Northwest names assistant coach Travis Hawkins head football coach

Maryland Sports

GERMANTOWN, Md. (WDVM) – Travis Hawkins will be the new head football coach at Northwest High School, the school announced on Thursday.

“It’s a big stepping stone for me and I’m excited,” Hawkins told WDVM. “I have my staff ready to go and we’re ready to hit the ground running and compete at the highest level and win championships.”

Hawkins, who spent the last two years as Northwest’s defensive backs coach, is a retired NFL, CFL and AFL player and Rockville native that played college football at Maryland and Delaware.

“The greatest experience you can give back is your own, your personal experience, so me playing at every level of the game, I know that each level that you go up, the game becomes more mental,” Hawkins said. “So if I can get the mental aspect of the game down with this group of young men, then the sky is the limit for all of them who desire to play at the next level.”

Hawkins is a graduate of Quince Orchard high school, where he was a three-year starter that player cornerback, quarterback, running back and wide receiver. He earned all-state honors his senior season and helped Quince Orchard to a 4A state championship his junior year.

Hawkins takes over for Mike Neubeiser, whose coaching staff he was a part of. Neubeiser led the Jaguars to two state championships in nine seasons.

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