2001-2005     Walnut High School, Walnut IA

  • Multi-year letter winner. All-district & all-state selections in football, wrestling, & baseball.
  • 2004 Class 2A 215-pound state wrestling champion
  • 2005 SW Iowa & Omaha World Herald Male Athlete of the Year
  • Honor Roll & National Honors Society student
  • Selected as 1 of 78 national U.S. Army High School All-Americans (football)

 2005-2008     University of Iowa

  • 3-year letter winner spending time at defensive & offensive line, tight end, and linebacker
  • 2008 Team Leader Award
  • Graduated in 4 years with a Communications Studies B.A. and completed the Entrepreneurial Management Certificate program

2010-2011     Professional Independent Baseball, Left-Handed Pitcher

  • San Angelo (TX) Colts, United Baseball League. 2010 & 2011
  • Las Cruces (NM) Vaqueros, Continental Baseball League. All-Star Selection. 2011
  • Kenai (AK) Oilers. Alaskan Summer Baseball League. 2011

2010-Present    Co-Founder/Director, RedZone Football Academy

Instructor, Diamond Dreams Baseball & Softball Academy

  • Create, promote, fundraise, and operate all RedZone year-round programs and events
  • Started the RedZone League in 2013
  • East Side 7th Grade Coordinator/Volunteer Head Coach
  • Punt, Pass, & Kick local competition coordinator- sponsored by NFL
  • Give pitching lessons and serve as an instructor in many DD programs

2012-2013     Team Iowa Football, Head Coach & State Director

  • Held tryouts and assembled teams of 35 players from across the state
  • Coordinated practice, travel, coaching staffs, fundraising, apparel, and a variety tasks associated with the program
  • Hosted 1st & 2nd Round tournament games in Des Moines
  • Served as Head Coach for 7th grade in 2012 and 8th grade in 2013
  • Built the program into a national contender in only first 2 years of existence

2013-Present   Iowa Football Club, Board Member/Camp Coordinator

  • Legends of Iowa and Kamp Kinnick coach
  • Participate in several charity events on behalf of the club
  • Served as Camp Coordinator for 2014 Waukee camp

2014-Present   Taking Back Football, Owner

  • Run multi-week summer camps across the state of Iowa
  • Provide insights and advice specifically on youth football
  • Guest speaker, private lessons, camp volunteer, and more

Supporters, Collaborators, & Camp Participation

RedZone Football Academy @ Diamond Dreams

Iowa Football Club/Legends of Iowa/Kamp Kinnick

Football University (FBU)

Team Iowa Football

Mitch King’s Extra Heartbeat Football Academy

Ankeny Junior Football

Metro Youth Football Association (CR)

The U (Grimes)

Youth Sports Foundation

Iowa City East/Trojan Football Club

Iowa City High/Iowa City Regina

Clear Creek Amana High School/Jr. High

English Valleys High School

Des Moines- HS & youth coaches

Grid Iron Greats of Iowa Camp

Jim Williams Lineman Camp


USA Football Coach, Commissioner, and Flag League Organizer

USA Football Level 1 Flag & Tackle Course. Attended Coaching School in Indianapolis

Iowa High School Coaches Certification (in progress)


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