Mario Harris is an enthusiastic football professional and accomplished head coach serving this sport passionately for fourteen+ years. Mario Harris began his football career at Flint Northern High School in Flint, Michigan where he was a 4 year Varsity starting QB. During his time at Flint Northern, he earned All City Team, All Valley Team, and All State Team four years in a row. He was also the 11th ranked QB in the country during his senior year (2002) and many of Mario’s QB records have yet to be broken in Flint.
After graduating high school, Mario played as the starting QB at both Grand Rapids Community College and the University of Akron. While at Grand Rapids Community College, Mario and his team won the JuCo National Championship in 2005. From there, Mario went on to play arena football for the Flint Phantoms where he was the starting QB. Unfortunately, a previous football injury got the best of Mario which made him turn in his football cleats for a coach’s whistle.
Since becoming a coach, Coach Harris has experienced success at many levels. In 2005, as the Offensive Coordinator he led this Genesee County Pop Warner team to the league championship where they won. From 2006 to 2007, Coach Harris was the QB Coach for the Flint Phantoms Arena Football team. In 2008, Coach Harris shared his wisdom at his high school alma mater where he coached the starting QB to becoming All City and All Valley. Following his stint at Flint Northwestern High School, Coach Harris accepted the Head Coach position at McKinley Middle School where he went undefeated for 2 years! Coach Harris left middle school coaching to go back to coaching little tikes. In 2013, Coach Harris created a football culture for his youth program founded on academic excellence and social integrity. He went 3 years undefeated, earned 2 National Championship titles and experienced a 51 game winning streak!
What’s next for Coach Harris you ask? Mario Harris is looking to expand the national spotlight for talented youth across the country through his work with NSR where he will continue to build his legacy by turning young athletes into successful, college-bound young men.