Rock Ridge is proud to announce George Masten as Head Football Coach.
Coach Masten is a native of south Florida and played football at Plantation High School. As a three-year starter for the Colonels, he was named captain for his Junior and Senior years, earned All District First Team honors as a Senior, and made the All-State team as well. He was also chosen for the North -South All Star game and the Dade County-Broward County All Star game in that final year.
After high school, Coach Masten attended Ferrum College, where he played football (offensive line) and earned a degree in Fine Arts and Psychology. During his time playing football with the Panthers, he started all four years on the offensive line. He was selected to the USA South Athletic Conference’s All Conference team for three straight years and won the College’s most prestigious Big Green Award in 2004. (The Big Green Award recognizes the Panther football player who best demonstrates courage, hustle and desire, as a role model for his fellow teammates. It is named in memory of the Coaches and seven Ferrum College football players who perished in the tragic 1970 Marshall University airline crash). He was also named to the 1st team USA South 25th anniversary All Star Team.
For the last 10 years he has been working at George C. Marshall High School as a special education teacher and a football coach. In 2014, he was named head football coach. He took over a Statesmen program that previously had a record of 0-26. He and his staff rebuilt the program, in 2014 (2-8), in 2015 (6-5) first playoff berth since 2007, 2016 (5-5) second playoff berth, and 2017 ( 9-1) third playoff berth and National District Champions (first time since 1996). He was named National District coach of the year in 2015 and 2017.
Coach will meet the players on Wednesday during Advisory and all families are encouraged to come meet him on Wednesday in the Auditorium at 7 p.m.