Travis Blevins spends a lot of time on the phone. He also spends a lot of time at basketball games, football games, school events – after all, he has served as activities director for Mexico …
Travis Blevins spends a lot of time on the phone. He also spends a lot of time at basketball games, football games, school events – after all, he has served as activities director for Mexico High School for the past five years. In the fall, however, he moves over to North Callaway, where he will take over as head football coach.
Blevins graduated from North Callaway and went on to play quarterback for Southeast Missouri State. After college, he taught and coached for several schools before returning to Auxvasse as the elementary school principal before coming to Mexico.
1. How difficult was it to be an activities director this school year?
It was a challenge for everybody. We lost the first football game. But we had a great year after that week one football game.
2. Was there a lot more communication?
There was. That was the great thing. It was non stop between coaches, administrators and the community.
3. As AD did you miss coaching?
Sure. I went the AD route to be close to the games, but it wasn’t the same. You can’t replace Friday night.
4. What’s the best part about being AD?
You get to see a variety of activities. You are a part of different moments all across the school.
5. What will you miss about Mexico?
My team of people – Mr. Ellebracht [principal], Mr. Cochrane [assistant principal]. Working with those guys was a lot of fun.
6. So what offense are you going to run?
Yeah, right [laughs]. Good luck with that one.
7. Do you have a favorite NFL team?
Oakland – well, the Las Vegas Raiders now. I’m an AFC West guy. I cheer for every one of them, except the Chargers.
8. What’s wrong with the Chargers?
I just don’t like them.
9. When you played college ball, did professional football cross your mind?
No. I had great teachers and coaches. I always played. It was just part of the process – I just kept playing. But there was no master plan.
10. Will there come a day when you’re not involved?
The day I retire. And even then I’ll probably pray they keep me on as a coach.
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