(Festus) A former Mizzou and NFL tight-end will now be coaching the Festus Tigers football team this fall. A.J. Ofodile (oh-FAH-duh-lay) was named the new coach at Festus coach last week. He made an appearance at the school yesterday (Monday) to meet with members of the media, school officials, and the players. He does have extensive coaching experience with 13 seasons as head coach at Rock Bridge High School in Columbia and served as an assistant coach for four seasons with Barry Odom at Mizzou. Coach Ofodile says he has a passion for molding high school-aged players into possible collegiate athletes.
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Coach Ofodlile says after interviewing with Festus, he had a feeling it was a good fit for all.
Ofodile played six seasons in the NFL, drafted by the Buffalo Bills and his final three seasons with the Baltimore Ravens.
In addition to his head coaching duties, Ofodile will teach strength and conditioning classes at Festus High School along with coordinating the strength and conditioning program.