Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Former LSC coach promoted

College Coaches Network announces new COO and Football Recruiting Manager

Former college football coaches Ryan Held and Judd Remmers back on the same team at CCN

College Coaches Network announced the promotion of Ryan Held to Chief Operating Officer and brought Judd Remmers on board as the new senior manager for football operations. Remmers and Held are reunited after coaching college football together for eight consecutive years.

Matt Brandmeyer, general manager at CCN, anticipates good things from both Held and Remmers in their new positions. “These two guys have experienced the recruiting process inside and out, both as players and coaches, and bring a unique perspective to the business.”

Held is graduate of the University of Nebraska and received his M.S., Sports Management degree from the University of Tennessee. His coaching experience includes serving as the head football coach at SW Oklahoma State University (Weatherford, OK), head football coach at Panhandle University (Goodwell, TX), and interim head football coach at Peru State College (Peru, NE). Mr. Held has also held coaching positions at the University of Tennessee (Knoxville, TN) and the University of Nebraska (Lincoln, NE). His coaching and playing career includes four national championship football titles and five conference championships.

Remmers is a native of Auburn, Nebraska. He earned his bachelor's degree from Peru State College and his master’s degree from Southwestern Oklahoma State University.

Judd Remmers began his coaching career in Peru, Nebraska at Peru State College in 2000. He was there for two years helping the Bobcats to a national ranking and back to back winning seasons. Remmers coached the defensive line and linebackers during his tenure at Peru State.

Remmers spent the next three seasons at Panhandle State University in Goodwell, Oklahoma. There, he helped lead the Aggies to back to back winning seasons. Remmers served as the recruiting coordinator and coached the linebackers at Panhandle State.

In the following four years, Remmers was at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, Oklahoma. Remmers was the recruiting coordinator, co-defensive coordinator and coached the linebackers for the Bulldogs. While at Southwestern, Remmers was once again a part of back to back winning seasons, a North Division Co-Championship, coached one All-American, and had four consecutive top 5 total defense finishes in the Lone Star Conference.

Founded in 2006, College Coaches Network links high school athletic prospects with college coaches and recruiters. The company provides prospective student athletes with a suite of online tools that help them create sport-tailored, interactive profiles. These profiles, similar to a professional resume, include athletic, academic, contact information and multimedia content that can be viewed online by college coaches representing more than 900 collegiate athletic teams.

More information about College Coaches Network is available at http://www.collegecoaches.net.

Stan Butler, sr. vice president marketing & product development
College Coaches Network

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