header Max Miller's Clinic of Champions

Sacramento Football Clinic: Speakers

Max Miller Presents the
4th Annual
Sacramento Football Clinic Of Champions
TBA, 2018 - Doubletree By Hilton
Mike Dimino

Mike Dimino
Del Campo High School - Head Coach

 

 

 


Jeff Evans

Jeff Evans
Granite Bay High School - Head Coach

 

 

 


Phil Grams

Phil Grams
Lawrence University - Offensive Coordinator

Phil Grams joined the Lawrence University football staff in 2016 and was promoted to offensive coordinator after the 2016 season.

A disciple of the "Fly" offense, Grams learned under former offensive coordinator Mark Speckman and has compiled an impressive record of success.

A native of Rockford, Ill., Grams had been living in Sacramento, Calif., for more than 25 years. He amassed an impressive record as a high school head coach and assistant coach in the Golden State.

While running the Fly offense as the head coach at Capital Christian High School in Sacramento, Grams compiled a record of 48-11, including a 22-0 mark in league play. Grams' teams won four Golden Empire League championships and captured a San Joaquin Section title.

Grams won 2012, 2013 and 2015 Golden Empire League Coach of the Year honors and was the 2014 Max Preps Small School Coach of the Year in Northern California.

Grams also spent 10 years at Granite Bay (Calif.) High School. While at Granite Bay, Grams worked with current Lawrence offensive line coach Mike Lynch as the Grizzlies ran the Fly offense. Grams' record as an assistant coach is 100-19.

Grams' ties to California also provide a natural connection in terms of recruiting as he will concentrate his efforts on the West Coast.

Grams' wife, Sandy, also joined the staff at Lawrence and works in the Annual Giving office. Their youngest son, Matt, attends Appleton North High School. The Grams' three adult children, Ryan, Jordan and Carly, all reside in California.


Jim Gray

Jim Gray
Sierra College - Defensive Coordinator

Jim Gray enters his fifth season since joining Ben Noonan's staff in 2013, and will be entering his second season as the defensive coordinator for the Wolverines. He became part of the Sierra College program after 28 years of football coaching experience at multiple levels.

Gray played football, track, basketball and baseball at Douglas High School in Rapid City, SD. After graduating in 1980, he played for four years at South Dakota St. and, in 1985, tried out for the NFL’s Miami Dolphins and the USFL’s Arizona Wranglers. A Supervising Probation Officer for Sacramento County (1986-present), Gray has coached at Yuba College (1986-87), Del Campo HS (1987-90), Bella Vista HS (1990-95), the Placer HS Jr. Hillmen (1997-2006), and Placer HS (2006-13). In 2013 at Sierra, Coach Gray coached the versatile Calvin Burns to the All-Valley Conference 1st team.


Steve Jacoby

Steve Jacoby
De La Salle High School - Defensive Line Coach

 

 

 


Fred Kelley

Fred Kelley
Sacramento State - Tight End Coach & Recruiting Coordinator

Former Sacramento State player Fred Kelley is in his third tenure as a member of the coaching staff. Kelley serves as the team's tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator.

Kelley also served as the team's special teams coordinator from 2013-15. In his final year, punter Smith Heath earned honorable mention all-Big Sky honors after averaging a career high 41.1 yards per punt. Heath placed 24 of his 66 punts inside the 20-yard line and had only two touchbacks during the season.

During the 2016 season, Kelley saw four of his tight ends combine to catch 22 passes for 213 yards and a touchdown. The group was led by John McGill who had 13 receptions for 112 yards and a TD.

Kelley coached three all-Big Sky selections during the 2014 season. Kicker Brad Cornish earned first team all-league honors after tying the Sacramento State single-season record with 14 made field goals and finishing the year with 98 points. Tight end Chris Broadnax and special teams standout Russell Smith each were named honorable mention. Broadnax caught 26 passes for 281 yards with a pair of touchdowns while Smith had 58 tackles in eight games and played on all four special teams.

In 2013, Kelley saw solid production from each of his position groups. Four tight ends combined to catch 43 passes for 396 yards and seven touchdowns. The group was led by freshman Cole Hikutini who ranked second on the team five TD catches. On special teams, Justin Weldon recorded the finest season by a punter in school history. Weldon was named second team all-Big Sky after averaging 44.9 yards per punt which placed him fourth nationally and second in the conference. Weldon also set Sacramento State records with a career average of 44.2 yards per punt and with a long of 78 yards which came against UC Davis.

Kelley previously coaches at Sacramento State in 2007-08. During that time, he worked with the offensive line and helped mentor Matt Lemley, Kyle Leitzke and Ray Navar to all-Big Sky Conference honors. He returned for the 2011 season where he was the offensive assistant.

Kelley spent the 2012 season at Humboldt State and served as the Lumberjacks' offensive line coach.

The Northern California native also played for the Hornets during the 2005 season and ended the year with 17 total tackles, including one for loss. Prior to coming to Sacramento State, he spent one year at Idaho and two at Los Medaños JC. At LMC, he played fullback and linebacker. As a sophomore in 2001, he was named the school's Male Athlete of the Year and also earned all-conference honors at linebacker.

After his playing career, Kelley spent two years as the head junior varsity football coach at Florin High School in Sacramento. He has also worked as a strength and conditioning coach at San Jose State. Kelley was the assistant offensive line coach at UC Davis in 2010 and also served as the head coach of Rodriguez High School in Fairfield for two years. While leading Rodriguez, he helped the Mustangs to a Solano County Athletic League title in 2009.

Kelley graduated from Liberty HS in Brentwood, Calif., in 2000. While there, he was an all-conference selection at running back.

He graduated from Sacramento State in December 2006 with a bachelor's degree in kinesiology. He added his masters in kinesiology in 2009. Fred and his wife, Megan, were married in June of 2014. The couple welcomed their daughter, Paisley, in 2016.


Ben Noonan

Ben Noonan
Sierra College - Head Coach

Coach Noonan earned his M.S. in Kinesiology in 2004 from Texas A&M University of Kingsville, Texas and his B.A. in English in 2000 from Bemidji State University in Minnesota. He began his career in higher education at Santa Rosa Junior College, where he earned his AA in 1998. Ben's coaching experience is impressive-at age 26 he was offensive coordinator at West Texas A&M (NCAA Div. II) for a football team ranked #10 in the nation. His offense set several school records during his tenure there.
After two years at West Texas he left for Baylor University (NCAA Div. I), where as a graduate assistant he served as the Quarterbacks coach; he moved to Alabama State University (NCAA Div. IAA) following that to serve as their Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks coach for one year.
From 2009-2012 he served as Assistant Coach/Offensive Coordinator/Physical Education Instructor at Citrus College. During his four years as the offensive coordinator there, Noonan's quarterbacks set school records for yards, completions and touchdowns.

For the second time in his first three years at the helm, Noonan guided Sierra College to a bowl berth as the 2015 season saw Sierra College victorious over host Fresno City College in the State Center Bowl. The Bowl victory marks the first win in the post season since 2008. Sierra players garnered several awards including 6 All-Conference, 4 All-State, and 2 All-American selections.
Under his direction in 2013, Sierra's football team enjoyed its first winning season since 2009, earning a bowl berth in the San Francisco Community College Bowl. Sierra players garnered several awards including 10 All-Conference, 4 All-Region, and 3 All-State selections. Sierra Football also produced during its 2013 season the Valley Conference Defensive Most Valuable Player. Ninty percent of Wolverine Football sophomores last year will transfer to 4-year universities, and under Ben's leadership Sierra's football student athletes have been involved in several community service projects.
Coach Noonan is as passionate and competitive about his students' academics as he is about their performance as athletes. He has vowed to increase both his team's GPA and the team transfer rate each year, and cites "academic excellence" at the top of his list of objectives he seeks to instill in his students and student athletes.


Jon Osterhout

Jon Osterhout
American River College - Head Coach

Coach Osterhout returns for his seventh season at American River College and fourth as Head Football Coach and Special Teams Coordinator after being officially named the Head Football Coach and Kinesiology Professor on June 18th 2015.

Osterhout and his staff lead the ARC Football program to uncharted territory in the 2016 season as the Beavers returned to the California State Championship game for the first time in 50 years. The Northern California Champions finished the season with a 29-27 loss to Fullerton College in the title game. Coach O's team finished the season #2 in the California Community College Football poll and #6 Nationally by the JC Football.com/JC Grid-Wire Poll. Osterhout's squad reached the title game as #2 ranked team in the four team playoff as the at large bid and defeated Modesto College in the quarterfinals 27-21. In the Northern California Championship game, ARC revenged their double overtime loss in the regular season by scoring 15 unanswered points in the 4th quarter for a 15-9 victory. The team was rewarded in all-conference as nine players were honored in addition to defensive end Anthony Luke and Wide Receiver/Returner Specialist Damen Wheeler were named to the All-American team. Matriculation of student-athletes in Osterhout's program continued as 18 players have left the program to compete at the NCAA level. That includes 13 former players who will be playing at the Division 1 FBS and FCS level.

The Beavers continued their national prominence in 2015 with defeating eventual State and National Champions City College of San Francisco 20-17 on the road in week four. In addition, American River College won a share of the Nor-Cal Conference Title for the second year, with a 4-1 record in league play and played in their seventh consecutive bowl game against Delta College. Postseason accolades continued for the 2015 football team as 11 student-athletes were awarded all-conference first team honors and the Nor-Cal Conference Defensive Player of the year award was given for the second year in a row to the Beavers as linebacker Jordan Kunaszyk (University of California Berkeley) took home the hardware. Furthermore, Kunaszyk and fellow defensive linemen Nick Terry (UCLA) were also named to the 2015 All-State and All-American team. The 2015 enlistment of former student-athletes to four year colleges continued as 21 more players have continued their education and dream of playing football at the four year level. Those included five freshmen to power five conferences: Armand Shyne (University of Utah), Chigozie Nnruka (UCLA), Jack Reichel (Texas Tech), Jordan Kunaszyk (Cal), and Kyle Mitchell (University of Missouri).

Osterhout took over the helm of ARC Football on January 27th 2014 on an interim basis and led the Beavers to a 10-2 record that included a #4 ranking in the state and #10 nationally. The team started the season 8-0 and held the unanimous #1 ranking in the state after knocking off previously #1 ranked San Francisco City and #1 ranked San Mateo Junior College in back to back weeks. Coach O was named co-coach of the year in the Nor-Cal as he led the team to a share of the conference title. Nine players were named to the Nor-Cal League 1st team which included defensive player of the year Jordan Carrell (University of Colorado) who was also a unanimous All-State and All-American selection. Further, his team defeated defending national champions Butte Junior College in the first round of the playoffs and lost on a 42 yard field goal as time expired in the Northern California Championship. More importantly, Osterhout and his staff placed 21 of 25 sophomores to four year level schools to continue their career as student-athletes.

In 2013 Osterhout took over the offensive play calling duties this past season for a unit that finished 5th in the state in points per game 7th in rushing and 8th in total offense during the 2012 season. The offensive unit averaged 34.6 points per game and averaged 386.4 yards of total offense. Under the direction of Coach Haflich and the offensive staff, Osterhout has helped the Beavers shatter numerous offensive records and helped lead them to their first undefeated season in 2011and two Northern California Championship games. His tutelage in the offensive line the past five years has aided 25 offensive linemen move on to four year colleges, in addition to the 20-25 student athletes moving on each year.

Prior to 2011, Coach Osterhout spent three years (in his second tenure) as Sacramento State's defensive line coach. In 2008, Osterhout's impact on the line was directly felt as the team limited the opposition to just 97.2 yards per game. That total was the lowest in the Big Sky Conference, the best in the school's Div. I-AA/FCS era, and the second best all-time in Hornet history. By 2010, Osterhout had helped Christian Clark and Zach Nash to postseason accolades including 2nd Team All-America honors by The Sports Network and the Associated Press (Nash).

From 2006-2008 Coach Osterhout was a graduate assistant for the Nebraska Cornhuskers, working extensively with the defensive line. In 2007, he assisted as the Huskers broke in four new starters on the defensive front. In his first year at NU, Osterhout helped develop a unit that included 2006 Big 12 Defensive Lineman of the Year Adam Carriker, who was selected as the 13th overall pick in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Rams, and Jay Moore, who was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the fourth round. He also coached Miami Dolphins All-Pro defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh for two years at University of Nebraska.

Prior to Nebraska, Osterhout spent four of his six years on the Hornet coaching staff as the team's defensive line coach. He began coaching the defensive line in 2002 and under his leadership; Sacramento State allowed nearly 90 fewer rushing yards per game and had 12 more quarterback sacks.

As a player, Osterhout starred for the Hornets from 1995-99. Following his senior season, Osterhout was a first-team All-America and signed a free agent contract with the Washington Redskins. He was also a two-time all-Big Sky Conference selection and was the team's captain, most valuable player and most inspirational player as a senior. He was one of nine players inducted to the school's football hall of fame in May 2008.

A native of Roseville, Calif., Osterhout was a two sport athlete in football and baseball at Oakmont High School. In football, he was a first team all-Capital Athletic League selection and a second team all-Metro pick by the Sacramento Bee as a senior.


Ryan Reynolds

Ryan Reynolds
Sutter Hight School - Head Coach

 

 

 


Dannie Walker

Dannie Walker
Sacramento City College - Head Coach

 

 

 


Mark Watson

Mark Watson
Oak Ridge High School - Offensive Coordinator

 

 

 


Paul Wulff

Paul Wulff
Sacramento State - Asst. head Coach / Offensive Line

Three-time Big Sky Conference Coach of the Year Paul Wulff was hired as Sacramento State's assistant head coach, run game coordinator and offensive line coach in February 2016.

Wulff played collegiately at Washington State and began his coaching career as an assistant at Eastern Washington in 1993. He was elevated to offensive coordinator in 1998 and became the Eagles' head coach in 2000. In his eight years at the helm, Wulff guided EWU to a 53-40 overall record, a share of two Big Sky championships and three NCAA FCS playoff berths. He was named the Big Sky Coach of the Year following the 2001, 2004 and 2005 seasons and was a finalist for National Coach of the Year in 2004 and 2007.

Wulff coached 23 players to FCS All-America honors, including 15 offensive lineman. His teams also featured quarterback Erik Meyer who was the Big Sky Offensive Player of the Year, the Walter Payton Award winner and set the FCS record for pass efficiency. Wulff's offensive line was highlighted by Michael Roos who was an All-American for EWU before a long NFL career with the Tennessee Titans.

The success at Eastern Washington led to Wulff earning the head coaching job at Washington State in 2008. In his four seasons, the Cougars' offense improved its production each year. In 2011, his final year at WSU, Washington State ranked ninth in the FBS is passing offense (322.25 yards per game) and 33rd in total offense (422.42 ypg). The Cougars were the only team in Div. I to improve in total offense, total defense, offensive scoring and defensive scoring from 2010 to 2011.

Wulff joined Jim Harbaugh's staff with the San Francisco 49ers in 2012 as a senior offensive assistant. The 49ers advanced to Super Bowl XLVII during his first season and made a trip to the NFC Championship game the following year.

He returned to college football in 2014 as the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach at South Florida. This past season, he was an offensive consultant at Iowa State for the final five games of 2015.

A native of Woodland, Calif., Wulff graduated from Davis High School before heading to Washington State. With the Cougars, he was a four-year letterman and earned second team all-Pac 10 and honorable mention All-American honors as a center in 1989.

He signed with the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent in 1990 and went on to play for the Raleigh-Durham Skyhawks and the New York/New Jersey Knights of the NFL World League