Coach Wilke will be entering his fifth year as Head Coach for the Wolverines. Coach Wilke just completed his 19th year coaching and 12th year as Head Coach. Prior to Tolleson Coach Wilke was the Head Coach at Valley Vista High School (2007-2011) and Glendale High School (2004-2006). Coach Wilke’s team captured 2 Region Championships at Glendale High School and he has lead all three programs to the playoffs in his career. Coach Wilke has also spent most of his career as a Head Track Coach and his 2006 Glendale High team produced an Arizona State Championship. Prior to becoming a Head Coach he assisted at Glendale High School, The Colony High School (Texas), Aubrey High School (Texas), West Texas A&M University and Bemidji State University (Minnesota). Coach Wilke graduated from Menominee High School (Michigan) where he lettered in Football, Basketball, Track and Tennis in his career. Coach Wilke then attended Northern Michigan University (1992-1996) and was a four year letter winner for the nationally ranked football program. Coach Wilke is married to his lovely Wife Tricia and they have a son Bryson (10) and daughter Tessa (7). Coach Wilke can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (623)478-4302 if you have questions about the Wolverine Football program.
Varsity Defensive Coordinator
Coach Hopper has a graduate master degree from NAU in Leadership Administration, and a Teaching Bachelors in Physical Health Education and Biology from Saginaw Valley State University in Michigan. He teaches Human Anatomy and Physiology at Tolleson High School and is the Defensive Coordinator for the varsity. Coach Hopper was the defensive coordinator in Kingman, AZ before coming to Tolleson in 2013 and has 9 years of coaching experience in Michigan before moving to Arizona in 2007. Coach Hopper is married to his loving and supportive wife, Tami.
Playing Experience: 4 years Varsity High School Nashville, Arkansas 1 year College University of Central Arkansas
Coaching Experience:2002-2004 Chula Vista Aztecs Head Coach 2005-2006 Hilltop High Chula Vista, CA Varsity O-Line 2006-2009 Mar Vista High Imperial Beach, CA Varsity O-Line JV Head Coach 2009-2011 San Ysidro High School San Ysidro, CA Ass. Head Coach Off. Coordinator 2011-2012 Hilltop High Chula Vista, CA Freshman O-Line 2012-2013 San Diego High San Diego, CA Offensive Coordinator
2013 – 2016 Millennium High Goodyear, AZ Varsity D-Line Varsity, Varsity Tight-ends
Coaching Philosophy: “Losing doesn’t make me want to quit, it makes me want to fight that much harder”
Personal Life: I am from a small town in Arkansas and played varsity football for 4 years. I went to The University of Central Arkansas on a football scholarship but only played for 1 year because I blew out my knee. I joined the U.S. Navy because I wanted to help protect this great nation of ours. I lived in San Diego for 21 years and coached football for 11 years out there. I have 5 beautiful kids 3 girls and 2 boys who are currently living in San Diego right now with there mother. I currently work for Aurora Behavioral Health care located in Glendale as a health tech.
Favorite Football Movie: Rudy