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Coach Profiles





Mount Allison University




Delta State University




Haskill University


Head Coach

10th Season, 4th Season as Head Coach

Phone: (575) 624-8620

The Forchtner File

Birthdate: January 31, 1978

Hometown: Elkhorn, NE

High School: Elkhorn High School,1996

College: University of Kansas (BS),2001; Delta State University (MA), 2004

NSCA Strength and Conditioning Specialist
USAW Weightlifting

Coaching History

2012 to present: Head Coach, New Mexico Military Institute

2011: Assistant Head Coach & Defensive Coordinator, NMMI
2009-10: Defensive Coordinator, New Mexico Military Institute

2006-08: Linebackers,  New Mexico Military Institute

2005-06: Assistant Head Coach, Mount Allison University

2003-04: Safeties,  Delta State University

2002-03: Defensive Tackles, Delta State University

2001-02: Defensive Line/Special Teams, Haskell University

Coaching Accomplishments

  • Delta State defense ranked 2nd in the Gulf South Conference in total defense in 2003 & 2004
  • Achieved Delta States’ 3rd best record in school history in 2004
  • Defense set school’s single season sack record in 2002 at Haskell University
  • 2011 Samson National Strength Coach of the Year – Junior College

Prominent Pupils

Bill Ross, 2010 All-Conference LB
Darrelyn McCloud, 2011 All-Conference DB
Kaulana Waalani-Arroyo, 2011 All-Conference DB
Nathan Mageo, 2008 All-Conference DL
Ronald Pierre, 2008 All WSFL Conference LB
Holland Fiu, 2007 NJCAA All-American LB

Matt Harding (Mount Allison) 2005, All-Canadian LB

Mike Bailey, DE signed by Toronto Argonauts

Anthony Maddux (Delta State) 2003, NCAA D-II All-American, 4th Round draft pick by the Jacksonville Jaguars
Nick Jackson (NMMI) 2006, All-WSFL LB, NJCAA All-American

Ricky Bigger (Haskell) 2002, All-American DE










Assistant Head Coach / Offensive Coordinator

4th Season

Phone: (575) 624-8274

The Thatcher File

Birthdate: April 5, 1986

Hometown: Truth or Consequences, NM

High School: Hot Springs High School

College: New Mexico State University (BS) Kinesiology; New Mexico State University (MA) Curriculum and Instruction

Coaching History:

2009-2011: New Mexico State University Offensive Graduate Assistant

Playing Experience:

2004-2008: New Mexico State University Wide Receiver











Defensive Coordinator
4th Season

Phone: (575) 624-8285

The Bisch File

Birthdate: July 20, 1984

Hometown: Madison Lake, MN

High School: St. Croix Central

College: University of Wisconsin River Falls (BS) Health and Human Performance; Minnesota State University (MA) Sport Management

Coaching History:

2007-2008: Strength and Conditioning Student Assistant, UW-River Falls

2007-2008: Equipment Assistant for Kansas City Chiefs

2009-2010: Defensive Graduate Assistant, MSU

2010: Director of Football Operations, MSU

2011: Tailbacks Coach, MSU

2012: Defensive Backs Coach, Team Travel Coordinator, Youth Camp Coordinator, NMMI

2013: Defensive Coordinator & Defensive Backs Coach, Team Travel Coordinator, Youth Camp Coordinator, NMMI

Playing Experience:

2005-2008: University of Wisconsin-River Falls

Prominent Players:

2013: De’Quan Reddick - team tackles leader, signed with SE Louisiana.
2012: Desmond Blue - All-WSFL selection

2011: Andy Pfeiffer- 2011 All-NSIC TB

2009-10: Bryce Kinniry- 2009-2010 All-NSIC CB

Kelvin Rodgers- 1st Team All-Region CB/KR, played in Cactus Bowl and currently a member of the San Antonio Talons (AFL)

Coaching Accomplishments:

2013: El Toro Bowl Champions - 1st bowl win at NMMI since 1999, Defense led WSFL and was 3rd in NJCAA for fumble recoveries (18) while forcing 27 total fumbles

2011: Won NSIC Conference Title

2011: Mineral Water Bowl Champions

2009, 2011: Won NSIC South Division Title

2009: Assisted on a defense that led D2 and all divisions with 29 interceptions

Recruiting Areas:

Louisiana, St. Louis, Las Vegas, & Virginia




1st Season

Phone: (575) 624-8285



Offensive Line
1st Season

Phone: (575) 624-8307



1st Season

Phone: (575) 624-8307



Wide Receivers
1st Season

Phone: (575) 624-8212