Kansas City area coach steps down to take Big 12 football job. Here’s where he’s going

Jamar Mozee, the head coach for Lee’s Summit North’s football team, is stepping down.

The coach told his team in meetings Wednesday that he is leaving the school after taking over the program in 2015, according to 810 Varsity.

He accepted a position at the University of Central Florida, Lee’s Summit North athletic director Mike McGurk said.

Mozee led the Broncos to the Missouri Class 6 semifinals in 2021 and 2022, and quarterfinals in 2023. In his eight seasons as head coach, Lee’s Summit North had a 64-35 overall record. The school had won only four games from 2012-2014 before his arrival.

The number of players involved in the high school’s football program increased every year, and the consistency in Mozee’s coaching staff was a key element to his success, McGurk said.

“Jamar did an outstanding job turning around a program that was struggling to one that was competing for district and state championships yearly,” McGurk said. “His impact was not measured just in wins and loses as the work off the field was just as important. He focused on having kids of character in his program as well as student athletes, making sure our players were getting it done in the classroom.”

Mozee coached notable high school football recruits, like defensive end Williams Nwaneri. He was the Kansas City area’s first No. 1-ranked recruit in the nation, who committed to Mizzou.

Mozee’s son, Isaiah, is the No. 1-ranked high school football recruit in Missouri for 2025 and will be a senior wide receiver at Lee’s Summit North next season.

The Star’s coverage partner 810 Varsity contributed to this report.