Middle School Football


The Middle School Football team competes in the Greater Charlotte Middle School Athletic Association (GCMSAA) and is led by long-time coach and Latin teacher, Eric Smith. Charlotte Latin School’s code is “Honor Above All.” We believe that athletics provides the opportunity for many teachable moments of life’s lessons. In athletics, honoring yourself, your team, your opponent, officials and the game you play are qualities we encourage in our student-athletes every day.


Opponent Date Time Advantage Details Score Status
Jamboree, GCMSAA (MS Conference)
Away Details
Providence Day School
Home Details 14-40
Lake Norman Charter
Away Details 20-14
Charlotte Country Day School
Home Details 6-12
Cannon School
Away Details CANCELLED
Summit School
Home Details 14-16
Metrolina Christian Academy
Home Details 26-6 CHANGED: This event has changed. Venue is now the Stadium.
Charlotte Christian School
Home Details CANCELLED
Providence Day School
Away Details 34-8 CHANGED: This event has changed. Time is now 5:30.


# Name Grade
2 Jackson Scott 8
3 Jackson Adams 8
4 Peyton Youse 8
5 Grant Fleischer 8
6 Davis Sayman 8
7 Brady Hibbard 7
8 Thomas Davis 8
9 Thomas Hunter 8
11 Jacob Snyder 8
12 William Adams 7
15 Tyler Hendley 8
16 John Dauska 7
20 Rollins Elliott 7
21 Charlie Hanson 8
22 Neil Salvage 7
23 Owen Porter 7
24 Ryan Burbank 8
25 Thomas Lucas 7
30 Murphy Tye 7
34 Mac Brownlow 7
35 Ryan Latta 7
42 Ethan Randall 7
43 Keller Hitzemann 7
50 Sam Howard 7
51 Collin Degenhardt 7
52 Jordan Pence 7
61 Max Godwin 7
62 Henry Roper 7
63 Aditya Banerjee 7
65 George Smith 8
66 Jack Mosrie 7
70 Drew Griggs 8
71 Graham Helweg 8
72 Carter Siegel 7
73 Ben Hodge 7
74 Sir Mohammed 7
75 Zander Hooper 8


  • Head Coach

    Eric Smith
    Smith has held several coaching positions at Latin since August 1993 including all levels of football, Varsity Girls’ Basketball Head Coach (1995-2005) and Middle School Basketball, Softball and Golf. In 2017-18, he served as Middle School Football Head Coach, Grade 8 Boys’ Basketball Head Coach, JV Baseball Head Coach and Varsity Baseball Assistant Coach. Smith is a recipient of the Middle School JV Coach of the Year Award from the Charlotte Latin Booster Club. He teaches eighth grade government and has two children at Charlotte Latin.

  • Assistant Coach
    charlie caldwell
    Coach Caldwell assists the middle school football team by coaching running backs and defensive backs. He took up coaching after retiring from a successful business career and has been helping the Hawks since 2008.
  • Assistant Coach
    Rick Hutchins
    Coach Hutchins began coaching at Charlotte Latin in 2000 and has fulfilled multiple head and assistant coaching roles within all levels (Middle School, JV and Varsity) of the baseball and football programs. He also teaches seventh grade history and is the father of two Latin alumni.
  • Assistant Coach
    Josh Ibanez
    Ibanez is an Upper School economics teacher who assists with the Middle School Football and Middle School Boys’ Lacrosse teams.
  • Assistant Coach

    Ivey began coaching in 2014 and assists both the Middle School Football and Middle School Boys’ Lacrosse teams. He teaches Upper School history and advises the Upper School Model UN.

  • Assistant Coach
    Neil M
    McConaughy is a fourth grade teacher at Charlotte Latin, is married to eighth grade math teacher Chrissy McConaughy and has two children who attend the School. Coach McConaughy played football at Fairmont State in West Virginia and has been coaching for Latin since 2006.
  • Assistant Coach
    Jonathan Wylie
    Wylie graduated from Latin in 2006 and coached from 2007-2013. He returned in 2017 and is now the Head Coach of Grade 7 Boys’ Basketball and assists with the Middle School Football team.
  • Assistant Coach
    Jeff Wolfe
    Wolfe is a Middle School math teacher who has coached and taught at Latin since 2002. He is a two-time recipient of the Hawkspys Award for Middle School Coach of the Year. He serves as Head Coach of the Middle School Wrestling team and an assistant for the Middle School Football team.
  • Assistant Coach

    Kenny Hibbard joined the coaching staff in 2018. He has more than 25 years of experience coaching football at the middle school and high school levels. He is also one of the founding members and Lead Pastor of Team Church in Matthews. Coach Hibbard and his wife, Kelly, have four children, including one that is a Latin Hawk in the Middle School.

  • Assistant Coach

    Brian Anderson was a member of the first team to bring home a state championship for Charlotte Latin Football in 1987. He graduated from Latin in 1988 and went on to play at Furman University, where his team won three Southern Conference Championships and the 1988 Div I-AA National Championship. Coach Anderson has two sons in the Upper School and has been a long-time volunteer with Latin Athletics.