Head Coach John Lewis:

My life changed for the best in 1989 when I was hired to coach at Chugiak high school, the school I played for and a chance to coach with the winningest coach in Alaska at that time, Bruce Shearer.  I switched my degree to education, finished with the military and haven’t stopped coaching ever since.  Head Coaching the Chugiak C-team and J.V. for 6 years and a 42-7 overall record.  Moved to Bartlett to help rebuild the program, we were successful going from 0-7 to 10-0 in 6 years, which gave me an opportunity to become South Anchorages first Head coach. 

I am so proud of the program and what the group built in my 14-year span, 81-51 and 3 State Championships.  Coming back to South after 4 years away is my dream, to continue the building of THE most dominate football program in the state.  25 years working for the Anchorage school district has shown me that the South kids and parents are the best in the state, and we are back to win and win another championship.

Assistant Coach Sterling Lopez:

I have been with the Wolverine program since South opened in 2004.  I won a state championship with the undefeated 2006 team, played college ball at Truman State University where I watched a dominant South team win another 2012, returned home as a volunteer in 2014 when we won another, and proudly was a part of the staff when we won again in 2019.  Coaching for this program with the mentors who taught me is truly what I enjoy most in life. 

Assistant Coach Ulaulo Tuulauulu “Ulu”:

WHAT IT DO SOUTH SIIIIIIIIIDE! My name is Ulaulo Tuulauulu, I’m a Bay Area native Pittsburg California to be exact. I’m an energetic guy, outgoing and always bringing the juice! This year will be my 1st year coaching here at South Anchorage High School also entering my 11th year coaching football overall, 7 years of high school and 4 years of youth. It is and honor and privilege to have the opportunity to coach here at south high school, to be led by coach Lew and the rest of these excellent coaches on the coaching staff. I’m super excited and can’t wait to get this train running! LET’S FREAKING GO!!! WOLVERINE BABY!!!! 

Assistant Coach John Swint:

I’m John Swint and I’m originally from Georgia. Sports has always been a passion of mine. I have participated in track and football from a young age. In high school, I played football and was on the track team.  Soon after graduating HS, I decided to join the military have been in the United States Air Force since 2003. I am currently the Weapons Superintendent at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson where I’ve been stationed for the past 3 years. I have one more year before I’ll be retiring and I’m hoping to put my Health and Wellness degree to good use. When it comes to coaching, this will be my first year doing it and I’m looking forward to growing and learning with the athletes and coaching staff. I’m ecstatic for the opportunity to mentor and coach at South. There’s so much talent here and with hard work and dedication South has what it takes to dominate sports in Alaska!

Assistant Coach Willie Overgaard:

I was raised by a football coach, who was raised by a football coach; coaching football is a family tradition that I am extremely excited to be continuing with the Wolverines. Originally from Idaho, my family and I moved to Alaska four years ago when I was hired to teach Biology at South. I coached middle school basketball back in Idaho and football while student teaching in Washington. I emphasize focusing on the little things--sound fundamentals over flashy plays--and believe South’s athletes can compete with any school if we do the little things well. I spend my summers as a fishing guide in Idaho, so I will miss the summer workouts, but I’m looking forward to getting to work with our student-athletes come fall. 

Assistant Coach Brian Kile:

I have served as the Head Junior Varsity Football Coach for South Anchorage High School. I have been coaching football at South since 2010 and been a part of 3 state championships. Prior to coaching high school football, I coached youth football, baseball, and hockey for many years here in Anchorage. My full-time job is a pilot for the Alaska Air National Guard.  My wife Tina and I are life-long Alaskans, who graduated for Lathrop High School in Fairbanks. We have raised three children, who all played sports and graduated from South. I send a thank you to the parents for the opportunity to work with and develop your children/players.

Assistant Coach Chris Borst:


Hello, my name is Chris Borst, I grew up in Anchorage and graduated from Service high school. I have been coaching HS football in Anchorage for many years, mainly for South Anchorage and Dimond high schools. I played college football at Linfield College and graduated from Arizona State University. I have three sons with my wife Erica and my youngest will be a sophomore at SAHS in the 2022-2023 school year.  My goals are to help make this team and program the most competitive that it can be while at the same time developing young men of character.  Let’s get it done.

Assistant Coach Tim Kile:


I graduated from Chugiak High school 1994. I played for coach Lewis in the early 90’s. To this day I am his favorite player he has ever coached. I began my coaching experience in 2002 with the South Anchorage Bucs. Since then, I have been fortunate enough to coach multiple sports in Texas and Maryland for a variety of skill levels. Recently, I have retired from the Air National Guard and moved back to Alaska with my wife and two children. I am very excited to be a part of the South Anchorage family and look forward to bringing my years of coaching/teaching experience to the Wolverines football program.  

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Parents and Players,

 We are coming to the end of the season and our Homecoming game is up next. I want to give you a recap of our season so far. 

We have been building a conditioned, better tackling, and disciplined program.  The first season takes time, but we are so proud of what we have been seeing.


 Our kids have been the best group to coach in all the years of coaching. Through all the adversity, injuries, and lack of wins, our kids have never given up on their commitment to hard work and to improve each week.  Scheme and tackling is getting better each week, even when we are the “David battling the Goliaths of the conference”. Our kids have pushed fear aside and played their hearts out.  I love coaching all these kids every day, as well as the swarm of Black Jackets every Friday worn with pride in the halls.  Teachers and administrators see the pride in our kids and school spirit is on the rise again. 

 We still must focus on grades as the 1st quarter end approaches. That is the PRIORITY mission in our program, second and third is our Discipline and Winning. Those 3 missions of our program are correctly numbered.  Student Athletes identify us! Always remember, we don't want to worry every semester about passing school classes. 

 Discipline is how we act on and off the field.  Our varsity showed that this weekend by playing their guts out and not getting into the war of trash-talking with our opponents. They had an ejection and many penalties, while we kept playing hard. 

 WINS will come. I am so PROUD every day to talk about our kids and our program to everyone.  We play everyone as tough as we can, fearing no one even when sometimes we should. They want to take that next step.  The cheers and the support for all the kids is our driving force to do our best jobs. Mistakes happen and they are learning how to just move on and correct the mistakes. 


Let's have a great Homecoming Week, have awesome effort in our games vs. Dimond and have fun at the dance. 


A heartfelt Thank You to all the parents and let's go Wolverine Nation!