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Offensive Coaching Staff

Chet Pobolish
Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks

Phone: 816-271-4473

Chet Pobolish enters his first season with Griffon football and will serve as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

Prior to MWSU, Pobolish served as the assistant head coach and offensive coordinator at Division I Southeastern Louisiana University. As the offensive coordinator, he guided the Lions to the 2014 Southland Conference Championship and one of the best offensive seasons in FCS. The Lions led the NCAA in yards per completion at 17.4 that season and ranked first in the Southland Conference in eight different offensive categories. Quarterback Bryan Bennett was tabbed as an All-American and Conference Player of the Year that season as well.

Before being the offensive coordinator, Pobolish served as the wide receivers coach and special teams coordinator for the Lions. Under his guidance, SLU led the Southland Conference twice in Kickoff Return Yards with five returns going for touchdowns. Three players were named All-Southland as Xavier Roberson earned All-American honors under Pobolish’s coaching. In 2013, Southeastern Louisiana won the Southland Conference and advanced to the NCAA FCS quarterfinals.

Chet also coached wide receivers and was the Special Teams Coordinator at Delta State for five seasons. He helped DSU to a 2010 NCAA Division II runner-up finish along with four NCAA Playoff appearances and Gulf South Conference titles. With the Statesmen, he guided 12 players to break school records and seven receivers finished with more than 60 receptions.

Pobolish began his coaching career as the wide receivers coach at Emporia State University. The Hornets had six players set school records with one player being named a Harlon Hill finalist and two All-Americans in his five seasons in Emporia. ESU won the MIAA and qualified for NCAA Playoffs in 2003.

As a student-athlete at Emporia State, Pobolish was a four-time All-MIAA wide receiver and three-time captain. In 1996, he set a NCAA Division II record with quarterback Brian Shay for the most All-Purpose yards by two players on the same team. Chet graduated from Emporia State with a Bachelor’s degree of Integrated Studies in 2000.

Pobolish and his wife, Holly, reside in St. Joseph with their daughter Lauran.

Pobolish File
Southeastern Louisiana University
-    Asst. Head Coach/Special Teams Coordinator/Wide Receivers (2016)
-    Offensive Coordinator/Wide Receivers (2014-15)
-    Special Teams Coordinator/Wide Receivers (2012-13)
Delta State University
-    Special Teams Coordinator/Wide Receivers (2007-11)
Emporia State University
-    Quarterbacks/Video Coordinator (2004-06)
-    Wide Receivers/Video Coordinator (1999-2003)


Patrick St. Louis
Run Game Coordinator / Offensive Line

Phone: 816-271-5942

Patrick St. Louis was named run game coordinator and offensive line coach of his alma mater in December of 2016. 

After graduating from Missouri Western with a Bachelor's in Physical Education from Missouri Western in 2008, St. Louis spent seven of the next eight seasons coaching at Morehead State University. 

The former Griffon offensive lineman was offensive coordinator at Morehead State during the 2015 and 2016 seasons. St. Louis coached offensive linemen at Morehead State during the 2011, 13 and 14 seasons. He also served as director of football operations and recruiting coordinator at Morehead State. 

St. Louis began his coaching career as a student assistant at Missouri Western before serving as a graduate assistant at Morehead State from 2009-10. He was also offensive line coach at Olivet College for the 2012 season. 

St. Louis received his Masters of Arts in Education from Morehead State University in 2010. 

St. Louis File
Morehead State University
-    Offensive Coordinator (2015-16)
-    Offensive Line / Recruiting Coordinator (2015)
-    Offensive Line / Director of Football Operations (2013-14)
-    Offensive Line (2011)
-    Graduate Assistant (2008-10)
Olivet College
-    Offensive Line (2012)


Ryan Watts
Assistant Coach-Wide Receivers

Phone: 816-271-5924

Ryan Watts was named wide receivers coach at Missouri Western in December of 2016. 

Watts previously served as an offensive assistant at Abilene Christian during the 2016 season. He was previously a graduate assistant and assistant director of football operations at Stephen F. Austin from 2011 through 2015. 

Watts received a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Stephen F. Austin University in 2014. 

Watts File
Abilene Christian University
-    Offensive Assistant (2016)
Stephen F. Austin University
-    Graduate Assistant / Asst. Director of Football Operations / Head of Filming (2011-15)


Travis Anderson
Graduate Assistant - Tight Ends


Travis Anderson begins his first season as a graduate assistant with Griffon football in 2017. He work with the tight ends during the 2017 season.

Prior to becoming a graduate assistant, Anderson signed a rookie camp deal with the Kansas City Chiefs after finishing colligate career at Missouri Western.

As a player at MWSU, Anderson made 40 starts, was a two-time Don Hansen All-American honorable mention, three-time All-Region selection and three-time All-MIAA selection. He anchored an offensive line that had running backs go over 1,000 yards all four of his seasons. His senior season, the Griffons averaged 457.5 yards of total offense per game. Anderson was also selected as the Missouri Western Student-Athlete of the Year for 2016-17.

Anderson received his bachelor's degree from Missouri Western and will be pursuing a master's degree from MWSU in Sport and Recreation Management. He is a native of Derby, Kansas.


Derek Fulton
Graduate Assistant - Quarterbacks


Derek Fulton enters his second season with Griffon football and will work with quarterbacks.

In Fulton's first season, Missouri Western averaged 457.5 yards per game, fourth best in the MIAA. He helped guide the quarterbacks to the fourth best passing efficiency rate in the MIAA  and throw over 2,500 yards.

Prior to coming to MWSU, Fulton played quarterback at Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa.  At GVU, he was 41-6 as a four-year starter and three year captain.  Fulton guided the Vikings to the 2013 NAIA National Championship and was named offensive MVP of the game. He was also named the Heart of America Athletic Conference Player of the Year in 2014 and 2015 to go along with 2014 AFCA NAIA All-American honors. Among his achievements, he was a two-time NAIA Scholar Athlete.

Fulton spent the 2013 summer as a quarterback instructor at the Jeff Trickey/Randy Wright QBR Football Camps and 2016 spring semester as a student assistant for GVU, coaching the running backs.

A native of Davenport, Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts in Sport Management and Business Administration Minor from Grand View University.  He will be pursuing his Masters in Sport and Fitness Management.