Coaching Staff

Nate head shot

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
Alex head shot

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
Jan head shot 2

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

Max Percival

Mac Percival

Senior Instructor

  •  Eight seasons with Chicago Bears and Dallas Cowboys
  •  Made 101 field goals as pro
  •  Lead league in second season with 25 of 36 field goals
  •  34 years with camp
Mike Eischeid foto

Mike Eischeid

Senior Instructor

  •  Nine seasons with Oakland Raiders and Minnesota Vikings
  •  Career average of 41.2 yards on 565 punts
  •  Best season was 44.3-yard average
  •  Played in three Super Bowls
  •  10 years with camp
Scott Hale

Scott Hale

Camp Director

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

Matsen

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
  •  21 years on the camp staff

Ryan Dixon Head Shot

Ryan Dixon

 Long-snapping Instructor

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

Austin Errthum

Kicking Instructor

  • Camp Alumnus
  • Played for University of Northern Iowa from 2015-18
  • Made 34 of 44 field goal attempts for the Panthers
  • Totaled 99 touchbacks on kickoffs during his collegiate career
  • Three-time all-state selection at Mid-Prairie (IA) High School
  • Booted a 58-yard field goal as a high school junior
  • Joined camp staff in 2017

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
  • Four-year veteran of the CFL with 107 field goals in 137 attempts
  • In two seasons with the Dallas Cowboys, made 49 of 66 FG attempts
  • Connected on team-record 63-yard field goal in 2019; only kicker in NFL history to make three kicks beyond 60 yards

NFL Historical Imagery

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 B

Logan Biegler

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
  • Camp staff member for six years