The Elite Football Academy staff is much more than just coaches and trainers. They truly care about the young men that they work with both on and off the football field. The staff at EFA also provides their expertise and many of years of experience to help educate the youth coaches of the St. Louis metro area. The EFA is truly making a positive impact on the game! -Joe Owens, USA Football

COACHES

MATT BIERMANN - QUARTERBACKS ›

Hometown: St. Louis, MO

Alma Mater: University of Missouri

  • Education: B.S. Education

Playing Experience:

  • College: University of Missouri

Notable Teammates/Coaches:

Coach Larry Smith (Missouri, USC), Dave Toub (Bears), Brian Stewart (Cowboys & Maryland), Brock Olivio (Lions), Dwayne Blakely (Falcons).

Playing Career Honors

  • High School: All-Conference, All-Metro, All-State
  • College: Big XII Commissioner’ s Honor Roll
  • College Bowl Game: Holiday...
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MARCUS SNOZEK - QUARTERBACKS ›

Hometown: Olathe, KS

​Alma Mater: Lindenwood University

Education: B.A. Physical Education, M.A. Education

  • Playing Experience:
  • College: Lindenwood University

Coaching Experience:

  • Assistant Coach - Olathe East High School 2009-2010
  • Quarterback Coach - Lindenwood University 2004 - 2007
  • EFA Quarterback Coach 2010 - Present
  • Notable Players Coached:
  • DeDe Dorsey, Travis Tannehill
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MATT KRAPFL- QUARTERBACKS ›

Hometown: St. Louis, MO

​Alma Mater: Missouri State University

Education: B.A. Physical Education

Playing Experience:

College: Missouri State University

Coaching Experience:

Assistant Coach - Kirkwood High School

EFA Quarterback Coach 2010 - Present

Notable Teammates:

Jeremy Maclin, Mike McNeill

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JAMIE POND - OFFENSIVE LINE ›

Hometown: Dallas, TX

Alma Mater: Arkansas State

Education:B.S. Education

Playing Experience:

  • College: Arkansas State University
  • Professional: Arena Football League

Playing Career Honors:

  • High School: All-Conference, All-Metro, All-State
  • College: 2x Sun Belt Academic All-Conference
  • College: Sun Belt All-Conference as Junior

Coaching Experience:

  • Parkway South Jr. Patriots
  • Parkway West Jr. Longhorns
  • Featured Clinician USA Football Coaches...
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DOUG WAGENER - OFFENSIVE LINE ›

Hometown: St, Louis, MO

​Alma Mater: Lindenwood University

Education: Business Administration

Playing Experience:

College: Lindenwood University

Notable Teammates/Coaches:

Notable Players Coached:

Andrew Ness, Brian Wallace, Jack Kurzu, Alec Abeln, Gabe Kuhn

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LUKE PIOT - OFFENSIVE LINE ›

Hometown: Millstadt IL

Alma Mater: Coe College

Education: Bachelors in Strength and Conditioning / Business Administration

Playing Experience

College: Coe College

Notable Teammates/Coaches: Steve Staker (DIII Coach of the Year)

Coaching Experience: Elite Football Academy (2016-present) / Private Long Snapping Instructor / HSPD Development Camps / HSPD 7v7 Scout

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SEBASTIAN MARDON - OFFENSIVE LINE ›

Hometown: St, Louis, MO

​Alma Mater: Lindenwood University

Education: Business Administration

Playing Experience:

College: Missouri Baptist University

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BRETT FISCHER - WIDE RECEIVERS ›

Hometown: St. Louis, MO

Alma Mater: University of Missouri- Rolla

Education:B.S. Engineering Management & B.S. Economics and Finance

Playing Experience:

  • College: University of Missouri- Rolla,
  • NFL: Kansas City Chiefs and Detroit Lions
  • AFL: Offensive Specialist for Memphis and Las Vegas

Notable Teammates/Coaches:

Dick Vermeil, Mike Martz, Charlie Joyner, Preist Holmes, Tony Gonzales, Roy Williams, Mike Williams, Charles Rogers, and Dre’ Bly, Trent Green, Jared Allen, Dante Hall, Az...

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JUSTIN GAGE - WIDE RECEIVERS ›

Hometown: Jefferson City, MO

Alma Mater: University of Missouri

Education: B.S. Economics and Finance

Playing Experience:

  • College: University of Missouri
  • NFL: Chicago Bears & Tennessee Titans

Notable Teammates/Coaches:

Coaching Experience:

St. Dominic

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MIKE CARTER - WIDE RECEIVERS ›

Hometown: St. Louis, MO

Alma Mater: Lindenwood-Belleville

Education: B.S. Sports Management

Playing Experience:

College: Lindenwood-Belleville

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DEREK STANLEY - WIDE RECEIVERS ›

Hometown: Madison, Wisconsin

Alma Mater: University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

Education:Health & Human Performance

Playing Experience:

  • College: University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
  • NFL: St. Louis Rams & Detroit Lions

Notable Teammates/Coaches:

Orlando Pace, Torry Holt, Issac Bruce, Marc Bulger, Matthew Stafford, Calvin Johnson, Steven Jackson

Accolades:

Coaching Experience:

Lindenwood University

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WESLEY LEFTWHICH - WIDE RECEIVERS ›

Hometown: Columbia, MO

Alma Mater: University of Missouri

Education: B.S. Economics and Finance

Playing Experience:

College: University of Missouri

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JASON CURTIS - DEFENSIVE LINE ›

Hometown: St, Louis, MO

​Alma Mater: University of Missouri

Education: International Business

Playing Experience:

College: University of Missouri

Notable Teammates/Coaches:

Larry Smith, Justin Smith

Notable Players Coached:

Jonathan Bonner (Notre Dame), John Voit (Army), Renell Wren (Arizona State)

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ADDISON MEYERS - DEFENSIVE LINE ›

Hometown: St. Louis, MO

Alma Mater: Tabor College

Playing Experience:

College: Tabor College

College: Lindenwood University

Coaching Experience:

Lafayette High School

Featured Clinician at USA Football Coaches School

NFL High School Player Development Camp

St. Louis Rams Youth Camp

Chaminade High School

Notable Players Coached: Brian Schaefering (Browns), Sheldon Richardson (Jets), Kenny McClendon (Central Michigan)

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RAYSEAN GOLDEN - DEFENSIVE LINE ›

Hometown: Sumter, South Carolina

Alma Mater: Southern Illinois University

Education: Community Health Administration Bachelors/Workforce Development & Education Master's

Playing Experience:

College: Coffeyville Community College/Southern Illinois University

Notable Teammates/Coaches: Chase Allen, Dicky Rose, Jerry Kill, Matrell Spaight, Claudeson Pelon, Ray Agnew II, Malcolm Agnew

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JAMES CROCKETT - DEFENSIVE BACKS ›

Hometown: St. Louis, MO

Alma Mater: Arizona Western

Playing Experience:

  • Arizona Western

Notable Teammates/Coaches:

Cody Hollister (Patriots), Eric Beisel, Eric Wren

Coaching Experience:

  • Boom 7v7
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NICK MCCARTNEY - RUNNING BACKS ›

Hometown: Wichita, Kansas

Alma Mater: Western Illinois University

Education: Communications

Playing Experience: College

College: Western Illinois University, Lindenwood University

Notable Teammates/Coaches: Derek Stanley

Coaching Experience:

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