2017 Football Coaches
Mike Woodley
Head Coach - 10th Season
UNI

Head coach Mike Woodley begins his tenth season at the helm of the Vikings. Woodley is the founder of Grand View football and in just nine seasons, has built one of the top programs in the NAIA.  While at Grand View, Woodley has accumulated a record of 76-29 while leading the Vikings to five playoff appearances, six consecutive conference titles, and the 2013 NAIA National Football Championship. 2013 was a special year for the Vikings. Woodley’s team went 14-0 overall, won the NAIA National Championship, finished the season ranked as the No. 1 team in the nation and Woodley was named the AFCA NAIA National Football Coach of the Year. He was voted the MSFA Midwest Coach of the Year in 2009, 2011, 2013, and 2014 and the Heart of America Conference Coach of the Year in 2015.

Prior to Grand View, Coach Woodley spent four years as the athletic director and head football coach at Sam Rayburn High School in Houston, Texas. He was a nine-year assistant coach at Iowa State University, head coach at St. Ambrose University, Osage High School, Fort Dodge High School, and West Des Moines Valley High School, assistant coach at Waterloo East High School, and a graduate assistant at the University of Iowa.

Woodley is an inductee to the Iowa High School Football Coaches’ Association Hall of Fame, and is a Hall of Fame member of the University of Northern Iowa, where he was an All-American, and at Waterloo East High School. He won Coach of the Year honors at every school he has coached at and was the NAIA District 15 Coach of the Year while at St. Ambrose following the team’s victory over IAA power Western Illinois.

Woodley’s name is synonymous with athletics in the state of Iowa as his sons are all involved in coaching. Brian is the head football coach at Johnston High School; Joe serves as Grand View’s associate head coach and defensive coordinator; Matt is now an assistant basketball coach at the University of Pittsburgh. Andy is the owner of Signarama signs and KOSAMA.

 
Joe Woodley
Associate Head Coach - 10th Season
Iowa State University

Joe Woodley enters his tenth year with the Vikings and serves as the associate head coach, co-defensive coordinator, and linebacker coach. Woodley has been instrumental in the Vikings’ success since the program’s inception in 2008. In 2013, Grand View finished 6-0 in the MSFA Midwest, 14-0 overall and won the NAIA National Football Championship.

During the program’s last six seasons, the Viking defense has been among the top defenses in the country in points allowed: 2016 - ­­­­­19.1 (9th), 2015 - 13.9 (1st),  2014 - 17.6 (6th),  2013-15.4 (2nd),  2012 - 16.1 (7th),   2011 - 16.2 (11th),  2010 - 14.7 (4th).  The 2013 Football Scoop Coordinator of the Year and 2009 MSFA Midwest Assistant Coach of the Year has coached seven AFCA All-Americans, four Conference Players of the Year and over 50 All Conference selections.  Woodley has done instructional and schematic videos for Championship Productions and he has also been published in AFCA Monthly.

Prior to GV, Woodley spent the 2006 and 2007 seasons as the defensive line and linebacker coach for Johnston High School under his brother, Brian, who is the head coach. The Dragons were 7-2 in 2007 – the best record in program history. Before Johnston, Woodley spent two seasons at St. Ambrose University where he coached the defensive backs and linebackers. During his two years at St. Ambrose, the Bees were 15-5, in the top ten in the nation defensively, and made a playoff appearance.

A Clive, Iowa, native, Woodley was both a First Team Elite All-State Linebacker and Central Iowa Metro League (CIML) Player of the Year for the Valley High School Tigers in 1998. He played college football for Iowa State University from 1999-2003. He was a team captain and played in three bowl games: the Insight Bowl, the Independence Bowl, and the Humanitarian Bowl.

Woodley’s recruiting areas include Central Iowa, Iowa Central Community College, and Dallas, TX. He resides in Urbandale with his wife, Jen, and daughters, Anna (8), Elly (6) and Emma (4).

 
Austin Flynn
Assistant Coach - 7th Season
Iowa State University

Austin Flynn enters his seventh season with Grand View and has served as the team's Offensive Coordinator the past six seasons. He was voted as the Co-Assistant Coach of the Year in 2016 for the Heart of America Athletic Conference.

Flynn was a four-year standout for Iowa State University from 2002-2006 as quarterback and wide receiver. He was the starting quarterback in his redshirt freshman year and transitioned to wide receiver as a junior where he led the team in receptions

Following his stellar collegiate career, Flynn was invited to the Baltimore Ravens Rookie Tryout in 2006. Later he turned his interests toward coaching and began his career at South Houston High School as a wide receiver and defensive backs coach. After just one season at South Houston, he was promoted to defensive coordinator while continuing to coach the defensive backs.

Flynn and his wife, Janna, have a son, Ethan and a daughter, Evie.

 
Travis Johansen
Assistant Coach - 5th Season
Concordia University - St. Paul (Minn.)

Travis Johansen is in his fifth season at Grand View and serves as the Co-Defensive Coordinator and secondary coach for the Vikings.  In three seasons at Grand View, the defense has ranked nationally in a number of categories.  In 2015, the Viking defense was first in the nation in both  total defense per game (237.5) and scoring defense per game (13.9) and second in the NAIA in both pass defense efficiency (90.4) and rushing defense per game (91.3). Grand View was also top ten in the country in pass defense per game (4th-146.2), opponent fourth down conversions (4th - 29.4), total sacks (7th - 35.5), and opponent first downs (9th - 178)

Prior to Grand View, Johansen spent six years on staff at NCAA II Concordia University-St. Paul (Minn.) as the defensive coordinator, secondary coach, special teams coordinator and was responsible for the oversight of the team’s academics.

At Concordia, Johansen was part of the only two conference championship teams and the only two post season berths in school history. He coached 15+ all-conference selections, the first AFCA All-American in school history, the first conference newcomer of the year, and five national players of the week.  The 2010 season marked a successful campaign for the defense and specifically the secondary.  The pass defense was 14th in the nation, averaging 156.4 yards allowed per game, while the coverage was solid enough to help the defensive front tally 39.0 sacks, 12th most in Division II.  The defense also held opponents to 18.1 points per game, ranking 20th in the nation, while the total defense (311.3 ypg, 34th) and tackles for loss (7.6 tfl pg, 33rd) were also national players. These categories were improved in 2011 where the Golden Bear defense led the Northern Sun in sacks (2.1 per game) and tackles for loss (8.6 pg) ranking 15th in the country.

Johansen recruited the first ever NFL Draft selection (Zach Moore-New England Patriots / 6th- 198 pick overall) in the history of Concordia-St. Paul, as well as Cincinnati Bengals kicker Tom Obarski.

In his playing career, Johansen was a four-year starter at Concordia-St. Paul with a 33-13 career record and 24-7 career record in NSIC conference play.  The 2005 captain and First Team All-NSIC selection finished his career with 221 tackles, 23.5 tackles for loss, and 5.0 sacks.

Johansen completed his undergraduate degree in kinesiology and sport management at Concordia in 2007.  He resides in Ankeny with his wife, Natalie.

 
Tom Barnabo
Assistant Coach - 10th Season
Drake University

Tenth-year defensive line coach Tom Barnabo is the physical education teacher at Dowling Catholic High School in West Des Moines, a position he has held since 1996. At Dowling, Barnabo served as the defensive coordinator and linebackers coach. His teams won back-to-back state football championships and went 26-0 in 2000 and 2001. He also spent four years coaching at Urbandale High School as the defensive coordinator and linebackers coach.

Barnabo graduated in 1982 from Parker High School in Janesville, Wis. He was an All-State Linebacker and All-State Shrine Bowl participant. He played football at Drake University from 1982-87 and then served as a graduate assistant football coach at Montana State University from 1987-89. He was the defensive coordinator at Lake Worth High School (Fla.) in 1989-90 before going to Simpson College where he served as the linebackers coach for the Storm in 1990-92. During his two seasons at Simpson, the Storm won conference titles, NCAA playoff berths, and had a 19-3 record. Barnabo coached at Oak Ridge High School in Conroe, Texas, from 1992-96.

Barnabo resides in West Des Moines with his wife Susan.  He has two sons, Dalton and Cole.  Dalton plays football for the Vikings.

 
Andy Jepson
Assistant Coach - 10th Season
Iowa Central CC / Cal Poly

Andy Jepson begins his tenth year coaching the quarterbacks. Through the first nine years of the program, the Viking quarterbacks have thrown for over 20,000 yards and 166 touchdowns.  Jepson coached former Viking QB Derek Fulton who was a three-time All-Conference and two-time All-American performer while also being named Conference Offensive Player of the Year twice. Jepson also coaches current Viking QB Jordan Knock who was the 2016 HAAC North Offensive Player of the Year.

Jepson was a two-year starting quarterback for Iowa Central Community College earning All-Region and Academic All-American recognition following the 1997 season.  In 2014 Jepson was inducted into the Iowa Central Athletics Hall of Fame.  He continued his playing career at Cal Poly where he was a starter, two-year letter winner, and team captain. Following college, Jepson played two seasons in the Arena Football League with the Sioux Falls Cobras and Iowa Barnstormers.

Jepson has worked for Wells Fargo for sixteen years. He graduated from Cal Poly State in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree.

He resides in Urbandale with his wife, Krista, son, Jack, and daughter, Willow.

 
Jon Pilcher
Assistant Coach - 10th Season
UNI

Jon Pilcher enters his tenth year as offensive line coach for Grand View. He has coached two AFCA All-Americans, a Remington Award Winner (best Center in NAIA), and 14 All-Conference players.

Prior to Grand View, Pilcher was the head coach at Nevada and Louisa-Muscatine High Schools for three seasons. He spent eight years as an assistant football coach at Nevada, Muscatine, and Mountain Grove High Schools, and one year as an assistant coach at Iowa Central Community College.

As a player, Pilcher was a two-year First-Team All-Conference selection and a Des Moines Register All-State Lineman. He was a three-year starter for the University of Northern Iowa where he received all-conference recognition and the Oil Can Award his senior year.

Pilcher holds a bachelor's degree in physical education from the University of Northern Iowa. He completed his Master of Sport Science degree in sport management from the United States Sports Academy and his school administration endorsement from Viterbo University.

Pilcher resides in Ankeny with his wife, Michelle, and three children, Grayden, Maya and Brock.

 
Heath Zuck
Assistant Coach - 10th Season
Upper Iowa University / UNI

Coach Zuck is entering his tenth year at Grand View.  He is in his third year as the tight ends coach after seven years of coaching the running backs.  Since taking over the tight ends, he has overseen a Second-Team All-Conference selection as well as two Honorable Mention All-Conference selections.  Prior to that as the running backs coach, Zuck oversaw three First-Team selections and two Second-Team selections as well as helping coach the 2013 football team to a NAIA National Championship.  As a group, his running backs accounted for over 10,500 yards and 120 touchdowns through the first seven years. 

Zuck began his coaching career as an assistant at Wapsie Valley High School, Fairbank, under the tutelage of head coach Tony Foster, coaching all facets of the game.  The Warriors reached back to back championship games in 2006 and 2007, winning it in 2007. In all, Zuck coached at Wapsie Valley for five years as an assistant football coach, assistant middle school baseball coach, and head middle school boy's track coach.

A Fairbank, Iowa, native and Wapsie Valley alum, Zuck was All-District and All-State for the Warriors under head coach Jerry Southmayd.  He won championships both as a player (1997) and a coach (2007) while at Wapsie Valley High School.

Zuck played collegiately at Upper Iowa University in Fayette, Iowa.  He was a two-way starter as the kicker and punter for the Peacocks' Special Teams.

He holds a Master’s Degree from Ohio University.  He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Northern Iowa.  He is currently the Director of Wellness at Scottish Rite Park in Des Moines. 

He resides in Ankeny with his wife Malynda, daughters Kyra (9) & Lyndee (7), and sons Ryder (4) & Maddyx (2).

 
Tyler Andersen
Assistant Coach - 8th Season
Iowa Central CC / Grand View University

Tyler Andersen begins his eighth year as assistant coach for the Vikings. He was a First-Team MSFA defensive end and team captain for Grand View in 2009. A Madrid native, Andersen transferred to Grand View from Iowa Central Community College where he spent two seasons playing football for the Tritons. He graduated in 2011 with a bachelor's degree in business administration and marketing from Grand View.

Andersen resides in Madrid with his wife, Carly.

 
Tyler Martin
Assistant Coach - 6th Season
Northwest Missouri State University

Tyler Martin begins his sixth year with Grand View coaching the defensive tackles.

Prior to Grand View, Martin served as the secondary coach and special teams coordinator at Dodge City Community College. Before Dodge City, Martin was an assistant at Northwest Missouri State University coaching the safeties and outside linebackers. He coached two outside linebackers to All-Conference honors in 2009, a safety to All-Conference honors in 2007, and DII National Player of the Year honors in 2008.

A native of Bendena, Kan., Martin played his collegiate career as a safety and was a track captain at Northwest Missouri State. As a Bearcat, Martin played or coached in five straight NCAA Division II national championship games, winning the National Championship in 2009. He earned his bachelor’s degree in public relations from Northwest in 2006 and his master’s degree in athletic administration in 2009.

Martin and his wife, Steph, are the owners of Once Upon a Child in Urbandale. They reside near Granger with their three children, Maddie, Case, and Will.

 
Brett Opdahl
Assistant Coach - 6th Season
Grand View University

Opdahl is in his sixth season as a wide receivers coach with the Vikings. He played football at Grand View for three seasons and scored the first touchdown for Grand View in its inaugural 2008 season. Opdahl was an MSFA Midwest All-Conference selection for the Vikings.

Coach Opdahl graduated from Grand View with a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Sport Management.  He currently works as a Sales Representative for Signarama In Altoona. 

Opdahl resides in Urbandale with his wife Lydia, and daughter, Finley.

 
Titus Bland
Assistant Coach - 3rd Season
Grand View University

Titus Bland returns to the Grand View Vikings as a third-year cornerback assistant coach. 

Bland, a native of Baytown, Texas, began his college career playing football at Iowa Central Community College. In 2008, he transferred to Grand View and was a part of the Viking's inaugural football season. Bland was named 2009-2010 NAIA and AFCA All-American making him the first to receive this award in Viking football history.

After Bland's final season with the Vikings, he continued to play semi-professional football in the Midwest Football Alliance League. During his semi-professional career, Bland received various awards for special teams and defense,  most recently being selected for the 2015 All-Star game.
 

Bland graduated from Grand View University in 2012 with a bachelor's degree in human services and a minor in psychology.

 
Sean Johnson
Assistant Coach - 3rd Season
Scottsdale CC / Southwest Missouri State Univ

Sean Johnson begins his third year as an assistant coach with the offensive line. Johnson was the offensive line coach and run game Coordinator at Des Moines Lincoln for three years prior to joining the Grand View staff in the Spring of 2015.


Johnson was a two-year starter on the offensive line for Scottsdale Community College (AZ) in the 1987 and 1988 seasons.  He continued his playing career at Southwest Missouri State University (Missouri State University) where he was a two-year letter winner and was a part of back to back Gateway Conference Championship teams in 1989 and 1990.


Johnson is the Vice President of Services at Associated Computer Systems in Des Moines. He graduated from Southwest Missouri State in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science Degree.
He resides in Ankeny with his wife, Stephanie and has two grown children, a son, Bryce a sophomore in college, and a daughter, Bailey who is a Sgt. in the United States Air Force.
 

 
O.J. Sinclair
Assistant Coach - 3rd Season
Bemidji State University

O.J. Sinclair enters his third year on the Grand View staff, returning after a two-year stint as the Athletic Director at North High School. He will be responsible for coaching the running backs. Before coming to Grand View he spent six seasons as an assistant coach at his alma mater Des Moines Lincoln High School, where he was a two-time all-conference selection. He played defensive back at Division II Bemidji State University under head coach Jeff Tesch, and was part of the Beaver’s 2004 defensive unit that lead the NSIC in scoring defense, interceptions, turnovers, and turnover margin.

He holds his Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Viterbo University and is employed as a Program Coordinator at Des Moines Public Schools.

He resides in Johnston with his wife, Onica.

 
Randy Ball
Assistant Coach - 2nd Season

Randy Ball enters his second year as running backs and assistant special teams coach at Grand View. His previous coaching experience includes Louisa-Muscatine High School from 1998 to 1995 and Muscatine High School from 1996 to 2013, where he served as special teams coordinator.  Ball served as a volunteer for the Reese’s Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama during the 2015-16 season and has worked middle school combine, youth league flag football, and youth development camps.  

Randy and wife, Tina, reside in Ankeny, Iowa.  They have four grown children and four grandchildren.

 
Joe Kline
Assistant Coach - 2nd Season
Mesa CC

Joe Kline begins his second year as assistant linebacker and special teams coach. He comes to Grand View from Graceland University where he coached the linebackers in 2014 and 2015. Coach Kline coached the linebackers and defensive line at Dowling Catholic High School from 1996-2006 where he also was a wrestling coach from 1998-2004. He played collegiately as a linebacker for Mesa Community College from 1977-1978.

Coach Kline resides in Des Moines with his wife, Debbie. They have four grown children; Samantha, Nicole, Brian and Jeffrey and four grandchildren.

 
Grant Rohach
Assistant Coach - 1st Season
Iowa State University

Grant Rohach enters his first year on staff at Grand View serving as the quarterback coach. He played quarterback at Iowa State University and played his fifth year as a graduate transfer at the University at Buffalo. 

During his time at Iowa State, he posted back-to-back 300-yard passing games in the last two games of the 2013 season, throwing for 300 versus Kansas and 331 versus West Virginia. Rohach was 15 of 20, passing with two touchdowns against Kansas and set career highs in completions (25), passing yards (331) and TDs (4) against West Virginia, leading ISU to its biggest comeback (down 24 points) in school history. His four touchdown passes tied for third on ISU’s single-game list and equals the school’s freshman mark. Rohach was named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week after the West Virginia game. His 331 passing yards during the game is the third-best total by an ISU rookie QB. He recorded 397 yards of total offense vs. West Virginia, the eighth-best single-game total in school history and is the only freshman QB in school history to record two 300-yard passing games. Rohach was 40-of-59 (67.8 pct.) passing with six TDs and 631 yards in the last two games with ISU’s longest rush of the season with a 54-yard TD run vs. West Virginia. He had a 58-yard TD pass vs. KU and a 62-yard TD pass vs. West Virginia. Rohach completed his first career TD pass (27 yards) vs. Baylor.

 
Josh Kirk
Grad Assistant
Grand View University
 
Matt Caulley
Student Assistant
 
Johnathan Whitfield
Student Assistant
 
Jacob Fette
Manager
 
 
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