2017 Football
Record: 1-2 Home: 0-1 Away: 1-1 TSC: 0-0
 
 
 
2017 Football Coaches
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Julius Dixon
Head Coach - 2nd Season
Alma Mater: Furman University

Julius Dixon was hired as the head football coach for Point University on March 18, 2016.  The Skyhawks posted five wins in 11 games during his first season.

 

Dixon began his coaching career at Camden High School in South Carolina, finding success in leading the Bulldogs to a South Carolina AAA State Championship. As a collegiate coach, Dixon served at his alma mater, Furman University, from 1994 through 2006, first as a defensive line coach and later as a defensive backs coach. He led the Paladins to three Southern Conference championships, six NCAA playoff appearances, and finished the 2001 season as the NCAA Division I-AA national runner up.

 

In 2007, Dixon played an integral role as defensive coordinator at Presbyterian College with the team's transition to the NCAA Division I FCS level, and later served as a defensive coordinator and interim head coach of Savannah State University in 2010.

 

After his time with Savannah State, Dixon was the defensive backs coach at Reinhardt University for the school's inaugural football season in 2013, helping lead the Eagles to a 6-4 record. Most recently, he served as the defensive coordinator and assistant coach at Shorter University from 2014 through 2015.

 

A political science graduate of Furman, Dixon served as the captain of the football team in 1998, helping lead the Paladins to a NCAA Division I-AA National Championship.

 

He and his wife Tawanda have two children, Jailyn and Devin.

 

 
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George Brewer
Defensive Coordinator - 3rd Season
Alma Mater: University of Georgia

Originally from West Point, George Brewer was hired by Point University before the 2015 season.  Now entering his third season as a member of the Skyhawk’s coaching staff, Brewer serves as defensive coordinator and also coaches the defensive line.

 

Before his coaching career began, Brewer was a Wrestling State Champion in high school, was a Street & Smith High School Football All-American, a three-time Shot Put State Champion, and was ranked as the number-one football recruit in the nation coming out of high school.  Following his high school football career, Brewer would go on to play college football at Savannah State, where he was a one-year letterman, and the University of Georgia, where he would be a two-year football letterman and a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity.

 

Brewer graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Criminal Justice.  After college, Brewer would go on to spend time with both the Dallas Cowboys organization and the Atlanta Falcons.

 

Brewer began his coaching career in 1998 at Banneker High School in Atlanta, Ga., coaching the defensive line.  Brewer would go on to stay at Banneker until 2003, serving as the defensive coordinator, defensive line coach, wrestling coach, and track and field coach during his time with the Trojans.

 

Next, Brewer coached for Tri-Cities High School in East Point, Ga from 2004 to 2005, before returning to his hometown to serve as the defensive coordinator for Troup County High School between 2006 and 2009. 

 

After his time at Troup, Brewer returned to the Atlanta area, splitting time between North Atlanta High School, New Manchester High School, Banneker for a second time, and Sandy Creek High School from 2010 to 2014.

 

Brewer and his wife Gena live in Douglasville, Ga.  Brewer has seven children, Kymberlyn, Julian, Jamil, Xavia, Jarren, Aria, and Arion.

 
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Barry Casterlin
Offensive Coordinator - 2nd Season
Alma Mater: University of South Carolina

Barry Casterlin begins his second season as Offensive Coordinator for the Point University football team in 2017.

 

Casterlin joined the Skyhawks after spending the 2015 season at Shorter University where he coached the linebackers.  Prior to Shorter, Casterlin spent four seasons as a defensive assistant at Norwich University in Vermont, where he helped the team earn its first-ever NCAA Division III playoff berth in 2011.

 

While at Norwich, where he earned his Master’s degree, Casterlin saw his players earn All-Conference honors all four years and had three defensive linemen receive First Team All-Eastern Collegiate Football Conference honors. In 2012, Norwich was 15th in the nation in rushing defense while the 2014 campaign saw Norwich ranked 17th in total defense. Casterlin was also charged with leading the PAT/FG block unit that year that was sixth in the nation with eight blocked kicks on the year.

 

Casterlin played defensive back at the University of South Carolina under John Gutekunst, an AFCA Assistant Coach of the Year Finalist and Legendary Head Coach Lou Holtz. Casterlin was a part of the Gamecocks team that turned in one of the biggest turnarounds in NCAA Division I history when they went from being winless in 1999 to winning the Outback Bowl in 2000 and posting an 8-4 record.

 

After graduating from USC in 2001, Casterlin began his coaching career at Lake City (S.C.) High School, coaching football and boys soccer. He then coached and taught at Madison (N.J.) High School, where he also broke into the college coaching ranks, serving as an assistant at Fairleigh Dickinson University coaching the defensive backs.

 

During the 2007 and 2008 seasons, Casterlin joined the coaching staff at Cheyney University where he served as the Recruiting, Video, and Special Teams Coordinator in addition to coaching the Defensive Line, and for the last three games in 2007 co-coordinated the offense, eventually being named the team’s Interim Head Coach when the season ended.

 

In 2009, Casterlin came to Georgia where he coached at NCAA Division I FCS Savanah State, arriving to coach the running backs, who finished the season combining for more than 1,000 yards. The next season, Casterlin moved back to the defensive side to coach the secondary under then-interim head coach Julius Dixon, who is now Point’s head coach.

 

Before landing at Norwich, Casterlin worked for BLESTO, one of the NFL’s national scouting agencies, for one season. He learned valuable lessons and organizational techniques that have become valuable tools in regards to recruiting high school talent, and during his coaching tenure he has recruited players in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Florida, Tennessee, Georgia, and South Carolina.

 

 
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Jake James
Assistant Coach - 2nd Season
Alma Mater: University of Alabama

Jake James began working as an assistant coach at Point University in July, 2016, and comes to Point after coaching H-Backs at Birmingham-Southern College in 2012 and coaching wide receivers from 2013 to 2016.  James currently serves as the wide receivers coach for the Skyhawks and also serves as the Co-Recruiting Coordinator, specializing in off-campus recruiting.

 

James graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Alabama with a Major in Business Management with a specialization in Entrepreneurship and a Minor in Spanish.

 

While coaching at Birmingham Southern, James won a SAA Conference Championship and had many of his players receive honors and awards as well as having many players break or tie previously held receiving records.

 

In high school, James played for legendary high school football coach Buddy Anderson and had the “I Like to Practice Award” renamed in his honor.

 

 
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Bruce Mackey
Assistant Coach - 2nd Season
Alma Mater: Norwich University

Bruce Mackey begins his second season as running backs and tight ends coach for the Point University football team in 2017.  Mackey began his coaching career at U-32 High School, serving as the offensive line and defensive line coach for the 2015 season.

 

Mackey earned his undergraduate degree in Physical Education from Norwich University, a senior military institution.  He started at defensive tackle and defensive end for Norwich playing under then- defensive line coach Barry Casterlin, now Point University’s offensive coordinator.  Mackey was a standout player and helped Norwich earn an ECFC championship and its first-ever NCAA Division III playoff berth in 2011.  Norwich ranked number 15 in the nation in rushing defense and 17th in total defense in 2014.

 

Mackey served as a Staff Sergeant in the Norwich University Corps of Cadets in which participated in various clubs and societies. During his time at Norwich, Mackey enlisted in Army National Guard and still actively drills with the Army National Guard once a month and holds the rank of a senior  E-4.

 

 
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Danny Verdun Wheeler
Assistant Coach - 2nd Season
Alma Mater: University of Georgia

Danny Verdun Wheeler was hired by Point University to serve as Co-Recruiting Coordinator and the Assistant Linebacker Coach on March 21, 2016, and is now entering his second season as a member of the Skyhawk coaching staff.

 

The Thomson, Georgia native played high school football under head coach Luther Welsh for the Thomason Bulldogs where he received many awards and accolades, including First Team All-State, AAAA Defensive Player of the Year, received a silver medal for Best Male Athlete as a junior by the Greater Augusta Sports Council, and won an AAAA state championship during his time at Thomson.

 

Upon graduation from Thomason High School, Wheeler attended the University of Georgia, where he was a member of a Bulldogs squad that won 32 games from 2001-2003 and was part of a Georgia defensive that ranked second nationally in Scoring Defense (14.5 PPG), fourth in Total Defense (276.86 YPG), and sixth in passing defense (174.50 YPG).

 

In 2004, Wheeler had a solid spring and was selected to win the team's Most Improved Linebacker Award.  He recorded three tackles in annual spring G-Day game, ranked fifth on the team in total tackles with 51, had 6.5 tackles for loss and one sack, recorded a safety in a win against Vanderbilt, and in 2005 he played in every game including nine starts and finished as team's fourth leading tackler.  In 2006 he missed most of spring drills due to wrist surgery.

 

Wheeler graduated from The University of Georgia with a degree in Housing and Consumer Economics.in 2007.  Wheeler spent time in the NFL after college with the Chicago Bears (2007), the Washington Redskins (2007-08), the Indianapolis Colts (2008), and the Redskins again in 2008.

 

After his stint in the NFL, Wheeler worked at North Atlanta High School as a Sports Academic Counselor from 2009-2015, and as the Linebacker Coach at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology during the 2015-16 football. 

 

Wheeler married his wife Stephanie on May 27, 2017

 
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Kareem Hawkins
Assistant Coach - 1st Season
Alma Mater:

Kareem Hawkins enters his first year with the Point University football team Hawkins will coach the defensive backs as well as serving as the strength and condition coach for the team.

 

Hawkins played wide receiver and was also a member of the Shorter Indoor and Outdoor Track Team from 2009 to 2012 and played one year of Arena League Football upon graduation.

 

Hawkins would continue his education at Shorter University, earning a Master’s in Business Administration with a minor in Fraud Examination.  During his time as a graduate student, Hawkins worked as an assistant football coach for the wide receivers and strength and conditioning. 

 

Hawkins was raised in Dalton, Ga., by his parents – William and Colethea Hawkins and he has one sister, Shontear Hawkins. 

 
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Toney Robinson
Student Assistant - 3rd Season
Alma Mater:
 
 
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