Board of Directors and Board Members

Matt Luken – President

 

Coach Matt Luken grew up in Taylor Mill Kentucky. He played football for the Dixie Raiders organization for many years before playing football at Woodland Middle School.

Coach Matt graduated from Scott High School. After high school he attended trade school for 7 years.

Matt started his coaching as a Taylor Mill Eagle in 2015 as an assistant coach for the Starters. He then became head coach of the Starters the following year and has been for the last two seasons. Last season he led his team to 2 bowl championships for the first time in Taylor Mill Eagles history.

Matt has two children; both of them have played for the Taylor Mill Eagles. Matt is married to Amy Luken who is one of the Eagles Team Moms and does an amazing job.

Matt was extremely fortunate to grow up around some great coaches who were very passionate about what they did, he was coached by the Late Steve Preston. “I’ve always felt that if I could do for a kid just half of what my coach did for me, my relationship with them would be a tremendous success.”

Jason Bannister – Vice President

 

Jason Bannister began playing football in Parchment Michigan as a linebacker/guard in high school. He moved to the Taylor Mill area in 2000 and began coaching with the Dixie Raiders in 2010. Jason became Head Coach with the Eagles Starters Division it’s inaugural year and has since been Head Coach of the Midget Youth, Midgets and this year will be coaching with the Junior Division. Jason led the Eagles Starter Team to win the Panther Bowl in 2012 and  Jason’s Midget team won the first Super Bowl for the Eagles in 2015.

Outside of football Jason works as a sub-contractor welder for Duke Energy. He is married to Mollie Bannister and has 4 children, Avery(14),    Isaiah(13), Caleb(11), and Olivia(3). All 3 boys have played football with the Eagles, and Caleb is in his Junior season this year. Isaiah and Caleb attend Woodland Middle School and Avery will be heading to Scott High School this year. Jason has been fortunate to have his older brother, the Head Coach for the Chula Vista Spartans, as a mentor. Jason also coaches baseball and basketball.

“Be great when no one is looking”

Amy Luken – Treasurer

 

Amy has been part of the Eagles organization for the past four years. She has had many roles in the last four years including spirit wear coordinator for football, cheer, basketball and wrestling. She has been a huge part in helping run our basketball program for the past two seasons and organized our football banquet last year.  She has also organized our annual parents night out for the last two years. 
Amy is up late into the night after football games posting pictures and uploading game films for the coaches  so that they have it early in the week. Her favorite and most rewarding role is being a team mom. She loves meeting the parents and interacting with the kids. She knows every player at every level by name.
She has two boys that have also played for the Eagles. Matthew was on the 2015 superbowl team and has since graduated out from the Eagles and is looking forward to playing for Scott this year. Mason is still an Eagle playing on the midgets team this year. 
 Her dedication on passion to the Taylor Mill Eagles is exactly what we need to keep our organization strong. 

Brian Williams – Secretary

 

Jason Bannister – Director of Football

 

Jason Bannister began playing football in Parchment Michigan as a linebacker/guard in high school. He moved to the Taylor Mill area in 2000 and began coaching with the Dixie Raiders in 2010. Jason became Head Coach with the Eagles Starters Division it’s inaugural year and has since been Head Coach of the Midget Youth, Midgets and this year will be coaching with the Junior Division. Jason led the Eagles Starter Team to win the Panther Bowl in 2012 and  Jason’s Midget team won the first Super Bowl for the Eagles in 2015.

Outside of football Jason works as a sub-contractor welder for Duke Energy. He is married to Mollie Bannister and has 4 children, Avery(14),    Isaiah(13), Caleb(11), and Olivia(3). All 3 boys have played football with the Eagles, and Caleb is in his Junior season this year. Isaiah and Caleb attend Woodland Middle School and Avery will be heading to Scott High School this year. Jason has been fortunate to have his older brother, the Head Coach for the Chula Vista Spartans, as a mentor. Jason also coaches baseball and basketball.

“Be great when no one is looking”

Jennifer Stephenson – Director of Cheerleading

 

“Hi Eagle Families!
My name is Jennifer Stephenson and I am the new Cheer Director for the 2020 season. I am so excited to work with the youth in Taylor Mill and develop their cheer skills with the hopes of preparing them for middle and  high school cheerleading! I have been a part of the Taylor Mill Organization since it’s very first year where I started as a football mom. In the last 10 years, I’ve only spent 2 years away from the organization and since I missed it so much, I came back!
Cheer is embedded in my background from youth through high school! I have over 10 years of coaching experience at varying ages. I have coached the Spirit Squad (3-4 year olds) all the way up to Seniors in High School. I look forward to sharing my knowledge throughout the season to better prepare your children for their cheer futures! Cannot wait to get to know each and every one of you! Go EAGLES!”
I would like to get our first coaches meeting scheduled, is everyone OK with Sunday’s to meet? If so, would around noon time work? If not, let me know what days work best but let me know soon so I can get that meeting scheduled for either the 12th or 19th. Also, please let me know if you all need anything from me in the meantime!

Matt Luken – Director of Basketball

 

 Nicole Timmerding -Director of Wrestling

 

Coach Nicole started wrestling at Scott High School in 2001. She was the only female to wrestle that year. Nicole overcame having parents that were not involved with her athletic endeavors, sometimes forced to walk to practice or find her own ride to tournaments. Yet she continued to wrestle!

Proving that she was committed to the sport, wrestling guys who may not have been bigger than her but were stronger! Nicole graduated in 2005 from Scott High School. In 2013 our family became part of the Eagles family! Her oldest son began to play football. Nicole volunteered at most home games for the concessions stand. More times than not, even before and after Braylen’s games. Devoting all day to helping. Nicole and family soon found out that the eagles had a wrestling program!

In 2015 Nicole began to coach wrestling!! Quickly advancing to the head coaching spot of the youth team, and now director. Nicole has coached the eagles in many tournaments including out of state tournaments during the ‘’off season’’. Coaching in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Ohio and West Virginia, coaching kids to first, second and third place finishes in these states. Even helping in an ‘’off season’’ small division championship. Nicole has coached multiple state placers, including state champions. Even coaching her son, a second-year wrestler, to a 6 th place finish at state in 2016.

Coach Nicole has a great love for this sport and an even bigger love for children. And absolutely loves teaching kids, boys and girls, any and everything they need to know about this sport. Some of the children have even went as far as calling her ‘’coach mom’’. She sure has a sweet spot for any child who wants to learn to wrestle.

 

Members at Large

Sara Carlisle

Mollie Bannister

Maggie Dwertman

Jennifer Brinkman

Michael Snowden

Amanda Grigsby