2014 Border Classic All Stars – Team Michigan

Amari Coleman

Coleman, Amari

Slot Back

5’11″ 175 lbs

Central Michigan University

High School: New Lothrop

High School Coach: Clint Galvas


Amari’s parents are Jennifer and Anthony Coleman. He has a brother, Anthony Coleman II. He said, “They all have impacted my life heavily and have created the young man I have become today. My mother has always been there for me no matter what the circumstances were. I look up to her in a way of strength. She has a lot of knowledge and teaches me the ways of the world through her experiences. My father has also been there for me no matter what. He has coached me since I was young and I give him a lot of credit to what I know today about the game of football and as well as in life. He has taught me all of the tricks and techniques he has picked up over the years of playing and watching the game. My brother attends Eastern Michigan University and is majoring in computer engineering. He is a great role model. I’ve learned from him in many ways.”

As a freshman, Amari attended Hamady High School where he played quarterback at the varsity level. He was All Conference Honorable Mention. In his sophomore year he transferred to New Lothrop High School and converted to a wingback and cornerback. He had nine interceptions that season, a school record for one year. He also returned five punts for TD’s. The team lost in the semifinals to the eventual state champs. In Amari’s junior year, the team lost in districts to the eventual state champs once again. As a senior the team advanced to the semifinals and – again lost to the eventual state champs. Amari also competed in basketball and track. He was third in the state meet in the 100m dash and the 4x100m relay in his sophomore year. As a junior he was second in the state meet in the 100m dash and in the long jump. Amari was 1st Team All-Conference in basketball as a junior.

Amari thanked, “My family for being there for me throughout this important time in my life and realizing I had great abilities and skills in the game of football. Thank you for teaching me work ethic and making me strive to be the best. I also thank all of my coaches for teaching me new techniques and putting me in great situations to be successful. I thank my head coach Clint Galvas for always pushing me to be the best I could possibly be. I wouldn’t be in the position I am now if it wasn’t for him and I thank him for that. Thanks to everyone that has helped me throughout my journey, I appreciate all of the advice, teachings, and help everyone has given me.”


All Conference 1st Team, GAC Blue, 2012 & 2013

First Team All Area 1st Team, 2012 & 2013

All State 1st Team, 2012 & 2013

Player of the Year, Flint Journal &

Argus Press, 2013

Player of the Year, Division 7/8, AP 2013