Ohio Valley Coaching Clinic. FREE for HS Coaches March 22 Weirton, WV
Written by: Billy Splain on Sunday, March 4th, 2018
Zac Bruney – Head Football Coach, Wheeling Jesuit University
Coach Bruney was named the first Head Coach at Wheeling Jesuit University in July of 2017 and is currently building the program. The Martins Ferry native and his staff just successfully completed their first recruiting class. Zac spent 4 seasons at Ohio Dominican, leading an offense that helped the Panthers to the NCAA Playoffs in 2013 & 2014. During the 2014 season, ODU averaged 35.6 points per game and led the country in completion percentage (67.9), had the second-best red zone offense (90.9 percent), and allowed just nine sacks in 13 games, the eighth-best total in the country. ODU also committed just 15 turnovers, the 19th fewest in the country. Coach Bruney is also a Two Time National Champion Quarterback from his playing days at Mount Union compiling a 23-1 Record as a starter during his time with the Purple Raiders. He was a finalist for the Gagliardi Award, which is awarded annually to the most outstanding player in Division III College Football.
Bryan Nardo – Defensive Coordinator / Linebackers, Emporia State University
Bryan is entering his 7th year leading the Hornet Defense and Coaching the Linebackers. Coming off back to back 11 win seasons, the Hornets finished the 2017 season 6-5 to secure their third straight winning season for the first time since joining NCAA Division II. Emporia State is the only Division II school in the country to force 25+ Takeaways every year from 2012-2016. Emporia State has been in the NCAA Playoffs 3 times over the last 6 years, making it to the Regional Championship game in 2015. Coach Nardo has mentored 18 All Conference Linebackers in his 7 years as a position coach, 5 of them being named 1st team, with 7 having 100+ tackles and 1 leading the nation in interceptions by a Linebacker.
The first speaker will start at 6:00 pm and we plan to be done by 9:30, but obviously will be there as long as needed if people want to keep talking ball. We will also have light snacks and refreshments available. If anyone is interested in attending or have any other questions, feel free to email me at OhioValleyCoachingClinic@gmail.com or call me at 740-310-3663. If possible, please RSVP by March 15th, so that I can plan accordingly. We had a great turnout last year and I would love to see this event continue to grow.
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