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Coaching Staff

Best of the Best

Get to know the dedicated coaches and passionate staff behind St. Johns Cobras 7v7. We come from all walks of life and are united in our passion for competition and sportsmanship. We’re fortunate enough to be working with the best in the industry, and we know that we really couldn’t have become #1 without our incredible coaches. Read more about our individual professional coaches below.

General Manager
Jim McLeod 
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Coach Brian Hemingway

Owner / 15U Head Coach / Offensive Coordinator 

St. Johns Cobras 7v7 wouldn’t be where it is today if it weren’t for Coach Brian Hemingway, who helps oversee our game strategy and advises on the best course of action. We really couldn’t have asked for a better or more qualified Head Coach.

Coach Jim McLeod

14U Head Coach / Offensive Coordinator 

Coach Jim McLeod has been with us since the very beginning as our 12u & 14u Offensive Coordinator, training and mentoring our players, by offering professional and quality guidance during the season and throughout the offseason. We would not be the organization we are without him!


Coach Brian Grimm

 12U Head Coach / Offensive Coordinator 

Coach Brian has Over 20 years of football coaching experience, leading tackle, flag & 7v7 teams at various age groups.  Defensive Coordinator for 2017 Pop Warner National Runner Up (Jacksonville City Champions; Southeast Regional Champions) & 2018 Pop Warner National 3rd Ranked Team (Jacksonville City Champions; Southeast Regional Champions).  Coached multiple Jacksonville City Champions, Southeast Regional Champions and National tournament qualifiers.

Coach Ronnie Mason

15U Defensive Coordinator

Durham NC native4 year starter at Coastal Carolina University. 2 time all conference.Professional Arena Football player for 3 seasons, awarded a tryout with the NY Giants. 
Owner of TSDATHLETES and President of TSD ARC. 
Passion is developing athletes and preparing them mentally and physically for the journey. 


 Coach Devin Grimm

 12U Defensive Coordinator 

Devin was member of the University of Florida Football Team (2015, 2016), Devin brings years of playing experience at all levels.  During his college career and upon graduation, Devin was an assistant coached on youth teams in both tackle and flag leagues, developing talent and providing valuable knowledge to maximize player's football IQ.

Coach Mike Turpen

 14U Assistant Coach

Mike brings 10 years of football coaching experience from the youth level to high school and his high energy to mold and develop kids into not only athletes but upstanding citizens in the community. Mike enjoys spending any of his free time with is his wife Meredith and their 4 kids and is currently the Running Backs Coach at Tocoi Creek High School.

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