Jacksonville, FL— Football Hotbed has learned that National Championship youth football coach, Raynell Killian of Jacksonville, who won a 10U National Championship in UYFL in 2013 now has a new home. He is now a member of the FLA Vikings (Forever Life Achiever) program in the St. John’s River Youth Football Conference.
Killian was a long time coach at the M.O.T. Cowboys program who has won six consecutive national titles. He’s left a significant legacy there. A Killian was involved in all but two of those six national championships as his son, also named Raynell but nicknamed ‘Ray J’, now a RB at national powerhouse high school program Jacksonville Trinity, was a member of the first three in the AYF. His father would come along as a head coach, two years later and win it all at 10U. ‘Ray J’ also holds the distinction of being a member of the MOT Hall of Fame that was announced in the winter of 2014.
Killian’s departure is significant because he’s leaving with his entire coaching staff and a significant portion of his roster that won the national in 2013. They will all be on the older side of the 12U age division in UYFL this year and have to be considered a favorite to win the 12U National Championship in UYFL this December in Plant City, FL .
The FLA Vikings program in UYFL’s St. John’s River conference is headed by Rickie Simon. Simon is also a former member of the MOT Cowboy coaching staff.
Earlier this year, MOT 12U Head coach Reese Brown announced that he would head to the Woodlawn Acres Wolverine program in 2015, also in the St. John’s River Youth Football Conference. Killian’s departure is the second significant shake up this off-season in Jacksonville’s UYFL conferences.