Security Guard JT Adams tells about his many hobbies and his experiences coaching the school football team.


photo by Dawson Hunt

Security Guard JT Adams stands by the stairs by the security desk. Adams started working in schools because he enjoyed helping students. “I just like being in a good environment,” Adams said. “I’ve always wanted to work with kids and help kids so that’s why I’m here.”

by Dawson Hunt, Reporter

“Who’s house? Our house!”

Picture yourself at an assembly. The bleachers shift with excitement. Then, Security Guard JT Adams starts to chant. Adams is known for starting hype trains at football games and assemblies where he gets students pumped up by starting chants.

Q: What is your name and occupation? 

A: JT. Security guard and football coach at Rock Canyon. 

Q: How long have you been at Rock Canyon? 

A: Since 2015. 

Q: Is there anything in particular you enjoy about being a security guard and a football coach? 

A: Just being in a good environment.

Q: Do you have any hobbies outside of school?

A: Yes, I have my own athletic gear called gym slayer and I also like watching football. 

Q: What’s your favorite football team? 

A: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Q: Are you from Florida? 

A: Yes.

Q: Did you go to college there? 

A: No, I went to college in Arkansas. 

Q: What did you major in? 

A: Money and History.

Q: Are you carrying that here? 

A: Not here, no. 

Q: So what brought you here working as a security guard and a coach? 

A: I’ve always wanted to work with kids and help kids so that’s why I am here. 

Q: Do you have any family or live with anyone? 

A: Yes. I live with my wife and my four dogs. 

Q: Do you have a favorite movie? 

A: “The Equalizer.”

Q: What car do you drive right now? 

A: I drive an Audi Q Five and I have a Hyundai Tucson 2022.

Q: If you could drive any car, what would it be? 

A: The Chevy Shelby truck.

Q: Alright, and one last question for you. When did you start your OG chant for football? 

A: We started it in Pop Warner football back in Florida and we would chant it whenever we would score.