South Portland Football

Championships

State Champions: 1930, 1951, 1992, 1995, 1996, 1999

Western Maine Champions: 1968, 1969, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1992, 1995, 1996, 1999

Western Maine Runners-up: 1988, 1994, 1997, 1998, 2000, 

Southwestern Conference: 1951

SMAA Champions: 1992, 1995, 1996, 1999

Coaching Staff

Steve Stinson, 11th Year
Head Coach

Coach Stinson enters his 11th year as the Head Varsity Football Coach.  During that time he has a record of 33-52.  Prior to joining the Red Riots he was the head football coach at Greely High School from 2002-2004, offensive line coach at Portland High School from 1997-2001 and assistant offensive line coach at the University of Maine, Orono in 1996.  He is a former All-State player at Portland High School and went to become a four-year starter at The University of Maine, Orono where he was twice named All-Yankee Conference, All-ECAC, All-New England and Sam Sesak Offensive Lineman of the Year.

Coach Stinson resides in South Portland with his wife Susan and their son Nicholas.

Mike Bailey, 2nd Year
Assistant Coach

Coach Bailey joined the coaching staff in 2014 as the defensive coordinator.  He holds a bachelor of Science from the University of Maine and a Master's Degree from USM in Educational Administration.  He served as an assistant coach at Westbrook High School from 1977-1980 and Portland High from 1981-195.  Coach Bailey then spent the next 25 years as Head Coach at Portland High, which included a State Championship in 2002.

Coach Bailey resides in Westbrook.

Jason Cooke, 10th Year
Assistant Coach

Coach Cooke returns to the Red Riots for his 10th year as a varsity assistant.  He works with the quarterbacks and defensive backs.  A former football captain, he led the Red Riots to two State Championships as a starting quarterback.  

Coach Cooke resides in South Portland.

Joe Hezlep, 8th Year
Assistant Coach

Coach Hezlep enters his 8th year as a varsity assistant with the Red Riots.  He works with the wide receivers and outside linebackers.  A former defensive end on the 1999 South Portland State Championship team, he is also the head lacrosse coach at Scarborough where he has led the program to 6 State Championships.

Coach Hezlep and his wife Megan reside in Portland.

Mike Owens, 5th Year
Assistant Coach, Freshman Head Coach

Coach Owens joined the football staff in the fall of 2011.  He will be in charge of coaching the varsity defensive backs and running backs.  He also serves as the freshman football gear coach and as the head varsity baseball coach for the Red Riots.

Coach Owens resides in Portland with his wife Meghan and two children.

Jon Roderick, 2nd Year
Assistant Coach

Coach Roderick joined the staff in 2014 as defensive line coach.  He holds a Bachelor's in History from the University of Maine.  Coach Roderick served as an assistant coach at Deering High School from 1992-1997 and Portland High School from 1998-2012.  He is a history teacher at Lyman Moore MS.

Coach Roderick resides in Limington.

Sam Morrison, 1st Year
Varsity Assistant Coach, Freshman Assistant Coach

Coach Morrison joins the football staff in the fall of 2015.  A graduate of Liberty University, he was a varsity starter on the offensive line at Deering High School

Coach Morrison resides in Portland.