2018 Arkansas Youth Coach of the Year
President & SR Head Coach Matthew Marascio is the founder of the organization. He is an honorably discharged Air Force Veteran that played and competed in various sports in High School & Collegiately including playing Pop Warner football in his youth. He has received national and international coaching credentials from USA, AAU, and IFK governing sports bodies where he has coached Athletes at the highest levels for 12+ years at both the National and International Level including coaching youth to Medals at the JR Olympics, World Championships, National Championships, State Championships and All-American Youth Status. Since Moving to NWA he has coached local football for 6 Seasons with developing 19 Youth All American Football Athletes and his highest accomplishment wins at Regional and National Championships over teams from Missouri, Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Arkansas.
· 2018 Arkansas State Youth Head Coach of the Year
· 2018 Arkansas State Youth Program of the Year Recipient.
· 2018 Youth All-American Head Coach.
-2018 Fox News & Subway Volunteer Award recipient
-Head Coach of Top Ranked 6th Grade Championship team that won the 1st inaugural Arkansas Schools Orange Bowl vs North Little Rock for 2018.
Coach Alex played three seasons at Arkansas Tech University on a full Athletic Scholarship. After moving to Northwest Arkansas, a former college teammate talked him into playing Semi-Pro Football. He played nine seasons in the Central Football League and was named a league All-Star eight times. While playing for the Joplin Crusaders he won four league championships, the 2014 National Championship, which was played in Denver Colorado, and was the Runner up in 2015. He also played two seasons in the World Football League where he was named an All-Star in the first season. In 2010 he earned a starting spot of the one of the most dominate Semi-Pro teams in the country, the Oklahoma Thunder. That year the team ended the season undefeated, winning the WFL Championship game 52-10 against the Des Moines Blaze, and bringing their overall record to 40-0. Alex now coaches the youth to give back and share his experiences and learnings hoping to cement a new legacy transitioning from “All Star” Player to “All Star” coach. This is his 3rd season with the team and Alex does not have any children on the team. He Volunteers just for love of the sport and children.
Emanuel played and participated in competitive basketball, track & field, and football all throughout high school. He chose to pursue football at the college level. He was given a full scholarship to play wide receiver at the University of Arkansas. He eventually moved on to the NFL where he played for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Emanuel is very knowledgeable about the sport and is passionate about the game.
Emanuel has a degree in Criminal Justice and works with youth on a daily basis. He is dedicated to his efforts in seeing young people thrive to become successful in all areas of their lives. He was a great football player and now an even greater example and mentor. Emanuel teaches character, integrity, honor, and respect along with the skills needed to be successful on the football field and in life.
Coach Mike has been married for 25 years to Lori and they have 4 children ages 15 to 21 - (Brandon, Mackenzie, Clay, Josh). Brandon plays football at Tulsa University and is a former Jumper/Sprinter for the Razorbacks. Mackenzie is a competitive Cheerleader at Oklahoma State University and his two younger sons are Football and Track athletes at Rogers HS.
Coach Mike is originally from Akron, OH but have lived in Rogers for the past 18 years and am proud to call NWA home. He graduated from The Ohio State University where he was a competitive Powerlifter and Bodybuilder for 5 years. Coach Mike has 10 years of experience coaching youth football in Bentonville and Rogers. He and his wife ran an elite Track and Field Team (The Golden Wings of Arkansas) for 4 years and had several athletes qualify and place at the AAU Junior Olympics. They even had a few National Champions and one national record holder, for a short period of time!!
He's been a personal trainer and fitness instructor for 5 years and have spent the past 10 years heavily involved in youth and elite athletic training. He mainly trains Football and Track athletes with his area of expertise being; Running Backs, Sprinters and Jumpers.
Over the past 4 years his primary focus has been on understanding the principles of acceleration, speed endurance and generation of force as a function of time. Coach Mike has an extensive background in biochemistry, anatomy, physiology, nutrition, adaption/genetics and has used information from all these areas to develop a truly unique acceleration and speed training system.
Coach Mike is excited to be part of the Super Seahawks and hopes that he can help at least some of the athletes get faster and perform better on the field!!
A recent graduate from Harding University, Coach Daylan started at middle linebacker for four years and lead the team as a captain for both his Junior and Senior seasons. Daylan boasts 314 career tackles, a Don-Hansen Football Committee All-American Honorable Mention award, 3 All-Conference awards, 1st Team Academic All-American, lead the team in tackles all four seasons, and his most proud achievement of leading his team to a 13-1 conference championship season that was the best season in school and conference history.
Raphael "Raffy" Marascio is an athlete entering Bentonville High School Freshman year that has been a Coaches Assistant for 4 Seasons with the team. He currently plays for Bentonville Freshman Football and is in football camp for this upcoming Fall season. He is on the High School Varsity Track & Field and Wrestling team and just recently wrapped up 8th grade at Washington JR High as a football player that started on Offense (Hback, Tailback, Quarterback) Defense (Strong & Free Safety, Corner Back) Special Teams ( Punt and Kick off returner), played on the 8th grade basketball team, ran and competed for 8th grade track and field in 400, 800 and poll vault setting 2 school records, ran XC, and finished as division 5 Junior High State of Arkansas Most Outstanding Wrestler. Additionally he is in AP classes and plays the Trumpet for BHS Band. He is a true up and coming athlete that when not engaged in his own activities helps out with the team to teach the younger athletes what it takes to be a high level scholar athlete.
Logan Turner, a freshman at Bentonville High School (BHS), plays as the kicker for the BHS Freshman team, performing all 3 roles of kickoff, punt, and field goal/PAT. This past season he made 48 out of 51 PATs and 4 out of 5 field goals, scoring 60 points in 10 Freshman games. The team went 10-0 for the year, becoming the 2017 NWA Conference Champions. Logan began his football career in 5th grade with playing in only one football tournament (4 games) … the Sooner Classic in Tulsa, OK as the kicker. His 1st football game was won by him scoring the winning PAT. He played again in 6th grade as a kicker for the same Sooner Classic tournament with his team taking 2nd place. In 7th grade, he played for the Boys and Girls Club, Lincoln Jr High team, kicking and punting. At the end of the season, he joined the Arkansas Dawgs traveling to the Sooner Classic for the 3rd year. The Arkansas Dawgs won the Championship by Logan scoring the winning field goal with only 1 second left in the game. He continued to play for the Lincoln Junior High 8th grade team the following year with his team taking Conference Champions. Besides playing football, his first love is soccer and has recently made the BHS soccer team. He has played soccer since he was 4 years old. Additionally, Logan is enrolled in advanced classes at BHS and enjoys spending time with friends.
Danny Guevara Jr. or in our house that we call him Jr. Started his first year of Football again after 2 years of cross country with the Bentonville High school. He has awards from Washington in cross country for being the top runner both years and set the school mile record and held it for 2 years before it was broken this year sadly. He hasn't played football since the 8th grade he was a starter for offense and defense. He plays defensive end for the BHS tigers and we are expecting big things this year.
Leigh is the team director in charge of technology and team coordinator. She was previously the technical coordinator and this will be her 4th year with the team. Leigh is looking forward to this season and the possibilities that are in store for these young men and women.
Randa is the team director or operations. She handles travel and customer service and this is her third season with this team. She is the Human Resource Director at Embassy Suites in NWA and has been in HR for 15 years. Randa is excited to be a part of such a wonderful football family and excited about the upcoming football yearf
Tara and her family moved from Central Arkansas to NWA a little over 3 years ago. She is a stay at home mom to her youngest of 3 kids. She discovered the Arkansas Super Seahawks last spring and her boys wrestle and play football for the organization. She loves being a part of the Seahawk family and can’t wait to watch how much the players grow this year.