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 MATT BOLLES – MUSKEGON HS, MICHIGAN
Nike Coach June Jones - SMU, Guest Speaker In Las Vegas at the NIKE Coach of the Year Clinic
Friday, Feb. 14th
A well-known clinic presenter, Matt Bolles is the Offensive Line Coach at Muskegon High School in Michigan. The school is the state’s all-time winningest football program and within a few wins shy of being in the top ten in the nation for football wins. The Big Reds finished the 2013 season with a 12-2 record and were runners-up for the state championship. The school has a rich and historic football tradition as they have won 19 state championships and have been featured in a documentary on the NFL Network.

Nike Coach Bret Bielema - Arkansas  BRET BIELEMA – UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS
Bret Bielema - Arkansas,  Guest Speaker In Las Vegas at the NIKE Coach of the Year Clinic
Friday, Feb. 14th

Coach Bielema has just completed his first season as the leader of the Razorback program, having arrived at the University of Arkansas following a brilliant seven year stint as the head coach of the University of Wisconsin Badgers. While in Madison he led the school to three consecutive Rose Bowl and three straight Big Ten titles. A graduate of the University of Iowa, Coach Bielema was the Wisconsin defensive coordinator prior to being named head coach and has also served on the staffs of Kansas State University and the University of Iowa.

RYAN BISHOP – DAVIS HS, UTAH
RYAN BISHOP – DAVIS HS, UTAH  Guest Speaker In Las Vegas at the NIKE Coach of the Year Clinic
Friday, Feb. 14th

Ryan Bishop has been a head football coach in the state of Utah for the past 16 years, thirteen of them at his current school, Davis High School. He also served Bear River High School for three years. His Davis High School (located in Kaysville, Utah), squad advanced to the Utah State Championship game in 2004 and 2009, winning the title in 2004. The Davis Darts of 2013 compiled an overall record of 10-1 and won the Region 1 championship. In 25 years as a head coach he has won 125 games.

HUNKIE COOPER – CANYON SPRINGS HS, NEVADA
HUNKIE COOPER – CANYON SPRINGS HS, NEVADA  Guest Speaker In Las Vegas at the NIKE Coach of the Year Clinic
Friday, Feb. 14th

A legend as a player, Hunkie Cooper is rapidly becoming a legend in high school football coaching circles. Currently the Head Football Coach at Canyon Springs High School in Las Vegas, he has led the team to the Nevada State Football Playoffs and been named Coach of the Year. Coach Cooper played high school football in Texas, Navarro College, and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. While in college he played six different positions and was a two time All-Big West Conference selection. During his senior season he was selected as an Al-American as a punt returner. He went on to an MVP AFL career.

STAN DAVIS – CANYON SPRINGS HS, NEVADA
STAN DAVIS – CANYON SPRINGS HS, NEVADA  Guest Speaker In Las Vegas at the NIKE Coach of the Year Clinic
Friday, Feb. 15th

Coach Davis is the current Defensive Coordinator at Canyon Springs High School in Las Vegas, where he has been instrumental in the rebuilding of the Pioneers. He has an outstanding resume as he has served as a defensive coordinator at the professional level and compiled a very impressive playing career . He is a graduate of Inglewood High School in California and a graduate of Long Beach State where he was a four year letter winner. Coach Davis was selected as a participant in the NFL’s Minority Coaching Fellowship Program where he worked with Cincinnati Bengals HFC Marvin Lewis.

MARTIN FINE – BRYANT UNIVERSITY
MARTIN FINE – BRYANT UNIVERSITY Guest Speaker In Las Vegas at the NIKE Coach of the Year Clinic
Friday, Feb. 15th

Coach Fine has just completed his eleventh year as the Head Football Coach at Bryant University in Rhode Island, having previously served as an assistant football coach at Iowa State University. Coach Fine is the winningest coach in Bryant history and has coached the Bulldogs conference championships and NCAA Division II playoff appearances. He has a well-rounded background as he has at different times been a coordinator of all phases of the game, offense, defense and special teams. Coach Fine has also served Sonoma State, Indiana University, and the Naval Academy Prep School.

Nike Coach June Jones - SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY, Guest Speaker In Las Vegas  JUNE JONES – SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY
Nike Coach June Jones - SMU, Guest Speaker In Las Vegas at the NIKE Coach of the Year Clinic
Friday, Feb. 14th

One of our country’s most innovative coaches, Coach Jones arrived at Southern Methodist five seasons ago and has turned the Mustangs into one of the most feared squads in the nation. In the past four years they have won 30 games and three bowl championships, quite a feat when one considers the SMU program had not been to a bowl game in nearly 25 years, since the early 1980’s. In eleven seasons as a head coach he has been named “Coach of the Year” four times. Prior to arriving at SMU Coach Jones was the highly successful head coach at the University of Hawaii.

Nike Coach Mike Leach – Washington St. Guest Speaker In Las Vegas  MIKE LEACH – WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY
Mike Leach – Washington St., Guest Speaker In Las Vegas at the NIKE Coach of the Year Clinic
Saturday, Feb. 15th

The owner of a master’s degree and a law degree, Coach Leach was named the head coach of the Cougars in November of 2011. He brings to the school a tremendous resume, having led the Texas Tech Red Raiders to ten bowl games and national recognition. Coach Leach is known in all football levels as one of the most innovative and exciting coaches in our country and he has served as offensive coordinator at Oklahoma, Kentucky, and Valdosta State and was first noticed when he conducted the offense at Iowa Wesleyan. Coach Leach is a graduate of Brigham Young University.

ROY LOPEZ – MARCOS DE NIZA HS, ARIZONA
ROY LOPEZ – MARCOS DE NIZA HS, ARIZONA Guest Speaker In Las Vegas at the NIKE Coach of the Year Clinic
Friday & Saturday, Feb. 14th - 15th

Roy Lopez is the highly successful heqd football coach at Marcos de Niza High School in Tempe, Arizona, a position he ascended to after having served as the offensive and defensive line coaches and defensive coordinator at the school. A former state champion wrestler in Arizona, Coach Lopez has built a fantastic football program at the school as the Padres are perennial playoff participants. Coach Lopez attended New Mexico Highlands University and also served as the school’s Offensive Line Coach in 1993-1995. He was also the Offensive and Defensive Line coach at St. Mary’s High School in AZ.

Nike Dan McCarney – N. Texas, Guest Speaker In Las Vegas  DAN McCARNEY – UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS
Nike Coach Dan McCarney – N. Texas, Guest Speaker In Las Vegas at the NIKE Coach of the Year Clinic
Sunday AM, Feb. 16th

With over 30 years of collegiate coaching experience Dan McCarney is in the early stages of rebuilding the football fortunes of the North Texas Mean Green. Coach McCarney began his coaching career at his alma mater, the University of Iowa, where he was an assistant to Hayden Fry. He then matriculated to the University of Wisconsin, serving head coach Barry Alvarez prior to his being named the head coach at Iowa State in 1995. After 13 years in Ames, Coach McCarney spent a year at the University of South Florida and three years on the staff of the University of Florida.

ROBBIE OWENS – GRAND JUNCTION HS, COLORADO
ROBBIE OWENS – GRAND JUNCTION HS, COLORADO Guest Speaker In Las Vegas at the NIKE Coach of the Year Clinic
Friday & Saturday Feb. 14th - 15th

Coach Owens has led the Grand Junction Tigers to the Southwestern Conference title the past three seasons, qualifying for the Colorado state football playoffs all three years. Prior to his arrival at Grand Junction High School he was the head football coach at Coconut Creek High School in Florida. Coach Owens began his coaching career at his alma mater, Mesa State College (now Colorado Mesa University) where he was the Defensive Coordinator, Recruiting Coordinator, Special Teams Coordinator and Summer Camp Coordinator. While the DC at Mesa his teams were nationally ranked.

Nike Coach Gary Pinkel  - Missouri,  Guest Speaker In Las Vegas  GARY PINKEL – UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI
Nike Coach Gary Pinkel  - Missouri, Guest Speaker In Las Vegas at the NIKE Coach of the Year Clinic
Saturday, Feb. 15th

Gary Pinkel has been a head football coach for 22 years, the past 12 at the University of Missouri. He arrived in Columbia following a terrific stint as the head football coach at the University of Toledo. He has led the Missouri Tigers to eight bolw games and he has also served as an assistant football coach at the University of Washington and Bowling Green. As a coach he has been involved in numerous bowl games including the Cotton, Alamo, Independence, Insight, Texas, Sun and Las Vegas. He and his staff have been on the cutting edge in offensive football, perfecting much of the spread offense.

JEFF STEINBERG – SANTIAGO HS, CALIFORNIA
JEFF STEINBERG – SANTIAGO HS, CALIFORNIA Guest Speaker In Las Vegas at the NIKE Coach of the Year Clinic
Friday & Saturday Feb. 14th - 15th

Coach Steinberg has been the Head Football Coach at Santiago High School for the past five seasons, having arrived there following successful stints at AB Miller High School and Burroughs High School, both in California. Utilizing the hurry up no huddle spread offense he has revitalized three different programs and qualified for the state playoffs twelve times, including a California Interscholastic Federation Championship in 2005. He also led his team to the state title game in 2003, finishing as state runner-up. At every stop of his career he has led the school to unprecedented heights.

Nike Coach Matt Wells – Utah St., Guest Speaker In Las Vegas  MATT WELLS – UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY
Nike Coach Matt Wells – Utah St., Guest Speaker In Las Vegas at the NIKE Coach of the Year Clinic
Sunday AM, Feb. 16th

Former Utah State quarterback Matt Wells was named head coach of the Aggies following the departure of Gary Anderson (Wisconsin) and enters his first full season after having served as the school’s offensive coordinator. During his playing career he was a member of two conference championship teams and in the past two seasons he has helped the Aggies to back to back bowl games and an 18-8 record. As offensive coordinator Coach Wells directed an offense that set single-season records for total points, total offense, completions, total passing yards, and second in points per game.

Nike Coach Matt Wells – Utah St., Guest Speaker In Las Vegas  BLAISE WINTER – HAND TO HAND COMBAT SPECIALIST
Nike Coach BLAISE WINTER – HAND TO HAND COMBAT SPECIALIST, Guest Speaker In Las Vegas at the NIKE Coach of the Year Clinic
Friday & Saturday, February 14th - 15th

A four year letter winner at Syracuse University, Blaise Winter played professionally for the Indianapolis Colts, San Diego Chargers, and Green Bay Packers. Following his retirement in 1994 he has become one of the most sought after motivational and instructional presenters in the country. His message to coaches will be very exciting and his knowledge and demonstration of defensive techniques has been very well received by clinic attendees. Coach Winter is one of a very few who actually utilized, at the highest level, the techniques he now teaches.

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