The camp philosophy is to provide solid fundamental football skills in a relaxed atmosphere. We will teach techniques that are vital to the athlete in reaching his fullest potential. There will also be instruction in running techniques, flexibility exercises and special skills.
The purpose of the Warhawk Football Camps is to teach every camper the fundamental and advanced skills necessary to make him a better football player and to help him develop future athletic ideals in sportsmanship, leadership and citizenship.
Facilities for all summer camps are among the finest in the country. The main hub of activity for the football camps will be the Williams Center Physical Education Center, the David L. Kachel/DLK Fieldhouse and surrounding fields. The center has a swimming pool, 3 gymnasiums, 4 handball/racketball courts, 60,000 sq. ft. fieldhouse and a 12,000 sq. ft. weight room.
Housing & Food
The residence halls are within walking distance of the football fields and the Williams Center complex. Resident campers will be housed two to a room. The dining halls are located in close proximity to the residence halls and serve three well-balanced meals daily to resident campers. Commuter campers in all football camps will be entitled to lunch and dinner. These meals are included in the camp fee.
Warhawk Football Camps are part of a select group of camps that use helmets and shoulder pads. No scrimmage will be allowed without the proper equipment. We will furnish helmets and shoulder pads if necessary; however, it is preferred that campers bring their own helmets and pads.
Check with your state high school activities association concerning their rules on equipment. Some states limit you to the use of headgear only, and some will not allow the use of any equipment. Some states do not allow the use of equipment belonging to a high school.
Note: Participants will not be allowed to practice with eyeglasses on unless they are unbreakable. This is in accordance with NCAA rules as well as most states' activities associations.
Kevin Bullis, Head Coach and Camp Director
Kevin Bullis was named head football coach at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater on Jan. 30, 2015. He enters his second year as head coach in 2016.
In his first season at the helm, the Warhawks reached the semifinals in the NCAA Division III Playoffs for the 10th time in the last 11 years. UW-Whitewater finished with a 12-2 record, including a 6-1 mark in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, and garnered 15 All-WIAC, eight All-West Region and seven All-America accolades.
In addition to their excellence on the field, the Warhawks are dedicated, engaged members of the community under Bullis' leadership. The team racked up nearly 600 hours of community service during the 2015-16 academic year, working on initiatives with Special Olympics Wisconsin and Fairhaven Senior Community and securing donations for the Whitewater Food Pantry.
Bullis is the 21st head coach in the 121-year history of UW-Whitewater football and the fourth in the last 60 years. He served as defensive run game coordinator and defensive line coach during the 2014 season. He replaced Lance Leipold, who became head coach at Division I Buffalo.
The Warhawks reached the Stagg Bowl, the NCAA Division III championship game, six times in Bullis’ seven years as an assistant coach, winning five national championships. The team has also collected six Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference titles over that span.
Under Bullis’ tutelage, UW-Whitewater led the WIAC and placed 17th in NCAA Division III in sacks per game (3.07) and rushing defense (99.5 yards per game allowed). Defensive linemen Zach Franz and Mykaell Bratchett earned all-conference honors, and Franz later collected first team All-America accolades from D3football.com.
Over the last six years, the Warhawks have finished among the nation’s top 20 in rushing defense and scoring defense.
In addition to coaching the defensive line and coordinating the run defense, Bullis assisted on special teams, recruited prospective defensive linemen in Wisconsin and Illinois, instructed courses and was an academic advisor to a number of student-athletes at UW-Whitewater.
Prior to joining the Warhawks, Bullis served as defensive coordinator at UW-River Falls from 1995-2007, including four seasons as assistant head football coach. During his 13 seasons with the Falcons, Bullis headed the defensive staff, coordinated recruiting efforts in Minnesota and assisted on special teams.
Bullis’ other roles included defensive coordinator at Gustavus Adolphus (Minn.) College (1993-95), linebackers coach at UW-River Falls (1990-93) and linebackers coach at the University of Minnesota Morris (1988-89).
Bullis earned his bachelor’s degree in social science and secondary education from Minnesota Morris in 1989, and received his master’s degree in history from UW-River Falls in 1992. He and his wife, Kathy, reside in Whitewater and have three children, Jack, Jojo and Emme.
Rob Erickson, Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs Coach
Rob Erickson enters his second season as assistant head coach, defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 2016. He was hired in March 2015.
In Erickson's first year running the defense, the Warhawks ranked 14th in the nation in scoring defense, surrendering only 14.1 points per game. UW-Whitewater also ranked among the top 20 in the country in interceptions (7th) and defensive touchdowns (19th). The team led the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in rushing defense (112.9 yards per game) and ranked second in scoring defense and total defense (317.1 yards per game).
The defensive backfield helped the Warhawks rank seventh in the nation with 22 intereceptions. Three UW-Whitewater defensive backs were tabbed All-WIAC, including senior Ryan Winske, who was named a first team All-American by D3football.com.
Erickson began his tenure with the Warhawks after seven seasons as assistant head coach and defensive coordinator at UW-Platteville. His experiences with the Pioneers included recruiting, fundraising, alumni and student networking, career development, attitude training and social media.
During his stint at UW-Platteville, Erickson helped turn around a Pioneer defense that had ranked near the bottom of the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in scoring defense, turnover margin, total defense and sacks during the three years prior to his arrival. Over his seven years, the UW-Platteville defense held opponents to single digits in scoring 21 times, including five shutouts, and tallied four All-America honors, eight all-region selections and 42 all-conference picks.
The 2011 WIAC Assistant Coach of the Year, Erickson helped lead the Pioneers to a 32-10 record over the last four years. In 2013, UW-Platteville posted its first-ever win in the NCAA Division III Playoffs.
Prior to UW-Platteville, Erickson served as defensive coordinator at Aurora (Ill.) University from 2005-07. The Spartans’ defense led the conference in turnovers forced and total defense in 2006 and 2007.
Erickson also held assistant coaching positions at UW-Stevens Point (2003-04), UW-Platteville (2002) and Stevens Point High School (2000-01).
As a student-athlete at UW-Platteville, Erickson was a four-year starter and 1999 team captain at defensive back.
A native of Stevens Point, Erickson graduated from UW-Stevens Point with a bachelor’s in history education in 2003 and a master’s in general education in 2006.
Erickson and his wife, Kelly, have three children – Maya, Jared and Kami.
Craig Smith, Offensive Coordinator/Recruiting Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach
Craig Smith begins his second season as offensive coordinator, recruiting coordinator and quarterbacks coach at UW-Whitewater in 2016. He was hired in March 2015.
In Smith's first year managing the offense, the Warhawks averaged more than 38 points per game and eclipsed the 60-point mark four times during the season. The team ranked 12th in NCAA Division III in first downs and 16th in red zone offense, and threw the 10th-fewest interceptions in the nation in 2015. UW-Whitewater ranked second in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in both scoring offense and rushing offense (222.9 yards per game).
Smith joined the Warhawks after managing the UW-Oshkosh passing game as co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks/wide receivers coach. He was named WIAC Co-Assistant Coach of the Year in 2012 after helping the Titans lead the conference in total offense (480.1 yards per game) and passing efficiency (160.72). UW-Oshkosh claimed the WIAC championship and reached the semifinals of the NCAA Division III Playoffs that season.
In 2011, the Titans led the WIAC in total offense (422 yards per game) and averaged 31 points per game.
Smith graduated from UW-Platteville, where he was a two-year letter winner in football. Prior to UW-Oshkosh, he served as offensive coodinator at Quincy (Ill.) University from 2006-07, was an assistant coach at UW-Platteville (2004-05) and was head coach at Southwestern High School (2002-03). Smith was an assistant at Southwestern during the 2001 season.
During his time at Quincy, Smith helped lead the Hawks to their first winning season in over 20 years in 2006. One year later, under Smith's direction, Quincy ranked 18th in the NAIA with 375 yards per contest.
Smith earned his degrees from UW-Platteville, picking up his bachelor's from UW-Platteville in public relations in 2002 and a master's in secondary and adult education in 2004.
A native of Clinton, Iowa, Smith and his wife, Nicol, were married in 2013. The couple has two children, Nolan and Mason.
Brent Allen, Offensive Line Coach
Brent Allen enters his second season as offensive line coach at UW-Whitewater in 2016. He was hired in March 2015.
In Allen's first season on staff, three Warhawk offensive linemen earned both All-Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and D3football.com All-West Region honors. Juniors Tony Koepnick and Spencer Shier garnered All-America accolades from D3football.com. The offensive line helped pave the way for 222.9 rushing yards per game, good for second in the WIAC, and helped the team rank among the top 20 in the nation in three different offensive statistical categories.
Allen was a four-year member of the UW-Whitewater football team from 2004-07, earning the Rimington Trophy as the top center in NCAA Division III in 2007, when the team won its first national championship. Allen was also a two-time first team All-WIAC selection during his standout career. In 2011, he was selected to the WIAC's All-Time Football Team as a prelude to the conference's Centennial Celebration in 2013.
Allen starts his tenure as an assistant coach for the Warhawks after serving as offensive line coach at Augustana (Ill.) for two seasons (2013-14).
While at Augustana, Allen helped lead the Vikings to consecutive 5-5 seasons. Under Allen's tutelage, Augustana's offensive line helped pave the way for the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin's No. 2 rushing attack in both 2013 and 2014. The Vikings averaged 233.2 yards per game in 2013 and 216.9 yards per affair one year later.
Allen began his coaching career at Carroll University, where he was a graduate assistant from 2009-11 and offensive line coach in 2012. In his first three seasons, he coached tight ends and full backs, assisted with the offensive line and served as punt team coordinator, JV offensive coordinator, assistant video coordinator and equipment manager. Allen was in charge of recruiting in Wisconsin and Illinois and was a liaison to the team's parent group. Prior to becoming offensive line coach, he worked at Waldorf (Iowa) College during the spring of 2012.
A native of Mukwonago, Wis., Allen earned a bachelor's in human resource management from UW-Whitewater in 2007. He received his master's in education with an emphasis in adult education from Carroll in 2013.
Jace Rindahl, Run Defense Coordinator/Linebackers Coach
Jace Rindahl enters his second season as run defense coordinator and linebackers coach at UW-Whitewater in 2016. He was hired in March 2015.
In Rindahl's first season on staff, the Warhawks allowed a Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference-leading 112.9 yards per game. Two UW-Whitewater linebackers earned All-WIAC honors, including senior Justin Dischler, an All-America selection by the American Football Coaches Association, the Associated Press and D3football.com.
A member of the UW-Whitewater football team from 2005-08, Rindahl was a first team All-American and the D3football.com Defensive Player of the Year as a senior linebacker in 2008 after leading the Warhawks to their fourth straight appearance in the Stagg Bowl national championship game. UW-Whitewater won its first NCAA Division III title in 2007, when Rindahl tallied 107 tackles, good for second on the team, and four interceptions. In 2011, he was selected to the WIAC's All-Time Football Team as a prelude to the conference's Centennial Celebration in 2013.
Following his playing career, Rindahl served as linebackers coach and special teams assistant from 2009-12, a span during which the Warhawks won three conference and national championships. Under Rindahl's leadership, one linebacker was named an All-American in each season from 2009-11.
Rindahl returned to UW-Whitewater following a two-year stint as running backs coach at the University of South Dakota, a Football Championship Subdivision institution.
A native of Cambridge, Wis., Rindahl graduated from UW-Whitewater with a bachelor's in physical education in 2010. He earned his master's in professional development in 2012.
Nelson Edmonds, Running Backs Coach
Nelson Edmonds returns to the UW-Whitewater football staff for his fourth stint as an assistant coach. Edmonds will work with the running backs during the 2016 season.
During his first season back on staff in 2015, senior running back Jordan Ratliffe rushed for 1,714 yards (6.0 yards per carry) and 23 touchdowns, and was named a D3football.com All-American. Edmonds also aided in the development of freshman Jarrod Ware, who complemented Ratliffe with 440 yards and four touchdowns.
A Madison native, Edmonds began coaching for the Warhawks in 1994 as a student assistant and was on staff until 2004. He returned for the 2005 season before accepting an advising position at UW-Madison for the 2006-07 academic year. Edmonds returned to UW-Whitewater prior to the 2007 season and served as special teams coordinator and running backs coach through the 2012 campaign.
During Edmonds' time as an assistant, the Warhawks have won four national championships, appeared in six Stagg Bowls and claimed 10 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference titles. He has coached 27 all-conference honorees, 10 All-Americans and one Gagliardi Trophy winner.
After graduating from Madison East High School, Edmonds took his substantial football talent to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to attend Northern Michigan University, where he was an All-American running back. He was a student assistant coach at Northern Michigan for one season before coming to UW-Whitewater.
Edmonds earned his bachelor's in English from UW-Whitewater in 2002. He received a master's in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Health, Physical Education and Coaching from UW-Whitewater in 2003. Edmonds is currently working toward a Ph.D. in Management - Organizational Leadership from the University of Phoenix.
Edmonds currently works at UW-Whitewater as Associate Director of Academic Advising and the Exploration Center and Director of the Office of Reinstated and Probationary Students/Academic Standards/Testing. He served as the institution's interim Director of Admissions during the 2014-15 academic year.
Edmonds and his wife, Amy, reside in Whitewater with two daughters, Alisandra and Matiana.
Nick Pesik, Wide Receivers Coach
Nick Pesik enters his first season as wide receivers coach at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
Pesik begins his tenure with the Warhawks after serving as wide receivers coach for one season at UW-Eau Claire. He was an assistant coach at Division I Northern Illinois University from 2011-14.
During his time at Northern Illinois, the Huskies claimed three Mid-American Conference championships and four MAC West Division titles and appeared in four bowl games, including the Orange Bowl during the 2012 campaign. Pesik coached three All-MAC wide receivers during his stint. Five receivers posted 500 yards or more in 2011, and NIU ranked sixth in total offense in 2013.
Pesik earned his bachelor's in exercise science and community recreation from Ripon College in 2011. He was a four-year member and co-captain for the Ripon football team, and competed in rugby for two years.
Pete Kishline, Video Coordinator/Defensive Line
Pete Kishline enters his fourth year as a member of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater football staff. He currently serves as video coordinator and works with the defensive line.
Led by a deep, talented defensive line in 2015, the Warhawks allowed a Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference-leading 112.9 rushing yards per game. Under Kishline's leadership, Zach Franz and Brandon Tamsett were named All-WIAC, and Tamsett later added D3football.com All-West Region accolades.
Prior to UW-Whitewater, Kishline was a special education assistant and assistant football coach at Hartland Arrowhead High School, a Division I powerhouse in Wisconsin, from 2004-12. During his time at Arrowhead, the Warhawks won a pair of Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association state titles and finished as runner-up twice. Kishline worked with the defensive line, coaching four unanimous first team all-state selections, 14 All-Classic 8 honorees, including one Classic 8 Defensive Player of the Year, and three athletes who received scholarships from Football Bowl Subdivision college programs.
Kishline also served as defensive coordinator, defensive backs coach and director of football operations for the Madison Wolfpack, a member of the Continental Indoor Football League, from 2009-11. The Wolfpack led the CIFL in total defense and scoring defense in 2009-10 and reached the playoffs in their inaugural season.
In addition to UW-Whitewater, Kishline has worked football camps at the University of Wisconsin, the University of Minnesota, the University of Illinois and UW-Oshkosh, as well as Green Bay Packers youth camps.
Kishline was a three-year letter winner at defensive tackle at UW-Whitewater from 1999-2002. A graduate of Hartland Arrowhead, he was a part of the high school's 1996 Division I state championship team.
Tim Baldry, Director of Equipment and Football Operations
Tim Baldry enters his eighth season on the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater football staff in 2016. He begins his fifth season as director of football operations and equipment manager after serving as video coordinator and assistant offensive line coach from January 2008-August 2012.
Since joining the staff, Baldry has had a hand in nearly all operations of the Warhawks' football program, including video editing, film breakdown and exchange, practice setup, coaching, recruiting, coordination of travel and other duties as assigned.
After graduating from UW-Whitewater in August 2010 with a bachelor's in education (broad field social studies), Baldry was a substitute teacher in the Fort Atkinson School District for over a year while assisting the Warhawks.
Baldry is currently a member of the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association, National Education Association and National Council for Social Studies.
A Janesville, Wis., native, Baldry spent four and a half years in the Navy aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower following his high school graduation.Baldry and his wife, Arian, reside in Fort Atkinson with their son, TJ, and daughters Mackenzie and Breanna.
Each camper will be covered by a limited accident insurance policy. The insurance includes primary coverage up to $7,500 and $300 maximum dental insurance. Insurance does not cover pre-existing injuries and is for accidents only. The cost of insurance is included in the registration fee.
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