Degrees and Certifications:
Campus: James Madison High School
Sport: Football / Athletic Coordinator
Years of Coaching Experience: 18
Collegiate Alma Mater: Texas A&M Commerce
Marcus Gates has 18 years of high school coaching experience and is entering his second season as head football coach at The “Great” Madison High School. Gates is the former Defensive Coordinator, where he was instrumental in coordinating one of the top-ranked defenses in 3A football and helped lead the Trojans to ten straight play-off appearances.
Coach Gates graduated from Texas A&M University-Commerce with a Bachelor of Science Degree. He is a former college defensive back standout, named All-Conference and an All-American. Gates also had a stint in the CFL, where he played for the San Antonio Texans, Ottawa Roughriders and Calgary Stampede. Since returning to teaching and coaching, Gates has received his master’s degree in Educational Leadership.
Coach Gates believes that if you instill character, discipline, focus, commitment and hard work into young men and women, these core values will carry them into adulthood.