The elected officials of the MidStates Football League will make up the Executive Board. The League President will Chair the Executive Board. The Executive Board will be responsible for the day to day running of the League. The Executive Board will convene to consider all major MSFL rule violations.
|MSFL Executive Board Members|
Terry Thomas- President
Owner- Chicago Thunder
Rob Feltner- Vice President
Rob Feltner has played football since he was seven and has been affiliated with adult amateur football since 2002. Rob is currently the vice president of the Mid-States Football League (MSFL).
Rob played high school football at Belvidere High School before going to college and playing at Rock Valley College. He began playing semi-pro football in 2002 for a team that folded midway through their season. After getting a taste of semi-pro football, Feltner teamed up with Brian Kelly to start the Belvidere Rush, eventually becoming the Roscoe Rush. Rob would continue to play with the Rush until he retired in 2011 to focus on coaching.
Feltner has coached at Rock Valley College, Beloit Memorial High School and for the local youth since 1998. In 2012, he took on the role of offensive coordinator for the Rush.
In addition to being the vice president of the MSFL and serving as the team's offensive coordinator, Rob is the co-owner and general manager of the Roscoe Rush.
Rob stays involved with semi-pro football "to provide the opportunity for those that want to continue playing."
Rob has a Bachelor's degree in Physical Education from Rockford College. He works as a shipping/receiving coordinator.
Jake Hollinshead- 2nd Vice President
Jake Hollinshead is a relative newcomer to adult amateur football but has made a big splash in that time. Hollinshead, a vice president in the Mid-States Football League (MSFL), co-founded the Springfield Foxes with his father in 2009. He took over complete ownership of the team in 2011 and currently serves as assistant head coach and general manager. Jake was a running back for Williamsville High School and served as co-captain of the team. He was also a cornerback for his own team, the Springfield Foxes, in 2010. Hollinshead got involved with adult amateur football to provide some stability in his community.
"There have been a lot of teams that have come and gone in Springfield," notes Hollinshead. "I really wanted to bring a good team to the community that would be around for a long time. I wanted to have something that fans would really like and enjoy on a Saturday night."
Jake is a married, full-time dad with two daughters. He owns and operates Hollinshead Auto Body in Springfield, Ill., and is also part-owner of Level 3 Properties, an apartment rental company.
Jose Rodriguez- Treasurer
Owner- Leyden Lions
Wendell Covert- Secretary
Wendell Covert II has been involved in adult amateur football for more than 1/3 of his life. The 34-year- old is currently the secretary of the Mid-States Football League (MSFL) and has owned the Mid-State Steel since 2002. He has also served as the head coach of the team that entire time.
Covert is married to Amy and they have a daughter Cadence. He works at Caterpillar in Morton, Ill.
Howard Huntington- Commissioner
Howard M. Huntington brings over 25 years of semi-pro and amateur football experience to the Mid-States Football League (MSFL). He has served as the Commissioner of the MSFL since 1999.
Huntington was a standout offensive lineman a Chicago Vocational High School, starting all four years, and serving as team captain his senior year. Howard made the All-City Second Team from 1963-1965.
He had the honor of playing in, and winning, three consecutive public school championship games. Howard then got to play in the All-City Championship against the Catholic League champions in 1963, 1964 and 1965.
Howard's career in adult football began in 1982 with the Palos/Orland Fury where he served as the offensive line coach for two seasons. He then served in the same capacity with the Palos/Orland Force, quickly moving his way through the coaching ranks as assistant head coach and head coach.
Huntington became part owner of the Force in 1992 and became full owner of the team in 1995. He remained owner of the team until 2006 when The Force of Illinois, as the team eventually was named, folded.
Under Howard, the Force were Continental League champions in 1987, eventually losing in the national championship game played in Syracuse, NY. The Force won the Chicagoland League in both 1988 and 1990 and were national runners-up both seasons.
In 1999, the then-named Palos Force, entered a new league, the MSFL, which they won. he Force finished second in the MSFL in 2000 and 2006, winning regionals in 2000 and advancing to the national championship in Puget Sound, Wash.
Howard loves the challenge of moving the league forward and enjoys the comaraderie with the people he gets to work with in growing the league.