Coaches

The Elite Football Academy staff is much more than just coaches and trainers. They truly care about the young men that they work with both on and off the football field. The staff at EFA also provides their expertise and many of years of experience to help educate the youth coaches of the St. Louis metro area. The EFA is truly making a positive impact on the game! -Joe Owens, USA Football

Matt Biermann

Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Alma Mater: University of Missouri
Education: B.S. Education

Playing Experience:
College: University of Missouri

Notable Teammates/Coaches: Coach Larry Smith (Missouri, USC), Dave Toub (Bears), Brian Stewart (Cowboys & Maryland), Brock Olivio (Lions), Dwayne Blakely (Falcons).

Playing Career Honors
High School: All-Conference, All-Metro, All-State
College: Big XII Commissioner’ s Honor Roll
College Bowl Game: Holiday Bowl

Coaching Experience:
Parkway West High School
Parkway West Jr. Longhorns (40-3-1 Record)
Director USA Football Coaches School
St. Louis Rams High School Player Development 7on7 Team Coach
NFL High School Player Development Camp
Isaac Bruce Football Camp Coach
St. Louis Rams Youth Football Camps

 

Jason Christopher

Hometown: Bloomington, MN
Alma Mater: Drake University
Education: B.S. Business

Playing Experience:
College: Drake University

Notable Teammates/Coaches: Coach Lane Kiffin (Raiders, TN, USC), Dave Doern (Northern IL), Lloyd Lee (Bears)

Playing Career Honors
High School: All-Conference, All-Metro, All-State

Coaching Experience:
Parkway West High School
Parkway West Jr. Longhorns (40-3-1 Record)
Featured Clinician USA Football Coaches School
St. Louis Rams High School Player Development Coach
NFL High School Player Development Camp Coach
Isaac Bruce Football Camp Coach
St. Louis Rams Youth Football Camps

 

Jamie Pond

Hometown: Dallas, TX
Alma Mater: Arkansas State University
Education:B.S. Education

Playing Experience:
College: Arkansas State University
Professional: Arena Football League
Playing Career Honors
High School: All-Conference, All-Metro, All-State
College: 2x Sun Belt Academic All-Conference
College: Sun Belt All-Conference as Junior

Coaching Experience:
Parkway South Jr. Patriots
Parkway West Jr. Longhorns
Featured Clinician USA Football Coaches School
St. Louis Rams High School Player Development Coach
NFL High School Player Development Camp Coach
St. Louis Rams Youth Football Camps
Velocity Sports Performance

 

Brett Fischer

Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Alma Mater: University of Missouri- Rolla
Education:B.S. Engineering Management & B.S. Economics and Finance

Playing Experience:
College: University of Missouri- Rolla,
NFL: Kansas City Chiefs and Detroit Lions
AFL: Offensive Specialist for Memphis and Las Vegas

Notable Teammates/Coaches: Dick Vermeil, Mike Martz, Charlie Joyner, Preist Holmes, Tony Gonzales, Roy Williams, Mike Williams, Charles Rogers, and Dre’ Bly, Trent Green, Jared Allen, Dante Hall, Az Hakim

Coaching Experience:
Lafayette High School
Washington University
Featured Clinician at USA Football Coaches School
NFL High School Player Development Camp
St. Louis Rams Youth Camp

Bryan Baldwin

Hometown:St. Louis, MO
Alma Mater: Kansas State University
Education: B.A. Graphic Design

Playing Experience
College: Kansas State University

Notable Teammates/Coaches: played for Raheem Morris, Bill Snyder and played with Darren Sporles ( NO Saints), Jordy Nelson ( GB Packers), and Josh Freeman (TB Buccaneers).

Playing Career Honors
High School: All- Conference, All- State, All- Metro, Gatorade All- American.
Big XII Championship Team 2003
College Bowl Games: Fiesta Bowl, Texas Bowl

Coaching Experience:
Normandy High School
Chaminade College Prep
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mini-Camp Intern
Featured Clinician USA Football Coaches School
NFL High School Player Development Camp
St. Louis Rams Youth Camp

 

Arlo Henderson

Hometown: St. Louis, MO
​Alma Mater: Mississippi Valley State University
Education: BA, MBA University of South Florida

Playing Experience:
College: Mississippi Valley State University
Professional: Arizona Cardinals, AFL

Notable Teammates/Coaches: Ashley Ambrose, Willie "Satelite" Totten, Cornelius Turner, Mario Bates, Everett Nicholas, Johnny Sims, Fred Ford, Larry Dorsey, Darrel Gooden

Coaching Experience:
Private Skill Development Coach for NFL Combine Preperation
NFL Alumni Camp
Frank Sanders Camp
Elite Football Combie
NFL High School Player Development Coach

Notable Players Coached: Sean McDonald, Skyler Fulton, Jimmy Verdon, Mike Pinkard, Carl Berman

Why do you coach? I have a passion for football! I enjoy the ability to be able to fine tune each player's game. The game of football has provided me an education, travel, friendships, income, and lessons that help me every day. I enjoy being able to share with others so that they can reach their dreams.

Dave Cooke

Hometown: Naperville, IL
Alma Mater: Quincy University
Education:B.S. Marketing

Playing Experience:
College: Quincy University

Notable Teammates/Coaches: Sean Payton (Saints), Mike Tomczak (Bears)

Coaching Experience:
Washington University
Naperville North High School (State Champions)
Bishop-Dullaghan Camp
Featured Clinician at USA Football Coaches School
Elite Football Combine
St. Louis Rams Youth Camp
National Underclassman Combine

Marcus Snozek

Hometown: Olathe, KS
​Alma Mater: Lindenwood University
Education: B.A. Physical Education, M.A. Education

Playing Experience:
College: Lindenwood University

Notable Teammates/Coaches:

Coaching Experience:
Assistant Coach - Olathe East High School 2009-2010
Quarterback Coach - Lindenwood University 2004 - 2007
EFA Quarterback Coach 2010 - Present

Notable Players Coached: DeDe Dorsey, Travis Tannehill

 

Addison Meyers

Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Alma Mater: Tabor College

Playing Experience:
College: Tabor College
College: Lindenwood University

Coaching Experience:
Lafayette High School
Featured Clinician at USA Football Coaches School
NFL High School Player Development Camp
St. Louis Rams Youth Camp
Chaminade High School

Notable Players Coached: Brian Schaefering (Browns), Sheldon Richardson (Jets), Kenny McClendon (Central Michigan)

David Brader

Hometown: Webster Groves, MO
Alma Mater: Missouri State University
Education: B.S. Education

Playing Experience
College: Missouri State University
Pro: Jacksonville Jaguars

Notable Teammates/Coaches: Coach Mike Stock

Coaching Experience: Aguiar Kicking, Husted Kicking, National Camp Series Director.

Notable Players Coached:

Why do you coach? I coach because I love the kicking game and I enjoy the process of teaching players how reach their potential.

 

Jason Curtis

Hometown: St, Louis, MO
​Alma Mater: University of Missouri
Education: International Business

Playing Experience:
College: University of Missouri

Notable Teammates/Coaches: Larry Smith, Justin Smith

Coaching Experience:

Notable Players Coached: Jonathan Bonner (Notre Dame), John Voit (Army), Renell Wren (Arizona State)

rONELL mCnEIL

Hometown:St. Louis, MO
Alma Mater: University of N. Iowa

Playing Experience:
College: Northern Iowa

Coaching Experience:

Notable Players Coached:

Bart Coslett

Hometown: St. Charles, MO
Alma Mater: University of Missouri
Education: B.S. Education

Playing Experience
College: University of Missouri

Notable Teammates/Coaches: Blaine Gabbert, Chase Daniel, Jeremy Maclin, Sheldon Richardson, Aldon Smith

Notable Players Coached: Jonathan Bonner (Notre Dame), John Voit (Army), Renell Wren (Arizona State)


 

Doug Wagener

Hometown: St, Louis, MO
​Alma Mater: Lindenwood University
Education: Business Administration

Playing Experience:
College: Lindenwood University

Notable Teammates/Coaches: 

Notable Players Coached:

Andrew Ness, Brian Wallace, Jack Kurzu, Alec Abeln, Gabe Kuhn  

LaMark Brown

Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Alma Mater: Minnesota State -Mankato, Kansas State Univ. 

Education:

Playing Experience:
College: Kansas State University - Minnesota College: Minnesota State University - Mankato
Pro: Atlanta Falcons, Minnesota Vikings

Notable Teammates/Coaches: Josh Freeman, Jordy Nelson, Daniel Thomas, Ron Prince, Bill Snyder, Raheem Morris

Coaching Experience:

Notable Players Coached: Brandon Shepard, Jehu Chesson, Corey Winfield

Football Skills Training Schedule


Sunday: Offered January 8, 2017  - October 29, 2017
Youth: 11:00a-12:20p
Middle School: 2:00p-3:20p
High School: 12:30p-1:50p & 3:30p-4:50p

Wednesday: Offered February 22, 2017 - August 2, 2017
Youth: 6:40p-8:00p
Middle School: 6:40p-8:00p
High School: 8:00p-9:20p


Performance Training Schedule

Offered Year-Round

Monday Thru Friday:
Youth: 4:30p-5:30p & 5:30p-6:30p
Middle School: 5:00p-6:30p & 6:00p-7:30p
High School: 5:30p-7:00p & 6:30p-8:00p

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