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Francis Howell
High School

Head Coach Bryan Koch

Francis Howell High School

Bryan Koch
Head Football Coach

Coach Profile

A 2000 graduate of Francis Howell High School, Bryan Koch returned to his alma mater as a volunteer under Larry Branson in 2005. For one year in 2006, Bryan was an assistant coach at Fort Zumwalt West High School; he later returned to Howell as head coach in 2007 and has stayed with the Vikings ever since. During his tenure, the Vikings have been in 7 straight playoff appearances since 2008 and have been undefeated conference champions, district champions, sectional champions, and quarterfinal champions multiple years.

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  • St. Charles, MO
  • Bryan Koch, HFC
  • Alan Wilmes, DC
  • Zach Wierzbicki, OC
  • Carl Wayne, DFO
  • John Locke, LB
  • Jason Skidmore, DB
  • Justin Schmidt, DL
  • Jacob Cole, DB
  • Hosea Franklin, LB
  • Mike Muench, WR
  • Eric Mitchell, QB
  • Malach Radigan, OL
  • Brad Livingston, RB
  • Sam Kohler, FO
  • Mark Henley, EQ
  • Matt Beyer, VT
  • Tempest FX
  • 4 up, 7 down
  • Vikings
  • Blue & Gold
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Francis Howell High School Team
Coach Koch

The Francis Howell Vikings are the reigning conference champions from St. Charles, Missouri. With an outstanding record, including 7 straight playoff appearances since 2008, the Vikings hold 17 Missouri High School Football records, and 53 of the Top Ten records. The coaching staff at Francis Howell purchased the Connex® system in 2009 and was very pleased with the consistency and sound of the headsets. After five years with Connex, Coach Koch decided it was time to invest in a larger system with the same technology used by over 97% of D1-A teams – Tempest® FX from CoachComm®.

“The Tempest FX headset system is extremely reliable, and we never worry about our communication on game nights.”

This is Francis Howell’s first season with Tempest FX on their sidelines, and Coach Koch was eager to let us know how amazed he is at the difference it has made for his team. “The Tempest FX headset system is extremely reliable…The sound quality is remarkable, and the expandability has given us the opportunity to have 12 coaches in constant communication on game night. Managing the game from an offensive, defensive, and special teams perspective has been made much easier by using the FX system.”

Whether the Vikings are playing at home or away, with small games or championship games on the line, they trust CoachComm to provide them with dependable, clear communications from kickoff to overtime. With only one conference loss (30-1), and an 81% win percentage since switching to CoachComm, it is clear that CoachComm’s Winning Solutions have made a great impact on the team’s success. Tempest FX has proven to be a valuable and productive investment for Francis Howell High School this year. We are glad to be a part of this team’s accomplishments and wish them the best of luck this season.