About Us

Our Organization

The Stewarts Creek Hawks Football Team (SCYFCA) is a member of the Tennessee Youth Football League (TNYFL) and calls Stewarts Creek High School’s football field home. We’re gearing up for our 2024 season, and our teams will provide children ages 4-12 with the opportunity to participate in football and cheerleading programs.

As a nonprofit organization, it is SCH’s goal to develop and prepare today’s young athletes for what lies ahead in sports and in life. Guided by a volunteer board of directors and an awesome coaching staff, SCH is positioning itself to be a premier football and cheer organization in Symrna & Murfreesboro for years to come.


The TNYFL has been formed from a collection of communities that desire to help develop young athletes into middle school and high school athletes with a focus on discipline, technique and proper sportsmanship.

Because of our commitment to providing the safest and most responsible environment for teaching and developing these young athletes, we formed the new non-profit organization for ages 4-14. Each of our communities work with our local high school coaches to provide the latest in proper technique and safety so that our parents can be confident that their child is in a responsible environment for learning the values and rewards of youth football. In our first three years, we have already become the largest in Middle Tennessee with continued growth in Davidson, Maury, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson, and Wilson Counties that project us to exceed 2000 athletes.

We hope to share our excitement for this new league and the energy that is has created toward football in Middle Tennessee.

Who We Are

Our Board Members

Derek Potter


I have lived in the Rutherford County community for the past 10 years. I am local business owner and have maintained a business presence within the Murfreesboro and Smyrna communities for over 17 years. I believe in the power of sports and its ability to change people for the better. To have an opportunity to support my community in this manner is a true blessing and privilege.



Hello Creek families, my name is Kristin. I am a Louisiana native (Geaux Tigers) but have lived in our wonderful community of Smyrna/Murfreesboro for 17 years now. I earned my bachelor’s degree in healthcare/ business administration from Middle Tennessee State University and thoroughly enjoy my role in Supply Chain leadership, but love being a wife, mom, and mentor the most! 

I am married to my wonderful husband of 18 years, and we have three children (17, 15, 10). Our oldest plays senior varsity football for SCHS, our middle plays soccer, and our youngest cheers – so needless to say – we are a sport loving family! My husband devoted many years as a coach for Smyrna Baseball League and travel leagues and we have enjoyed over a decade of volunteer opportunities for the community.

What makes me most excited to be part of this program is seeing the family and community support that goes into ensuring today’s kids have a safe, fun, and competitive avenue to grow in sports. I thank Derek Potter whole-heartedly for his leadership in developing a youth league for our Creek community! It is truly a privilege to watch these young athletes develop into student athletes as they bridge into middle and high school programs or into their next chapter. I am very grateful to serve as a SCYFCA volunteer board member and to be part of the best community there is! GO CREEK!


Media Director

My name is Matthew (Matt) Madison. I moved into the community about a year ago. I wanted to be a member because I believe that we are laying the foundation for today’s youth, by not only teaching them football but also fundamental life lessons.


Cheerleading Director

Rhonda is a devoted wife and mother. She is a human service professional and an alumnus of Middle TN State University, where she received her bachelor’s degree in Social Work. She also received her master’s degree in Human Services and a graduate certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership. 

Rhonda has a passion for working with youth and believes in teaching them life skills that will help them thrive in their futures. Rhonda has over 15 years of experience in working with youth and 5+ years of experience in working with youth directly in cheer and dance. Cheerleading to Rhonda is a fun sport that allows youth to explore their strength, creativity, and establish self-discipline.


Director of Coaches

Hello! My name is Larry. I have lived in the Smyrna/LaVergne area for 22 years. I graduated from LaVergne High School in 2007. I coach football and basketball. My passion for coaching started when my youngest son started playing on the 6U team. I’ve been coaching with the SCYFCA for three years now and have enjoyed every step of the way. I’m excited to be able to assist in helping to teach the youth the fundamentals of football and build young men on and off the field 


Director of Concessions

My name is Clint Killian and I am a native of Tennessee- born raised in real foot lake in Northwest Tennessee. I attended Johnson and Wales university and got an associate degree in culinary arts and a bachelor’s degree in food service management. I worked around the country for a few years and finally settled in the Nashville area. Here, I met my wife Jessica of 20 years. We have two boys, Casey (12) and Cole (19). Casey is at Stewarts Creek Middle School, looking to sign up for football this year. Cole is in his first year of college at Western Carolina University studying music. I was looking for an opportunity to give back to the community and Stewart Creek Youth Football and Cheer was the perfect avenue. My youngest played with the SCYF on a 9-10 team and an 11U team, and he will be trying out for middle school football in the spring. For the past two years, I have volunteered my time as concessions manager, assisting with uniforms, issuing equipment, and some coaching. Even though my youngest will not be playing football this year, I look forward to teaching and leading young adults and kids in the game of football.


Director of Equipment

Hello, my name is Kevin Fineis and I have lived in the middle TN area for 7 years now. 

Originally, I am from Atlanta, GA and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from the University of West GA (Go Wolves!).

I am married to my wife Alisa, and we have three crazy boys TJ (17), Cash (14), and Isaiah (11).

The boys have been active in the Stewart’s Creek Youth Football program since moving here, and I have been involved along the way to help make sure we continue to build a strong youth foundation for SC School Football programs.

I have coached for 10+ years in multiple sports, and thoroughly enjoy working with kids at all age levels.  Go Creek!!


Director of Fundraising
I am an Ohio native but have lived in Rutherford County for 7 years. My husband James and I have been together 14 years and have two children who attend RFMS. My husband and I enjoy being able to give back to our community any way possible. We have coached basketball, baseball, softball and currently I am a small group leader with LifePoint Students. Giving back and being an advocate for others is such a rewarding experience.


Board Member

Hello. My name is Wade Ladd, and I was born and raised in Middle TN. I’m married to my wonderful wife Amanda, and we have three awesome kids, who all attend Stewarts Creek schools. My youngest (Mason) has played with Stewarts Creek Youth Football since it started in 2021. Coach Derek Potter and the team that founded the organization gave a much needed resource to this area, and I’m grateful to now be included in SCYFCA and to be able to give back!