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BT played collegiately at Samford University
•All Conference performer in college
•Graduate assistant coach at Samford University
•Played High School football for nationally ranked Hoover High School (Birmingham, AL) 








Position SpecialtyDB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Position Specialty:RB
Dan began his coaching career in 2001.  He has coached QB's and RB's at the Middle & High School level with incredible success.  He is extremely skilled at teaching the fundamentals and the correct technique to his players.  Dan heads up the Youth Football 101 program for EFA, which teaches players the basics of football.
 






Position SpecialtyQB
Brett Fischer
Jamie Pond
Director of Wide Receiver Academy

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



Notable Players Coached: Danario Alexander (Rams), LaMark Brown(K-State, MSU, NFL Prospect), Brandon Shepherd (Oklahoma State), Durron Neal (Oklahoma), Jehu Chesson (Michigan), Wes Kemp(Missouri), Drew Sexton(Wash U), Easton Knott (Wash U), Chris Bates (Wisconsin), Jordan Jenkins (Utah State). 

Why do you coach?: I love the game, I know the game, and I want to give kids the opportunities and knowledge I never had at their age.

Addison Meyers
Will Paul

Will recently returned home to St. Louis after graduating from the University of Michigan.  He was a three year letterman for the nationally ranked Wolverines.  Will played Defensive End his first two seasons, and completed his final two seasons at Fullback.  He played in 39 games including the Alamo Bowl, Outback Bowl, and two Rose Bowls.  During his prep career he was a standout at Parkway West High School.   Where he received All-American Honors from CNN/SI & Rivals.com, as well as All-State Honors from the AP.  Will was also selected to participate in the prestigious 2003 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.  EFA is proud to have Will back with us.  He brings a great deal of knowledge and passion for the game.  He coaches both the Defensive Line and Fullbacks.
 
Position SpecialtyDL,FB
After finishing an All-American football career at Hazelwood East High School, Brian went  on to become a three year starter at the University of Illinois.  Brian was signed by the Cleveland Browns in 2008, where he is a Defensive Tackle.  In his first NFL Start he Sacked Ben Rothlisbeger 2 times on Monday Night Football.  He focuses on teaching his EFA players the most current pass rush techniques.  As Evidence Brian has trained Muiltple Division 1, 5 Nike Training Camp and 3 NUC Combine MVP's.





Position SpecialtyDL,LB
Brian Schaefering
Director of Defensive Back Academy  

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

Notable Players Coached: Durron Neal-Desmet (Oklahoma) , Edwin Young (Northern Iowa), Jamie Placht (U of Indianapolis)


Why do you coach? I want kids from this region to have the same opportunities to compete at a high level of Football that I was fortunate to have myself.

Bryan Baldwin
Mario Patton
Mario was a record setting receiver at Lindenwood University.  After finshing his collegiate career Patton was granted a Free Agent Tryout with the St. Louis Rams.  He played nine seasons of professional indoor football.  He has coached high school football for the past 9 seasons.  Mario teaches both defensive backs and receivers for EFA. 








Position Specialty: WR,DB
J.C. Kime brings a wealth of playing and coaching experience to EFA's line program.  He played football at Southeast Missouri State University. Upon graduation JC coached collegiately at SEMO and Lindenwood University.  He was the defensive line coach for the Missouri State 6A Champion Hazelwood Central Hawks.







Position SpecialtyOL, DL
JC Kime
Blaine coaches EFA's youth and middle school QB's.  He is a unique coach because he is still an active Player.  Not only does Blaine teach players the latest techniques, he also trains those same skills himself at Elite Football Academy. Gabbert is the most decorated High School Quarterback to ever come out of the St. Louis Area.  His honors include Elite 11 Quarterback Challenge MVP, US Army All-American, and Rivals.com 5 Star Rating.   He is the starting QB at the University of Missouri.  





Position SpecialtyQB
Blaine Gabbert
Daryl is a product of Hazelwood East High School and the University of Missouri.  Whittington has a great football background having played professionally for the Philadelphia Eagles of the NFL, the Frankfurt Galaxy of NFL Europe, and the Toronto Argonauts of the CFL.  He brings a wealth of playing and coaching knowledge to Elite Football Academy.  We are proud to have Daryl on our staff.






Position SpecialtyDL
Daryl Whittington
Aaron Whittington
Aaron is a recent graduate of UCLA and Member of the Rivercity Rage .  While at UCLA Aaron was a valuable performer for the Bruins Defense starting three seasons at strongside linebacker.  He played locally at Hazelwood East HS.  While in high school Aaron was voted; SuperPrep All-Midlands (No. 38 prospect), All-Midlands selection (No. 15 prospect) by Tom Lemming, PrepStar All-Region selection, Three-star selection by rivals.com, Rated No. 22 nationally among weakside defensive ends by rivals.com. and Earned First-Team All-State acclaim  his Junior and Senior Year. 



Position SpecialtyLB, DL
Brian Lewis
Mark Watson is a currently a Defensive Back at McPherson College.  Watson was a two-time all-conference honoree at Francis Howell High School. Mark has a dual role with EFA.   He is both a position coach and a player in our program. Comments from Mark’s college head coach. “Mark is a special player…he will definitely be an impact player in our conference. He's bigger than any linebacker we had a year ago, plus he is a good enough athlete to be one of the better return men in the conference.  He's an excellent student-athlete, and a lot of fun to have around.”



Position SpecialtyDB
Mark Watson
Dave Cooke
Moe played football for the University of Illinois.  Where he was a member of the 2008 Rose Bowl Team. He brings a great knowledge of the running game to EFA.  He serves at the South Facility as Running Back Coach.  Moe is also studying to be a Doctor of Chiropractic Medicince.








Position SpecialtyRB
Elmer comes to Elite Football Academy with 20 plus years of youth and high school coaching experience.  He is an expert Defensive Back coach who has helped train 20 plus Division I players.  He boasts two current Missouri Tigers Robert Steeples and his son Munir Prince.  Elmer's younger brother Ricardo was also a record setting running back at Hazelwood East who went on to play at University of Missouri.  Elmer also coached the DeSmet 2005 6A State Championship Team.  





Position Specialty: DB
Elmer Rhodes
Moe Haney
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Position SpecialtyQB
EFA Founder / Quarterback Academy President

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 Coach
  • Isaac Bruce Football Camp Coach
  • St. Louis Rams Youth Football Camps

Notable Players Coached: Blaine Gabbert (Jaguars), Tyler Gabbert (Central Florida), Steve Kaiser (SMU), Christian Suntrup (Boston College), Sean Strehl (Northern IL), Mitch Leidner (Minnesota), Chase Haslett (Illinois), Kyle Portell (Southest Missouri), Thomas Millitello (Dartmouth), Drew Hare (Northern IL), Lee Scott Jr. (West Point  Prep), Dalton Demos (Costal Carolina), Trevor McDonagh (Columbia University), Peter Simpson (Missouri S&T), Patrick Wallace (Coe College), Eric Laurent.

Why do you coach?:  I coach to make an impact in players lives both on and off the field.  I believe that if done properly and for the right reason football can be one of the most important factors in a boys development into a man.  I enjoy the process of investing into another person to help them reach their goals and levels that they never dreamed possible.  


Dan Callahan
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Position Specialty: WR
Rudy Flemming
Brian had a successful collegiate career as a running back at Indiana University.  As a senior he was voted Team Captain.  Lewis prepped at Pattonville High School. He was recognized as one of the nation's top 100 players by Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report in 1999, and was the 22nd-best player in the country by The Sporting News. He rushed for over 1,000 yards his last three seasons in high school, racking up 4,954 rushing yards and 5,646 all-purpose yards. Lewis had 25 games of 100 yards or more. He earned All-State recognition after his sophomore and junior season. 



Position Specialty: RB
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Position Specialty: OL
John Tabash
Director of Linebacker Academy / VP of Defensive Programming

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

Notable Players Coached: Ben Eskelsen (Missouri), Markus Golden (Missouri), Matt Warrick (Navy), Matt Brewer (Navy),  Lee Ward (Standford), Eric Beisel, Brandon Minor, Kellan Ash







Why do you coach?:  Coming Soon


Director of Offensive Line Academy / VP of Offensive Programming

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

Playing Experience:
College: Arkansas State University
Professional: Arena Football League

Notable Teammates/Coaches



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

Notable Players Coached: John Tabash (U of Chicago), Andrew Ness (N. IL), Matt Killian (N. IL), Jack Kurzu, Harneet Gill, Gabe Kuhn, Alec Able, Adam Echele




Why do you coach?:  Coaching with the Elite Football Academy allows me to give back to the sport that has taught me so much. The importance of dedication, leadership, sacrifice, and hard work to name a few. Growing up, The men that were the most influential in my life were coaches. Growing up without a father, the coaches in my lead me to be the man I am today and I stay in touch with many of them to this day. 

Running Back Specialist

Hometown: Los Angles, CA
​Alma Mater: Purdue University / Lindenwood University
Education: Masters in Human Performance

Playing Experience:
College: Purdue University
College: Lindenwood University


Notable Teammates/Coaches: Pat Ross (Lindenwood)

Coaching Experience
  • Lindenwood Strength & Conditioning Coach
  • St. Louis Rams Youth Camp
  • NFL High School Player Development Camp
  • D1 Sports Performance





Notable Players Coached: 







Why do you coach?
Defensive Line Specialist

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

Playing Experience:
College: Tabor College 
College: Lindenwood University


Notable Teammates/Coaches


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





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






Why do you coach?



Director of Quarterback Academy

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



Notable Players Coached: Scott Kavanaugh (Wisconsin),  Chris Brown (Titians), Lavell Brown (Northwestern), Tyler Gabbert (Central Florida), Steve Kaiser (SMU), Sean Strehl (Northern IL), Chase Haslett (Illinois), Dalton Demos (Coastal Carolina)

Why do you coach?
Director of Elite Defensive Line Academy

Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Alma Mater: Tennessee State University
Education:B.S. Education

Playing Experience:
College: Tennessee State University
Professional: Baltimore Ravens, Miami Dolphins, Buffalo Bills


Notable Teammates/Coaches: Nick Saban (Alabama) Jonathan Ogden (Ravens)
Ray Lewis (Ravens)


Coaching Experience
  • Rivercity Rage Indoor Football
  • Lift For Life Academy 
  • NFL Players Association Player Development
  • Featured Clinician at USA Football Coaches School
  • NFL High School Player Development Camp 
  • St. Louis Rams Youth Camp



Notable Players Coached: Brian Schaefering (Browns), Ben Garland (Broncos) Sheldon Richardson (Missouri), Kenny McClendon (Central Michigan)






Why do you coach?
Running Back Specialist

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.  
Casey Cramer
Running Back Specialist

Hometown: 
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Education:

Playing Experience:
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Notable Players Coached: 







Why do you coach?
Running Back Specialist

Hometown: 
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Playing Experience:
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Why do you coach?
Anthony Jones
 Wide Receiver Specialist

Hometown: St. Louis, MO
​Alma Mater:  Missouri State University
Education:

Playing Experience:
College: 


Notable Teammates/Coaches

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Notable Players Coached: 







Why do you coach?
Wide Receiver Specialist

Hometown: St. Louis, MO
​Alma Mater: Minnesota State University - Mankato
Education:

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


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






Why do you coach?
 Quarterback Specialist

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







Why do you coach?
Chris Geisz
LaMark Brown
Marcus Snozek
Offensive Line Specialist

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

Playing Experience:
College: 


Notable Teammates/Coaches

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Why do you coach?
Quarterback Specialist

Hometown: Oklahoma City, OK
​Alma Mater: Southern Methodist University
Education:

Playing Experience:
College: Southern Methodist University


Notable Teammates/Coaches: June Jones (SMU)

Coaching Experience





Notable Players Coached: 







Why do you coach?
 Quarterback Specialist

Hometown: St, Louis, MO
​Alma Mater: Missouri State University
Education:

Playing Experience:
College: 


Notable Teammates/Coaches

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Notable Players Coached: 







Why do you coach?
Doug Wagener
Seth Sloan
Matt Krapfl
Arlo Henderson
Defensive Back Specialist

Hometown: St. Louis, MO
​Alma Mater:  Southeast Missouri University
Education: B.S. Sports Management 

Playing Experience:
College: Southeast Missouri University


Notable Teammates/Coaches: Edgar Jones, Coach Tony Samuel

Coaching Experience: St. Louis Rams High School Player Development, 





Notable Players Coached: Durron Neal-Desmet (Oklahoma) , Edwin Young (Northern Iowa), Jamie Placht (U of Indianapolis)







Why do you coach? I coach because I love the game and helping young players improve their talents.  It is a blessing to be able to do something that I wish I had done for me.
Director of Kicking & Punter

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.
Defensive Line Specialist

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

Playing Experience:
College: 


Notable Teammates/Coaches

Coaching Experience





Notable Players Coached: 







Why do you coach?
Chris Nelson
David Brader
Jason Curtis
Bennie Anderson
Dario Camacho
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