. Coach Messer’s family resides in Peachtree City and has two children. Coach Messer’s daughter Lani currently a freshman soccer player at McIntosh and a new big sister to a baby girl.
Varsity Boys Assistant Coach: Greg Bennett
Coach Bennett is entering his third year as a coach at McIntosh.
He grew up playing Soccer in St Louis, Mo. He played High School Soccer and Club Soccer and 1986 was a member of the U-16 National Championship Team. After high school, Coach Bennett joined the Navy and played on multiple Navy teams. Bennett has coached Military Welfare and Recreational groups of varying ages. He served as Soccer Commissioner and Soccer Official Commissioner in Sasebo, Japan, for the military base. From 2006-2011 he coached High School Soccer for the Department of Defense at EJ King High School in Sasebo, Japan. In 2006 the team won their first-ever Far East Championship. Coach Bennett worked with the City of Sasebo Soccer as a Director and City Councilman to coordinate friendly matches with local Japanese High Schools. Before coaching at McIntosh coach, Bennett was a member of GHSA Soccer Officials and is a Grade 8 Referee.
John Briglevich Program Goalkeeper Coach and Assistant Varsity Boys
John has served his community through the game of soccer now for 18 years. He has worked tirelessly to develop some of the best high school players in the country. Working with the high school boys and girls teams at McIntosh he has left a legacy of elite status. He is an outstanding coach and an even greater role model. John has helped coach the chiefs to 8 girls Georgia State High School Soccer Championships and 5 Boys Georgia State Championships. John has been State Assistant Coach of the year in 2007 and 2013. John and his wife Wendy have two children Vivian and Laurel.
Junior Varsity Boys Coach: Drake Dale
Drake Dale is entering his18th year as a McIntosh Coach. After coaching for six years in the AFC Lightning soccer club, he has coached teams at McIntosh, leading them to impressive winning seasons. Drake has more wins than any JV Soccer coach in the history of McIntosh high school. A successful businessman, outstanding father, and husband, Coach Dale is an exceptional role model for our young men.
Coach Dale graduated from UGA with a BS.ED in Health and Physical Education. Coach Dale and his wife Marguerite have three children, Gardner (36), Kate (32), and Jordan (30). Drake’s two sons played for the chiefs with Gardner player college soccer for Huntington College. Kate played golf for the Chiefs and played college golf at Oglethorpe and was a 4th time academic all-American.
JV Administrative Assistant Coach: Laurette Edenfield
Coach Edenfield begins her second season with the chiefs JV boys program. Coach Edenfield teaches U.S. History at McIntosh. Edenfield is a strong and capable assistant who handles many details that enables the JV program to continue to be among the best in the state. Coach Edenfield is one of the few coaches at McIntosh to assist in winning state championships in more than one sport, soccer and women’s volleyball. Laurette has two children, Lamar and Cara.
Freshman Boys Coach: Mike Grabhorn
Mike Grabhorn is entering his third year coaching at McIntosh. Coach Grabhorn brings excellent expertise and experience as a youth coach to the 9th-grade program. He grew up playing club soccer in
Houston for various teams. During his time with the Houston Nationals, he was recruited to play at Mercer University. Two knee surgeries stopped playing competitively but enjoyed but have continued playing on many adult soccer leagues. While teaching 4th grade at Spring Hill Elementary, he coached the Fayette County JV girls’ team for four years. During his final two years at Fayette County High School, he
ran both the girls’ Varsity and JV teams. When he transferred to Kedron Elementary, he stepped away from coaching to focus on his children. He helped start the Tyrone soccer league. He is currently teaching at Kedron Elementary and happy to be back into coaching. “He is excited to be here at McIntosh, surrounded by excellent coaches, players, and parents!”
2020 Staff Contact Information
|Bunky Colvin, Head Coach||Varsity Boysfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Brian Messer||Varsity Boys||678-618-2803||brian.messer@lsuQremelending.com|
|Greg Bennett||Varsity Boysemail@example.com|
|John Briglevich||Varsity Boys/Goalkeepersfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Drake Dale||JV Boys, Head Coachemail@example.com|
|Laurette Edenfield||JV Asst.||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Michael Grabhorn||Ninth Grade Head Coachemail@example.com|
|Melissa Lyons||Athletic Secretaryfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Leon Hammond||Athletic Directoremail@example.com|