SME Lancers Coaching Staff

Justin Hoover

Head Coach/Safeties

Adrian Pearson

Associate Head Coach/Linebackers


Coach Adrian Pearson was born and raised in Northeast Kansas. He graduated from Topeka High school in the class of 2008 and attended Baker University. After an All-Conference selection in 2011 and a Conference Championship in 2013, he graduated and began his teaching and coaching career at Gardner-Edgerton High school in the fall of 2014. After brief stops at Olathe North and Oregon Trail Middle School in Olathe he enters his third year at Shawnee Mission East coaching Varsity Linebackers and taking the role of Co-Defensive Coordinator. Coach Pearson also coaches Track for the Lancers.

Gary Carl

Defensive Line

Gary Carl is entering his 19th year Coaching Football, his 7th at Shawnee Mission East. He has held several different positions over the course of his career and has coached at many levels of football. He loves being a part of the Lancer program and is looking forward to the 2021 Season. Coach Carl has been married to his wife Amy for 3 years. He has two daughters Sofia 15, and Lilli 12.

Quanzee Johnson

Running Backs

Quanzee Johnson enters his second season on staff with the Lancers. In 2020, he helped assist the Lancers offense as the running backs coach. Quanzee was a star wide receiver who competed for 2 national championships in his college career at both Northwest Missouri State and Baker University. As a senior at Baker, Quanzee was an 1st team All-Conference performer, leading his team to the National Championship that year. Quanzee then went on to coach at Baker the following year. Johnson finished his senior season with 85 receptions, 1134 yards, and 14 TDs. The Shawnee, Kansas product former Bishop Miege Stag, is excited to join Coach Hoover and the Lancer football staff.

Matt Floyd


Born and raised in Kansas. Attended Blue Valley High School – class of 2012. Graduated from William Jewell College in 2016. “My coaching purpose is to help young men become better versions of themselves by utilizing the game of football to assist in that development process.”

Andrew Gagnon

Wide Receivers

Andrew Gagnon is in his 11th year of coaching football for Shawnee Mission East. He graduated from East in 2000 where he lettered 3 years in basketball and was a 4-year letter winner in football. He also ran track where he went to state in the 4×100 his freshman and senior year. Coach Gagnon is also a member of the basketball coaching staff for the past 11 seasons and is also the Head Boys’ Basketball Coach at Indian Hills Middle School. He currently teaches 7th grade Physical Education at Indian Hills Middle School and is a graduate of Kansas State University with degrees in History and Secondary Education.

Kanon Hoover

Offensive Line

Entering 7th year of coaching high school football, 3rd year at East. Graduated from El Dorado Springs, High School (MO) in 2011. Attended and graduated from Missouri Southern State University in 2015. “I believe it’s my job as a coach to assist building competitive, resilient, and accountable young people through the game of football.”

Garrett Fugate


Freshmen Football Staff

Shawn Hair

Head Freshmen Coach

Will Gorden

Offensive/Defensive Line

Chip Ufford

Defensive Coordinator