Speakers

State Champions from the Midwest States. Key Note - Division I Coach and other speakers.

Speakers 2020-01-17T01:04:05+00:00

La Vista Clinic Speakers

  • Ryan Gottula – Lincoln Southeast High School
  • Michael Huffman – Bellevue West High School,
  • Kody Morgan – North Dakota State, ND
  • Guy Rosenberg – Elkhorn South High School, NE
  • Steve Martin – Wichita Northwest High School, KS
  • Shannon Moore – University of Wyoming, WY
  • Chad Fox – Wahoo High School, NE
  • Reed Manstedt – Waverly High School, NE
  • Seth McClain – Fremont High School, NE
  • Conor Riley – Kansas State University, KS
  • NE/IA State Champions


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Ryan Gottula – Head Coach Lincoln Southeast High School (NE)

Coach Gottula has been the head coach at Lincoln Southeast since 2011. Prior to that he spent time as the offensive coordinator at Omaha Westside High School and also coached DB’s and QB’s at Southeast before taking over as head coach. Under Gottula’s guidance, Lincoln Southeast has been conference champions in 2011, 2012, 2016, and 2019 with a Class A state title in 2011. Gottula has been named the Lincoln Journal Star Coach of the Year in 2011-2012 and also won the Semper Fidelis Coach Award in 2015.

Chad Fox – Head Coach Wahoo High School (NE)

Prior to becoming the head coach at Wahoo High School, Coach Fox served as an assistant at Fremont Bergan, Gibbon, and Papillion-LaVista High Schools. In 2002, Coach Fox took over as head coach at Wahoo High School and has a record of 129-53 in that span. His teams have six district titles and have been in the state playoffs 15 times. During those playoff runs, Wahoo has advanced to the quarterfinals seven times, semi-finals four times, and was the Class C1 state champions this past season.

Guy Rosenberg – Head Coach Elkhorn South High School (NE)

In eight season as head coach at Elkhorn South, Coach Rosenberg has a record of 69-22 including an impressive 34 game winning streak from 2015-2017. During his tenure, Elkhorn South has won two Class B state championships in 2015 and 2016.

Michael Huffman – Head Coach Bellevue West High School (NE)

*Coach Huffman has put together an impressive run over the past five seasons amassing over 50 wins with only five losses. Bellevue West has been runner-up in 2015 and 2018 and state champions in 2016 and 2019. Coach Huffman’s offenses have had the top scoring and yardage offense in Class A five out of the past six seasons.

Steve Martin – Head Coach Wichita Northwest High School (KS)

Coach Martin’s offensive mindset has helped Wichita Northwest become one of the most dynamic teams in Kansas over the past five years. His 2018 team holds the Kansas record for most total yards in a season and his 2015, 2016, and 2018 teams hold records for most yards in a game. Since 2015, Martin’s teams have averaged 50 plus points per game in 5A. In 2018, Northwest finished as the Class 5A Runner Up. Martin’s personal achievements include being named president of the Kansas Football Coaches Association from 2015 – 2018, the 2014 Kansas Shrine Bowl Head Coach, and the GWAL Coach of the Year in 2015 and 2018

Seth McClain – Head Coach Fremont High School (NE)

Coach McClain has been coaching in Nebraska for the past 20 seasons with the last 11 years as a head coach. McClain was a head coach at Schuyler High School for two seasons before taking over the head duties at Fremont High School. In 2017, he led Fremont High School to its first winning season in 20 years and also guided them to their first playoff appearance in 10 seasons. McClain has coached two former NFL players, Kyle Emanuel and Ricky Henry. He was named as an assistant coach in the 2017 Shrine Bowl. In college, McClain was a four year starter on the offensive line at Peru State. He and wife, Katie, have four children…Maggie, Jenna, Collin, and Anna.

Kody Morgan – Assistant Coach North Dakota State University (ND)

*Coach Morgan serves as a defensive backs/special teams coach at North Dakota State University where he has served in that capacity since 2016. Prior to coaching at North Dakota State, Morgan coached at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, the University of Mary, and the University of Wisconsin-Stout. A four-year starting cornerback from 2008 to 2011 at Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Morgan was part of a conference championship team in 2008.

John Stiegelmeier – Head Coach South Dakota State University (SD)

John Stiegelmeier, the winningest football coach in South Dakota State history, has built the Jackrabbit program into a yearly contender within the Missouri Valley Football Conference and the Football Championship Subdivision. His teams continually compete at the highest level and have reached the FCS playoffs nine times and are one of only two FCS programs to reach the postseason each of the past eight seasons. Stiegelmeier has never had a losing record in Missouri Valley play in the 12 seasons it has played in what has proven to be the toughest FCS conference. Aside from coaching, Stiegelmeier is active in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, serving on the state board of directors and as the organization’s SDSU faculty representative. He was presented with the organization’s Grant Teaff Award in 2016.

Paul Heusinkvelt – Head Coach Overton High School (NE)

Coach Heusinkvelt played football at Peru State College before becoming an assistant for the Bobcats from 2003-2006. From there he coached at Harvard High School and Medicine Valley before taking over at Overton in 2011. In his nine seasons, Overton has a record of 52-35 and has been in the playoffs seven of those nine years. Under Heusinkvelt, Overton advanced to the quarterfinals in 2018 and the semi-finals twice, including this past fall. Heusinkvelt is married with five children.

Sean Birks – Head Coach Audubon High School (IA)

Over the past seven seasons, Coach Birks has a record of 61-16 while coaching at Audubon High School. During that span, his teams have qualified for the playoffs six times, have been district champions three times, and were the state runner-up this past season (2019).

Hayden DeLano – Head Coach Cross County High School (NE)

Born and raised in Miami, OK, Coach DeLano attended Wayne State College and now resides in Stromsburg, NE with wife, Kelsey, and son, Knox. Coach DeLano started his coaching career in Winside, NE, as a volunteer coach before becoming the defensive coordinator at Appleton City, Missouri. While at Appleton City, the Bulldogs had their first playoff win in over a decade and DeLano’s defense placed five players on the all-district team and one on the all-state team. In 2017, DeLano became the head coach at Cross County High School. He has had two 1,000 yard rushers in the same season for the first time in school history and his 2019 team make it to the semi-finals for the first time in school history. For his efforts this past season, DeLano was named the Class D-1 Huskerland Prep Coach of the Year.

Reed Manstedt – Head Coach Waverly High School (NE)

During Coach Manstedt’s first season as head coach at Waverly High School, the Vikings finished the season with a record of 10-2 and earned a trip to the state semi-finals in Class B. As head coach and defensive coordinator, Manstedt’s defense set the school record for fewest rushing yards allowed per game at 91 yards. Prior to coming to Waverly, Manstedt was the head coach at Crete High School from 2015-2018 and served as Crete’s defensive coordinator for three years under coach Chuck McGinnis from 2012-2014. Manstedt served as an assistant coach for the 2019 Nebraska Shrine Bowl.

Seth Bass – Head Coach North Shelby High School (MO)

Coach Bass has a wealth of coaching experience that spans from the collegiate level to high school. He spent the first five years of his career coaching NAIA football where he was able to help develop two All-Americans. Since then, he has coached high school football in Tennessee, Illinois, and Missouri. Upon arriving at North Shelby in 2016, Coach Bass inherited a program that had lost 65 of 66 games and was entering their first year of 8-man football. Since then, his teams have gone 24-20 including a 16-7 record the past two seasons. They won their first conference championship since 1999 and posted a 9-3 record while climbing to #3 in the polls last fall before losing in the quarterfinals to the state runner-up. Since switching to the 2-3-3 defense, North Shelby has finished in the top 10 in scoring defense both years and has posted a +26 turnover margin.

Rogers Clinic Speakers

  • Andrew Shanle – Cypress Ridge High School, TX
  • Aaron Danenhauer – BentonvilleHigh School, AR
  • Casey Dick – Fayetteville High School, AR
  • Nathan Foster– Tulsa Union High School, OK
  • Jacob Gill – Shiloh Christian High School, AR
  • Sean Riley – SW Assemblies of God University (Dallas, TX)
  • Rodney Flowers– Bixby High School, OK
  • Tyler Schneider – Bixby High School, OK
  • Jeff Conaway – Shiloh Christian High School, AR
  • Adam Gaylor – Jenks High School, OK
  • Justin Kramer – Missouri State University, MO
  • Missouri State Coaching Staff
  • OK/AR State Champions

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Nathan Foster – Defensive Coordinator Union High School (OK)

Coach Foster just completed his 9th year as a defensive coach for Union High School in Tulsa. During his time at Union, he has coached cornerbacks and linebackers and has been the defensive coordinator for the past three seasons.

Aaron Danenhauer – Offensive Coordinator Bentonville High School

Coach Danenhauer has been the offensive coordinator and O-line coach at Bentonville since 2013. Prior to that he served as the freshmen offensive coordinator from 2008-2009 and the varsity offensive line coach in 2010. During his time at Bentonville, the Tigers have been a roll having won the state title in 2008, 2010, 2013, and 2014 and the runner-up in 2011, 2012, and 2017.

Tyler Schneider – Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks – Bixby HS (OK)

Bixby High School has set a high standard in Oklahoma high school football. With Coach Schneider, the Spartans have five 6AII state championships (2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019) and one state runner-up (2017). This past season, the Spartans’ potent offense averaged 56.2 points per game.

Jacob Gill – Defensive Coordinator/Safeties/Asst HC – Shiloh Christian HS (AR)

Coach Gill graduated from MidAmerica Nazarene University in 2010 and began his coaching career at Olathe Northwest High School before moving to Siloam Springs High School to coach defensive backs. He moved into the co-defensive coordinator role in 2013. Coach Gill next moved to Springdale High School in 2014 as a defensive backs coach and was promoted to the special teams coordinator in 2015. In 2017, he was hired at Shiloh Christian to coach defensive backs before moving into the defensive coordinator role and is currently also the assistant head coach. Shiloh Christian made it to the state semi-finals in 2018 and were the state runner-up this past season. Coach Gill has been married to wife, Kala, for 11 years and has three sons: Colson (8), Keegan (6), and Cannon (2).

Rodney Flowers – Defensive Coordinator – Bixby HS (OK)

Coach Flowers just completed his 8th season for the Bixby Spartans. He has served as the defensive coordinator for the past six years and also coaches linebackers at Bixby. Coach Flowers has led the Spartan defense to five 6A-Div II state championships in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, and 2019 and a runner up finish in 2017. Prior to Bixby, Coach Flowers spent six years in Sulphur Springs (TX) coaching the defensive line. His 2008 team won the 4A-Div II state championship.

Sean Riley – Southwestern Assemblies of God University (TX)

Coach Riley is currently in his second season as the Associate Head Coach/Special Teams Coach and Recruiting Coordinator for SAGU. He also serves as an official kicking instructor/coach for the Dallas Cowboys Academy and a Blue Grey All-American Bowl Special Teams Coordinator. The Blue Grey game has had a kick or punt return for a touchdown six straight years. Prior to SAGU, Coach Riley coached Trinity Christian High School in Cedar Hill (TX) for eleven seasons and won two of the four state championship games they appeared in. In his eleven seasons, his Trinity Christian teams averaged six blocked punts, four blocked field goals, three kick returns for touchdowns, and two punt returns for touchdowns. The coverage teams were feared for their relentless style of swarm tackling.

Sean is a United States Navy veteran and played professional football for over ten years, making him one of the few college Special Teams Coordinators who also played professionally. Through the years, Sean has trained over 100 Division 1 kickers and punters.

Coach Riley completed his undergraduate and graduate studies from Liberty University Cum Laude and is currently finishing his doctorate in Strategic Leadership while serving as an associate professor in Sports Management at SAGU.