The Olathe West Owls will be led by Mill Valley Jaguars 7th year Assistant Coach TJ O'Neill.
Coach TJ O'Neill has been part of the team since the 2010 season under current Head Coach Joel Applebee.
During O'Neill's time with the Mill Valley Jaguars, they have compiled a record of 56-20 in 76 games played, 736 W%, 10-4 State playoff record, and two Back-to-back 5A State Titles in 2015, and 2016 with a combined record of 21-5.
While at Mill Valley, the Jaguars have progressed steadily from a start in the Kaw Valley League (KVL) in to a strong, and feared opponent in the EKL in their first season of play. The Jaguars have only missed the playoffs once in O'Neill's time with the team.
As the Jaguars enter their 8th season under Joel Applebee, Coach O'Neill and his Olathe West Owls will be on a Junior Varsity Football schedule in 2017. For 2018, the Owls will move to the Varsity level, as the Ravens did the same in 2004 as a second year school and first at the Varsity Football status. This is due to opening up on the back end of the cycle of the Football two year schedule.
Olathe #233 Football First Head Coaches:
Olathe East Hawks - Opened in 1992 - Head Coach Jeff Meyers (1992-2014)
Olathe North Eagles - Opened in 1920-21 - Head Coach JD Edgar (1920-1922)
Olathe Northwest Ravens - Opened in 2003-04 - Head Coach Todd Dain (2003*-2012)
Olathe South Falcons - Opened in 1981 - Head Coach Bud Wheeler (1981-1995)
Olathe West Owls - Opens 2017 - Head Coach TJ O'Neill (2017-Present)
* ONW - JV in 2003/Varsity in 2004