Coach Profiles

Joe Srebernak - Varsity

"Coach Sreb" played football and wrestled at Grosse Pointe South from 1976-1979. He played football for Coach Hepner Sr. Coach Srebernak played four years as an Offensive Guard at Northwood Institute, now Northwood University (1980-1983). He was Team Captain and named to First Team All GLIAC in his Senior year.

Lou Ray - JV Head Coach


Coach Ray is the Head Coach of the JV team this year has over 30 years of coaching experience.  He was previously a coach at University Liggett School where he led the team to playoffs each year during his coaching tenure.  He also has experience coaching the Red Barons junior league where he served as a Defensive Coordinator as well as Head Coach for all levels.  He played college football in Windsor ATO Fratman.

Dave Deboer - JV

Coach Deboer was a standout football player at South as well as CMU. He went on to coach College football at UConn. Coach Deboer will be coaching the linebackers on our junior varsity team this season.

Mark Czarnik - JV


Coach Czarnik enters his second season at South. Last season, he helped the freshman team on offense and game stats. This year he has moved up to the JV squad to coach the wide receivers and defensive backs. He also will be assisting the head coach with administration and  stats. 

Tom Mercer - JV

Coach Mercer is entering his 2nd year coaching with the JV staff at Grosse Pointe South High School.  The '22 season will be his 1st season as Defensive Coordinator, with additional position specific responsibilities for defensive backs and receivers when the Blue Devils are on offense.  Last fall was his 1st season coaching on the South JV staff, with responsibility for defensive backs and running backs.  During the winter season, Coach Mercer serves as an Assistant Coach with the Freshman Boys Basketball tea

Nate Schwarze - Freshman

Nate Schwarze was a first-team, All-State basketball player and football player, as well as a Dream Team All-State Wide Receiver at Chelsea High School. He played College basketball for Rice University. Coach Schwarze is the Freshman Offensive Coordinator.