Coaching Staff

Name: Mark Miller
Teaching position: Strength & Conditioning Teaching
Coaching Position & Experience: Head Varsity Football Coach
Favorite Scripture: "Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love." (Ephesians 4:2)

Coach Miller has been coaching high school sports for over 20 years. He has been a Head Football Coach for 13 of those years, most notably at Woodward Academy and Strong Rock Christian before coming to Our Lady of Mercy. Coach Miller believes in Faith & Family first and is intentional about teaching his players about character, discipline and perseverance within his programs. He has been fortunate to coach several players that made it to the collegiate level and has a few former players currently playing in the NFL. Current players including DL Henry Anderson of the New York Jets and FS Andrew Adams of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Name:Shawn McNamara
Teaching position: History Teacher
Coaching Position & Experience: Football Coach
Favorite Scripture: TBD

Originally from Holbrook,  New York, Shawn was named to the All NY State team in football in high school. He went on to play offensive line at Penn State and was a Parade All (American) in 1978. He worked at Penn State as the assistant offensive line coach and assistant strength coach. He also worked at Adelphi University and Georgia Teach as their strength coach. He eventually wanted to work with high school students and taught in a few schools before finding his home here at Mercy. He has published articles on Strength and Conditioning and is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning specialist.

Asst. Football Coach: Justin Palme

Asst. Football Coach: Thomas Kearns

Asst. Rashad Daniels