• Will Shields

    One of the finest players to ever play his position, Will Shields announced his retirement from the NFL on April 15th, 2007. Ironman right guard Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2015 and in 2012 his name was affixed to the facade of Arrowhead Stadium as a member of the Chiefs Hall of Fame. Owns a franchise-record streak of 12 consecutive Pro Bowl berths, the longest active streak in the NFL and the most total Pro Bowl appearances in Kansas City history.  Those 12 Pro Bowl nods tied G Randall McDaniel for the most Pro Bowl invitations in NFL history. Is clearly worthy of being mentioned as one of the all-time great players in the illustrious history of the Chiefs franchise, not just for his consistently high level of performance on the field, but also for the ongoing personal commitment he and his family made to the Kansas City community  On and off the field Highlights 14 Year NFL career with the Kansas City Chiefs 12 NFL pro bowls (NFL ALL Star Game) NFL All Decade Team 2003 NFL Walter Payton Man-of-The-Year Award (Community service award) 1992 College Football Outland trophy winner (Best College Linemen Award) Oklahoma High School Defensive Player of the year Missouri Sports Hall Of Fame 2016 University Of Nebraska Sports Hall Of Fame Walter Camp Man Of The Year 2011 College Football Foundation Hall Of Fame 2012 Kansas City Chiefs Hall Of Fame 2015 Pro Football Hall Of Fame Started 231 consecutive games a Kansas City Chiefs record
  • Luke Knauf

    Luke Knauf comes to the GES Team as an accomplished offensive line coach after a standout career with many of the best Wisconsin teams under legendary coach Barry Alvarez.   His last stop was the University of North Dakota as the offensive line coach in 2018. The 2017 season saw Knauf's line pave the way for junior John Santiago to rack up his third-consecutive first team All-Big Sky nod and help the running back earn All-America accolades as an all-purpose performer. Santiago and his backfield mates averaged 4.9 ypc as the team compiled 1,895 rushing yards and 17 rushing scores.   Knauf's line helped UND put together back-to-back seasons with more than 2,500 rushing yards in 2015 and 2016 and he produced a pair of All-Americans during those campaigns. In 2016, graduate transfer Michael Coe earned second team accolades from the American Football Coaches Association. Coe, who was also a first team All-Big Sky performer, had played for Knauf for one season at Western New Mexico in 2013. In 2015, senior Sean Meehan was named to the American Football Coaches Association All-America Team and the first team All-Big Sky performer was joined on that team by linemates Brandon Anderson (2nd, OG) and Colton Boas (2nd, C). That senior trio helped UND's ground attack amass nearly 1,200 more yards than it did in 2014 and also produce 13 more rushing touchdowns and set a UND Division I record with 2,645 total rushing yards. In 2014, Knauf used a consistent line-up that saw the same five players start 10 of the 12 contests and account for 58 of the 60 starts along the front line. That unit provided a spark late in the season when the offense started to increase its production. In the last five games, the ground game averaged 170.0 ypg, which was nearly 100 yards better than its first seven. Knauf arrived in Grand Forks after a nearly three-year stint at Western New Mexico. He was the offensive line coach during his first two seasons at the Division II school before being elevated to offensive coordinator in November of 2012. Prior to his stint in New Mexico, Knauf was the offensive line and tight ends coach and assistant offensive coordinator at Luther College in Decotah, Iowa. His first collegiate coaching post was as an assistant offensive line coach at Wisconsin-La Crosse. The Stratford, Wisc., native, Knauf played four seasons at Wisconsin as a guard and center for the Badgers. He obtained a bachelor's degree in zoology from UW in 2006 and completed a master's degree in sports management from the United States Sports Academy in 2010. Knauf and his wife, Tiffany, have a daughter, Addison, and son, Sheffield.
  • Michael Slife

    Michael Slife comes to the GES Team with a deep background at all levels of football from high school to college as well as the NFL. Most recently he served on the staff at the University of Colorado as a football recruiting assistant, joining the program in June 2017. Slife came to CU from just down the road, where he was the outside linebacker coach at the Colorado School of Mines from 2015 until he moved to Boulder.  The Orediggers were the 2016 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference champions and boasted the Harlan Hill Award winner in quarterback Justin Dvorak. He previously spent the 2015 National Football League season working with the Cleveland Browns, working in the club’s player personnel department.  He also spent four years (2011-14) as in intern and a scout with Ourlads Scouting Services. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, he lettered in football and lacrosse as a prep at St. Ignatius.  He is married (Allison).
  • Reid Kahl

    Reid Kahl comes to the GES Team from an extensive football background. His father, Rick, was a highly successful high school coach in Fort Morgan, CO. His brother, Kent,was a high school All-American, and was a fullback at the University of Iowa where he was voted the Team MVP in 1994. He was also a scout for the San Fransisco 49ers. After playing collegiately at the University of Northern Colorado, Coach Kahl began his coaching career under his father, serving in various capacities including QB and DB Coach, Special Teams Coordinator, and Offensive Coordinator. While coaching at Fort Morgan High School, The Mustangs won state championships in 1992 and 1999. They were also state runner-up in 2001 and made 12 state playoff appearances. During the stretch of 1998-2001, the Mustangs compiled a record of 50-4. After a two year stint at Coronado HS in Colorado Springs, Coach Kahl was named the head coach at Wheat Ridge HS in Denver, CO in 2006. In his first year, Wheat Ridge went 13-1 and won the 4A state championship. He was named Colorado HS Coach Of the Year. In 2008, The Farmers capped off a 14-0 season and again won the Colorado 4A State Championship. Coach Kahl was named All Colorado Coach of The Year. In 2010, Wheat Ridge was the state runner-up, losing to a Christian McCaffrey -led Valor Christian team. The Farmers were also state Semi-finalists in 2010. In 2013, Coach Kahl was named a Top 5 coach in Colorado by USA Today. He finished his career at Wheat Ridge in 2013 with a record of 79-19, and 14-3 in state playoff games. After moving back to Northeastern Colorado in 2014, Coach Kahl was the Head Coach at Brush High School in 2015 and 2016, where he led the Beetdiggers to the state quarterfinals in 2015. Over the course of his 27 year coaching career, Coach Kahl has coached numerous athletes that have gone on to play college football, and a few that have gone on to play professionally. He has been a featured speaker at numerous football coaches clinics, and has also been invited to work several football camps including The University of Colorado, The University of Iowa, and Colorado State University, and The University of Wyoming. Reid has 4 children. Kalen-24, Ryen-20, Hayden-7, and Landry-6.
  • Brent Musarelli

    Brent comes to the GES Team having a deep background in football coaching and recruiting.  Having served under a couple of the greatest coaches in Toledo football history in Gary Pinkel and Tom Amstutz.  Coach Pinkel is still the winningest  coach in Toledo history.  Having been on the staff from 1994-2001, Coach Musarelli served in a variety roles including  coaching the offensive line, assisting on special teams as well as coordinating scout teams.  He also spearheaded recruiting efforts in northwest Ohio and southeastern Michigan. During his tenure in the program, the Rockets captured two MAC championships, three MAC West Division championships and appearances in the Las Vegas and Motor City bowls which turned in victories on both contests.  This also included three finishes in the top 25. In addition to Brent's role with GES, he also serves as a home mortgage consultant for Wells Fargo in the Toledo area in Ohio.  
  • Ron Roesink

    Ron Roesink, "Coach Sink" brings 20+ years of football coaching to the GES Team. He has developed 80+ Division I College football players thus far and is now working with 200+ players ranging from high school all the way to the professional ranks. Regarded as the one of the premiere QB and offensive skill position coaches in the nation and has attracted talent from all corners of the United States. He is a highly sought after resource for high school and college coaches throughout the country.
  • Shelly Kovacs

    Shelly has over three decades of experience in higher education that include academic success and motivation on behalf of student athletes , high school students and parents. Her book “College Knowledge for the Student Athlete”(Schoem/Kovacs) has been widely acclaimed by former athletes, coaches, teachers, parents, and administrators across the country. In 2002 she became one of a handful of women to have received an Honorary M Letter in recognition of her contributions to student athletes. In 2007, the Shelly Kovacs Scholarship was created to honor her significant accomplishments for thirty years of service at UM. This scholarship will serve as her legacy in a field and at a school where there could be no higher honor. Shelly received both her graduate and undergraduate degrees from the University of Michigan and began her career as a college advisor in the School of Education in 1977. Shelly and her husband Harvey are the proud parents of two very talented children in Josh and Julia.
  • Grand Master Joe Kim

    GrandMaster Joseph E. Kim is a 7th Dan Black Belt recognized by the World Taekwondo Federation, Kukkiwon and USA Taekwondo. GrandMaster Kim is recognized as one of the most successful Taekwondo Instructors and Coaches in the United States. He has produced over 250 Black Belts as well as several National and International Champions. GrandMaster Kim has dedicated his life to the development of Taekwondo in the Cleveland community. His school in Avon, Ohio, is one of the largest in Ohio. GrandMaster Kim began his martial arts career in 1974 under the direction of his father, Eternal GrandMaster Myung Hwan Kim. At the age of 11 years old GrandMaster Kim earned his first degree Black Belt in 1980. He is a graduate of St. Edward High School. In 1989 he became a permanent athlete resident at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was a multi time member of the U.S. National Taekwondo team including earning a bronze medal at the 1990 Pan Am Games and World Cup. GrandMaster Kim is a 2 time U.S. Olympic Festival Gold Medalist and National Champion. His competitive record can be viewed on his resume. GrandMaster Kim is also an accomplished coach in the NFL. He was hired by Bill Belichick of the Cleveland Browns in 1992 to assist in developing players fighting skills. Since then he has been active in NFL for 24 years working with 10 NFL teams, including the Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys, Miami Dolphins, Green Bay Packers, Denver Broncos, Buffalo Bills, New York Giants, Kansas City Chiefs, Chicago Bears, Washington Redskins. He has worked for an Arena Football Team with the Tampa Bay Storm. GrandMaster Kim is the only Martial Artist in the world to work with 10 NFL teams. GrandMaster Kim resides in Avon Lake, Oh, with his wife since 1992, Jeana, and two beautiful daughters, Katie and Lexi.
  • Cree Morris

    Cree Morris is currently the Owner and Operator of 5Tool Quarterback and QB coach at Rancho Bernardo HS in California. He brings 18 years of experience training and working with QB's at all levels of football from Pop warner all the way to the professional ranks. He brings a truly authentic approach to developing QB's from the ground up that focus on the correct fundamentals for the position. He trains and develops over 100 athletes annually across the country. He is a sought-after resource for high school coaches throughout the San Diego area.
  • Will Croom

    Will Croom joins GES's staff as a partner and in the fall Croom serves as an assistant coach for the Middlesex school, which is a private HS in Concord,Massachusetts.

    He also acted as the Wide receivers coach for Division III Worcester State University, Head Strength & Conditioning and Running backs coach for Billerica Memorial High School.

    Croom’s recent accomplishments include starting his business of 1st String Performance Football and Skill Development. There, he provides small group and one-on-one training for athletes through year-round skill development programs, in turn, helping numerous athletes earn football scholarships to universities. In addition to this, he works with Team Mass Elite 7v7 High School travel team where he connects promising high school football prospects within his vast national network of college scouting, national recruiting services and college coaches.

    Croom played football for the University of West Georgia, following his collegiate playing career, Croom signed a contract with the New England Surge AFL2 franchise before taking on his 10-year personal training and coaching career.

  • Brandon Williams

    Brandon Williams represents the very best when it comes to taking chances and being resilient enough to make the risk proof to be worth it. When he took the chance to leave his home state of Nebraska to attend The University of Michigan, it would be a decision that would pave the way for a great future in the NFL and then in coaching and player development. After a long career in the NFL spanning 6 teams as well as one in the CFL, Williams has established himself as one of the top speed and secondary coaches in the state of Texas. This is where he brings his vast coaching experience to develop all levels of football players from youngsters all the way to high school and college ranks. Coach Williams is surrounded by a team that is second to none with  his wife Stephanie ad two boys that are built out of blue twisted steel in Jayvont and Brayden!      
  • Anthony Morelli

    Anthony Morelli comes to the GES Team as an accomplished QB in the Big 10 conference and one of the premiere skill position coaches in the Midwest.  He is currently Owner & Head Trainer at X-Factor Sports Performance & QB Academy, a position he has held since 2011.  He has played a key role in the development of the very top QB talent in Indianapolis as well as his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA. Coach Morelli resides in Indianapolis with his wife Adrienne and their three children, Gianna, Briley and Maximus.
  • Michael Rittelmann

    Mike Rittelmann comes to the GES Team as an accomplished coach and scout who has a deep background in athletics as a two sport star in football and baseball at Waynesburg University.
    Currently he serves as an Asst. Coach at Chartiers Valley HS in Bridgeville, PA while in pursuit of his MBA in Human Resource Management/Leadership.
    In addition to his responsibilities as a high school coach, he also serves as a scouting and coaching assistant for the College Gridiron Showcase, one of the premiere pre-draft All-Star games for draft eligible players getting ready to play in the NFL.
  • Jeff Bauer

    Jeff Bauer brings 13 years of NFL scouting experience where his last stop was with the New York Jets organization where he served many different roles including the Director of College Scouting. Prior to his time in the NFL he spent 11 years as an accomplished middle school and high school football coach, including 6 years in Houston, TX and 5 year in Overland Park, KS. A native of Ankeny, IA , Bauer earned his bachelor's degree in physical education from Iowa State University and his master's degree in administration from Prairie View A&M.  He was a 4-year letter winner at Iowa State from 1987-1990 where he played strong safety. Bayer resides in Ankeny, IA with his wife Amy, and their three children: sons Jordan and Jase, and daughter Ashlynna.
  • PJ Gibbs

    PJ Gibbs is currently the Co-DC and Defensive backs coach at Gulf Coast High School in Naples, Florida. Prior to his arrival at Gulf Coast, Coach Gibbs was the Defensive Coordinator and DB/LB coach at his alma mater Manasquan High School in Manasquan NJ (2001, 2009-2015). During his tenure their he was part of multiple state and conference champions, as well as a ten top defense almost every year. Coach Gibbs received his 1st Coordinator job at Matawan High School in Matawan NJ (2006-2008). At Matawan Coach Gibbs' defense moved from 36th out of 42 teams in his 1st season to Number 10 in the shore Conference his second season. Coach Gibbs also had the opportunity to coach at Sayreville High School in Sayreville NJ (2002-2005). At Sayreville Coach Gibbs, was the LB/WR coach at the JV and Varisty levels. One accomplishment he is most proud of is he had the opportunity to coach current Jacksonville Jaguar TE Neal Sterling for Manasquan High School. Coach Gibbs is married to his wonderful wife Kristen and has two children, Payton and Logan.
  • T.C. Murphy

    T.C. Murphy has served as a Football Coach for over 25 years ranging from high school, junior high, college and semi-pro. After playing WR at Wabash College. He specializes in coaching QB's and WR's but has experience as a Head Coach, Offensive and Defensive Coordinator positions as well. He is currently coaching and teaching at Cleveland Central Catholic HS in Ohio.