Clinic Of Champions 2024 Keynote Speaker

Jerry Kill – Head Coach – New Mexico State

Jerry Kill, the esteemed Head Coach of New Mexico State’s football program, brings over two decades of coaching experience and a remarkable track record of program revitalization. Named the 35th head coach on November 29, 2021, Kill is renowned for turning around struggling teams at various levels of college football. With a career spanning NCAA Division II, FCS, and FBS, Kill boasts a 154-101 record and six bowl game appearances. Notably, he led Southern Illinois to an impressive run in the FCS, culminating in a deep playoff run in 2007. Kill’s success continued at Northern Illinois, where he guided the Huskies to three consecutive bowl games, including the historic 2013 Orange Bowl appearance. His tenure at Minnesota saw three consecutive bowl game appearances, with the 2014 season earning him the Big Ten Coach of the Year award. Beyond his coaching achievements, Kill is recognized for his advocacy for epilepsy awareness, a condition he has courageously dealt with throughout his life. His dedication to philanthropy and community involvement has earned him several prestigious awards, including the National Football Foundation’s Courage Award in 2009. As he celebrates his 1-year anniversary at New Mexico State, Jerry Kill’s impact on and off the field remains a testament to his enduring legacy in college football.

2023-24 Season Record: 11-2

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2023-24 Season Record: 12-0

Coach Patrick Walsh, a transformative figure in Serra High School football since assuming the head coaching role in 2001 at the age of 26, has left an indelible mark on the program. As the all-time winningest coach with 196 victories, Walsh led the Padres to a triumphant 2017 CIF State Championship and consistently guided the team to six out of the past seven CA State Championships. Under his tenure, Serra achieved unprecedented success, winning ten WCAL championships, eight CCS championships, five NorCal championships, and one state championship. Walsh’s coaching prowess has been recognized with numerous awards, including the 2020/2021 California State FB Coach of the Year. Emphasizing core values of Love, Brotherhood, and Humility, along with innovative conditioning programs and chapel services, Walsh has overseen the most successful period in Serra football history. Producing stellar records and fostering the development of top-tier players, Walsh’s impact extends beyond the field, making him the longest-tenured coach in Serra’s football history. With a storied playing career and academic achievements, including being named the 1993 De La Salle class valedictorian, Patrick Walsh stands as a revered figure, leaving an enduring legacy in high school football.

2023-24 Season Record: 6-6

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2023-24 Season Record: 9-3

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2023-24 Season Record: 11-2

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2023-24 Season Record: 6-5

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2023-24 Season Record: 9-3

With a 30-year coaching career, Coach Ryan Reynolds has spent the last 26 years shaping the football program at Sutter High School. As the Head Coach since 2009, Reynolds has led the team to an outstanding overall record of 155-34, making 13 NSCIF title appearances and securing seven CIFNS Championships. His coaching prowess has resulted in 13 Conference Titles and seven CIF STATE Semi-Final appearances. Reynolds’ impact extends beyond statistics, earning him accolades such as the 2012 NSCIF Coach of the Year, 2016 CIF #1 Ranked Division 4 Team in the State, 2020 Cal-Hi Sports Coach of the Year, and the 2022 Pioneer Valley League Coach of the Year. His enduring dedication to excellence has solidified Coach Ryan Reynolds as a respected and influential figure in high school football.

2023-24 Season Record: 10-1

Coach Jon Osterhout, entering his 24th year coaching college football and now in his 13th season at American River College, has established a remarkable legacy. Serving as the Beavers’ leader, he boasts an impressive track record, including Nor-Cal Conference Championships and multiple state playoff appearances. Under his guidance, the team consistently excels, with numerous players earning All-Conference and All-American honors. Osterhout’s coaching acumen and dedication are evident in the team’s success, including the 2017 CIF State Championship. Beyond the gridiron, he holds the role of acting President for the California Community College Football Coaches Association. Coach Osterhout’s commitment to player development and academic success underscores his influential presence in collegiate football. Residing in Rocklin, CA, with his family, Osterhout continues to shape the future of student-athletes at American River College.

 

2023-24 Season Record: 10-3

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A pioneer of the Fly offense and a veteran of more than 40 years in the coaching ranks, Mark Speckman joined the Golden Eagle football staff as offensive coordinator in Summer 2022. He enters his first season in Clarion. In 2021, Speckman completed his fifth season as the assistant head coach and running backs coach at UC Davis, which marked his 40th season overall in the coaching ranks. Throughout UC Davis’ 2018 Big Sky championship season, it was his unit that added another dangerous dimension to the Aggies’ offense. Led by Jerry Rice Award finalist Ulonzo Gilliam (the first Aggie national finalist in program history for this honor, given to the top freshman player in the country) and his program-record 17 touchdowns, Speckman helped this unit finish as one of the top offenses in the country. Under Speckman’s tutelage, the Aggies rushed for 2,159 yards and were responsible for 27 of the team’s touchdowns throughout a historic season that included new program records for the most overall (10) and Big Sky (7) victories in a single season.

Miller had two stints at Cordova (1981-93 and 1999-2007.  He started his coaching days in 1974 at Rio Americano and ended it there by returning in 2012.  In 2010 he was the Defensive Coordinator at Folsom High and helped lead the Bulldogs to the 2010 State Championship. Max was a true innovator with his high scoring offenses and featured some of the most electric players the area has ever seen.  He helped continue a tradition that Ron Lancaster built and then he took it to another level.  All in all he was a fixture in the community as will always be known as the winningest high school football ever in the Sacramento area.

Coach Osterhout returns for his 12th season at American River College and 8th as Head Football Coach after being officially named the Head Football Coach and Kinesiology Professor on June 18th 2015.  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.

For the fifth time in his first eight seasons at the helm, Noonan guided Sierra College to the 2021 post season, securing a bid in the State Center Bowl. The 2019 season saw Sierra College victorious over then defending state champion Laney College in the Nor Cal Grizzly Bowl. That Bowl victory marks the third win in the post season since Noonan’s arrival, the first against host Fresno City College in 2015 and the second over Sacramento City College in 2018. During his first season directing the Wolverines program 2013, Sierra’s football team enjoyed its first winning season since 2009, earning a bowl berth in the San Francisco Community College Bowl.

Since 2010, Head Coach, Jason Negro has led his alma mater, St. John Bosco High School to a record of 203-29-1. With a program consistently atop the national rankings, Negro was named CalHi’s 2019 Coach of the Decade, and MaxPrep’s 2019 National Coach of the Year. The 2022 season was an impressive season for Coach Negro to say the least. Negro led his team to victory by winning the State Open Division Title game, was placed first in National rankings, and named 2022 High School Football America Coach of the Year.

Jason is the head coach at West Park High School in Roseville which opened in 2020. In their first varsity season West Park became the first Sacramento area school to win an outright league title without seniors, qualifying for the playoffs. In addition to coaching at the high school level he coached in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl(2006), as well as USA Football’s International Bowl(2017 & 2018). He was also a Regional Director with USA Football from 2015-2021.

This past season, Phil Grams, Head Coach at Ripon Christian High School, lead his program to be the Sac-Joaquin 2022 Section Champions. During his career as Head Football Coach, Grams has amassed a record of 71-17.  Assistant & OC at Lawrence University and a Head Coach at Capital Christian High School, Gram’s teams have accumulated 4 League Championships and 2 Sac-Joaquin Section Titles. A 3-time GEL Coach of the Year and MaxPreps NorCal Small School Coach of the Year 2014. Grams has come a long way since his days as an assistant at Granite Bay High school under HC Ernie Cooper.

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To say that Legendary Head Coach, Ernie Cooper, built the Granite Bay High School Football program from the ground up is an understatement. Head Coach since the day the school opened, Cooper won more than 150 games, 10 league championships, five section titles and the school’s first CIF state championship in 2012 before he resigned in June of that year. Cooper was also named Cal-Hi Sports 2012 State Coach of the Year. Returning to the helm of the program in 2014, Cooper resigned in 2015 to spend more time with his family. In 2017, Cooper returned to coach the Granite Bay High School Freshman Football Team for a few seasons just for fun before retirement.

A 2005 Graduate of Folsom High School, Cole transferred from American River College to Tarleton State University where he played Cornerback, Free Safety, and Special Teams for two years. Cole returned to Folsom High school in the fall of 2011 as the Co-Defensive coordinator and served in this capacity through 2014. During this time the Folsom High Bulldogs won 8 League, Region, Section, and State Football Championships. 2015 saw Cole as a Defensive Intern at Montana State University before returning to Folsom High as the Defensive Coordinator from 2016-2018. In 2019, Cole took a position with California State University – Sacramento as an Assistant Football Coach.

Ryan Reynolds is not only the Head Football Coach, but he is also the Head Track and Field Coach at Sutter Union High School based in Sutter, California. In Coach Reynolds 29 years of coaching experience at the high school level, 26 of those years have been with Sutter High School in which he has accumulated proven success within his program. He has amassed an impressive 146-31 record with 13 NSCIF title appearances, 7 CIF Championships, 13 Conference Titles, 7 CIF STATE Semi-Finals, 2012 NSCIF Coach of the year, 2012 Nor Cal Preps Coach of the year, 2012 Appeal Democrat coach of the year, 2016 CIF #1 Ranked Division 4 Team in the State, 2016 KNBN Sports Talk Radio Coach of the Year, 2020 Cal-Hi Sports Coach of the Year, and 2022 Pioneer Valley League coach of the year.

Since taking over the helm of the Padres in the Spring of 2001 at only 26 years old, Patrick Walsh has become synonymous with Serra football. Walsh, the Padres’ all-time winningest coach, led Serra to a 2017 CIF State Championship and has visited the CA State Championship four out of the past seven years: 2016, 2017, 2019, 2021, and 2022. He was recently named the 2020/2021 California State FB Coach of the Year.

Joey Montoya and his staff have seen great success in recent years. Coach Montoya has taken his team to six section title games (2008-09, 2016-19). While clenching the section title championship game in 2017, in that same year his team went on to win the Northern California Division. In 2019 the Hillmen played their most challenging non-league schedule in program history, then went on to their second year in the FVL, where they went undefeated in league play, won their second consecutive FVL title, 8th straight league championship, and were the Sac-Joaquin Section Division 3 runners-up. In the 2022 season, the Hillmans found themselves going into their seventh consecutive Sac-Joaquin Section quarterfinal appearance with a record of 10-0.

AJ Cooper was hired as linebackers coach at Sacramento State in January 2023. Cooper spent the 2022 season as a defensive graduate assistant at Oregon State. That year, the Beavers went 10-3, including a dominant 30-3 win over Florida in the SRS Distribution Las Vegas Bowl. The OSU defense limited opponents to just 108.2 yards per game which led the Pac-12 and ranked 15th in the FBS. Linebacker Omar Speights, Jr., was named to the all-Pac-12 first team while Jaydon Grant was a second team selection as a defensive back. Cooper was a graduate assistant at Central Washington from 2019-21 where he coached cornerback Tyren Sams who was named Div. II All-American, all-region and all-Great Northwest Athletic Conference. Marcus Schimmelfennig also earned honorable mention all-league accolades. The Las Vegas native played at Southern Oregon where he was a four-year starter from 2015-18. Cooper finished his career with 198 total tackles and had nine interceptions. He was part of two NAIA national championship teams, as a redshirt in 2014 and a starter in 2015. Cooper earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Southern Oregon in 2019.

After a standout career as a guard and discus thrower at St. Mary’s High School, Tony Franks played football and competed in track at UC Davis. He got his start in coaching as an offensive line coach for the Aggies’ freshman football team in 1981. He stayed at UC Davis for another three years before taking over the St Mary’s Rams in 1984, where he remained four years before a three-year stint at Santa Clara as the defensive coordinator. He then returned to UC Davis, where he served as an offensive-line and linebacker coach, in addition to being a recruiting coordinator, for 12 years. In 2001 Franks returned to his high school alma mater, St. Mary’s, building the program into a perennial playoff contender.

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Goulet is the Head Coach for Feather River College, a Junior College in Northern California. His 2021 squad finished the season with an undefeated 10-0 record winning both a conference championship and bowl game along the way. Goulet was also named California Region II Coach of the Year and Pac-7 Coach of the Year in 2021.

Carlos was named Head Coach at Cedar Hill High School in 2017. Carlos and his staff have accumulated a record of 30-7 over the past 3 seasons. This past season, they were in the Texas 6A Division II UIL State Championship game.

Ryan has been the Head Coach at Ashland-Greenwood High School for 13 years. Ryan and his staff have accumulated a record of 94-40 over that time. He has led the Bluejays to 2 state championship games.

De La Salle High School (CA) defensive line coach Steve Jacoby shares his experience coaching one of the premier high school teams in the country and how he develops his linemen. Steve started coaching at DLS in 2006. Prior to that he was the defensive coordinator at skyline high school in Oakland, ca. Earlier in his career to that he was the D-line/LB coach at Saint Mary’s college of California. Steve has coached many players that have gone on to play at the collegiate and professional level who more importantly have become great young men in society.

Keith has been the Head Coach at Jenks High School for 3 years. He and his staff have accumulated a record of 30-8 in these years. Coach Riggs has led his team to the State Championship game in each of his first 3 years as the Head Coach.

Since taking over the helm of the Padres in the Spring of 2001 at only 26 years old, Patrick Walsh has become synonymous with Serra football.  Walsh, the Padres’ all-time winningest coach with 171 victories, led Serra to a 2017 CIF State Championship and has visited the CA State Championship four out of the past six years: 2016, 2017, 2019 and 2021. He was most recently named the 2020/2021 California State FB Coach of the Year for the Padres 5-0 Spring Season and his role as a driving force in the restart of California Youth Sports which literally affected millions of young lives. 

Rodney is currently the Head Coach at Denton Guyer High School in Texas, where they finished the 2020 season in the State 6A Semifinals. He also just passed the 150-career win mark in 2020. He is currently the President of the Texas Coaches High School Association.

With nearly 250 career wins over his 22 year coaching career, Casey Taylor’s programs boast numerous titles, championships and top ten rankings with a generous helping of undefeated seasons. Named “Coach of the Year” multiple times, Taylor is active in his community coordinating youth football camps and 7 on 7 competitions.

TJ Ewing has been Monterey Trail’s Head Football Coach since the school opened in 2004. Since then Coach Ewing and his team have acquired 11 CIF Playoff Appearances, 5 CIF Section Finals and 1 CIF Section Championship. Over his head coaching career, he has received the “Coach of the Year” Honor 8 times. He was a San Mateo High School Hall of Fame Inductee in 2015 and an Eastern Washington University Hall of Fame Inductee in 2017.

Using football fundamentals to build lifelong relationships and teach life lessons to youth, Joe Cattolico has proven his methodology over the last 22 years with multiple championship teams across several school programs. In his first season as head coach at Granite Bay high school, Cattolico’s varsity team finished second in the Sierra Football League.

This past season, Phil Grams, Head Coach at Ripon Christian High School, lead his program to be the Sac-Joaquin 2022 Section Champions. During his career as Head Football Coach, Grams has amassed a record of 71-17.  Assistant & OC at Lawrence University and a Head Coach at Capital Christian High School, Gram’s teams have accumulated 4 League Championships and 2 Sac-Joaquin Section Titles. A 3-time GEL Coach of the Year and MaxPreps NorCal Small School Coach of the Year 2014. Grams has come a long way since his days as an assistant at Granite Bay High school under HC Ernie Cooper.

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Rob will be entering his 4th season as the head coach at Spanish Springs. He and his staff led their athletes to league titles in 2019 and the spring of 2021. Rob was selected High Desert League Coach of the Year in 2019 & 2021 and Northern Region Coach of the Year in 2019. Rob is also Co-Head Track & Field coach at Spanish Springs. He strongly promotes that his athletes compete in multiple sports and has coached football, basketball, and track/field at various levels throughout his 15 year career as an educator.

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