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A Kick Return System
Bernie Anderson, Head Coach
An overview of special teams philosophy, NMU’s kick return system, and off-season drills.
Man-to-Man Teaching Progression
Chadd Braine, Def. Coordinator
An overview of defensive back fundamentals with an emphasis on bump and cushion coverage.
Playing on the Offensive Line
Jeff Duvendeck, Off. Coordinator
Covers the characteristics and fundamentals demanded of NMU offensive lineman.
Coaching Running Backs
Eric Duchaj, RB Coach
An Overview of the basic techniques and drills used to develop running backs.
The NMU Outside Linebacker
Matt Bush, OLB Coach
An overview of outside linebacker play, including how to take on blocks, tackle and rush the passer.
NMU Defensive Line Play: A 5-Point Progression
Ethan Jeros, D Line Coach
Covers the five-point progression designed to stop the run and rush the passer.
The Words of a Champion Part I
Tom Wender, Linebackers Coach
MHSFCA Hall of Fame coach discusses building a successful program and how to change a losing attitude.
The Words of a Champion Part II
Tom Wender, Linebackers Coach
MHSFCA Hall of Fame coach discusses responsibility of the head coach and gives advice to young coaches.
Turning Adversity Into Opportunity
Bernie Anderson, Head Coach
Coach Anderson discusses how to turn adversity into opportunity, and the three questions that are the foundation of the NMU program.
Coaching Quarterbacks
Dan Mettlach, Quarterbacks Coach
An Overview of the basic techniques and drills used to develop quarterbacks.
Linebacker Drops in the Traditional 3-Deep Zone
Chadd Braine, Def. Coordinator
An overview of linebacker play in the 3-deep zone including adjustments to one-back sets and trips.
NMU Football Championship Manual: Part I
NMU Football Staff
Provides guidelines for success on and off the field. Covers Academics, Body Maintenance and Character/Attitude.
NMU Football Championship Manual: Part II
NMU Football Staff
Provides guidelines for success on and off the field. Covers Speed/Strength/Football Skills and Knowledge of the Game.
The Equipment Manager
John Tessaro, Equip. Manager
How the role of the equipment manager has changed, and how it impacts the team.
Coach/Athletic Trainer Relationship
Kris Rowe, ATC
Discusses the dynamics of the coach/athletic trainer relationship.
Kris Rowe, ATC
Discusses the importance of hydration and important strategies regarding proper hydration.
Updated: Nov 13, 2006, 1:01 PM ET

Jim Purtill

Head Coach, St. Norbert College


After seven seasons in De Pere, Wis., Jim Purtill has established the St. Norbert College football program as one of the most successful in NCAA Division III competition. The Green Knights have compiled a 64-11 record since Purtill arrived on the scene in 1999.


Coach Purtill has the nation’s third best winning percentage among active coaches, behind only Larry Kehres ( Mt. Union) and Larry Coker (University of Miami). In his tenure at St. Norbert’s he has won over 85% of his games.


The Green Knights have also won six Midwest Conference championships over the past seven years - including 10-0 records in 2000 and 2003 - with playoff appearances in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003 and 2004.


Under Purtill, the Green Knights have finished in the AFCA NCAA Division III Top 25 six times over the last seven seasons, one of only six schools nationally to accomplish that feat. The Kent, Ohio, native has led the Green Knights to final NCAA Division III rankings of 22nd in 1999, 17th in 2000, 23rd in 2001, 25th in 2002, 13th in 2003 and 20th in 2004.


St. Norbert has been dominant in regular-season play under Purtill, setting school records with a 27-game regular-season winning streak and a Midwest Conference record 27-game winning streak. Of team and individual highs, 20 top statistical records have been reset in the last four years. St. Norbert scored over 400 points for three straight season from 2002-2004.


Prior to being named head coach of the Green Knights, Purtill was the offensive line coach at Ferris State (Mich.) University from 1988 to 1994, where the Bulldogs won three Midwest Intercollegiate Football Conference titles and qualified for NCAA Division II Playoffs three times.


After moving to Albion College in 1995 as the offensive coordinator, the Britons won Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association titles in 1995, 1996 and 1998, earning NCAA Division III Playoff berths in 1996 and 1998. Purtill was named NCAA Division III Offensive Coordinator of the Year in 1996 after Albion registered regular season totals of 538 yards and 50.8 points per game.


Purtill graduated with a bachelor’s degree in comprehensive social studies in 1978 from Miami (Ohio) University, a school which boasts a reputation as a “Cradle of Coaches,” proving as a training ground for the likes of Earl “Red” Blaik, Woody Hayes, Ara Parseghian and Bo Schembechler. Purtill earned his master’s degree in physical education from Salem (W. Va.) College in 1995.


Articles by Jim Purtill:

Reflecting on the Role of the Head Coach - Part I How to Develop a Good Coaching Staff

Reflecting on the Role of the Head Coach - Part II Coaching Philosophy



Biography and photograph courtesy of St. Norbert College.

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