Head Coach / Offensive Coordinator
This is Coach Traister's 2nd Year as the Head Football Coach of the First Colonial Patriots. He then attended Bloomsburg University where he started 5 games at tight end as a redshirt freshman for the nationally ranked Super Region 1 Finalist Huskies who finished the 2008 season 11-2. Traister then transferred to Lock Haven University to pursue a degree in Health and Physical Education where he started at tight end and defensive end. Traister has coached at multiple levels including Head 9th Grade coach, 3 years coaching tight ends at DII Lock Haven University and 3 years as the Head Varsity Football Coach at Northampton High School in Eastville, VA. Traister resides in Virginia Beach with his wife Lindsay and son Jack.
Damian Dennis - Defensive Coordinator
Calvin Bailey - Running Backs
Jabari Evans - Defensive Backs / JV DC
Eddie Smith - Head JV Coach / Fundraising
Coach Smith begins his 4th year as an assistant football coach with First Colonial High School. He previously served as an running backs coach, offensive and defensive line coach at William Monroe High School in Stanardsville, Virginia. A native of Virginia Beach, Smith is an alumnus of First Colonial High School where he played football under Frank Webster. Smith went on to earn a football scholarship to the University of Virginia, where he was a four year letterman, Captain his senior season, and earned the John Acree Memorial Leadership Award. He earned A BS in Education and served as a graduate assistant football coach under Dick Bestwick. Smith later served as a Special Agent with the US Secret Service and went on to found Fit4Living Personal Fitness Training business in New Jersey, holding certification as a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist with the NSCA. Smith is the proud father of two sons, Brandon (30) and Justin (25).
Jason Boswell - Wide Receivers / JV OC
Coach Boswell will begin his second season coaching football at FC. Coach Boswell will work with the Junior Varsity, he has also coached quarterbacks, wide receivers, and defensive backs. Coach Boswell is also the Head JV Wrestling Coach. Coach Boswell is from Virginia Beach and is a graduate of Floyd E. Kellam High School. In high school, coach Boswell played football and wrestled. He then attended Campbell University where he wrestled for the Camels. He is currently a Teacher Assistant at First Colonial.