Tom Edwards: Director
Tom Edwards has over 15 active years of experience as a player and a coach within the high school, college, and semi-pro football levels. As a player, he earned a letter at Hampden-Sydney College, and then he was a placekicker for five teams in the semi-pro league within Virginia. He also participated in a professional kickers combine in Dallas, Texas, matching up against former college players from football powers such as Tennessee and UVa. A quadriceps injury guided him to the sidelines as a coach soon thereafter.
As a semi-pro football coach, he coached two All-America players, one placekicker and one punter. Over that time, he has sharpened his ability to evaluate and coach players on techniques that maximize their ability for placekicking, as well as helping to improve their mental approach to the game. Deciding to give professional playing one last chance, Tom tried out for the Arena Football League in 2003, but he came up short due to the lingering quadriceps injury. He is currently a private kicking coach for several college and high school athletes. Tom once played in one football game a year as a placekicker in the annual “Charity Bowl” football game to benefit the Joy Fund—he played in this game 14 times until he retired in 2009. Tom is an advocate for knowledge of, and execution of, proper techniques to maximize a placekicker’s ability to perform and self-evaluate.
Brooks Crawford, Counselor:
Brooks graduated from in 2012 from Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, VA. He was a punter and place kicker from Smithfield High School and has played football for 6 years. In 2005 he was selected as an All-District punter and Daily Press all-star for his work with the Smithfield Packers, while having a perfect season on field goal and extra point attempts. In 2006, he was selected as an All-District punter again, as well as the Associated Press's All-State punter, leading Virginia with a 45.6 yards per punt average with a longest of 79 yards. Following his senior year Brooks traveled across the country working out for various D-I and D-II special teams coaches before deciding on D-III Randolph-Macon, where he played varsity football for two years. He currently lives in Richmond, VA.
Grant Hall, Counselor:
As a junior and the starting place-kicker at Salem High School, Grant earned First Team All-River Ridge District and All-Region III, as well as Second Team All-State AA. During his senior year as the starting place-kicker, punter, and kickoff speciallist for Salem High School, Grant was Second Team All-District and helped lead his team to the AA State Championship game of 2004. At Hampden-Sydney College, Grant was the starting place-kicker and second-string punter and kickoff specialist his sophomore year after being injured his freshman season. He currently lives in Salem, VA.
Jonathan Plisco, Counselor:
Jonathan Plisco, a rising senior at Old Dominion University, lettered in both football and baseball at Woodside High School in Newport News, where he played punter, placekicker, tight end and linebacker. He was named second Team All-District as a punter during his final two seasons. During his first two seasons at ODU, Jonathan lead the nation (FCS teams) in punting (44.84 yards) his freshman year, coming in second his sophomore year (44.30 yards) and junior year (46.5 yards). In his three seasons as a Monarch, Jonathan has been named to All-America teams by the Associated Press, The College Sporting News, The Sports Network, Lindy's, Phil Steele, Consensus Draft Services, and to the FCS College Football Performance Award Watch List. He is majoring in mechanical engineering.
Corey Geiger, Counselor:
Corey Geiger, a rising junior at Hampden-Sydney College, started at punter his freshman and sophomore years for the Tigers. At Western Branch High School he was a three-year starter and was named the special teams player of the year his senior season. Corey has now stepped away from football at HSC to focus on his academics and his entrance into medical school.
Jeff Wolfert, Counselor:
As one of the founders of Kansas City Kicking, Jeff Wolfert was one of the feel-good stories in college football, coming out of nowhere to become one of the best kickers in the nation after kicking in just one high school game prior to winning the starting job at Mizzou in the fall of 2006. Jeff began his career with the Missouri Tigers as a diver on the Mizzou Swim and Dive Team in 2004. After a year diving for Mizzou and several high-place finishes at conference championships, Jeff felt the pull back to the football field. In his first season, Wolfert was a perfect 45 for 45 on extra points and 18 for 20 on field goals, getting him a head start toward becoming the NCAA's Most Accurate Kicker. A highlight of Wolfert's career came when he helped his team beat the University of Kansas in 2007 leading his team to a #1 ranking in the BCS. In his career, Wolfert never missed an extra point, going a perfect 185 for 185. Wolfert broke Missouri's all-time scoring record, and ended his career as the NCAA’s Most Accurate Kicker of all-time. Wolfert recently completed his first professional season with the United Football League’s Omaha Nighthawks. He lead the league with 90% made field goals and sent 26% of his kickoffs for touchbacks. After the season, Jeff was signed by the Cleveland Browns and appeared in 3 pre-season games going 2-2 on FGs (46 and 44 yarders) as well as converting all of his extra points and sending 4 of his 6 kickoffs for touchbacks. Jeff currently lives in Washington, DC.
T.C. Stevens, Counselor:
T.C. Stevens is the current placekicker for the Richmond Raiders of the Professional Indoor Football League, where he has been named the league’s special teams player of the week thrice. He previously played for the Rio Grande Valley Dorados of afl2 in 2008. A 2009 graduate of Hampden-Sydney College, T.C. was a four-year starter, being named all-ODAC punter and kicker in 2006-08. He connected on 77 of his 87 PAT attempts, and hit 11 field goals, including a career long 42 yarder as a junior. He also led the ODAC in touchbacks for four straight years. T.C. earned ODAC all-academic team all four years as a Tiger. His high school career was played at Halifax High School, where he was named all-Western Valley District punter and kicker his junior and senior seasons, and was named all-region punter his senior year. He currently lives in Charlottesville, VA.
Alan Gendreau, Counselor:
Alan Gendreau was a four-year starter for the Raiders of Middle Tennessee State University, from where he graduated in 2012 and was presented the Terry Whiteside Award (excellence in academics, athletics, strength training, community service, and campus activities). In career ranking, Alan is first in extra points made, second in field goals made, first in points scored by a kicker, and second in overall scoring … Also finished as the all-time leading scorer in Sun Belt history with 295 points. 2010 – Voted First Team All-Sun Belt by the league’s coaches and media … Earned the most improved specialist award … 2009 – Named 1st team All-Sun Belt by the league’s coaches and media … Named 1st team All-Sun Belt by Phil Steele … Voted 1st team All-Sun Belt by Rivals.com … Earned the most improved award and the most improved strength training award for specialists at the conclusion of spring drills … Named Sun Belt Conference Special Teams Player of the Week on Sept. 21 … Named a semifinalist for the 2009 Lou Groza Award … 2008 - Named to the Daily News Journal All-Sun Belt Freshman Team … Voted to the Rivals.com Sun Belt All-Freshman team. In high school in Florida, Alan was first team all-state selection as a junior and senior ... Also earned all-district, all-area, and all-Central Florida as a junior and senior ... Selected to play in Central Florida All-Star game ... Connected on 14 of 16 field goals and 27 of 30 extra points as a senior ... Made 16 of 19 field goals and all 15 extra points as a junior ... Owns a career-long field goal of 57 yards and also connected from 55 yards (hit a 67 yarder in practice) ... Is Orangewood's all-time leading scorer in football and the first player to sign a Division I scholarship in school history ... Appeared on the cover of RISE Magazine in December 2007 (other prep stars to appear on the cover include Lebron James, Dwight Howard, and Amare Stoudemire) ... An accomplished soccer player who became the state's all-time goals scored leader in 2007 ... Named the Orlando Sentinel Soccer Player of the Year in 2006, 2007, and 2008 ... Named all-state four years in a row ... Lettered three years in football and five years in soccer.
Josh Storm, Counselor:
Josh Storm, a rising senior at Randolph-Macon College, has been a starter his first three seasons for the Yellow Jackets. He has twice been named the all-ODAC placekicker and once the third team punter. He has also been named to the college all-state team twice. He has also earned all-ODAC academic honors three times. At Jefferson Forrest High School he was the first-team all-state placekicker and the all-district punter his senior season.
Max Antwerpes, Counselor:
Max Antwerpe, a native of Germany, is a rising sophomore at Hampden-Sydney College where he is slated to be the starting placekicker for the 2012 season. He was a kickoff specialist for the Tigers during his freshman campaign. Max attended Central High School and Kenston Forrest School, earning all-state honors at both schools after his junior and senior seasons, respectively.
Richard Wright, Counselor:
The starting longsnapper since his freshman year at Liberty University, Richard Wright has gained first team all-conference and first team all-America recognition as a sophomore for the Flames. Richard graduated from Halifax County High School where he was a four-year letter-winner. He was voted most valuable member of the special teams unit as a senior.
Justin Vick, Counselor:
Justin Vick is a rising junior at Virginia Tech were he has been invited to join the Fall 2012 Hokie squad after an impressive performance during the 2012 Spring Game placekicking and kickoff competitions. Justin is a veteran of AKI camps, leading his Isle of Wight Academy Raiders to unprecedented success during his two years as a starter. He earned all-conference and all-state honors for his junior and senior seasons as a placekicker (and as a wide receiver his senior year). Justin was also named the VirginiaPreps.com first-team all-state private schools placekicker after his senior season. A starter in baseball and basketball, Justin also led his IWA basketball team to the state tournament as an all-conference point guard during his senior year.