Football – Trae Williams
photo of Trae Williams, Football coach

Trae was born and raised in Dillon, MT. He grew up as a kid to two parent/teacher/coaches. Surrounded by constant competition and always in a pursuit of excellence shaped who he is. Trae went to Beaverhead County High School in Dillon where he was a three sport athlete (football, basketball, track) under the coaching of national hall of famer, Terry Thomas. As a 4 year varsity player and a 3 year starter, Trae played in 7 Class A State Championships, capturing 4 state titles. Trae was a 2X all-conference and all-state player. After high school Trae hung up his cleats to attend the University of Montana to earn a degree in Health Enhancement; which he later earned through UM-Western. While attending college Trae was an assistant coach for three years in football and basketball at Stevensville High School. Upon graduation, Trae accepted a job to become the new PE teacher and weight coach at Stevensville High School in 2019. Also, at that time he was named the new head football coach for the Yellowjackets. In the same constant pursuit of excellence as he was brought up in, he hopes to instill that hard work ethic into the athletes at SHS and to help them accomplish great things on and off the field.

“Day by day we get better and better until we can’t be beat!”

Concentration, Dedication, Enthusiasm, Teamwork! 4th Quarter!

Volleyball – Jeff Mahlerphoto of Jeff Mahler, volleyball coach

Jeff Mahler was born in Seattle, WA and began playing volleyball as a junior in high school on the beaches of Lake Washington. Nineteen years ago Jeff and his wife moved to Montana where Jeff began to volunteer in the volleyball program at Florence High School. He coached at Florence for 10 years. Jeff has coached every level including junior high and sub varsity teams at Florence where he was the head varsity coach for five years. While being head coach he led them to 4 Conference Championships, 5 District Championships, 5 Divisional Championships, and 5 trips to State with 3 of them being 3rd place finishes. Along with his high school championships he led the junior high to four Valley Championships and one 2nd place finish. He has also been nominated for coach of the year by the Montana High School Association. Simultaneously, he has been coaching club volleyball at every age level from 12’s to 18’s. Coaching is a life-long passion and a constant pursuit of excellence for Jeff. He is always working to further his education in volleyball to bring the very best to his players by studying continuously and attending coaches’ clinics around the country.

Girls Basketball – Bill Fulbright

 

photo of Clayton Curley, boys basketball coach

Boys Basketball – Clayton Curley

Coach Curley was born in Tacoma Washington and moved to the Bitterroot Valley when he was 13. He attended Hamilton and Stevensville High School’s. Curley played college basketball at Miles Community College and then transferred to Montana State to play football. He graduated from MSU in 2008 with a BS in Health Enhancement and a master’s in Health Promotion and Education where he studied personality and motivation in men’s D1 sports. He was also a graduate assistant football and strength coach for the Bobcats from 2006-2008 at MSU. Curley was the football defensive coordinator at Ronan HS from 2009-2012 and head girls’ basketball coach from 2010-2012. He also coached basketball and football in Corvallis from 2013-2020. Coach Curley is married to his Wife Kalynne Curley and has two kids (Carter 6 and Kennedy 4).

photo of Bill Everett, Tennis Coach
Tennis – Bill Everett

Bill was born and grew up near Battle Creek, Michigan. After graduation from Pennfield High School he joined the Marine Corps and spent all of 1967 in scenic Viet Nam. Upon returning to civilian life, he attended Kellogg Community College and played on the tennis team. In 1970 he moved to Houston, Texas and soon began teaching tennis full time. He also had the opportunity to teach in southern France for a year and to spend two weeks in Cairo, Egypt (he has been in the Great Pyramid). In 1984, Bill moved to Montana, teaching at the Riverbend Athletic Club in Hamilton. A year later he moved to Missoula to run the tennis program at the Missoula Athletic Club. He began working with the Stevensville tennis teams in 1989. The boys’ team has won State Championships in 1992 and 1996, and the girls’ team in 1998. He got married to his wife Judy in 1993 and returned to college at the University of Montana. He graduated with a degree in Business Education in 1997 and began teaching at Stevensville in 1998. He currently lives in Frenchtown with his wife and daughter Emily, two dogs, two cats, and a tortoise. It’s a long drive for practices and matches, but he believes the tennis students at Stevensville are worth it.

Softball – Keith Berning

 

Cross Country & Track – Lori Lewisphoto of Lori Lewis, track coach

Lori Lewis was born in Weld County, Colorado. She moved to Stevensville, Montana at the age of 5 where she attended from grades K-8. She moved to Missoula her Freshman year and graduated from Sentinel High school. Lori has participated in many sports throughout her life. She enjoys being competitive herself and seeing growth in both self and team in sports. She attended U of M-Western where she graduated with a degree in education, art broadfield, and a psychology emphasis. Lori’s coaching career has been very full and rounded. She has coached at both middle school and high school levels. She has coached softball, volleyball, cross country, and track. Lori lives in Stevensville with her supportive husband and two daughters.

Golf – Joey Warkphoto of Joey Wark, golf coach

Joey is a Stevensville native and graduate of Stevensville High School.  He grew up playing baseball and golf. He attended Whitworth University in Spokane and earned a degree in Physical Education and Health while also playing baseball there.  Joey is a certified “First Tee- National School Program” instructor and coaches for the First Tee of Western Montana at the Hamilton Golf Course and Whitetail Golf Course.  He is a two-time Club Champion at Whitetail Golf Course.  He now lives in Stevensville with his wife Kelsy, daughter Hudson, and son William.

 

Girls Soccer – Eric Depee

Eric was born in Missoula, Montana. He has lived in Stevensville his whole life until recently moving to Corvallis. He grew up playing soccer under Ralph Serrette’s wise coaching. He graduated from Stevensville in 2009, then after graduating joined the Montana National Guard. He played soccer year round playing club, high school, and indoor. During his high school years he was selected to play with an all-star team which traveled to Europe to play in multiple tournaments across five different countries. He has coached club and high school soccer in Stevi for the past 7 years. Eric served as the head coach of both girls and boys club teams aging from u12s up to u19s in addition to assistant coaching with Coach Serrette for the last four years during the high school season for the boys team. Eric lives in Corvallis with his wife Alicia and their four kids.

Cheerleading – Rosalee Shorter

Rosalee was born in Montana and attended Stevensville School from the 4th grade until graduation. In highphoto of rosalee shorter, cheerleading coach school she played Varsity Basketball for 3 years and Varsity golf her Freshman year. She also danced 5 days a week and was in numerous shows in Missoula and around the Valley. Rosalee loves performing and won summer scholarships to Spectrum Dance Theater in Seattle, Riley -Woodbury in Salt Lake City, and Lou Conte School of Dance in Chicago. She graduated in 1994 and went to the University of Montana for two years and majored in Dance. In 1996 she moved to Atlanta and attended Georgia State University where she received an undergraduate degree in Exercise Science. During her years in Atlanta, she danced with a professional touring company and performed in Atlanta, Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Chattanooga, Birmingham, West Palm Beach and internationally in former Soviet Georgia. She then moved to Washington DC and attended Georgia State University earning a dual master’s degree as a Physician Assistant and a master’s in public health. She then began a long medical career as a PA and her and her family moved back to Stevensville in 2015. She now owns her own medical practice in Florence MT. Rosalee lives in Stevensville with her husband and 4 children. For the 2021-2022 school year she has 3 children in high school and one in middle school. She is very excited to be the new cheerleading coach and having a fantastic season!