Coach Michael O’Brien has been at Gadsden Middle School since 2005 and is the 8th-grade math teacher. He is the math department chair and head football coach. He is a 2004 graduate of Jacksonville State University with a concentration in secondary math. He spent six years in the U.S. Navy, being honorably discharged in 1994. Coach O’Brien and his wife have have two daughters, Chelsea and Shelby and three amazing grandchildren.