Position: Defensive Backs
Coach Terry is a native of Blue Springs, Missouri. He graduated from Blue Springs in 2010 and was a member of the Wildcat’s 2009 State Runner-Up football team. He attended the University of Kansas on a football scholarship, ultimately finishing his career at Pittsburg State University. Coach Terry enjoyed a decorated three-year playing career for Pittsburg State from 2012-14. He earned All-MIAA honors as a safety all three seasons for the Gorillas. He also earned All-Super Region Three and NCAA Division II All-America accolades as a senior, helping Pittsburg State to the MIAA Championship. Coach Terry earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education from Pittsburg State in December 2015. In 2021, he completed his master’s degree in educational leadership.
This is Coach Terry’s second stint on the Wildcat’s coaching staff. His first came when he returned home in 2015, joining the staff for 2 years under previous head coach Kelly Donohoe. He assisted in the defensive secondary for the eventual 2016 Class 6A State Runner-Ups. In 2017, Coach Terry joined the Pittsburg State football staff, where he coached cornerbacks for two seasons. He was a graduate assistant coach in 2017 before becoming a full-time assistant in 2018. Coach Terry coached three defensive backs who earned All-MIAA honors at cornerback during his two seasons.
In the Spring of 2019, Coach Terry joined the University of Iowa football program as a graduate assistant, working with the Hawkeye wide receivers. During his two seasons, the Hawkeyes combined for a 16-5 record and two bowl game appearances. In 2019 and 2020, the University of Iowa football program would rank 15th nationally in the final CFP rankings and coaches’ poll, and 16th by the Associated Press.
In 2021, Coach Terry returned to Blue Springs in a more permanent role and now serves as the newest physical education teacher at Valley View High School.