Ron Meehan – Head Coach
Coach Meehan brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Mariners. As a player and coach/mentor he had participated at all 3 levels high school, collegiate and professional. Meehan was born and raised in Woodlawn; attained Woodlawn High School and was an All-County and All-State performer at Quarterback for the Warriors. In his senior year he led his Warriors to a State play-off game.
Meehan then compiled an award filled career at then Towson State University was a four year starter (1977 to 1980) earning All-American honors from UPI, and All-American Honorable Mention notice from Kodak and Sporting News. In his senior year Ron was a Tiger captain. He was an All-ECAC Player of the Week three times that season and named first team All-ECAC Division II. Twice he was named the Doc Minnegan Award winner symbolic of Towson’s Most Valuable Player. In 2006, Ron was inducted into Towson’s Football Hall of Fame.
Ron signed a free agent contract with the Oakland Raiders. He was the last player cut when informed of his release by Al Davis just 45 minutes before the league deadline locked in the rosters for the 1981 NFL season. In 1982, he signed a free agent contract with the Baltimore Colts but was once again released. Before his release, Meehan had the opportunity with The Baltimore Colts and played in the 1982 Hall of Fame Game. Meehan then ventured to Canada in 1984 and had a stint with The Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the CFL. And his last professional try (1985) was with the Washington Federal’s of the USFL.
From there Ron enjoyed an 11-year semi-pro career. He led the Chambersburg Cardinals to a pair of Continental Interstate Football League championships before leading the Frederick Falcons to four CIFL titles. He closed out his playing career with the Baltimore Bears of the Mason-Dixon League, earning MVP league honors in 1991. In 1990, he was league MVP for the Baltimore Bears and played with an all-American team that faced Team USA in a post-season event. He was selected MVP of the game.
Meehan launched his coaching career in 1994 when he became the varsity offensive assistant football coach and the head jayvee football coach at Dulaney High School. In 1996, the Lions posted a 9-1 record and shared the Baltimore County championship with Perry Hall and Woodlawn. In 1997, he moved on to Perry Hall High School where he became the head coach of the boys varsity basketball team and the offensive & passing coordinator and quarterback coach for the varsity football team. It took seven year until Meehan landed a coaching position with Towson University as the quarterback coach and passing coordinator. Ron was with the Tigers for five seasons. In 2009, Meehan had an opportunity to join the Baltimore Mariners coaching staff as an offensive assistance. The following year is when the Mariners had an undefeated season as they went 16-0 and won the league championship.
Ron is currently employed by Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC) as a District Manager. Ron also serves as the radio color analyst for Towson Football. He and his wife, Tricia resides in Perry Hall.
Bryan Milburn – Assistant Head Coach/Offensive/Defensive Line Coach
Coach Bryan Milburn of Baltimore Maryland starts his fourth year as Offensive and Defensive line coach for the Baltimore Mariners.
Coach Milburn brings extensive experience to the Mariners coaching staff. As a player Bryan has participated at all three levels of football, high school, college and professional.
Bryan was born in Frederick Maryland and raised in Hagerstown Maryland. Bryan attended North Hagerstown High School where he was a 2 year starter both ways. In his senior year Bryan received All-County and All-Tri State honors at center. Bryan played the majority of his College Football at Shepherd College which is now Shepherd University.
In 1989 Bryan signed with the Semi-Pro Powerhouse Frederick Falcons where he and Mariners head coach Ron Meehan won a CIFL Championship together. After a few years with Frederick Bryan then signed with the Chambersburg Cardinals. In 1992 Bryan signed free agent with the Philadelphia Eagles as a Long Snapper.
Bryan launched his coaching career in 1998 with the Lancaster High School Eagles in Lancaster California as an Offensive and Defensive line coach. After 2 years with Lancaster High School Bryan was offered a head coaching position with the California Dolphins Semi Pro Football Team. In the two years Bryan lead the team to a 25-2 record and top 10 national ranking in both seasons and a PCFL league championship.
In 2006 Bryan co-founded with his girlfriend Denise Stock the Minor League football team Maryland Sting based out of Harford County Maryland. In the 6 years Bryan was the head coach the Sting had a combined record of 49-15 including a 6-4 playoff record. They won 5 Division titles and 1 CFA Championship appearance where the Sting lost on the last play of the game.
2008 Bryan was hired as an assistant Offensive Line coach with the Baltimore Mariners. In 2009 Bryan took over both Offensive and Defensive line coaching duties and in 2010 Bryan helped the Mariners go 16-0 and win a AIFA National Championship.
Bryan resides in Baltimore Maryland with his fiancée Denise Stock. He is employed as a Wine and Liquor sales rep for Reliable Churchill.
Joe Taylor – Defensive Coordinator
Joe Taylor is in his first season as the defensive coordinator of the Baltimore Mariners. He brings 12 years of playing and coaching experience with him to the Mariners’ staff. Taylor adds a fundamentally sound and detail-oriented style, wealth of high school, college, and AIFA playing experience, and vast coaching knowledge at the prep, college, and professional levels.
Taylor began his coaching career as defensive assistant in 2001 with the Misawa Marauder of the U.S. Forces Japan-American Football League (USFJ-AFL), while serving overseas in the United States Navy. Following is honorable discharge, Taylor attended Baltimore’s Morgan State University where he played defensive back, earning rookie honors his first season playing for the Bears. After college Taylor spent time playing and coaching area teams before joining the Baltimore Mariners in 2008. Taylor was a vital member of the 2009 Mariner defense, which ranked second in the AIFA with 52 takeaways, an average of four a game. Taylor also spent time as a defensive assistant that year before return from an injury.
Taylor a native of Tallahassee, Fl., earned his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Ashford University in 2010. Taylor now resides in the Baltimore area with his loving family.
Andy Wilson – Defensive Backs/ Linebacker Coach
Andy is originally from LaVale, MD where he attended Allegany High School. He was a Maryland All-State linebacker on the football team and also played baseball, basketball and track. He took his football experience to Frostburg State University where he played linebacker for four years and was voted to the All-Conference team. He graduated in 2004 with a BS in Exercise Science.
In 2005, he moved to Tampa, FL where he became a personal trainer and opened his own private gym for training. While in Tampa, Andy played semi-pro football for a few years and trained many athletes ranging from high school to the professional ranks. He has returned to Maryland where he resides in Baltimore and has been coaching football for the last few years with the Maryland Outlaws. Andy’s coaching experience spans from high school athletes to professional athletes and is looking forward to extending his coaching experience with the Baltimore Mariners. Andy makes his living as a Pipefitter and is a member of Baltimore Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 486.
Nick Jones – Offensive Coordinator
Nick grew up in Baltimore County playing youth sports for Perry Hall Rec. Council. In 1999 his football team had an undefeated championship season under Coach Ron Meehan. He attended Calvert Hall High School for a year before moving to Arizona where he played football for Barry Goldwater High School. At Goldwater he was a three year varsity letterman, captain, and named 2nd team all-region quarterback.
Nick played a year of collegiate football at both West Liberty State University and Salisbury University. While attending Salisbury University he started coaching football, baseball, and basketball for a combined 5 years at Snow Hill High School. After graduating with his Master’s Degree in Education he moved back to Baltimore County where he currently resides. Presently, Nick teaches Physical Education in Baltimore City Public Schools and coaches football at Boys Latin High School. He is 1 of 4 brothers (Dave, Eric, and Brandon) and the proud son of David and Karen Jones.
Ferron Carter – Strength and Conditioning Coach
Ferron Carter is a graduate of Bowie State University with a degree in accounting. While employed as a high school coach in Baltimore County, Coach Carter realized the importance of proper training for young athletes and was inspired to become a strength and conditioning coach. In 2003, he reached his goal and became a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT). In this capacity, he volunteered as a strength and conditioning coach for the University of Maryland football program. Coach Carter saw this as a great opportunity to make his life’s work, something he truly enjoyed, and began working towards the goal of building his own strength and conditioning company. Dynamic Sports Performance (DSP) was created and allows Coach Carter to not only help athletes realize their fullest physical potential in a safe and healthy manner, but also stresses the importance of academics and positive influences to succeed in life. Coach Carter has experience at the collegiate and professional level. He has coached teams including Loyola University, University of Maryland, Coppin State University, and has been invited to the Baltimore Ravens’ and Washington Wizards’ training camps. Coach Carter is also the current head strength and conditioning coach for Bowie State University’s Women’s Basketball program. Coach Carter has trained athletes that have moved on to play for university athletic programs including Wake Forest, University of Maryland, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Georgetown, Gardner Webb, University of North Carolina Greensboro, and many more.
Zachary Cleary – Coach Intern
This will be Zachary Cleary’s first year coaching/interning for the Baltimore Mariners. As the son of a Navy officer, Zachary has lived in all four corners of the United States. He has loved football all of his life and has followed professional football very closely from a very young age. Those who know Zachary well would say that he has studied the sport intensely since he was five or six years old. He has not only gained a vast knowledge of the sport but also the ability to recognize talent in the players and to develop strategies in game play.
Zachary played football to the high school level and has always had a passion and desire to get back into the sport. He is hoping to gain even more knowledge from the more experienced coaches and kick his coaching career in the right direction.
Zachary now resides in Crownsville Maryland with his fiancé Jenna and son Landon.