2016 Coaches/Staff

Tracy Claeys   Tracy Claeys
Head Coach

Jay Johnson   Jay Johnson
Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
Miller   Bart Miller
Offensive Line

Pat Poore   Pat Poore
Running Backs/
Co-Special Teams Coord.
Brian Anderson   Brian Anderson
Wide Receivers

Rob Reeves   Rob Reeves
H-Backs/Tight Ends
Jay Sawvel   Jay Sawvel
Defensive Coordinator

Jeff Phelps  

Jeff Phelps
Defensive Line

Mike Sherels   Mike Sherels
Linebackers Coach

Dan O'Brien   Dan O'Brien
Asst. Defensive Backs/
Co-Special Teams Coord./
Asst. to the Head Coach
Adam Clark   Adam Clark
Director of Football Operations

Billy Glasscock   Billy Glasscock
Director of Recruiting Operations
Barber   Dom Barber
Coordinator of Alumni
Outreach Relations/
NFL Liaison/
Recruiting Assistant

Liggett   Morgan Liggett
Assistant Coordinator of
Recruiting Operations
John Schaekel   John Schaekel
Assistant Coordinator
of Recruiting Operations

Jeff Jones   Jeff Jones
Director of Player Personnel
Valesano   Mike Valesano
Assistant Director of
Player Personnel

Peagler   William Peagler
Offensive Quality Control
  Terry Szucs
Defensive Quality Control

Jordan   Keith Jordan
Acting Linebacker Coach
Adam Weber   Adam Weber
Offensive Graduate Assistant

  Lee Grimes
Offensive Graduate Assistant
Cooper   Keanon Cooper
Defensive Graduate Assistant

Hippe   Adam Hippe
Defensive and Special Teams
Graduate Assistant
Eric Klein   Eric Klein
Head Strength and Conditioning Coach

Dustin Perry   Dustin Perry
Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach
Chad Pearson   Chad Pearson
Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach

Thompson   Kane Thompson
Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach
Williams   Troy Williams
Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach

Kammy Powell   Kammy Powell
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Kyle Gergely   Kyle Gergely
Director of Equipment Operations

Andy Harris   Andy Harris
Assistant Equipment Manager
  Joe Stanek
Director of Video Services

Jordan Adams   Jordan Adams
Assistant Director of Video Services
Brittany Francis   Brittany Francis

Madeline Hayes   Madeline Hayes
Administrative Assistant
Jenna Henry   Jenna Henry
Administrative Assistant


Five Gophers on Senior Bowl Watch List


Seniors Mitch Leidner, Jack Lynn, Jalen Myrick, Jonah Pirsig and Damarius Travis are the Maroon and Gold representatives on the watch list.

Player Profile: Damarius Travis


From the outside view the Gophers secondary may look like it needs a complete rehaul after having two players in Briean Boddy-Calhoun and Eric Murray go to the NFL. That is not the case.

Sunday Night Overtime With Coach Claeys Began Aug. 21


Sunday Night Overtime With Coach Claeys will originate from the Gophers’ locker room at TCF Bank Stadium and will be streamed using Facebook Live.

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