Skyhawk Football | James Guest - Running Backs
James Guest joined the UT Martin coaching staff in 2014, working primarily with the running backs.
Guest has spent the last six seasons in the high school coaching ranks in the state of Florida. He comes to the Skyhawks from Oviedo High School, where he was the pass game coordinator and quarterbacks coach in 2014. He also served as an offensive assistant coach at Oviedo High School from 2009-11.
Guest also spent two years (2012-13) working under head coach Tony Piccalo at Cocoa Beach High School. Guest served as the offensive coordinator at CBHS, working directly with the quarterbacks and running backs. In 2012, the Minutemen posted a 9-2 overall record in the tough Class 4A ranks, setting a school record for most victories in a season. That year, he coordinated the highest scoring offense in Brevard County (438 points, 39.8 points per game) and coached quarterback David Dessent, who led the state of Florida with 38 touchdown passes.
All in all, Guest coached three all-state players at CBHS, including Dessent (2012 all-state quarterback), Paul "Boone" Lewis (2012 all-state wide receiver) and Antoine Griffin (2013 all-state quarterback/athlete).
As a player, Guest was a three-year letterman at quarterback at Cocoa Beach High School, where he led the team to their first-ever postseason victory with a win in 2005 Scholarship Bowl.
Born in Houston, Texas, Guest graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2012 with a bachelors degree in science kinesiology and exercise science.
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