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Coach Profile



Head Coach

JOE FORCHTNER

9th Season, 3rd Season as Head Coach




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Mount Allison University

 

 

 

Delta State University

 

 

 

Haskill University

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

Certifications
NSCA Strength and Conditioning Specialist
USAW Weightlifting

Coaching History

2012: 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

Email: JamesF@nmmi.edu
Phone: (575) 624-8620

 

Offensive Coordinator

DREW THATCHER, 3rd Season


 

 

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The Thatcher File

Birthdate:

April 5, 1986

Hometown:

Truth or Consequences, NM

High School:

Hot Spring 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

 

Email: thatcher@nmmi.edu
Phone: (575) 624-8274

 

Defensive Coordinator
JAMISON BISCH, 3rd Season


 

 

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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

2011: Tailbacks Coach, MSU

Playing Experience:

2005-2008: University of Wisconsin-River Falls

Prominent Players:

Andy Pfeiffer- 2011 All-NSIC TB

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 Chicago Rush (AFL)

Coaching Accomplishments:

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

 

Email: bisch@nmmi.edu
Phone: (575) 624-8285

 

 

Offensive Line

BRANDON ROMERO, 3rd Season


 

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The Romero File

Birthdate:

May 31, 1984

Hometown:

Lumberton, TX

High School:

Lumberton High School

College:

West Texas A&M University

(BA) Political Science

(MA) Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on Sports and Exercise Science

Coaching History:

2008-2010: West Texas A&M Defensive Line Coach

2011: West Texas A&M Tight End Coach

Playing Experience:

2002-2003: Navarro Junior College

2004: Hiram College

Prominent Players:

Eugene Sims- Division II All-American Defensive End and 6th round draft pick for the St. Louis Rams 2009

Bryan Braman- 2011 Undrafted Free Agent Houston Texans Defensive End

Kyle Thomas- WTAMU All Conference Defensive End 2010

Dishon Robertson- WTAMU All Conference Defensive Line 2010

Email: romerob@nmmi.edu
Phone: (575) 624-8307

Twitter account: @Coach_Romero

 

 
 

Wide Receivers
BRAD NOVACHECK, 3rd Season


 

 

 

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The Novacheck File

Birthdate:

October 20, 1986

Hometown:

Hillsboro, WI

High School

Hillsboro High

College:

University of Wisconsin-River Falls

(BS) Agricultural Education, (Minor) Criminal Justice

(MS) Agricultural Education

Coaching History:

2008-2009: Defensive Student Assistant, UW-River Falls

2009-2011: Defensive Line Coach, UW-River Falls

2009-2011: Strength and Conditioning Assistant Coach, UW-River Falls

Playing Experience:

2005-2008: UW-River Falls, Team Captain 2008, WIAC All Conference 2008

Prominent Players:

Michael Larson- WIAC All Conference-DE

Ryan Bartsch- WIAC All Conference DL

Joel Yogerst- NSCA ALL American

 

Email: novacheck@nmmi.edu
Phone: (575) 624-8274

 

Defensive Line
JASON BELFORD, 1st Season

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