Registration for the 2017 Notre Dame Coaches Clinic is Now Open!
Last year's coaches clinic hosted 800+ coaches who grew their knowledge of the game and how to best develop their players on and off the field. We look forward to hosting everyone in 2017 with another successful group of coach speakers.
The Country's Most Comprehensive Coaches Clinic:
2 Coaches Socials, Hosted Meals, Football Practice Admission, Blue-Gold Game Admission, Notre Dame Football Gear, Detailed Packet to Follow Speakers, Equipment Vendors
Oklahoma's Head Coach Bob Stoops
Pat & Jana Eilers Defensive Backs Coach Todd Lyght and Defensive Graduate Assistant Clay Bignell
Notre Dame's Offensive Coordinator & Quarterbacks Coach Mike Sanford
Youngstown State's Head Coach Bo Pelini
Notre Dame's Defensive Coordinator Brian Van Gorder
Former Minnesota Head Football
Coach Jerry Kill
Head Football Coach
Bob Stoops has been the head football coach at the University of Oklahoma since 1999. During the 2000 season, Stoops led the Sooners to an Orange Bowl victory and a national championship. Prior to coaching at Oklahoma, Stoops held various coordinator and position-coach positions at Iowa, Kansas State and Florida. In 2000, Stoops led his team to three consecutive wins over ranked teams including Texas, Kansas State and Nebraska. Stoops was awarded the 2000 Paul "Bear" Bryant Award and the 2000 and 2003 Walter Camp Coach of the Year.*
Head Football Coach
Bo Pelini has been the head football coach at Youngstown State since 2015. Prior to that, he served as head coach of the Nebraska Cornhuskers from December 2007 until November 2014. Prior to leading the football program at Nebraska, he was the defensive coordinator for the LSU Tigers, Oklahoma Sooners, and the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
Former Head Football Coach
University of Minnesota
North Illinois University
Jerry Kill is a former head football coach and current Associate Athletic Director for Administration at Kansas State University. He played college football at Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas from 1979 to 1982. Kill served as the head coach at Saginaw Valley State University, Emporia State University, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Northern Illinois University and the University of Minnesota. During the course of his career he was credited with bringing several programs to new heights, and these successes led to increasingly more prestigious coaching positions. Yet, despite his regular season success, when Kill was forced to retire for health reasons, he left the game without ever having won a single FBS bowl or post-season game.
Director of Analytics
Matt Sheldon is the director of analytics and football research for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). He is a professional football coach, analyst and researcher with extensive NFL experience in research/analytics, coaching, quality control and video editing with the New Orleans Saints, St. Louis Rams, Buffalo Bills, Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears. Additionally, he has worked with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League (CFL) and the Wisconsin Badgers of the NCAA. Sheldon also served as director of sports solutions development with Zebra Sports, the official provider of player tracking for the NFL. Sheldon has consulted with teams and leagues at the professional, collegiate and high school levels in North America and Europe. His areas of focus include strategy/tactics and decision-making, athlete tracking systems and elite athlete performance. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management and the University University of Wisconsin M.B.A. Program.*
Victor John Fangio is the current defensive coordinator for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). Prior to the Bears, Fangio was defensive coordinator for San Francisco 49ers, the Stanford Cardinal, linebackers coach for the Baltimore Ravens and defensive coordinator for the Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, and Carolina Panthers.*
North Dakota State
Matt Entz guided one of the top defenses in Division I football in his first year as the defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at North Dakota State in 2014.Entz coached a pair of All-Missouri Valley Football Conference linebackers in Carlton Littlejohn and Travis Beck. Littlejohn led the Bison with 117 tackles and was second nationally with four forced fumbles. He came to NDSU in January 2014 after one season as the associate head coach, co-defensive coordinator and defensive line coach at Western Illinois in 2013, and spent three previous years at Northern Iowa. He was named the AFCA Division II Assistant Coach of the Year in 2008.
Legendary Football Coach
Randy Hart has served as a college assistant coach for over forty seasons including over twenty at the University of Washington. Hart primarily served as a defensive line coach during his career. Hart coached under four College Football Hall of Fame members, Woody Hayes, Earle Bruce, Jim Young, and Don James. Hart's participation in 10 Rose Bowls are the second most in the game's history. Hart retired from coaching after the conclusion of the 2015 season.
Legendary Head Football Coach
Lou Holtz has served as the head football coach at The College of William & Mary (1969-1971), North Carolina State University (1972-1975), the University of Arkansas (1977-1983), the University of Minnesota (1984-1985), the University of Notre Dame (1986-1996), and the University of South Carolina (1999-2004), compiling a career record of 249-132-7. Holtz's 1988 Notre Dame team went 12-0 with a victory in the Fiesta Bowl and was the consensus national champion. Holtz is the only college football coach to lead six different programs to bowl games and the only coach to guide four different programs to the final top 20 rankings. Holtz also coached the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL) during the 1976 season. On May 1, 2008, Holtz was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame.
Head Football Coach
Bill O'Brien is the current head coach of the Houston Texans of the National Football League.. He was the head coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions from 2012 to 2013. O'Brien began his coaching career in 1993 at Brown University before spending more than a decade coaching in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). He joined the New England Patriots in 2007 where he eventually served as quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator in 2011. In his first season as head coach, he led the team to an 8-4 record and won ESPN's National Coach of the Year award. After the 2012 season, O'Brien garnered significant interest to return to the National Football League (NFL) as a head coach and interviewed with both the Philadelphia Eagles and the Cleveland Browns. O'Brien decided to stay at Penn State, citing that it would send a poor message to leave after just one season. After his second season, he left Penn State to become the head coach of the Texans. [Wikipedia]
Former Head Football Coach
Mack Brown was most recently head football coach of the Texas Longhorns football team of the University of Texas at Austin. He is currently a college football commentator for ESPN. Prior to his head coach position at Texas, Brown was head coach at Appalachian State, Tulane, and North Carolina. Brown is credited with revitalizing the Texas and North Carolina football programs. The Longhorns beat the University of Southern California in the 2006 Rose Bowl, Ohio State at The Horseshoe in September 2005, and division rival Oklahoma in 1998, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, and 2013. The 2005 season was capped off by victories over Colorado and USC to win the Big 12 Conference and national championships, respectively. In 2006 he was awarded the Paul "Bear" Bryant Award for "Coach of the Year." On November 27, 2008, Brown achieved his 200th career win, making him the first Texas coach to reach that mark. [Wikipedia]
Rod Marinelli joined the Dallas Cowboys on January 18, 2013 as the club's defensive line coach, and on January 28, 2014, he was promoted to defensive coordinator. Marinelli has 40 years of coaching experience, including 20 in the NFL. Dallas, Marinelli was with the Chicago Bears for four seasons, serving as the club's assistant head coach/defensive line coach in 2009 followed by three seasons as the club's assistant head coach/defensive coordinator (2010-12). Through his 10 years with Tampa Bay, the defensive line accounted for 328.5 sacks - tops in the league during that span among NFL lines. In 2002 Tampa Bay led the NFL in total defense (252.8) and points-per-game (12.3) en route to the club's Super Bowl XXXVII win. Before making the leap to the NFL coaching ranks, Marinelli was an assistant at the collegiate level for 20 years. He coached the defensive line at Southern California (1995), was assistant head coach/defensive line at Arizona State (1992-94) and was the defensive line coach at the University of California (1983-89) before adding the responsibilities of assistant head coach at the school (1990-91). He began his collegiate coaching career at Utah State in 1976 and spent six seasons as the school's defensive line coach (1976-81) before coaching the offensive line and special teams in 1982. His first coaching job was as an assistant at his alma mater, Rosemead, Calif., High School from 1973-75. [Wikipedia]
Head Football Coach
Ron Rivera is the current head coach of the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League. Rivera played college football at the University of California in Berkeley, and was recognized as an All-American linebacker. He was selected in the second round of the 1984 NFL draft by the Chicago Bears, and was a backup on the 1985 team which won Super Bowl XX. As a coach, Rivera was the defensive coordinator for Bears in the 2006, who were NFC champions and competed in Super Bowl XLI. In 2011, he was named head coach of the Carolina Panthers. Rivera was recognized as the NFL Coach of the Year by the Associated Press in 2013 and in 2015.Since taking over the Panthers, he has led the team to three straight divisional titles, and an appearance in Super Bowl 50.
Head Football Coach
Jacksonville Jaguars Head Football Coach, Gus Bradley has been added as a featured speaker to the University of Notre Dame's Coaches Clinic. Coach Bradley just completed his first season as the Head Coach in Jacksonville. He played college football at North Dakota State University, where he helped win the 1988 NCAA Division II National Football Championship as a free safety and punter. Bradley started his coaching career as a graduate assistant at North Dakota State in 1990, and went on to hold several coaching positions there, including linebackers coach, defensive coordinator, and assistant head coach. In 2006, Bradley joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as their defensive quality control coach, working closely with defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin. In 2007, he was promoted to linebackers coach. Bradley was then hired by the Seattle Seahawks as their defensive coordinator in 2009. In 2012, he coached the Seahawks' defense to 4th in the league in yards allowed and 1st in the league in points allowed. It was the second consecutive season that his defense finished in the top 10 in both categories.
Legendary Football Coach
Dante Scarnecchia recently retired after the 2013 season with the New England Patriots. Coach Scarnecchia started his career at his alma mater, California Western University. He would also go on to coach at Iowa State, Southern Methodist University, Pacific, and Northern Arizona before starting his coaching career in the NFL. His first job in the NFL was as a Special Teams and Tight Ends Coach for the New England Patriots from 1982 to 1988. He then spent two seasons as the Indianapolis Colts Offensive Line Coach before returning to the New England Patriots for the rest of his career. In total, Coach Scarnecchia spent 30 years as a New England Patriots coach, with the last 14 as Assistant Head Coach and Offensive Line Coach. He is the only coach in Patriots history to be a part of all seven Super Bowl teams. He retired with three Super Bowl Championships.
Legendary College Football Coach
Dan Radakovich retired from his 48 year football coaching career in 2008. He spent 30 years coaching college football, and 18 years coaching in the NFL. Radakovich began his career at his alma mater Penn State in 1957, where he remained an assistant coach until 1969. Radakovich was responsible for coaching the linebackers when Penn State became known as "Linebacker U." While coaching the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line from 1974 to 1977, he won two Super Bowls. He would go on to coach for the 49ers, LA Rams, Broncos, Vikings, Jets, Browns, and St. Louis Rams in the NFL, while also coaching at Cincinnati, Colorado, and North Carolina State in college, before completing his career with 13 seasons at Robert Morris. Radakovich led RMU's defensive unit to many impressive seasons. In 2006, he led the Colonials to first in total defense in the FCS and second in all of Division I. The 2006 team also led the FCS in pass defense and pass efficiency defense, while finishing in the top eight in rushing defense, sacks, and tackles for loss
Head Football Coach
Central Michigan University
John Bonamego is the current head football coach at Central Michigan University of the Mid-American Conference. He has two decades of college and pro coaching experience. He played college football at Central Michigan. Bonamego has also coached for Maine, Lehigh and Army at the college level. He has been an assistant for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Green Bay Packers and New Orleans Saints in the NFL.
High School Recruiting Analyst
Tom Lemming is a high school football recruiting analyst. Tom Lemming serves as the host of The Lemming Report on CBS Sports Network, the only national weekly high school football recruiting show. He is the editor of The Tom Lemming Prep Football Report, considered by many to be "the bible" of college football recruiting.
Former Nevada Head Coach
Creator of the "Pistol Offense"
Christopher T. Ault (born November 8, 1946) is a former American football player, coach, and college athletics administrator. He served three stints at the head football coach at the University of Nevada, Reno (1976-1992, 1994-1995, 2004-2012), leading the Nevada Wolf Pack to a record of 233-109-1 over 28 seasons and guiding the program from the NCAA's Division II to Division I-AA in 1978 and then to Division I-A in 1992. Ault was also the athletic director at Nevada from 1986 to 2004. He was the school's starting quarterback from 1965 to 1967. He is currently a consultant for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). Ault was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 2002, seven years after his first retirement from coaching in 1995.
Kansas City Chiefs Offensive Line Coach
Notre Dame Alumnus
Andrew Robert Heck (born January 1, 1967) is a former professional football player, an offensive lineman in the National Football League for the Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Bears, and Washington Redskins. He played twelve seasons in the NFL and is the current offensive line coach for the Kansas City Chiefs.
Born, a New Years baby, Jan 1 1967, in Fargo, North Dakota, Heck attended W.T. Woodson High School in Fairfax, Virginia, a suburb southwest of Washington, D.C.. He enrolled at the University of Notre Dame, where, as a co-captain, he helped lead the Fighting Irish to a national championship in 1988 under head coach Lou Holtz. Heck was a first round selection of the Seattle Seahawks in the 1989 NFL Draft, the fifteenth overall pick, and signed a five-year contract exceeding $2.7 million following a one-week holdout.
Heck moved into coaching and spent three years at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, starting with two years as a graduate assistant. He moved to the NFL as an assistant coach in 2004.
2001-2002 University of Virginia (GA)
2003 University of Virginia (TE)
2004-2005 Jacksonville Jaguars (AOL)
2006-2012 Jacksonville Jaguars (OL)
2013- Kansas City Chiefs (OL)
Cincinnati Bengals Head Coach
2009 AP Coach of the year
Marvin Ronald Lewis (born September 23, 1958) is an American football coach who is the head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League (NFL). Lewis has held the position since January 14, 2003, and is currently the second-longest tenured head coach in the NFL behind Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots. He is also the longest tenured coach in Bengals history. Previously, he was the defensive coordinator of the Baltimore Ravens from 1996 to 2001, whose record-setting defense in 2000 helped them win Super Bowl XXXV 34-7 over the New York Giants.
Taking over after a franchise worst 2-14 record in 2002, Lewis led the Bengals in 2005 to their first winning season and first AFC North division title in fifteen years. He is the first Bengals coach since team founder Paul Brown in 1970 to be named coach of the year by the Associated Press, an award he won in 2009 following a 10-6 regular season and another division title. Lewis has guided the Bengals to five straight playoff appearances from 2011-2015 and an 8-0 start in 2015, both firsts in franchise history, and holds the record for most wins as a Bengals head coach.
Former NFL Head Coach
Innovator of the "No Huddle Offense"
Samuel David "Sam" Wyche (born January 5, 1945) is a former American football player and current coach at Pickens High School in South Carolina. Wyche is a former player and former head coach for the Cincinnati Bengals. Perhaps best known for introducing the use of the No-huddle offense as a standard offense (as opposed to use at the end of the half), Wyche's greatest achievement as a head coach was leading the Cincinnati Bengals to Super Bowl XXIII, which they lost to the 49ers 20-16, relinquishing the lead with only 34 seconds remaining.
Wyche's 64 wins with the Bengals were the most by a coach in franchise history until October 30, 2011, when he was surpassed by Marvin Lewis.
Chicago Bears Head Coach
2009 CFL Coach of the year
Marc Marlyn Trestman (born January 15, 1956) is an American football coach who is the offensive coordinator for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL).
Trestman has also served as the head coach of the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League (CFL), and the Chicago Bears of the NFL. He led the Alouettes to two consecutive Grey Cup championships and was named CFL Coach of the Year in 2009. He played college football as a quarterback for three seasons with the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers, and one season at Minnesota State University Moorhead.
New England Patriots Head Coach
3 time Superbowl Champion
American football head coach, Bill Belichick was born in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1952. The son of a longtime college coach, Belichick got his own start in coaching in 1975 when he took a job with the Baltimore Colts. By the 1980s, he was the defensive coordinator for the New York Giants and praised as one of the brightest minds in the game. After a rocky stint as head coach of the Cleveland Browns in the early 1990s, the New England Patriots hired Belichick in 2000. He's guided the franchise to four Super Bowl victories.
PAC-12 Network Analyst (2012)
UCLA Head Coach (2011)
Rick Neuheisel is an American football analyst, former coach, former player, and attorney. He served as the head football coach at the University of Colorado Boulder from 1995 to 1999, at the University of Washington from 1999 to 2002, and at his alma mater, the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), from 2008 to 2011, compuling a career college football coaching record of 87-59. From 2005 to 2007, Neuheisel was an assistant coach with the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL), as quarterbacks coach for two seasons and offensive coordinator for one.
Special Teams Coach
New Orleans Saints
In McMahon's first season as coordinator in 2008, New Orleans finished as one of only four teams to rank in the top 10 in both punt return average (fourth) and kickoff return average (eighth). Bush scored on two punt returns vs. Minnesota to tie an NFL record. Hartley, an undrafted rookie at the time, started his field goal streak by making all 13 attempts.McMahon served as assistant special teams coach for his first two years in New Orleans, following a one-year stint as tight ends/special teams coach at East Carolina. In 2005, the Pirates finished in the top 20 in the nation in field goal accuracy and had a pair of solid return men. McMahon also tutored tight ends as part of a staff that directed ECU to the fourth-highest passing total in school history. He spent 13 years at the University of Illinois (1992-2004), working primarily with the special teams, tight ends and wide receivers.
One of the game's finest teachers and motivators over the last quarter-century, Murphy is Harvard's all-time winningest coach, and since the formation of the Ivy League in 1956, only one Ivy coach has compiled more wins than his 156. His Harvard teams have captured nine Ivy League championships (1997, 2001, '04, '07, '08, '11, '13, '14, '15) and have combined to own the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision's best record over the last 15 seasons (123-26, .826).Murphy is the first Harvard coach since the iconic Percy Haughton to lead the Crimson to three unbeaten, untied seasons in his tenure (2001, '04, '14). Having previously coached five seasons at Cincinnati and two at Maine, Murphy owns career records of 188-108-1 overall, 156-63 with the Crimson and 17-5 in The Game, the annual rivalry tilt between Harvard and Yale.
Urban Meyer is currently the head football coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes. Meyer served as the head coach of the Bowling Green Falcons from 2001 to 2002, the Utah Utes from 2003 to 2004, and the Florida Gators from 2005 to 2010. During his time at the University of Florida, he coached the Gators to two BCS National Championship Game victories, during the 2006 and 2008 seasons. Meyer's winning percentage through the conclusion of the 2009 season (.842) was the highest among all active coaches with a minimum of five full seasons at a Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) program.In 2014, he led the Buckeyes to their first Big Ten Conference title under his tenure as well as the program's eighth national championship.
San Fransisco 49ers
Chip Kelly is the current head coach of the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). He is the former head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. Before coaching in the NFL, he was the head coach for the University of Oregon Ducks from 2009 to 2012, leading the program to four consecutive BCS bowl game appearances including the 2011 BCS National Championship Game.
Former Head Coach (Miami Dolphins)
Current Assistant Coach (Indianapolis Colts)
Philbin is the offensive line and assistant head coach for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL). He was the head coach of the Miami Dolphins, a position he held from 2012 to 2015. Philbin was also the former Offensive Coordinator of the Green Bay Packers, guiding the Packers to a win in Super Bowl XLV.
Head coach Brian Kelly, a veteran in his 26th season as a collegiate head coach, brings a championship tradition to his seventh year as the 29th head football coach at the University of Notre Dame. Currently the winningest active coach in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision, Kelly has guided the Irish to 55 wins over his tenure, ranking fifth in school history. Kelly is the first coach to ever take Notre Dame to a bowl game in each of his first six years at the helm. His 149 victories as a head coach since 2001 are more than all but two active FBS head coaches.