Varsity Coaches
2012 Grissom Tigers Coaching Staff
Eddie Stewart
Eddie Stewart
Defensive Coordinator
This is Coach Stewart's first year with the Grissom Football program. The last two seasons he coached at Hartselle High School where they won the 2011 5A State Championship. He has also coached at Huntsville, Sparkman, North Jackson (State Runners Up in 2002), Gadsden and West End High Schools. Coach Stewart graduated from Auburn University with a B.S. in Secondary Education and a M.A. in Instruction Leadership. He and his wife Maria have four children: Shelby(17), Alex(16), Daniela(12), and Dalila(7).

Charlie Wilburn
Charlie Wilburn
Offensive Line Coach
Coach Wilburn begins his first year with Grissom Tiger Football. He has nine years of coaching experience. Most recently he served as Defensive Line and Co-Special Teams Coach as well as the Recruiting Coordinator for Itawamba Community College in Mississippi. He has also acted as an Assistant Defensive Line Coach and Assistant Recruiting Coordinator at the University of West Georgia. High school experience includes coaching positions at Butler and Lee High Schools in Huntsville. Coach Wilburn attended the University of Alabama-Huntsville and the University of West georgia and graduated with a B.A. in History/Education and obtained a M.Ed. in Reading Instruction. He and his wife, Jennifer, have been married for four years.
Adam Entrekin
Adam Entrekin
Defensive Line Coach
Coach Entrekin is in his first year at Grissom High School. He attended Auburn Univeristy and Alabama State University and recieved a B.A. in Mass Communications and a M.Ed in English Education. Previously he coached both the offensive and defensive line at Jeff Davis High School in Montgomery. Coach Entrekin and his wife Jessica have been married for four years.
Chirstopher Aninye
Chirstopher Aninye
Defensive Backs Coach
2012 will be Coach Aninye's first year with the Grissom Tiger Football program. He brings coaching experience from Columbia High School, where he coached two All-City defensive backs; and East Lawrence High School. He attended Alabama A&M University and recieved a degree in Health and Physical Education.
Josh Walters
Josh Walters
Receivers Coach
Coach Walters brings years of coaching experience in his initial year with the Grissom Football program. He spent 7 years coaching at Meridianville Middle School, two years with the Rocket City Titans and a year with the Huntsville Rockets. He graduated from Alabama A&M with a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education/Mathematics. He has been married to Julia Christine Walters and they have three children: Josie(12), Jenelle(9), and Jaden(6).
James Pirtle
James Pirtle
Tigers Coach
Coach Pirtle is in his first year with the Grisson Football program. As a player he was part of two Minor League National Championships with the Rocket City Titans. He was named 1st Team All-American and Defensive Player of the Year 2010 Minor League. He is also in the High School Hall of Fame. He attended Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and Alabama A&M University. He has a degree in Business Management.
Jay Griffin
Jay Griffin
Linebackers Coach
Coach Griffin graduated Grissom High School in 1981. He was linbacker and running back for the 1980 team that advanced to the final four in the state playoffs. He went on to attend Auburn University receiving a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and the University of Alabama-Huntsville receiving a M.S. in EE. He has been coaching youth sports for the last twelve years and has been assisting the Football and Wrestling programs at Grissom for the past 5 years. Jay and his wife Mary have two children, Emily and Jake.
Gus Hergert
Gus Hergert
Director of Operations
Carter Forgey
CARTER FORGEY
HEAD TRAINER MS, ATC
A Huntsville native, Carter played both soccer and baseball at Huntsville High School. He attended Troy State University and received a B.S. in Athletic Training. Carter also received his Master's Degree in Exercise Science from Mississippi State University. He is married to the former Michelle Ross. They have two sons Walker (7), and Truman (5) and a daughter Jane Wyatt(3). Employed by SportsMed Orthopeadic Surgery and Spine Center, Carter will be starting his 10th year at Grissom as their Athletic Trainer.