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Willie D. Spears Jr.      

The decisions you make today will determine your life tomorrow.

Willie Spears is a communicator, and he uses his special skills every day in every aspect of his life. He is a football coach, an author, a teacher, a licensed minister, and a motivational speaker. As a motivational speaker, Spears has spoken to thousands of students and adults about Life Management and Life Choices. His talks are a mixture of comedy, love, knowledge and charisma, delivered with high energy.

Prior to his coaching stint at Suwannee, Spears was the head football coach and athletic director at Jefferson Middle High School in Monticello, Fla., where he was named Coach of the Year by four organizations, including the Florida Athletic Coaches Association, Big Bend/Tallahassee Democrat, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and 4quartersonline.com.

Before that, he served as an Area Director for the FCA, and was the defensive backs coach in Kingsland, Ga., for the Camden County Wildcats.

In 2008, Willie was honored by Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva, OK, with the Alumni/ Foundation Outstanding Graduate Award in the area of Education.

While at Northwestern, Spears was very active on campus within the Mass Communications Department and was twice named the Best College Disc Jockey in the State of Oklahoma. He also was a member of the Northwestern Rangers Football team where he led the Rangers in receptions and was part of a 31-game win-streak, and an undefeated national championship season.

His athletic abilities and gift of communication led him to many opportunities following graduation. He played two seasons in an indoor professional football league, entertained for awhile as a comedian on a cruise ship and was a morning radio personality in his hometown of Panama City, Fla., as well as in Rochester, N.Y.

He now has used his communication, and writing skills, to author three books surrounding the life of the central character Keisha. The books are Keishas Dilemma, Keishas Ultimate Dilemma and Dereks Dilemma.

Spears is married to Tanika, and they have have two children.

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