The Minneapolis Warriors are pleased to announce our 2018 coaching staff. It was our goal to bring together one of the very best coaching staffs in Semi-Pro Football and we feel very strongly that we have accomplished just that. As a prospective player for the Warriors in 2018, we want to give you the assurance that with the Warriors, we will bring the absolute best out of you in 2018 and beyond.
Willie Howard – Head Coach & General Manager: Coach Howard is going into his second season as Minneapolis Warriors Head Coach and General Manager. Last season, Coach Howard brought the Minneapolis Warriors to their very first NEFL Championship victory and is currently preparing the team for their first National Championship appearance on January 13th in Daytona Beach Flordia. Coach Howard, a former 2nd round NFL draft pick by the Minnesota Vikings and 4-year starter at Stanford University on the defensive line, has been coaching at the High School level for a better part of a decade for the Robbinsdale-Cooper Hawks. Coach Howard also won the NEFL Coach of the Year in 2017 and rightfully so. The Warriors are extremely grateful and honored to partner with Coach Howard once again for the 2018 season.
Charles Adams III – Defensive Coordinator: Coach Adams is also entering his 2nd season as Defensive Coordinator for the Minneapolis Warriors. Coach Adams coached one of the best NEFL defenses in 2017 with the Warriors and is poised to repeat the success in 2018. Coach Adams is also the Head Coach at Minneapolis North High School, where he lead the Polars to a state championship victory in 2016. Coach Adams has been coaching for over a decade and we’re thrilled to have him back in 2018.
Kahn Powell Sr – Offensive Coordinator: Coach Kahn came to the Warriors early on during the 2017 season from the Minnesota Brawlers where he served as head coach. When Coach KP took the offense over, he turned a moderate offense into an offensive powerhouse, helping lead the team to their first NEFL Championship. NEFL Championships are plentiful for coach KP as he has served on many NEFL Championship coaching staffs over the past 10 years. Now, Coach KP is entering his second season with the Warriors as offensive coordinator where he will have a full off-season to prepare the squad for another run at the NEFL Championship. Coach Kahn also won the 2017 NEFL Assistant Coach of the Year.
Ukee Dozier – Defensive Backs: A former University of Minnesota Golden Golpher and Former Minnesota Viking, coach Dozier is also returning for his second season with the Warriors. Coach Dozier guided the defensive backfield to an incredible season, with two players earning NEFL 2017 all-star awards. Coach Dozier has also been coaching Defensive Backs at Cooper High School for the past 8 seasons with many players earning division 1 scholarships.
Neel Allen – Defensive Line: Also a former Minnesota Golden Golpher, coach Allen had one of the best-performing groups for the Warriors in 2017. The 2017 Minneapolis Warriors defensive line was truly a force. The defensive line had one league all star as well. Coach Allen has been coaching and teaching at Robbinsdale Cooper High School for the past 8 seasons as well. We are thrilled to have coach Allen back in 2018.
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Tony Frank – Linebackers: Coach Frank has been with The Minneapolis Warriors since it’s inception in 2016. Coach Frank helped lead the Warriors linebacking group as one of the NEFL’s very best in 2017. Coach rank will be entering his third season with the Warriors.
Peter Suggs – Wide Receivers: Coach Suggs will be entering his very first season with the Warriors as Wide Receivers coach. Prior to 2018, Coach Suggs was the Head Football Coach and Offensive Coordinator for the Battle Creek Sting and prior to that the Head Coach for the South Meto Patriots. Coach Suggs adds a tremendous amount of value to our coaching staff as a former Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator and we’re elated to have him on our staff for 2018.
Jared Etienne – Quarterbacks: Coach Etienne has coaching in his blood. Jared’s father is a former head coach at Richfield High School in Minnesota and the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Coach Etienne is also entering his third season as quarterbacks coach for the Warriors. Jared a former standout QB for Richfield High School and North Dakota State College of Science, Jared has a great understanding of offensive schemes and QB responsibilities. In 2016 coach Etienne also started a game for the Warriors at Quarterback. We’re thrilled to have him back for 2018.
Zac Buck – Running Backs, Strength & Conditioning: With Coach Buck, it’s all about commitment, loyalty, and leadership. Coach Buck played football throughout his life in school prior to joining the military. Coach Buck is new to the Warriors in 2018 and will provide a great amount of value as RB coach and assistant strength coach. Zack is a personal trainer in his daily life and has worked with hundreds of athletes. We’re honored to have Zac on staff!
Max Stoll – Offensive Line: Coach Stoll, a center/guard for the Warriors in 2017 has been a part of Minor League Football for the past decade and has played at a very high level. Coach Stoll will be taking over for Coach Doug Johnson and will be entering his very first year as a coach for the Warriors in 2018. We’re very excited to have him back for another season in this new role.
Aaron Anderson – Strength & Conditioning, Team Founder & President of Football Operations: Entering his 3rd season with the Warriors, Aaron will be serving as Strength and Conditioning coach for 2018. Aaron has been a personal trainer for the past 13 years and is also the football strength coach for Robbinsdale-Cooper High School. Aaron will be developing and implementing the strength program for our players in 2018. Aaron has been part of Semi-Pro football since 2009. Is also the Co-Founder and President for the Warriors.
By now, you should see the value of our coaching staff and how important it is to us to provide our players with the absolute BEST. If you want to join the Warriors for 2018 and be part of our quest to repeat as NEFL Champions, click the following link to fill out your Warriors NEFL Letter of Intent: https://northernelitefootball.sportngin.com/register/form/812267548