Coach Zauner & Coach Hoppe

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Coach Zauner

Renowned Football Kicking Coach; Coach Zauner was a very successful NFL and College Kicking Consultant prior to coaching Special Teams for 13 Years in the NFL with the Minnesota Vikings, Baltimore Ravens and Arizona Cardinals.

Coach Zauner has coached kicking specialist's for 35 plus years at the NFL, college and high school level. Throughout Coach Zauner's career he has coached and worked with 22 PRO Bowl kickers and punters.

Coach Hoppe

Coach Hoppe, former United Football League (UFL) Special Teams Assistant Coach began his coaching career in 2009 with the California Redwoods professional American football team under the direction of Head Coach Dennis Green and Special Teams Coordinator, Coach Gary Zauner.

The California Redwoods became the Sacramento Mountain Lions franchise in 2010.

In 2010, with the Sacramento Mountain Lions Coach Hoppe quickly added Kicking Coach, Special Teams and Defensive Assistance titles during his coaching tenure to assist in producing the top special teams units during the 2010 and 2011 seasons. Under Coach Hoppe, Aaron Woods achieved the “Special Teams Player of the Year”, and set a UFL record as a player to return a punt and a kickoff back for a touchdown in the same season.

Coach Hoppe’s successful career in the UFL helped to develop his specialists in achieving their goals of getting to the National Football League (NFL). Punter, Tom Malone led the league in 2010 and 2011 signing a futures contract with the St. Louis Rams. Kicker, Fabrizio Scaccia signed a futures contract with the San Francisco 49ers. Tyler Clutts a former defensive end in College was converted to a fullback and currently plays for the Houston Texans.

Coach Hoppe is currently a Kicking Consultant and an assistant under the tutelage of Coach Zauner. Working directly with Coach Zauner to facilitate PRO Development Camps, College Senior and Free Agent Specialist’s Combines. After four years of mentorship, Coach Hoppe is joining Coach Zauner into the high school level to train kicking specialists the proper fundamental, drills and technique.

Coach Hoppe, a former Arizona State Sun Devil football player, played under Bruce Snyder as a linebacker and Dirk Koetter as a fullback before a career ending injury.

Coach Hoppe lives in Arizona with his wife, Lynsey and their young son, Ezekiel.