Northview Chiefs Name New Head Football Coach. He’s A Former Coach At West Florida And Tate.

June 3, 2020

Northview High School  has named their new head football coach.

He is Wes Summerford, who has been the assistant head coach and defensive coordinator for the West Florida Jaguars since 2017.

“I’m just excited to have this opportunity,” Summerford told “I’ve been looking forward to becoming a head coach since I got into coaching, and I could not think of a better school than Northview. It’s a great program…and I look forward to getting started with the players.”

Summerford’s coaching experience also includes a defensive coach at Tate High School from 2015-2017, outside linebacker  coach at West Florida from 2011-2015 and defensive assistant at Tate in 2008.

Wes Summerford is the brother of West Florida Jaguar Head Coach Rhett Summerford.

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9 Responses to “Northview Chiefs Name New Head Football Coach. He’s A Former Coach At West Florida And Tate.”

  1. Becky on June 5th, 2020 12:14 am

    This is good news! I think he will be a good coach! Go Chiefs!

  2. ThankGod Raymond Michael on June 4th, 2020 6:38 pm

    Congratulation on your new job I’d really love to work with you n play under your couching skills

  3. JTV on June 4th, 2020 5:48 am

    @ William Reynolds, thanks. It’s been 41-years, I had Coach as a teacher in the 9th grade, forgot the way he spelled it. A really good guy.

  4. NHS FAN on June 3rd, 2020 11:07 pm

    Congratulations! I hope you do great. This team has talent and there is still alot of talent walking the halls not playing. This program has everything it needs to be a 1A powerhouse.

  5. Terry smith on June 3rd, 2020 10:13 pm

    Poor dad Congrats young man you will do a great job your back coaching in district 5 don’t get any better

  6. William Reynolds on June 3rd, 2020 6:30 pm

    >>Was his dad Former Tate coach Neil Summerford?

    Yes. (Neal is how it’s spelled. Neal Summerford.)

  7. Me on June 3rd, 2020 6:19 pm

    Congratulations great opportunity for great family. Played ball with both of these guys from little league with their dad as our tball coach through high schoolwith coach leonard.

  8. Ronnie Cloud on June 3rd, 2020 5:55 pm

    Congratulations Wes, i am sure you will have success at Northview. Congrats on a great hire Mike. Hopefully you will get a 2 for 1 deal like west Florida did with Neal. Good luck Coach!

  9. JTV on June 3rd, 2020 5:39 pm

    Was his dad Former Tate coach Neil Summerford?

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