Coaching Staff

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Nate Kaeding

Chief Instructor

  • Camp Alumnus
  • Professionally trained and certified educator and coach
  • Two-time Collegiate 1st Team All-American…2002 Lou Groza Award Winner
  • 65th overall pick in the 2004 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers
  • Two-time NFL Pro Bowl participant
  • Converted 181 of 210 field goal attempts during NFL career for 86.2 percent
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Alex Henery

Chief Instructor

  • Camp Alumnus
  • Collegiate 1st Team All-American kicker and punter at Nebraska
  • Most accurate kicker in NCAA D1 football history (89.5%)
  • 120th overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles
  • Set NFL rookie record with an 88.9% field goal percentage in 2011
  • Made 75 of 91 FG attempts (82.4%) in four NFL seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles and Detroit Lions
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Jan Stenerud

Chief Instructor Emeritus

  • Served nine years as Chief Camp Instructor
  • Actively involved in creating camp curriculum
  • First pure kicker enshrined in the NFL Hall of Fame (1991)
  • 19-year NFL career with Kansas City, Green Bay and Minnesota
  • Kicked 373 field goals; totaled 1,699 points and played in six Pro Bowls

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Mac Percival

Senior Instructor

  •  Eight seasons with Chicago Bears and Dallas Cowboys
  •  Made 101 field goals in his NFL career
  •  Lead league in second season with 25 of 36 field goals
  •  34 years with camp

Russell Barrios

Kicking/Punting Instructor

  •  Camp alumnus
  •  Won both Outstanding Punter and Outstanding Kicker awards at the camps
  •  Played collegiately for Colorado School of Mines and University of Nebraska
  •  Member of Creighton Prep (NE) coaching staff
  •  8th year on camp staff

Scott Hale

Camp Director

  •  Camp Alumnus
  •  Iowa State University
  •  42 years with the camp
  •  Respected clinic speaker


Nick Matsen

Assistant Director and Long-snapping Instructor

  •  Camp Alumnus
  •  All-state selection while at Newton (IA) High School
  •  Standout for University of Northern Iowa
  •  24 years on the camp staff

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Ryan Dixon

 Long-snapping Instructor

  • Assistant coach for Valley High School of West Des Moines, IA
  • Special teams standout for University of Northern Iowa
  • 13th year on the camp staff

Nate Murphy

Kicking / Punting Instructor

  • Camp Alumnus
  • Played for University of Northern Iowa from 2018-21
  • Averaged 39 yards on 127 career punts
  • Handled punting and kicking duties as a prep at West Des Moines Valley High School
  • Joined camp staff in 2020

Brett Maher

Kicking/Punting Instructor

  • Camp Alumnus
  • 1st Team All-Big Ten kicker (2012) and punter (2011)
  • Set University of Nebraska season mark for kick scoring (119)
  • Converted 39 of 50 FGs at Nebraska and averaged 43.2 yards on 120 punts
  • Five-year NFL veteran with Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints and L.A. Rams
  • Has connected on 111 of 139 FG attempts in his NFL career
  • Booted a 63-yard field goal in 2019; only kicker in NFL history to make four kicks from 60 yards and beyond

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Derrick Frost

Punting Instructor

  • Played for Cleveland Browns, Washington Redskins and Green Bay Packers
  • Averaged 41.2 yards on 365 career punts over six NFL seasons from 2003-08
  • Averaged 42.2 yards per punt at the University of Northern Iowa
  • Five years as camp instructor

Logan Bieghler

Punting Instructor

  • Camp Alumnus
  • Punter for University of Northern Iowa from 2012-15
  • Averaged 40.9 yards on 164 career punts for the Panthers
  • Standout at Southeast Polk (IA) High School
  • Member of PCM High School (IA) coaching staff
  • Camp staff member for 10 years