Ryan McMillen


Head Coach/ LB

Coach Ryan McMillen is a graduate from Lindenwood University where he received his bachelor's degree in Business Administration and then later received his Masters In Teaching. Coach McMillen teaches Math at Liberty, and is currently in his 10th year as a high school football coach.  He has previously coached at Ritenour for one year, Timberland for four years, and this is his fifth year at Liberty.  Coach is married to Mandi McMillen and they have a 1 year old daughter named Reese.

Dave Bishline

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DL/Defensive Coordinator

Coach David Bishline is a graduate from Missouri State University where he received his bachelor's degree in Social Studies Education and then later received his Masters In Adminstration from Lindenwood. Coach Bishline is currently in his 16th year as a high school football coach.  He has previously coached a Kickapoo HS,Pierce City HS, Logan-Rogersville HS where he was Co-Defensive Coordinator on a team that won a state championship in 2011 at  Class 3 level  and went to the Quarterfinals 4 years in a row. Has coached at Ritenour High School for 3 seasons, and is in his second season as the defensive coordinator for Liberty.  He also served as an assistant coach for the Southwest Missouri East/West All-Star High School Football Game in 2010.  Coach is married to his amazing wife Greta Bishline for 13 years and they have a 3 boys  Joshua 9, Luke 6, and Timothy 4.

Eric Peggs



Coach Eric Peggs teaches Project Lead The Way at Liberty, and is a graduate of Southeast Missouri State(undergraduate) & Lindenwood (graduate).  Coach is in his 5th year of coaching high school football.  His first year of coaching was at Wright City, and is in his 4th season coaching for Liberty.  Coach Peggs is married to Sara Peggs and they have a 3 year old son named Daniel, and a son named Drew who was born in December 2017.

Kevin Haynes


Assistant DL/JV Coach

I was born and raised in California where I wrestled and played football for the Serrano Diamondbacks.  During that time I received 1st team all conference, all state and all CIF honors in football. In wrestling I was a three time district champion and earned 5th and 2nd place finishes in CIF. I then played football for 2 years at Victor Valley College and then earned a football scholarship to Lindenwood University where I played D- End and was the long snapper. After college I played Arena football for the River City Renegades. I am married to my wonderful wife Jen and we have three children; Addison, Wyatt and Jersey (two of which are currently attending Liberty). I am currently coaching linebackers and long snappers, while also serving as the head wrestling coach here at Liberty.

Brandon Hankins


Cornerbacks/JV DC

Coach Brandon Hankins graduated from Orchard Farm High School in 2010. Coach went on to obtain his undergraduate degree in Exercise Science from Lindenwood University. Coach continued his education at LU by pursuing his  Masters of Arts in Teaching in Health Education. Coach is a P.E. teacher at Boone Trail and Stone Creek Elementary, and is in his second season coaching football for Liberty.  Coach is also the strength and conditioning coach for our football team.

Ben Ehling


Assistant LB/FROSH Coach

I grew up with a love for sports as a multi-sport athlete. When my playing days came my to an end, my competitive drive did not. I have a passion for coaching student athletes and teaching them life lessons on the field and in the classroom. At Liberty High School I coach football and wrestling. I also coach my daughter's club softball team. I am grateful to be part of the educational team in the Wentzville District, teaching Special Education at Frontier Middle School.  My family  moved to St. Louis from Tucson Arizona couple years ago. Our children attend Wentzville schools and we are grateful for the community we have found!